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    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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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,...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. Business Blog

    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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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 –...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. July 11, 2014

    Football and technology score for marketing guru James Freedman

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

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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