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Reading and understanding the Financial Times

Author: Boakes, Kevin Publisher: Pearson Education, 2010.Edition: 2nd updated ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 241 p. : Graphs/Ill./Photos ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780273731818Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary
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Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary


Reading and Understanding the Financial Times Updated for 2010-2011 Contents About the author Preface Online web content The podcasts A message to readers ... A message to teachers ... Acknowledgements Publisher's acknowledgements xiii xiv xvi xvii xviii xix xx xxi Topic 1 Introduction to corporate finance Poor communications puts Sports Direct off track Article 1 1 Sports Direct warning stumps investors Lucy Killgren and David Blackwell Financial Times, 27 April 2007 5 Activist shareholders demand change at Logica Article 2 Logica's chief quits in wake of warning Roger Blitz Financial Times, 28 May 2007 9 Article 3 Investors expecting change at LogicaCMG Maija Palmer Financial Times, 30 May 2007 10 Not so easy for Sir Stelios! Article 4 Sir Stelios spells out fears for easyJet Kevin Done Financial Times, 24 November 2008 15 NEW! Topic 2 Financial institutions featuring investment banks Financial markets watch the new Fed chairman Article 5 Bernanke to give a taste of more transparent Fed Andrew Balls Financial Times, 14 February 2006 21 24 The roller-coaster life of an investment banker Article 6 How long can the good times last? Bankers cautious despite bids and bumper bonuses Peter Thal Larsen Financial Times, 27 November 2006 32 Article 7 JPMorgan to cut prop trading desk NEW! Francesco Guerrera, Justin Baer and Jeremy Grant Financial Times, 4 November 2008 36 More transparency needed at the Bank of England Article 8 Bank to give better guidance over rates Chris Giles and Scheherazade Daneshkhu Financial Times, 3 May 2007 40 Topic 3 Financial markets At 1.30 p.m. in London all eyes are on the screens Article 9 Surprising US job creation data rally stock markets and dollar FT reporters Financial Times, 2-3 June 2007 47 49 Financial markets standing at a crossroads Article 10 Bond yields spark credit concerns Michael Mackenzie, Richard Beales and Joanna Chung Financial Times, 8 June 2007 Article 11 Bond market sell-off Lex column Financial Times, 8 June 2007 54 55 Topic 4 Debt finance Greek government launches new bond issue Article 12 Athens prepares 50-year bond issue worth 500 m-1 bn Kerin Hope Financial Times, 18 January 2007 61 64 Japanese convertibles back in fashion Article 13 Convertibles stage a return to fashion David Turner Financial Times, 8 February 2007 70 Bulldog, Yankee and samurai bonds ... Article 14 Record samurai deal by Citigroup Mariko Sanchanta Financial Times, 6 September 2005 75 European bond markets start to diverge Article 15 Flight to liquidity pushes Eurozone bond yields apart 79 NEW! Topic 5 Joanna Chung Financial Times, 27 February 2008 Capital structure MyTravel on the brink Article 16 MyTravel shareholders offered 4% in £800 m debt-to-equity 87 restructuring Matthew Garrahan Financial Times, 14 October 2004 90 Blacks Leisure hit by global warming Article 17 Blacks Leisure falls into the red Tom Braithwaite and Maggie Urry Financial Times, 4 May 2007 94 Looking for the 'right' way forward Article 18 UK investors dig in over pre-emption rights NEW! Kate Burgess Financial Times, 22 October 2007 98 Topic 6 Equity finance Hargreaves' founders float all the way to the bank Article 19 IPO values Hargreaves at £750 m Sarah Spikes and Lina Saigol Financial Times, 12 May 2007 105 109 Article 20 Hargreaves Lansdown soars on debut Sarah Spikes Financial Times, 16 May 2007 110 Good value at Sainsbury's? Article 21 Valuing Sainsbury's Lex column Financial Times, 17 May 2007 114 As Woolworths died we try speed-dating for the last time! Article 22 Woolies investor opposes sale 118 NEW! Topic 7 Tom Braithwaite Financial Times, 20 November 2008 Stock market efficiency Company shares split down the middle Article 23 Stock splits: time John Authers 123 to query decades of dogma 126 Financial Times, 8 April 2007 Topic 8 Private equity finance featuring management buyouts Private equity firm fills its Boots Article 24 Boots provides takeover acid test Chris Hughes, Tom Braithwaite and Andrew Taylor Financial Times, 21-22 April 2007 131 134 Economic slowdown provokes unease at private equity firm Article 25 3i chief Yea quits following steep fall in shares Martin Arnold Financial Times, 29 January 2009 141 NEW! Topic 9 Dividend policy Have share buybacks gone too far? Article 26 Shareholders taking a stand on Chris Hughes Financial Times, 19--20 May 2007 147 handouts 150 Printing money pays big dividends for De La Rue Article 27 De La Rue pays Tom Griggs special dividend 155 Financial Times, 23 May 2007 Topic 10 Mergers and acquisitions 159 Sophisticated European company into hot metal seeks more sympathetic partner ... Article 28 Discussions unlikely to yield white knight Mariko Sanchanta Financial Times, 2 February 2006 162 Article 29 Mittal goes on Arcelor charm offensive Peggy Hollinger Financial Times, 31 January 2006 163 Can Japanese sauce spice up US hedge fund? Article 30 Poison pill's strength under Michiyo Nakamoto Financial Times, 15 June 2007 analysis 167 Topic 11 Risk management and hedge funds The $2 pound puts pressure on UK companies Article 31 Exporters curse dollar's drag on profits Chris Hughes Financial Times, 14 May 2007 173 177 So tell me, what do these hedge funds actually do? Article 32 Facing down the threat James Mackintosh of tighter rules 184 Financial Times, 20 June 2007 Topic 12 Bank failures featuring Northern Rock and Citigroup Bank 1: Northern Rock: the road to nationalisation Article 33 Fresh turmoil in equity markets Krishna Guha, Michael Mackenzie and Gillian Tett Financial Times, 11-12 August 2007 Article 34 Repo market little known Michael Mackenzie 191 194 but crucial to the system 196 Financial Times, 11-12 August 2007 Article 35 Growing sense of crisis over interbank deals Gillian Tett Financial Times, 5 September 2007 197 Article 36 Bank throws Northern Rock funding lifeline Peter Thal Larsen and Neil Hume Financial Times, 13 September 2007 200 Article 37 Brown saw no other option NEW! George Parker and Peter Thal Larsen Financial Times, 18 February 2008 203 Bank 2: Back in the USA, the government acts to save Citigroup Article 38 US government agrees to take biggest single stake in Citigroup NEW! Francesco Guerrera and Alan Beatte Financial Times, 28 February 2009 205 Glossary Index 213 233

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