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    1. January 22, 2016

      GE warns of slowing China sales and slump in oil prices

      General Electric’s sales in China grew only slightly last year, the company reported, in the latest sign of the global...

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      January 22, 2016

      GE shrugs off oil headwind as profits rise

      General Electric delivered a jump in profits in the final quarter of the year as America’s best-known conglomerate...

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    1. January 15, 2016

      China’s Haier pays $5.4bn for GE appliance unit

      GE is to sell its appliance business to China’s Qingdao Haier for $5.4bn, one month after pulling plans to sell it to...

    2. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      GE sells appliances business in $5.4bn deal

      General Electric is to sell its appliances businesses to China’s Haier Group in a $5.4bn cash deal. Qingdao Haier, a...

    3. January 13, 2016

      GE moving headquarters to Boston after tax rise

      General Electric is to move its headquarters from Connecticut to Boston, Massachusetts, as it moves out of a state...

    4. January 12, 2016

      General Electric: Post-industrial revolution

      General Electric’s latest technology for boosting manufacturing productivity is a gadget that feels like it would be...

    5. December 16, 2015

      GE signals faster growth after shake-up

      General Electric has projected that its underlying earnings per share can grow by more than 50 per cent over the next...

    6. October 13, 2015

      GE sells finance arm to Wells Fargo

      General Electric has taken another step in shrinking its finance arm with the sale of a set of businesses to Wells...

    7. October 9, 2015

      Week in Review, October 10

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Volkswagen’s US chief blames...

    8. October 6, 2015

      GE’s ‘app store’ for industry

      If you run an industrial-scale wind farm and your turbines are in need of a tune-up, where do you turn for help? To...

    9. October 5, 2015

      General Electric: with friends like these

      But for a dreary stock price chart tracing chief executive Jeff Immelt’s 14-year tenure, Nelson Peltz’s presentation on...

    10. September 30, 2015

      Jeff Immelt warns EU data curbs could limit productivity gains

      Greater European restrictions on transatlantic data flows in the wake of the Snowden revelations would hobble a main...

    11. September 7, 2015

      GE-Alstom deal could finally drive out Jack Welch’s ghost

      When General Electric bid for Honeywell in 2000, it was Jack Welch’s last “swing for the fences”. The GE chief...

    12. September 1, 2015

      General Electric set to secure approval for Alstom deal

      General Electric is likely to win EU approval in the coming days for its $14bn deal to buy Alstom’s energy assets,...

    13. August 11, 2015

      GE to sell healthcare finance unit for $8.5bn

      General Electric has taken another big step in unwinding its finance arm by agreeing an $8.5bn sale of its healthcare...

    14. August 2, 2015

      Industrial giants caught in LED headlights

      Shoppers at the Carrefour hypermarket in Lille no longer have to ask for help to find items on special offer — instead...

    15. July 17, 2015

      GE bucks oil drop with strong earnings

      General Electric on Friday announced better than expected second-quarter profits in its core industrial businesses,...

    16. June 29, 2015

      GE sells fleet businesses for $6.9bn

      General Electric made further progress in its withdrawal from financial services with deals to sell its fleet arm,...

    17. June 17, 2015

      GE’s Jeff Immelt warns that US jobs depend on Export-Import Bank

      General Electric’s chief executive has launched a broadside at Congress over US trade policy, threatening to relocate...

    18. June 7, 2015

      GE nears private equity sale to Canadian pension fund

      Canada’s biggest pension fund is close to acquiring a large portion of General Electric’s private equity lending arm in...

    19. May 20, 2015

      GE would sell intellectual property rights to secure Alstom deal

      General Electric said on Wednesday that it was willing to sell intellectual property rights to allay European...

    20. May 11, 2015

      GE ready to offer concessions over Alstom

      General Electric of the US said on Monday it was prepared to offer concessions to the European Commission to secure...

    21. May 6, 2015

      Blackstone and KKR join race for GE unit

      Blackstone, KKR, Apollo and Ares are among at least five groups expected to make an offer to acquire General Electric’s...

    22. April 17, 2015

      Strong dollar buffets GE amid restructure

      A strong dollar weighed on General Electric’s revenues and earnings in its first earnings announcement since revealing...

    23. April 13, 2015

      GE Capital tells a cautionary tale for shadow banks

      General Electric’s share price is still a fair way off the $42 highs that the group enjoyed in the 2007 run-up to the...

    24. April 10, 2015

      GE returns to its industrial roots

      General Electric has launched a radical plan to dispose of most of its financial services operations and return to its...

    25. April 9, 2015

      GE to sell most of its $30bn property portfolio

      General Electric is an advanced talks to sell most of its $30bn real estate portfolio to Blackstone and Wells Fargo,...

    26. March 16, 2015

      Immelt vows to focus on GE Capital returns

      General Electric’s financial services division is earning inadequate profits and failing to cover its cost of capital,...

    27. January 23, 2015

      General Electric boosted by aviation and power units

      General Electric, the US manufacturing and finance group, has reported underlying earnings for the fourth quarter of...

    28. January 20, 2015

      Tesco, Terry Leahy and the importance of keeping shtum

      There is a framed picture that every retired leader should hang on the wall next to the photographs of their meetings...

    29. January 16, 2015

      Can investors judge chief executives’ performance?

      When Serco announced the appointment of Rupert Soames as chief executive last February, shares in the outsourcer rose...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. July 6, 2014

      People have evolved past homo economicus

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

    38. June 23, 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...

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