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    1. February 5, 2016

      ArcelorMittal to raise $3bn to cut debt

      ArcelorMittal plans to raise $3bn through a rights issue to bolster its balance sheet after losses rose sevenfold in...

    2. February 5, 2016

      Centuries after Great Schism, Pope and Patriarch to meet

      A Roman Catholic Pope and the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church will hold their first meeting since the Great...

    1. January 28, 2016

      Capital markets make slowest start to a year in over a decade

      Global capital markets have had their slowest start to the year for more than a decade as companies have retreated to...

    2. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Lonmin cuts 5,000 jobs and trims production

      Lonmin, the South Africa-focused platinum miner that recently raised $396m with a massively discounted rights issue,...

    3. January 27, 2016

      Government loses legal challenge to ‘bedroom tax’

      The government has lost a high-profile legal challenge to the “bedroom tax” brought by a domestic abuse victim and the...

    4. January 24, 2016

      FT MBA Challenge: help to tackle human trafficking

      Behind the political arguments now raging about migrant workers and refugees, there is an alarming and more distressing...

    5. January 23, 2016

      Small-cap Week, January 23

      Ferrexpo, the Ukrainian maker of iron ore pellets, was among the week’s sharpest fallers after Investec Securities...

    6. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Playing defence: £80m rights issue and wider loss for Chemring

      British defence specialist Chemring is seeking to tap shareholders for £80m as it looks to manage its growing debt...

    7. January 20, 2016

      Europe must not let China act with impunity

      In many subtle and not-so-subtle ways the authoritarian tentacles of the Chinese Communist party are spreading. While...

    8. January 19, 2016

      Workplace surveillance is sparking a cyber rebellion

      Six judges sent a frisson of fear through the workplaces of Europe last week when they said a company had been within...

    9. January 4, 2016

      Poland’s democratic progress is under threat

      In the quarter-century since communism fell, Poland has become central Europe’s most successful economy, proof that...

    10. December 29, 2015

      Samsung Engineering surges 30% as turnround hopes build

      Shares in Samsung Engineering jumped a record 30 per cent on Tuesday after a successful rights offer fuelled hopes of a...

    11. December 27, 2015

      Year in a word: Trans

      Adjective — relating to a person whose gender and birth sex are not always, or ever, equivalent. A broad term used by...

    12. December 22, 2015

      The danger of taking Rhodes out of Oxford

      There are many reasons why a university education might be deemed valuable to students in Britain and the US. One of...

    13. December 19, 2015

      Slovenia ponders same-sex marriage vote

      Melani Centrih is an unlikely gay rights activist. The 59-year old mother of two and high school principal in Ptuj, a...

    14. December 16, 2015

      Trafigura cleared by European Commmission to control Nyrstar

      European regulators on Wednesday declared they had no objections to Trafigura wielding de facto control of Nyrstar,...

    15. FT Alphaville

      December 16, 2015

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 16th December, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:06 on 16 Dec 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce...

    16. December 14, 2015

      RPC to buy bottle-tops maker Global Closure Systems

      RPC, the plastic-packaging producer, is to buy a maker of screw caps and bottle tops in a deal valued at nearly half a...

    17. Fast FT

      December 14, 2015

      South Africa public fund rescues Lonmin rights issue

      The Public Investment Corporation of South Africa has stepped in to rescue Lonmin’s undersubscribed rights issue, which...

    18. December 14, 2015

      China lawyer trial begins amid crackdown on labour rights groups

      The trial of one of China’s most prominent lawyers began on Monday in a courtroom ringed by police, illustrating the...

    19. December 11, 2015

      South African pension fund set to increase Lonmin stake

      South Africa’s public sector pension fund manager has raised its stake in Lonmin substantially after some shareholders...

    20. Fast FT

      December 11, 2015

      Lonmin gets 71% take-up of rights issue

      Platinum miner Lonmin’s deeply discounted rights issue has not flown off the shelves. The company said on Friday that...

    21. Fast FT

      December 11, 2015

      Standard Chartered completes £3.3bn rights issue

      Standard Chartered announced the completion of the £3.3bn rights issue it announced last month, part of the strategy by...

    22. December 11, 2015

      City insider: baton-passing time for women

      Lord Davies: Marathon relay It’s baton-passing time in the long-distance race to boost the position of women in...

    23. December 9, 2015

      Entertainment One: pigging it up

      In the benevolent world of Peppa Pig, Danny Dog does not snarl at Candy Cat, and the worst that befalls the TV show’s...

    24. FT Alphaville

      December 9, 2015

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 9th December, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:08 on 9 Dec 2015. Participants in this session were: Bryce Elder BEHi, hello,...

    25. December 7, 2015

      Why the west’s view of the Saudis is shifting

      Something is changing in the west’s relationship with Saudi Arabia. You can read it in the newspapers. You can hear it...

    26. November 19, 2015

      Lonmin gains approval for rights issue

      Lonmin’s shareholders have approved its deeply discounted rights issue, paving the way for the platinum miner to raise...

    27. November 19, 2015

      Lonmin: stay of execution

      Ouch. And ouch. Investors in Lonmin need a thick skin and a very, very long-term horizon. They have just approved the...

    28. November 13, 2015

      Bill Winters buys £1m of Standard Chartered shares

      Bill Winters has bought £1m of shares in Standard Chartered, putting the bank’s new chief executive in line to...

    29. November 13, 2015

      Tears at Tesco as revival falls short

      Dave Lewis is not a happy man. The task of reviving Tesco is proving more Sisyphean than he could have imagined when he...

    30. FT Alphaville

      November 10, 2015

      Markets Live: Tuesday, 10th November, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:03 on 10 Nov 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce...

    31. November 9, 2015

      No discount deep enough for political risks borne by Lonmin

      Lonmin has not paid a dividend for three years, thanks partly to a weak platinum price. But the troubled South African...

    32. November 9, 2015

      Lonmin share issue confirms company’s fall from grace

      Back when Lonmin was a leading platinum producer in an effervescent mining sector, it felt muscular enough to give...

    33. November 9, 2015

      Lonmin launches $407m rights issue at 94% discount

      Lonmin has launched a $407m rights issue at a discount of almost 94 per cent to its share price last week, with the...

    34. FT Alphaville

      November 9, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Miners under pressure

      More miners in trouble this morning, with Lonmin’s rights issue, BHP Billiton reviewing production targets and Nyrstar...

    35. November 6, 2015

      Week in Review, November 7

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Facebook market cap tops $300bn as...

    36. November 6, 2015

      StanChart rights issue terms are a tax on shareholders

      You would hardly think so as you survey the wreckage of your holding, but Standard Chartered has been a nice little...

    37. November 6, 2015

      Lonmin shares plunge ahead of crucial fundraising

      Lonmin will launch a $400m rights issue on Monday with a stark warning that the platinum miner could be out of business...

    38. November 3, 2015

      Lossmaking Standard Chartered in $5.1bn rights issue

      Bill Winters has taken an axe to Standard Chartered, as the emerging market bank’s new chief executive announced plans...

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