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  1. July 18, 2014

    Fox lines up funds for Time Warner siege

    Rupert Murdoch has lined up what would be one of the largest takeover loans ever written as the media mogul pushes forward...

  2. July 18, 2014

    Time Warner: Fox in the henhouse

    What Rupert Murdoch wants, Rupert Murdoch usually gets. But it is far from obvious that 21st Century Fox and Time Warner...

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  1. July 18, 2014

    Letter from Lex: 21st century fox

    Of course he had to get involved. Could Rupert Murdoch, one of the media sector’s most enthusiastic dealmakers, really sit...

  2. July 17, 2014

    US media: Who else might be in play?

    What Murdoch would be getting Rupert Murdoch has tried to buy Time Warner for $80bn, but 21st Century Fox is not the only...

  3. July 17, 2014

    Jeff Bewkes has Time on his side in media fight

    Jeff Bewkes knows a few things about failed media mega mergers. In 2000, as an executive at Time Warner, he argued in vain...

  4. July 16, 2014

    Bewkes not certain that bigger is better

    Jeff Bewkes is reported to wash his hands assiduously after greeting acquaintances – and the Time Warner chief executive’s...

  5. July 16, 2014

    21st Century Fox sets stage for dramatic scene change

    What Murdoch would be getting Rupert Murdoch’s $80bn offer to buy Time Warner, which the HBO and Warner Bros owner rebuffed...

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    July 16, 2014

    Murdoch offers money - but not control - for Time Warner

    Rupert Murdoch is not exactly putting his money where his mouth is with 21st Century Fox’s unsolicited $80bn offer for Time...

  7. July 16, 2014

    Rupert Murdoch stars as last mogul standing

    For some buyers, shedding a brand like CNN to persuade regulators you can have its parent company would feel like a painful...

  8. July 16, 2014

    Four reasons why Fox wants Time Warner

    Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has offered $80bn for Time Warner – setting up the possibility of the world’s biggest...

  9. July 16, 2014

    Fox / Time Warner: big time

    The names in this potential mega-merger say it all: it’s about legacy. Twenty First Century Fox – $79bn in market value –...

  10. 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...

  11. July 16, 2014

    Time Warner rejects $80bn bid from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox

    What Murdoch would be getting Time Warner has rejected an $80bn bid from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, setting up a...

  12. FT Alphaville

    July 16, 2014

    Fox confirms

    21st Century Fox can confirm that we made a formal proposal to Time Warner last month to combine the two companies. The Time...

  13. July 11, 2014

    Football and technology score for marketing guru

    James Freedman, 49, is founder and chief executive of digital marketing agency Zone, whose clients include Tesco, BT and...

  14. July 7, 2014

    Beware what wearable technology tells the market about CEO health

    While waiting in a big Manhattan hospital about 15 years ago, I glimpsed the chairman of one of the world’s biggest banks in...

  15. July 4, 2014

    Phone hacking: Andy Coulson receives 18-month jail sentence

    Andy Coulson, former head of communications for Prime Minister David Cameron, began an 18-month prison sentence on Friday...

  16. June 25, 2014

    Murdoch empire has already regained its swagger

    Almost three years since “the most humble day” of Rupert Murdoch’s life, the News Corp chairman may feel he can return to...

  17. June 25, 2014

    The market has written a requiem for the tabloids

    It was fitting that when Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of the News of the World, was overcome with emotion at the Old...

  18. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: Murdoch’s victory had a price, but he will take it

    The hacking trial verdicts, when they finally came three years after the News of the World closed, were better for Rupert...

  19. June 24, 2014

    Justice and the British media

    For the past three years, British political and public life has been convulsed by revelations about press misconduct. Claims...

  20. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: Rupert Murdoch comes out on top despite legal bills

    Rupert Murdoch has two reasons to breathe a sigh of relief. First, his strong support for Rebekah Brooks – the most senior...

  21. June 24, 2014

    Four ways the hacking scandal changed Britain

    The revelation in July 2011 that the News of the World newspaper had accessed voicemail messages from a murdered Surrey...

  22. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: Brooks’s News Corp pay-off may have exceeded £16m

    Rebekah Brooks’s pay-off from News Corp may have exceeded £16m – substantially more than was previously reported, analysis...

  23. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: A woman at the centre of the UK establishment

    The judge in the UK’s phone-hacking trial was clearly referring to Rebekah Brooks when he told the jury in summing up not to...

  24. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: Coulson guilty of conspiracy as Brooks walks free

    Former News of the World editor and Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson has been found guilty of conspiring to...

  25. May 12, 2014

    Murdoch pay-TV plan could hinge on Italy

    For years, investors expected Rupert Murdoch to bring together his European pay-TV companies – but not like this. Under...

  26. May 12, 2014

    Sky Deutschland shareholder attacks BSkyB approach

    One of the UK’s best known hedge fund managers has launched a broadside against BSkyB’s attempt to create a united European...

  27. May 12, 2014

    BSkyB: satellite of love

    Anyone who witnessed Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest might conclude that, in entertainment, European integration is a...

  28. May 10, 2014

    Murdoch eyes pan-European Sky combination

    Rupert Murdoch is exploring using his minority stake in BSkyB to combine his Sky-branded businesses in the UK, Italy and...

  29. May 2, 2014

    Murdoch woos book publisher with $415m

    Rupert Murdoch is betting C$455m (US$415m) on romance. The media mogul’s News Corp announced on Friday a cash deal for...

  30. April 14, 2014

    Ex-NotW editor Andy Coulson takes stand in phone hacking trial

    Andy Coulson has told the Old Bailey that he spent the weekend with prime minister David Cameron shortly after he resigned...

  31. March 31, 2014

    A patriarch Murdoch should have emulated

    Leonardo Del Vecchio and Rupert Murdoch have plenty in common. The chairman of Luxottica, the eyewear group, and the...

  32. March 28, 2014

    To fix Europe, Cameron must do business with his rivals

    Brace yourself for a couple of lively months. If this week’s debate between Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg on the “in-out...

  33. March 28, 2014

    Court hears account of Rebekah Brooks’ resignation

    Rupert Murdoch, the media tycoon, told Charlie Brooks to call him personally if there were any signs his wife Rebekah was...

  34. March 26, 2014

    Murdoch brings Lachlan in from cold

    Lachlan Murdoch walked out of his day job at News Corp in 2005, frustrated after clashing with executives including Fox...

  35. March 26, 2014

    21st Century Fox: generous servings

    At many family gatherings, Dad carves the roast. Rupert Murdoch simply serves up plum executive postings to his children....

  36. March 26, 2014

    Lachlan returns to Murdoch empire succession race

    Lachlan Murdoch is back in the race to succeed his father, nine years after leaving Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, with a...

  37. March 4, 2014

    Blair sent message to Brooks after Milly Dowler story broke, court told

    Tony Blair, the former prime minister, sent a message of support to Rebekah Brooks the day after it emerged that the Sunday...

  38. March 3, 2014

    Rebekah Brooks says NotW shutdown considered in June 2011

    Rebekah Brooks and other executives considered “the shutdown option” of closing the News of the World newspaper in June 2011...

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