Laura Board

Laura Board is The Deal’s international editor. Based in London, she leads a team producing news and features on corporate finance and regulation from Brussels to Brisbane. Board joined the The Deal shortly after its 1999 launch from the Financial Times. Before that, she worked at Bloomberg News in Frankfurt and London and at Retail Week. She speaks French, Italian, German and Spanish.

Recent Articles By The Author

European Stock Markets Fall on Share Sales, Growth Worries

European Stock Markets Fall on Share Sales, Growth Worries

Preliminary September purchasing managers' indices for the eurozone disappoint.

Disappointing September PMIs Point to Eurozone Slowdown

Disappointing September PMIs Point to Eurozone Slowdown

IHS Markit data suggest economic growth eased towards the end of the third quarter.

European Stocks Fall; France GDP Data Revised to Second-Quarter Contraction

European Stocks Fall; France GDP Data Revised to Second-Quarter Contraction

Preliminary purchasing managers' indices for the eurozone's second-largest economy soften the blow, though German PMI data disappoints.

Asian Stock Markets Mixed; Japanese Indices Deflate as Banks, Insurers Fall

Asian Stock Markets Mixed; Japanese Indices Deflate as Banks, Insurers Fall

Financial stocks give up Bank of Japan-inspired gains as Japanese markets reopen after a public holiday.

New Setback for Sanofi's Lantus Increases Need for M&A

New Setback for Sanofi's Lantus Increases Need for M&A

UnitedHealth becomes the second major healthcare provider to scratch the insulin product from its 2017 medicines roster.

CBI Survey Points to Post-Brexit Manufacturing Reslience

CBI Survey Points to Post-Brexit Manufacturing Reslience

But analysts including UBS economists expect a sharp decline in GDP growth next year.

Asian Markets Rise, Gold Miners Gain After Fed Rate Call

Asian Markets Rise, Gold Miners Gain After Fed Rate Call

Oil jumps but U.S. stock futures slip back following yesterday's relief rally after the Fed kept borrowing costs on hold.

Asian Stocks Rise; Bank of Japan Tweaks Stimulus Program, Sets Yield Target for Government Bonds

Asian Stocks Rise; Bank of Japan Tweaks Stimulus Program, Sets Yield Target for Government Bonds

The central bank pledges to overshoot a never-met 2% inflation target through its asset purchases but keeps its deposit rate unchanged at minus 0.1%.

European Markets Mixed; Pharmaceuticals Group GSK Slips on News of Insider CEO

European Markets Mixed; Pharmaceuticals Group GSK Slips on News of Insider CEO

Oil prices fall, taking shares in the sector down with them, while German producer price data point to a continued low inflation outlook.

Asian Markets Mixed; Australian Indices Edge Higher After RBA Minutes

Asian Markets Mixed; Australian Indices Edge Higher After RBA Minutes

The central bank signals near-term rate status quo, while observing a softening in the housing market.