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      January 29, 2016

      James Murdoch to be new Sky chairman

      He’s back. Nearly four years after resigning as chairman of satellite TV operator Sky due to the phone-hacking scandal,...

    2. January 14, 2016

      Could Time Warner and Rupert Murdoch also be heading for a union?

      Rupert Murdoch does not hang around. This week he and the model and actress Jerry Hall announced their engagement after...

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    1. January 12, 2016

      Rupert Murdoch to marry Jerry Hall

      Rupert Murdoch is to marry for a fourth time but his engagement to the actress and model Jerry Hall will have no effect...

    2. January 12, 2016

      The riff: Rupert Murdoch, Jerry Hall and the pangs of love

      Congratulations to Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall on their engagement and on the conventional path of their courtship: a...

    3. December 17, 2015

      Hong Kong deal stirs press freedom fears

      Why would China’s richest technology tycoon want to invest in a venerable but struggling newspaper? And why would he do...

    4. December 14, 2015

      Alibaba pays $266m for South China Morning Post

      Alibaba has agreed to pay $266m for the South China Morning Post and related media assets, raising questions about the...

    5. Fast FT

      December 11, 2015

      Alibaba buys HK’s South China Morning Post

      Another internet giant is getting into the newspaper business. Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce company, is buying...

    6. December 6, 2015

      Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media: the cable assignment

      Tom Mockridge is so habitually late that, when he left his job running Rupert Murdoch’s News International, the staff...

    7. December 3, 2015

      Murdoch comments alert media channels to possible Sky sale

      “It’s a wing and a prayer,” Rupert Murdoch admitted at a party almost 27 years ago on an industrial estate in...

    8. December 3, 2015

      Foreign media groups stymied by Indian regulations

      Attempts by Rupert Murdoch's Star India and other global media groups to capitalise on recent moves opening up India’s...

    9. November 29, 2015

      Hulu in spotlight as expansion beckons

      This has been the year of streaming television. Broadcast channels, cable networks and technology companies are all...

    10. October 13, 2015

      Bloomberg 2016 is a billionaires’ fantasy

      Michael Bloomberg plays a curious role in US national life. The former New York mayor, who can again be found running...

    11. September 30, 2015

      Masterminding the rise of Australian rules football

      It is fast paced, at times brutal, and played by tall, lithe men wearing tight shorts and singlets. But few outside...

    12. September 25, 2015

      Rupert and James Murdoch arrange media meeting with India’s Modi

      A group of top US media executives met Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, in New York on Thursday, where they...

    13. September 17, 2015

      Fiorina finds cracks in Trump’s armour in Republican debate

      Republican presidential debate Jeb Bush smoked marijuana as a young man and wants to put Margaret Thatcher on the $10...

    14. September 16, 2015

      News Corp buys UK video ad company Unruly for up to £114m

      Rupert Murdoch has made his biggest UK acquisition since the phone-hacking scandal, after his publishing group News...

    15. September 13, 2015

      Gerry Harvey: straight-talking, even by Aussie rules

      It is 24 hours after our interview and Gerry Harvey, the boss of Harvey Norman, has called, sounding nervous. He is...

    16. September 4, 2015

      Rebekah Brooks has task of rewriting News Corp’s headline figures

      Rebekah Brooks could be forgiven for experiencing a pang of déjà vu when she starts work on Monday morning. Four years...

    17. The World

      September 4, 2015

      Murdoch's musings on 'almost ungovernable' Australia

      Rupert Murdoch has been on a month-long working holiday in Australia – and judging by his Twitter feed he is not...

    18. August 28, 2015

      Rebekah Brooks returns as News Corp’s UK chief executive

      Rebekah Brooks is returning to News Corp as chief executive of its UK division, a year after being cleared of all...

    19. August 14, 2015

      A tricky balancing act in the Ailes-Trump circus

      It isn’t easy being Roger Ailes. As chairman and chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News cable television network,...

    20. The World

      August 14, 2015

      News Corp chief tips Rubio to trump Trump

      Marco Rubio’s star may be rising and Tony Abbott’s falling among senior News Corp executives, a Sydney speech on...

    21. August 12, 2015

      News Corp posts loss after $371m education writedown

      News Corp has made a hefty writedown on the value of its digital education unit and signalled a potential exit from a...

    22. August 5, 2015

      Fox shares tumble despite upbeat subscriber forecasts

      Lachlan Murdoch, executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox, warned that the pace of change and disruption in television...

    23. July 7, 2015

      Springer / ProSieben: nein

      Owning television stations and newspapers was fashionable back in 2005, the last time Axel Springer and ProSiebenSat. 1...

    24. June 28, 2015

      Taking the rough with the smooth in US golf broadcasting

      Now is the summer of our content made miserable winter by this son of Oz, also known as Rupert Murdoch. Please bear...

    25. June 25, 2015

      Roger Ailes signs 3-year deal with Fox News

      Roger Ailes has ended speculation about his future at 21st Century Fox by signing a deal to continue running Fox News,...

    26. June 18, 2015

      Early test for Murdoch brothers at Fox

      With a new job comes new responsibility. James and Lachlan Murdoch found that out this week when, barely hours into...

    27. June 18, 2015

      Jimmy Lee, investment banker and dealmaker, 1952-2015

      Jimmy Lee, the vice-chairman of JPMorgan Chase, was best known for making deals, from IBM’s first syndicated loan in...

    28. June 14, 2015

      Prince Alwaleed calls for new Twitter chief executive

      Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of Twitter’s earliest and biggest shareholders, said he did not support Jack Dorsey...

    29. June 12, 2015

      Latest twist in saga as king Murdoch divides his realm

      Meantime we shall express our darker purpose. Give me the map there. Know that we have divided . . . our kingdom. —...

    30. June 12, 2015

      James Murdoch to fill big boots of ‘trusted adviser’ Chase Carey

      With his handlebar moustache and avuncular manner, Chase Carey does not look or sound like a hard-nosed titan of the...

    31. June 11, 2015

      James Murdoch takes chief executive job at 21st Century Fox

      Rupert Murdoch is to share power at 21st Century Fox with his sons James and Lachlan as Chase Carey, the company’s most...

    32. June 11, 2015

      21st Century Fox: the sons also rise

      At least there will be no Sumner Redstone redux at 21st Century Fox. The 90-something chairman of CBS and Viacom has...

    33. May 19, 2015

      Police raid Italian TV groups in football rights inquiry

      The offices of Italian broadcaster Mediaset and satellite television group Sky Italia have been raided by police...

    34. Business Blog

      May 6, 2015

      Skype v Sky has a lot to do with convergence

      Sky’s victory over Skype in the European court is an odd affair, provoking some predictable reactions. For a start,...

    35. May 1, 2015

      Mediaset: slow dance

      The slow, teasing dance by Mediaset — the Italian media conglomerate owned by Silvio Berlusconi — may soon reach a...

    36. April 30, 2015

      UK election: The Sun faces both ways with endorsement choice

      The division between Scotland and the rest of the UK assumed a new dimension on Thursday, after the country’s...

    37. April 23, 2015

      James Murdoch primed to fill Carey-sized Fox hole

      There is a moment about 10 minutes after the start of each 21st Century Fox earnings call — usually following some...

    38. March 31, 2015

      How does one make it as a business pioneer?

      How do we define a business pioneer? This was the first question the six judges — three Financial Times columnists and...

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