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    1. March 31, 2015

      Business pioneers in media and sport

      From the first printed books to newspapers, radio, film, television and the internet, media have always been fuelled by...

    2. 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 three...

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    1. March 29, 2015

      MPs need more powers to hold the powerful to account, says Tyrie

      The power of backbench MPs to hold the powerful to account must be strengthened in the next parliament, according to Andrew...

    2. March 5, 2015

      Rebekah Brooks welcomed back to News Corp fold

      After a hiatus of nearly four years, Rebekah Brooks is coming back to Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. The former tabloid...

    3. March 1, 2015

      Rebekah Brooks set for social media return to Murdoch empire

      Rebekah Brooks, the former tabloid newspaper editor who was cleared of all charges in Britain’s phone-hacking scandal, is...

    4. February 6, 2015

      Robert Pirie, lawyer, banker and bibliophile, 1934-2015

      No one liked to tangle with Robert S Pirie. Part of a celebrated generation of dealmakers — at Skadden Arps, the New York...

    5. February 4, 2015

      Fox cuts profit forecast as TV viewers switch to digital platforms

      Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has cut its profits forecast for the next fiscal year by about $500m because of currency...

    6. February 4, 2015

      Murdoch loses Saudi ally at News Corp

      Rupert Murdoch has lost an important News Corp ally after Prince Alwaleed bin Talal sold most of his stake, a move that...

    7. February 3, 2015

      News Corp avoids US charges on phone hacking

      The US Department of Justice has told Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp and 21st Century Fox that they will not face US charges...

    8. January 28, 2015

      Allies lose faith in Australia PM Abbott’s leadership

      He promised to run a “no surprises, no excuses government” following a chaotic period in Australian politics when the former...

    9. January 25, 2015

      Golf’s slow death in the Sky ghetto

      It is almost the very end of empire, analogous to the moment Hong Kong was handed back to the Chinese. Now the ravens can...

    10. January 20, 2015

      Death of the Page 3 girl

      The most famous female in British journalism has been quietly laid to rest, shortly after celebrating her 44th birthday. The...

    11. January 19, 2015

      Self-doubt in snow boots: the reality of Davos for most CEOs

      Chief executives project an air of certainty but their real state of mind must be constant doubt. How do I know? First, very...

    12. January 14, 2015

      The prudent mogul breaks up his empire

      There comes a time in most people’s lives, usually very late in the lives of self-made billionaires, when they settle their...

    13. November 17, 2014

      Investors challenge Murdoch voting rights

      Independent shareholders in News Corp have staged their largest protest to date against the voting structure that has given...

    14. November 17, 2014

      ‘Police lied’ about Mitchell pleb claims, court told

      Andrew Mitchell told the High Court he would “never call a policeman a pleb let alone a fg pleb”, as the former Conservative...

    15. October 24, 2014

      ‘The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Transatlantic Battle’, by Peter Baldwin

      When the Stop Online Piracy Act was voted down in the US Congress two years ago following a protest movement encouraged by...

    16. September 30, 2014

      News Corp to buy US property website Move

      Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has announced its biggest deal since the print and publishing group became a stand alone company...

    17. September 18, 2014

      Rupert Murdoch: savaging Google and American capitalism

      Robert Thomson, chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, has written to Europe’s competition commissioner, calling for...

    18. September 18, 2014

      News Corp chief lambasts ‘cynical’ Google

      Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp has lambasted Google’s dominance of internet search, accusing the company of “cynical...

    19. September 17, 2014

      Scotland, guns, politics and the companies that do not speak up

      There is a strong case for companies to stay out of politics. First, their top executives are not, in my experience,...

    20. September 17, 2014

      Sky Deutschland boards advise against BSkyB bid

      Sky Deutschland has advised its investors not to sell their shares to sister pay-TV operator BSkyB as part of the latter’s...

    21. September 17, 2014

      Scottish independence: Boris Johnson mocks Rupert Murdoch’s hints

      Boris Johnson has teased Rupert Murdoch for his flirtation with Scottish independence, saying the media baron need look no...

    22. Business Blog

      September 2, 2014

      Del Vecchio stepping in is a step back for Luxottica

      Leonardo Del Vecchio: out with the new, in with the old? (Photo: Paolo Bona) I’m annoyed with Leonardo Del Vecchio, founder...

    23. August 29, 2014

      Vice Media nears sale of stake to A&E

      Vice Media is finalising the sale of a 10 per cent stake to A&E Networks, the cable television group jointly owned by Walt...

    24. August 18, 2014

      ‘What-if’ musings that drive leaders mad

      As this month’s centenary of the outbreak of the first world war drew nearer, historians jousted over what the world would...

    25. August 13, 2014

      Media empire builders are fighting the wrong battles

      The day after he abruptly abandoned his $71bn pursuit of Time Warner last week, Rupert Murdoch seemed keen to remind...

    26. August 6, 2014

      Time Warner earnings surge fails to stem shares slide

      Jeff Bewkes claimed Time Warner had the “right strategy” as it reported expectations-beating profits a day after Rupert...

    27. August 6, 2014

      Wall Street’s dark day for M&A

      Tuesday, August 5 2014 is likely to go down as one of the darker days in the history of Wall Street’s mergers and...

    28. August 6, 2014

      Murdoch’s retreat goes against the grain

      It was unclear if Jeff Bewkes was smiling while he addressed investors on Time Warner’s earnings call on Wednesday. But the...

    29. FT Alphaville

      August 5, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - The pre-recession UK debt fuelled boom that never was? - An inverted view of the US corporate tax...

    30. August 3, 2014

      Australia poised to reshape battered media sector

      Australia is planning its most radical shake-up of media ownership laws in two decades in a move that could lead to billions...

    31. August 1, 2014

      ‘Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up with Rupert Murdoch’, by Nick Davies

      This is the story of how a part of British national journalism, by far the most popular part, committed crimes against...

    32. July 25, 2014

      BSkyB to pay up to £7.4bn to acquire European sister companies

      BSkyB has opened the way to the biggest transformation in its 25-year history, agreeing to pay up to £7.4bn to acquire its...

    33. July 23, 2014

      Murdoch’s bid for Time Warner threatens the golden age of television

      My first reaction to the $73bn bid from 21st Century Fox for Time Warner, which this week settled in for a prolonged fight...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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