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  1. FT Alphaville

    October 17, 2013

    The greatest pound for pound investor you ever saw

    Where then should Neil Woodford lie in the pantheon of great investors? The UK’s superstar investor has run the Invesco...

  2. September 27, 2013

    Heineken sewn up in Chinese trademark tangle

    China became the world’s copycatting centre by faking everything from Louis Vuitton bags and PhD diplomas to Apple stores....

  1. June 19, 2013

    NBA viewers a touch down on football

    Despite late-game heroics and all-star names such as LeBron James and Tony Parker, ratings for the NBA Finals are rivalling...

  2. May 16, 2013

    Brand Beckham kicks off new era

    David Beckham may never play professional football again but his decision, announced yesterday, to retire at the end of the...

  3. beyondbrics

    April 10, 2013

    China: Michael Jordan faces counter-suit in name dispute

    Chinese sportswear company Qiaodan has long been seen as a copycat for its use of a name and imagery connected to basketball...

  4. October 10, 2012

    Be a good sport – and be a better manager

    There is an I in Team: What elite athletes and coaches really know about high performance, by Mark de Rond, Harvard Business...

  5. August 4, 2012

    Phelps ends Olympic career with 18th gold

    Michael Phelps brought to an end an unparalleled career on Saturday as he bowed out of the Olympics with 18 gold medals and...

  6. June 8, 2012

    Touched by glory

     Jesse Owens’ spike Owens wore these shoes to sprint into the history books in 1936 when he won four gold medals in...

  7. beyondbrics

    February 27, 2012

    Hermès loses China trademark dispute

    It could soon become a badge of honour for successful foreign brands in China. Following in the footsteps of Apple (and...

  8. beyondbrics

    February 25, 2012

    The weekender

    This week on beyondbrics: Dissecting EM oil needs as the price of crude hits records; foreign investors flock towards South...

  9. beyondbrics

    February 23, 2012

    Michael Jordan: foul play in China

    China’s domestic sportswear industry has problems. Retailers like Li Ning and Anta Sports have been hit hard by increasing...

  10. beyondbrics

    December 21, 2011

    China's brand copycats go public

    How do Chinese companies make their products stand out in an ultra competitive market? For at least two of them, the answer...

  11. August 27, 2011

    The List: Five highly paid stars of US sport

    The transfer this week of the Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o from Italian giants Inter Milan to the obscure but...

  12. July 22, 2011

    Celebrity endorsement

    Celebrity product endorsement has long been marketing gold. But it is expensive. It cost a reported $14m to have James Bond...

  13. April 8, 2011

    Towering example of endorsement

    LeBron James: ‘More than just a great athlete, he’s a brand’ At 6ft 8”, LeBron James stands head and shoulders above the...

  14. July 24, 2010

    Mandy à la mode

    After the book, the clothing line. Well, why not? Other readers may see Peter Mandelson’s new memoir, The Third Man, as...

  15. June 21, 2008

    Into the handicap zone

    Tiger Woods, still just 32, is a self-confessed "control freak" and, as such, likes to live in his zones. There used to be...

  16. June 20, 2008

    Man in the News: Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods, still just 32, is a self-confessed “control freak” and, as such, likes to live in his zones. There used to be...

  17. January 19, 2008

    Small Talk - Benjamin Markovits

    Benjamin Markovits was born in California in 1973 and grew up in Texas. He read English at Yale and Oxford. After playing a...

  18. January 19, 2008

    Small Talk: Benjamin Markovits

    Benjamin Markovits was born in California in 1973 and grew up in Texas. He read English at Yale and Oxford. After playing a...

  19. April 27, 2007

    A change of gear ahead of the games

    The African-American bas­ket­­ball player and the logo in the advertisement looked familiar but, on closer in­spec­tion, it...

  20. April 12, 2007

    ‘I can belong anywhere’

    Hiroshi Tsunoda, a 32-year-old designer from Japan, has lived in Barcelona for seven years. His products are made in Spain...

  21. February 10, 2007

    Power Dressing

    A sportscaster since 1983, Ahmad Rashad, a former American footballer, has covered NFL football, the Olympics (for which he...

  22. February 8, 2007

    Sales and IT contracts boost profits at EDS

    Increased sales and improved execution of IT contracts helped boost profits at Electronic Data Systems, capping a year of...

  23. November 21, 2006

    An autograph from Milton Friedman

    From Dr Kenneth H. Thomas. Sir, Besides remembering Milton Friedman as a great economist, we must not forget he was an...

  24. September 29, 2006

    Bargain buys aim to shine in rain

    It has been a remarkable four months for Carlos Tévez and Javier Mascherano. First the Argentines demonstrated outstanding...

  25. September 29, 2006

    Chicago lacks sporting success? That's Bull!

    From Ms Amy Cooper. Sir, Thank you for your recent special report on the US Midwest (September 26). As residents of Chicago...

  26. September 27, 2006

    Jay-Z

    Wembley Arena, London Jay-Z is commonly judged to be the world's best rapper, although until I saw him perform live I...

  27. September 26, 2006

    Jay-Z, Wembley Arena, London

    Jay-Z is commonly judged to be the world’s best rapper, although until I saw him perform live I couldn’t understand why. He...

  28. August 1, 2006

    EDS to move more jobs to low-cost locations

    Electronic Data Systems is to accelerate shifting of its workforce to India and other low-cost centres, echoing a broader...

  29. May 3, 2006

    EDS not out of the woods despite profits

    A day after Electronic Data Systems reported a sixfold increase in quarterly profits, its shares tumbled almost 6 per cent,...

  30. May 3, 2006

    New contracts help drive profits at EDS

    Electronic Data Systems, the IT outsourcing group, yesterday offered further evidence that its turnround was on track when...

  31. May 3, 2006

    New contracts help drive profits at EDS

    Electronic Data Systems, the IT outsourcing group, on Tuesday offered further evidence that its turnround was on track when...

  32. February 9, 2006

    EDS looks for acquisitions in low-cost countries

    EDS, the US IT services company, is looking to buy companies in low-cost countries as a way to accelerate its turnround,...

  33. January 25, 2006

    A comic strip to bid Blavier adieu

    Ardent Francophiles will recognise Blake et Mortimer (above), English adventurer-heroes of the bande dessinée since 1946,...

  34. January 24, 2006

    Mudlark: A comic strip to bid Blavier adieu

    Ardent Francophiles, writes Clay Harris , will recognise Blake et Mortimer, English adventurer-heroes of the bande dessinée...

  35. January 24, 2006

    Buy-out ends era for AT Kearney

    AT Kearney has been acquired by its management for an undisclosed sum from Electronic Data Systems, the IT services group....

  36. November 4, 2005

    Lakers sequel seeks happy ending

    In June 2004, shortly after his team’s crushing loss to the Detroit Pistons in the NBA finals, Phil Jackson resigned as...

  37. August 24, 2005

    Respect for a master banker's reading of the tea leaves

    As Alan Greenspan's fifth and final term as Federal Reserve chairman comes to a close in January next year, more and more...

  38. August 23, 2005

    Greenspan will leave a less activist Fed

    As Alan Greenspan’s fifth and final term as Federal Reserve chairman comes to a close in January next year, 2006, more and...

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