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 Stocks, U.S. Futures Rise as Oil Gains on Hopes of Output Deal

European Stocks, U.S. Futures Rise as Oil Gains on Hopes of Output Deal

Outsourced services group Mitie plunges after a profit warning but Apple suppliers including Imagination Technologies and Infineon rise on evidence of strong sales of the new iPhone 7 and 7-Plus.

Asian Markets Rise; Apple Suppliers Gain on Perceived iPhone 7 Success

Asian Markets Rise; Apple Suppliers Gain on Perceived iPhone 7 Success

Oil gains after Venezuelan President Maduro suggests an OPEC output cut is in the cards.

U.K. August Retail Sales Slip Less Than Forecast, Surge 6.2% on the Year

U.K. August Retail Sales Slip Less Than Forecast, Surge 6.2% on the Year

The report joins a body of evidence likely to convince Bank of England rate setters today to hold off on further easing.

Asian Markets Largely Down; Japanese Stocks Hit by Rate Worries

Asian Markets Largely Down; Japanese Stocks Hit by Rate Worries

U.S. futures tread water, while in Tokyo convenience store operator Lawson rises on news of stake building by trading house Mitsubishi.

Eurozone Industrial Output Falls More Than Forecast in July

Eurozone Industrial Output Falls More Than Forecast in July

The figures will feed worries about third-quarter GDP growth and build the case for more ECB action.

U.K. Wage Growth Slows, Unemployment Holds Steady at 4.9%

U.K. Wage Growth Slows, Unemployment Holds Steady at 4.9%

The figures support expectations the Bank of England will stand pat on rates tomorrow.

Asian Markets Mixed; Japanese Banks Fall on BoJ Worries

Asian Markets Mixed; Japanese Banks Fall on BoJ Worries

Concerns that lenders may soon have to pay even more to park reserves with the Japanese central bank weigh on the stocks.

Analysts Lose Confidence in German Economy, ZEW Survey Shows

Analysts Lose Confidence in German Economy, ZEW Survey Shows

Disappointing reports on industrial output and trade appear to have hurt sentiment

U.K. Inflation Holds Steady in August at 0.6% vs Forecast 0.7%

U.K. Inflation Holds Steady in August at 0.6% vs Forecast 0.7%

Manufacturers had sharply rising costs last month after the pound fell after the U.K.'s Brexit vote.

Asian Markets Mixed; China Data Points to Second-Half Upturn

Asian Markets Mixed; China Data Points to Second-Half Upturn

A National Bureau of Statistics report shows strong industrial output and retail sales and evidence of a recovery in private sector investment.