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    1. December 17, 2014

      General Electric: Being Boring

      Why do investors in the finance sector — and the managements they install — detest the idea of boring banks? Look at General...

    2. December 16, 2014

      GE upbeat despite oil price fall

      General Electric on Tuesday gave an upbeat view of the outlook for the group’s earnings, even though it has been hit by the...

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    1. October 17, 2014

      Jack Welch on the executive MBA he created in his own image

      Widely regarded as one of America’s most influential business leaders of the past 50 years, Jack Welch, who left General...

    2. October 17, 2014

      General Electric upbeat on ‘pockets’ of growth

      General Electric sees “pockets” of growth in many of its main markets, in spite of the volatility in the world economy, and...

    3. October 5, 2014

      Better governance is the only sustainable solution for Africa

      When I first started talking about the potential for investment and business opportunities in Africa some 20 years ago, I...

    4. August 4, 2014

      GE warns that closing ExIm Bank would hit US-Africa trade

      A US Congress decision to close the country’s Export-Import Bank would damage American companies trying to do business in...

    5. July 18, 2014

      GE to float credit business this month

      General Electric is planning a $3bn flotation of one of its consumer finance operations later this month, as part of chief...

    6. July 6, 2014

      People have evolved past homo economicus

      Humans are complex beings with complex motivations. Even among ambitious corporate executives, non-financial rewards – the...

    7. June 22, 2014

      Vindication for Immelt in GE’s Alstom bid

      The success of General Electric’s bid for Alstom’s energy business is a personal vindication for Jeff Immelt, the company’s...

    8. June 20, 2014

      Siemens and Mitsubishi raise stakes in Alstom bid battle

      Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have upped the stakes in their bidding war with General Electric over Alstom,...

    9. June 20, 2014

      GE looks beyond Paris with revised Alstom bid

      General Electric’s Jeff Immelt, an archetypal US chief executive from his love of (American) football to his Harvard MBA,...

    10. June 19, 2014

      GE revises Alstom bid to appease Paris

      General Electric has revised its offer for French industrial champion Alstom in an attempt to appease government concerns...

    11. May 27, 2014

      Siemens preparing to make Alstom bid

      Siemens said it was preparing to make an official bid for Alstom as it lobbied the French parliament for its idea to create...

    12. Business Blog

      May 23, 2014

      Jeff Immelt's three-to-five management rule at General Electric

      Stephen Immelt, brother of Jeff Immelt, chairman and chief executive of General Electric, has become the second Immelt to...

    13. May 22, 2014

      GE extends bid deadline for Alstom unit

      General Electric has extended a deadline for its $16.9bn bid for the energy business of Alstom of France, giving it more...

    14. May 6, 2014

      France to oppose GE’s $13.5bn Alstom deal

      The French government said it would oppose General Electric’s $13.5bn offer for Alstom’s energy business, saying that it...

    15. May 1, 2014

      Kron shrugs off French government to pursue GE bid

      Veteran French industrialist Patrick Kron knew he was in trouble when news leaked last week that he had been plotting to...

    16. April 30, 2014

      Alstom forges ahead with energy unit sale to General Electric

      Alstom forged ahead on Wednesday with its planned deal to sell its energy business to General Electric despite French...

    17. April 29, 2014

      General Electric meets an uncourtly reception in Paris

      Make a list of ways in which the French government could boost its ailing economy, and tormenting a foreign investor with...

    18. April 28, 2014

      Siemens and GE in rival efforts to woo Paris

      General Electric of the US and Siemens of Germany on Monday launched a charm offensive to win France’s socialist government...

    19. April 28, 2014

      Hollande meets GE and Siemens over Alstom

      The chief executives of the three conglomerates involved in the scrap to buy Alstom, the French national engineering...

    20. Business Blog

      April 22, 2014

      Five lessons from Manchester United's Professor Moyes

      Lesson Two: ensure your predecessor is dead or distant (photo: Getty) Good morning and welcome to the new Harvard MBA module...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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”...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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