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  1. FT Alphaville

    July 16, 2014

    How to build an empire, the full Murdoch timeline

    Step one, inherit. Keith Rupert Murdoch, second of four children, was born in Melbourne, Australia on March 11, 1931. In...

  2. September 20, 2013

    Crusade against the Kremlin

    Bill Browder has a stark warning for western investors eyeing opportunities in Russia. “They are not only taking a financial...

  1. Business Blog

    September 6, 2013

    Fact and fiction when Rupert Murdoch met John Le Carré

    The allegations that have swirled around Rupert Murdoch’s media business for more than two years have sometimes seemed like...

  2. May 23, 2013

    Interview – with Margaret Cole, former FSA ‘enforcer’

    Margaret Cole demonstrated the importance of having a strong message when she went for a top job at the now-abolished...

  3. Money Supply

    August 23, 2012

    QE bono?

    The rich. That’s according to a Bank of England study, out today, on the distributional effects of quantitative easing. This...

  4. August 22, 2012

    Man from Del Monte found guilty

    Polly Peck is a name which, like Teena Marie or Olivia Newton-John, one recognises with the gloomy awareness that to do so...

  5. August 22, 2012

    SFO faced uphill struggle in Nadir case

    The case against Asil Nadir was always going to be tough to win. When the fugitive businessman stepped back on British soil...

  6. Money Supply

    March 23, 2012

    The trade-off between bad loans and bad press

    The Bank of England has recently found itself accused of “taking far more money from people’s pensions than Robert Maxwell...

  7. March 9, 2012

    Bank’s critics point to QE’s victims

    As quantitative easing has its third anniversary, the Bank of England has come in for criticism that the policy...

  8. February 26, 2012

    Governance lessons lost on Facebook

    Not so long ago, a debate raged about whether there was any real evidence that good governance contributed to strong...

  9. January 6, 2012

    Questions start after PwC’s £1.4m penalty

    When a financial watchdog concludes an enforcement action with its biggest ever fine, it is usually a cause for...

  10. August 3, 2011

    Bid to bring Boris aboard ghost train

    With London property prices on the up and up, maybe it is time to exploit the dozens of disused Underground stations that...

  11. July 14, 2011

    Summons serves up reluctant Murdochs

    It was a very modern summons. In times gone by, the deputy serjeant-at-arms, enforcer of the will of the House of Commons,...

  12. July 7, 2011

    Slideshow: The News of the World in pictures

    Established in1843, the News of the World was the paper that first launched Rupert Murdoch onto the UK media stage when he...

  13. March 9, 2011

    Unlocking the psyche of F1’s architect

    No Angel The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone By Tom Bower Faber and Faber, £18.99 Of the many vignettes scattered across...

  14. March 3, 2011

    Big Four dominance could hamper probes

    The dominance of the four biggest audit firms is making it increasingly difficult to find expert witnesses for some...

  15. FT Alphaville

    January 27, 2011

    AstraZeneca makes analyst cry

    Here’s an early contender for the most amusing analyst research note of 2011. It comes from London-based Druganalyst, which...

  16. November 26, 2010

    The source of Morse

    ‘This room is rather special to me,’ says Colin Dexter of the study in his Oxford home where he created Morse Crime writer...

  17. September 23, 2010

    Pension trustees rattled by new rules

    Pension trustees and administrators could face unlimited fines or up to two years in prison for accidental breaches of rules...

  18. August 27, 2010

    Lines are drawn in the AV campaign

    MPs will be launched straight into the thick of it on September 6 when they return from their holidays (sorry, recess). The...

  19. August 26, 2010

    Asil Nadir

    Asil Nadir’s return to the UK reminds us that Britain’s reputation for regulatory shortcomings is not new. With him on his...

  20. August 12, 2010

    De La Rue is putting its noteworthy pedigree at risk

    In spite of its 200-year pedigree, De La Rue has had its wobbly moments. In 1940, its London factories were destroyed during...

  21. May 7, 2010

    Want radical pension reform? Look in the Mirror

    At this general election, no-one can claim it was “The Sun wot won it”. Nor even the Tory-supporting Telegraph, Times or...

  22. May 3, 2010

    Caught between business as usual and more aftershocks

    Here is a simple question. When the Greek crisis flared up again last week, why did the Dow fall 213 points on the day? Yes,...

  23. May 2, 2010

    Caught between business as usual or more aftershocks

    Here is a simple question. When the Greek crisis flared up again last week, why did the Dow fall 213 points on the day?Yes,...

  24. April 19, 2010

    Spread the burden of compulsory company pensions

    Among the problems posed by the recession, but one of the less obvious - because further in the future - could prove to be...

  25. April 18, 2010

    Spread the burden of compulsory company pensions

    Among the problems posed by the recession, but one of the less obvious – because further in the future – could prove to be...

  26. March 7, 2010

    New funds: Mar 8

    ● F&C has launched an emerging markets strategy run in line with environmental, social and governance principles.● Salus...

  27. January 13, 2010

    Financial enforcer on a roll

    With a slew of enforcement action announcements since the start of the year, Margaret Cole, the Financial Services...

  28. FT Alphaville

    November 27, 2009

    Of silver linings and messages from the Sheikh

    From the editorial columns of The National, the Abu Dhabi-based English language newspaper edited by former Telegraph editor...

  29. July 11, 2009

    'Dirty Digger' has blagged his way into the headlines

    It is a long way from Sun Valley to the Street of Shame. That was the implausible excuse used by Rupert Murdoch when, on...

  30. July 10, 2009

    Dirty Digger blags his way into the headlines

    It is a long way from Sun Valley to the Street of Shame. That was the implausible excuse used by Rupert Murdoch when, on...

  31. January 27, 2009

    Buy British by all means but beware the backlash

    Who to follow - Gordon Brown or Sir Alan Sugar? The prime minister is "fighting hard" to prevent any return to beggar thy...

  32. January 26, 2009

    Buy British by all means but beware the backlash

    Who to follow – Gordon Brown or Sir Alan Sugar? The prime minister is “fighting hard” to prevent any return to beggar thy...

  33. December 31, 2008

    Grim Reaper stalks corporate corridors

    Suicide often reveals its gruesome presence in the aftermath of financial scandal. The horrifying death last week in New...

  34. December 30, 2008

    Grim Reaper stalks corporate corridors

    Suicide often reveals its gruesome presence in the aftermath of financial scandal. The horrifying death last week in New...

  35. December 21, 2008

    Expect to get dirty when a name is mud

    In England at around the time of Edward the Confessor people started to call themselves after the sort of work they did. If...

  36. December 6, 2008

    Wisden in change of ends from Getty to Bloomsbury

    The bible of cricket is to share shelf room with the directory of the rich and famous after Bloomsbury Publishing announced...

  37. December 5, 2008

    Wisden makes change of ends

    The bible of cricket is to share shelf room with the directory of the rich and famous after Bloomsbury Publishing announced...

  38. November 4, 2008

    Ex-spy brought businesses in from the cold

    Lord Cuckney, who has died aged 83, was a spy-turned-captain of British finance and industry who steered many a famous name...

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