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  1. January 5, 2014

    Duke Energy chief steadies the ship as storms hit sector

    When Lynn Good took over as chief executive of Duke Energy last year, her appointment was seen as a move to steady the ship...

  2. November 26, 2013

    Rebalancing the Chinese economy

    The price of gold is set for its first calendar year loss in 13 years. The Standard & Poor’s GSCI spot index of 24 raw...

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  1. Doing Business in China

    China no longer needs the foreign capital it once did and the days of trying to attrac...
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  1. July 26, 2013

    The haven that’s green, not gold

    Gold bugs are exultant. When Ben Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, said that the US central bank might start winding...

  2. July 19, 2013

    Forget banking, become a farmer

    Renowned American investor Jim Rogers has attracted global attention with his prediction that gold prices will fall to $900...

  3. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, - On whether September is the tapering date, or not. - The wastefulness of automation. - Is Google...

  4. June 19, 2013

    New Duke chief signals change from Rogers’ era

    Lynn Good, the new chief executive of Duke Energy, has signalled a change of management style from her predecessor, Jim...

  5. March 11, 2013

    Ebullience prevails at ‘Davos of energy’

    The mood at this year’s IHS CeraWeek conference in Houston was summed up best in a keynote speech by Dan Akerson, chief...

  6. January 7, 2013

    Contenders for Obama’s top jobs

    Treasury: Tim Geithner has clearly signalled his intention to step down as Treasury secretary at the end of Mr Obama’s first...

  7. December 7, 2012

    It’s not just about the money

    When Jim Slater first started to attract attention in the City in the mid 1960s, a reporter from the Daily Express...

  8. beyondbrics

    September 22, 2012

    The weekender, September 22

    The week in a nutshell on beyondbrics, with our 10 most popular stories, five things we’ve learnt, and a chart. This week:...

  9. beyondbrics

    September 19, 2012

    Veteran Russia bear Jim Rogers takes Moscow job

    By Ben Aris of bne Veteran investor Jim Rogers, a well-known Russia bear, appears to have had a change of heart: He’s taken...

  10. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2012

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Does Europe even have a panic button? - Jim Rogers vs Hugh Hendry and Albert Edwards. - Meanwhile,...

  11. July 11, 2012

    Board doubts fail to stop Duke merger

    The boards of Duke Energy and Progress Energy pressed on with their planned merger in spite of concerns over their chosen...

  12. July 6, 2012

    Duke declines to explain chief’s exit

    Duke Energy, which this week acquired Progress Energy to form the US’s largest energy utility by revenues, has declined to...

  13. FT Alphaville

    June 12, 2012

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Have we arrived at a financial singularity? - I made you a relief rally… but I hated it. - The first...

  14. FT Alphaville

    May 15, 2012

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, - Is the ‘wall of worry’ really in bonds? - You know it’s end times when… - Limit US banks to state...

  15. January 27, 2012

    Eastman Chemical to buy Solutia

    Eastman Chemical has agreed to buy Solutia, a speciality materials company, for $3.4bn in cash and stock, as the US maker of...

  16. January 8, 2012

    United Enemies, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

    A spirit of anarchic rebellion galvanised British sculpture during the 1960s and the following decade. The very first...

  17. December 4, 2011

    Weighting criteria help distinguish big three products

    The arguments in favour of using indices as a means of investing in commodities are well rehearsed. At the top of most lists...

  18. FT Alphaville

    July 7, 2011

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Thursday, - More on those built-to-fail CDOs. - Portuguese corporates ejected from the credit indices. - “The...

  19. beyondbrics

    June 9, 2011

    Further reading: EM to DM status?

    Thursday’s best picks from the beyondbrics team: do emerging markets deserve to graduate to developed status? And, a Beijing...

  20. May 22, 2011

    No fairytale ending for bears or bulls

    Narratives are the basis of investment. Telling a good story is essential to picking equities over bonds, emerging over...

  21. May 13, 2011

    Worried about debt? Equity investors should be

    Worried about debt? Is it all getting too much? Want to have it all written off? Recently, my mobile phone has started...

  22. March 30, 2011

    US rediscovers appetite for M&A

    US companies have returned to large strategic deal-making, helping to boost global mergers and acquisitions activity by 26...

  23. March 15, 2011

    Shift to Scotland for CFA meeting

    The CFA Institute, the US-based association of wealth managers that administers the CFA exam, has decided to hold its annual...

  24. March 6, 2011

    Duke Energy seeks fresh merger prospects

    Duke Energy, the North Carolina-based power company, will be looking for more acquisitions once it has completed its $13.8bn...

  25. FT Alphaville

    March 1, 2011

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Tuesday, - A very political Oscars. - Jim Rogers: “Saudi Arabia is lying…” - Where lawyers earn the most. - US...

  26. February 8, 2011

    Davis decides not to take up ABI role

    The incoming chief lobbyist at the Association of British Insurers has decided not to take up the role as planned, just...

  27. January 21, 2011

    Britain triggers global inflation alarm

    Some of the world’s leading investors have turned bearish on government bonds from developed countries as they warn of the...

  28. January 21, 2011

    Top investors raise alarm on inflation

    Some of the world’s leading investors have turned increasingly bearish on government bonds from developed countries as they...

  29. January 21, 2011

    Inflation: markets unsettled but how big is the risk?

    It’s hardly back with a vengeance. But the risk of inflation has unsettled financial markets. Investors this week brought...

  30. January 8, 2011

    Duke Energy to acquire Progress

    Duke Energy, the North Carolina-based energy group, agreed to buy Progress Energy, in a $13.7bn deal that would create the...

  31. FT Alphaville

    January 5, 2011

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - The world’s riskiest debtor nations (and USA states). - Is the commercial mortgage market healing? -...

  32. FT Alphaville

    November 5, 2010

    Fed's move fuels backlash

    The Federal Reserve’s decision on Wednesday to pump another $600bn into the US economy in a fresh round of quantitative...

  33. FT Alphaville

    October 28, 2010

    The week the world stepped through the looking glass

    Maybe it’s because it’s nearly Halloween. But it does seem like it’s been a more peculiar week in financial news than most....

  34. March 29, 2010

    Interview: Bull in a China shop sees life as an investment

    When Jim Rogers arrives at Bloomberg’s London TV studios, the famous investor is without his bow tie. By the time he goes on...

  35. FT Alphaville

    March 17, 2010

    Would that be the smell of burnt GBP fingers?

    Oooh, here’s some hubris for you. Just when the pound was notching up some stellar gains against the euro on the back of a...

  36. FT Alphaville

    March 4, 2010

    "I urge you not to become a US bailout nation"

    Outstanding. Vince ‘I would like to recall the earlier press release‘ Stanzione hasn’t just got something to say about...

  37. FT Alphaville

    March 2, 2010

    Vince Stanzione, sterling showman

    Sterling seems to have quieted down after a somewhat ructious start to the week. But this might just be the calm before the...

  38. FT Alphaville

    March 1, 2010

    The Great British Peso

    Forex markets have never been tolerant of emerging market economies running amok. Keep that in mind when looking at the...

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