Posts tagged: FT

The market reporter, the restaurant review and, er, Knightsbridge

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 12:15 pm

Many of Betaville's loyal readers know Knightsbridge well. Some probably live there given its one of the smartest areas in central London similar to the Upper East Side in New York. But one thing it isn't known for is its innovative, cheap eateries that you find in hipster zones, such as Dalston, Clapton and Peckham.

If you want to eat out in Knightsbridge expect to pay high prices at places like Zuma and Zafferano...

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BT Group in talks with Macquarie and others about selling stake in Openreach, reports FT - Part 4

Monday, 22 June 2020, 5:44 pm

Does anybody else think yesterday's business splash in the The Sunday Telegraph about the Public Investment Fund accumulating a sizeable shareholding in BT Group is connected to the FT's scoop last month about Macquarie holding talks with the FTSE 100-listed telecoms giant about buying a stake in Openreach?..

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A Wirecard observation - Part 2

Monday, 18 February 2019, 7:35 am

It would appear last Friday's post on Wirecard as part of a 6 part series of stories dating back from 2016 has got quite a few readers' knickers in a twist.

Clearly, many followers of the site didn't bother to read past the headline and just presumed Betaville was reporting the Chinese are in talks about taking a 25pc stake in Wirecard.....

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FT airs Axa and Generali merger rumours...

Tuesday, 3 January 2017, 8:59 pm

Here is something to liven up a cold January evening. Tucked away at the back of an FT analysis on dealmaking in the insurance industry is a rather intriguing line about how "rumours circulated through last year that two of the big European insurers - Axa and Generali - would try to get together".

That's the first time I have heard of that rumour for a while but perhaps Oliver Ralph, the insurance industry hack at the Financial Times, is/was more plugged in than me...

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