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Lunch with the FT: Jacob Rothschild

I don't, you know, usually give interviews. So if you decide to write anything, I'd rather it wasn't about me." With this unpromising plea for discretion, my host Jacob Rothschild offers a glass of Chteau Duhart-Milon 2000, a Rothschild wine - his cellars contain 15,000 bottles, going back to 1870 - and insists that what is interesting is not himself but "what we're doing at Waddesdon", the National Trust property that houses the Rothschild collection.

19 2010 | Viewed: 634 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Goldman and Deutsche take lead in China bank IPO

Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank have secured lead roles in the blockbuster initial public offering of Agricultural Bank of China.

16 2010 | Viewed: 552 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Ex-Citi chiefs say sorry for loan losses

Chuck Prince and Robert Rubin on Thursday apologised for Citigroup's severe losses on mortgage related securities but insisted that there was nothing wrong with the company's risk management ahead of the financial crisis.

12 2010 | Viewed: 585 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Poland steps in to stem zlotys rise

The Polish zloty suffered its sharpest fall in two months on Friday after the country's central bank intervened to stem the currency's recent rapid rise.

12 2010 | Viewed: 551 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Central Europes appeal wanes for media groups

Central and eastern European television markets will recover the losses made during the downturn by 2012, and big international players such as News Corp and RTL will miss opportunities for a return to growth, the chief executive of CME, one of the biggest broadcasters in the region, told the Financial Times.

9 2010 | Viewed: 520 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
German and Italian vie to replace Trichet

Central bankers like to give the impression of swan-like serenity, even if there is a lot of paddling going on underwater. For Jean-Claude Trichet, European Central Bank president, stressing continuity and calm has been an important part of combating the global economic crisis.

20 2010 | Viewed: 557 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Sovereign wealth funds open up books

The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, one of the world's biggest but most secretive state-controlled investment funds, made a small but significant step towards better disclosure by publishing its first annual review this week.

20 2010 | Viewed: 605 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
FedEx profit more than doubles, tops expectations

(Reuters) - Package delivery giant FedEx Corp (FDX.N) raised its outlook and posted sharply higher profit, but its shares fell as its domestic volume numbers disappointed investors' hopes for a U.S. economic recovery.

19 2010 | Viewed: 542 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
How to get a job in business? Short Buffett

Raj Rajagopal will graduate from business school in May and he's currently looking for a job. But don't expect the Cornell University student to get a call anytime soon from Warren Buffett.

19 2010 | Viewed: 590 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Brown delays EU hedge fund reforms

London's hedge fund and private equity industry won a last-minute reprieve from contentious new European regulations on Tuesday, after Gordon Brown pleaded that the issue be shelved until after the general election.

17 2010 | Viewed: 690 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Analysis: Greece's crisis could presage America's

WASHINGTON - Greece is a financial basket case, begging for international help. Is America heading down that same road?

13 2010 | Viewed: 493 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Wall Street bonuses rise 17% to $20bn

Wall Street bonuses topped $20bn last year, rising 17 per cent from 2008 as US banks emerged from their worst downturn in decades.

24 2010 | Viewed: 562 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Commerzbank hit by ?4.5bn loss

Commerzbank on Tuesday reported trading losses of €561m in the last three months of 2009, forcing Germany's second-largest bank to report a worse-than-expected net loss of €1.9bn ($2.6bn) for the period.

24 2010 | Viewed: 604 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Google in Brussels antitrust inquiry

The European Commission has launched a preliminary antitrust investigation into Google's search engine and its search-advertising service.

24 2010 | Viewed: 657 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Dubai Worlds restructuring likely to be a slow process

Dubai's decision in November 2009 to restructure the debts of one its largest state-owned conglomerates was an unexpected bombshell for financial markets, and capped an inglorious year for the Arab Gulf's corporate world.

22 2010 | Viewed: 659 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
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