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  1. April 16, 2014

    The perils of the chief who stays too long at the top

    To the news that General Electric’s board of directors has been meeting in solemn conclave to debate whether its chief...

  2. January 31, 2014

    GE moves closer to US retail finance IPO

    General Electric has hired bankers to push ahead with an initial public offering of its North American retail finance...

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  1. January 17, 2014

    Amex hits all-time high on profit leap

    American Express raced to an all-time high, lifting its market capitalisation to almost $100bn, after reporting...

  2. January 17, 2014

    GE profit margins disappoint investors

    General Electric, the US industrial group, disappointed investors with a smaller increase in its profit margins than it had...

  3. December 18, 2013

    GE predicts sales growth and cash returns

    General Electric expects its revenue growth to accelerate next year as the US economy continues to strengthen, the US...

  4. October 18, 2013

    General Electric’s order book swells to a record $229bn

    General Electric, the US industrial and financial services group, has reported strong growth in orders and an “improving”...

  5. September 3, 2013

    GE Capital: consumer credit crunch

    How attractive is a credit card operation in post-financial crisis America? General Electric may offer some clues. A sale or...

  6. July 19, 2013

    Invensys weaker as counterbid hopes fade

    Invensys drifted to its lowest since Schneider Electric’s £3.3bn takeover proposal as hopes faded of a counterbid. General...

  7. July 19, 2013

    GE earnings fall but global business conditions improve

    General Electric, the US industrial and finance group, said it saw improving conditions in its principal markets in spite of...

  8. June 19, 2013

    Inside Business: GE plans platform path for ‘internet of things’

    Fifty years ago, after dabbling in computing at the birth of the mainframe industry, General Electric missed the chance to...

  9. June 12, 2013

    GE appoints new head of financial arm

    General Electric has named its long-serving chief financial officer as chief executive of its GE Capital financial arm, as...

  10. May 26, 2013

    Commencement addresses need a dose of reality

    It is that time of year when famous people put on baggy black capes and peculiar hats in order to hold forth on university...

  11. May 26, 2013

    US manufacturers cautious on Europe

    Many US manufacturers remain cautious about the European market, having undertaken cost-cutting measures in the face of...

  12. FT Alphaville

    May 23, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    ROUND-UP Ben Bernanke suggested the Federal Reserve could begin ending QE “in the next few meetings” if the jobs market...

  13. May 22, 2013

    GE eyes consumer finance unit IPO

    General Electric is considering listing its consumer finance operations to fund more share buybacks and strengthen focus on...

  14. May 20, 2013

    GE finance arm to pay $6.5bn dividend to parent

    General Electric’s financial services division is paying a dividend of $6.5bn to its parent company, in line with a plan the...

  15. March 18, 2013

    GE set for landmark board vote

    General Electric will next month hold votes to elect four directors for the first time in its 121-year history, as the US...

  16. March 11, 2013

    GE aims to double African sales

    General Electric aims to double its sales in sub-Saharan Africa during the next few years, its chief executive has said, in...

  17. February 28, 2013

    Caterpillar to cut 1,400 jobs in Belgium

    Caterpillar, the world’s biggest maker of earthmoving equipment by revenues, plans to cut 1,400 jobs at its Belgian plant,...

  18. February 25, 2013

    Prudence set to win India’s budget battle

    A tussle in India between fiscal orthodoxy and free-spending populism will come to a head on Thursday when Palaniappan...

  19. beyondbrics

    January 31, 2013

    Nigeria wins $1bn General Electric manufacturing investment

    General Electric on Thursday announced plans to invest close to $1bn in factories for the energy industry in Nigeria....

  20. January 22, 2013

    Outsourcing tide is not likely to turn

    As western economies trudge towards recovery this year, expectation abounds that economic activity lost to Asia might soon...

  21. beyondbrics

    January 18, 2013

    What GE results tell us about the direction of China growth

    Huzzah. China’s economy is no longer slowing if fourth quarter GDP figure released on Friday is to be believed. Q4...

  22. January 18, 2013

    GE lifted by strong emerging markets growth

    General Electric, the largest US industrial group by market capitalisation, is being lifted by strong growth in emerging...

  23. January 15, 2013

    Areva and EDF defend project costs

    Areva and EDF, the French nuclear groups, have both defended the cost of new nuclear projects despite the €2bn of extra cost...

  24. January 8, 2013

    American industry is on the move

    Last year Jeff Immelt, the boss of General Electric, declared that outsourcing was “mostly outdated as a business model”....

  25. December 17, 2012

    GE says fiscal cliff fears hit revenues

    Cuts to investment caused by uncertainty over the outlook for US taxes and government spending contributed to disappointing...

  26. December 14, 2012

    GE aims to better help investors

    General Electric, the US industrial group, sought to increase the cash it hands back to shareholders by raising its dividend...

  27. December 3, 2012

    EDF plant cost rises damp nuclear hopes

    EDF, the French utility, said the cost of its new nuclear power station in northern France had increased by a third, raising...

  28. October 11, 2012

    Fink chats with Geithner sign of influence

    As Congress and the White House squabbled in the summer of last year over a deal to raise the debt ceiling and avert...

  29. September 28, 2012

    Vestas and GE warn on US demand

    Vestas and General Electric, two of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers, this week both gave gloomy forecasts for...

  30. September 27, 2012

    GE shares rise on upbeat forecast

    General Electric, the US industrial group, has set out a positive view of its prospects despite increased uncertainty about...

  31. August 3, 2012

    GE chief cools to nuclear prospects

    Jeff Immelt, the chief executive of General Electric, revived the debate about the cost of nuclear power this week when he...

  32. August 2, 2012

    Wind taken out of nuclear power’s sails

    It is one thing for a green pressure group to claim nuclear power is too expensive, but quite another when the charge comes...

  33. July 30, 2012

    CB&I in $3bn buyout of Shaw

    CB&I, an engineering group based in Texas, has struck a deal to pay $3bn for the Shaw Group, a Louisiana-based energy...

  34. July 30, 2012

    General Electric likes the view Down Under

    Off the north-west coast of Western Australia one of the world’s largest natural gas projects is under construction. Named...

  35. FT Alphaville

    July 30, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning, New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Iron ore is going down: Kate notes that spot iron prices are catching up with the...

  36. July 30, 2012

    Nuclear ‘hard to justify’, says GE chief

    Nuclear power is so expensive compared with other forms of energy that it has become “really hard” to justify, according to...

  37. July 23, 2012

    Managers without borders

    Hong-Kong-based John Rice is among the most senior American businessmen ever posted to one of the world’s emerging markets....

  38. July 20, 2012

    GE backs expansion plan amid profit fall

    General Electric, the largest US industrial group by market capitalisation, said its heavy investments in growth markets...

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