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

Asia Markets Mixed; Anhui Jianghuai Suspended After Report of VW Electric Car JV

Asia Markets Mixed; Anhui Jianghuai Suspended After Report of VW Electric Car JV

A rising yen dampens Japanese stocks, while Australian equities move higher as the second-quarter GDP growth rate halves.

Enbridge, Spectra Merge in North American Energy Infrastructure Combo

Enbridge, Spectra Merge in North American Energy Infrastructure Combo

The all-stock deal would hand Spectra 43% of the enlarged company and the chairman job.

Danaher Bolsters Diagnostics Business With Cepheid Purchase

Danaher Bolsters Diagnostics Business With Cepheid Purchase

The recently slimmed-down buyer will pay $4 billion including debt for the molecular diagnostics specialist.

Second-Quarter Eurozone GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.3%

Second-Quarter Eurozone GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.3%

Slowing growth in household expenditure pulls the growth rate down from a revised 0.5% in the first quarter.

European Markets Mixed; Fresenius Rises on Spanish Deal; Bayer Slips on Monsanto Sweetener

European Markets Mixed; Fresenius Rises on Spanish Deal; Bayer Slips on Monsanto Sweetener

Payment systems maker Ingenico plunges in Paris after cutting its full-year forecast but British homebuilders take heart from updates from Berkeley and Redrow.

Asian Stocks Mixed; Australian Benchmarks Fall After RBA Stands Pat on Rates

Asian Stocks Mixed; Australian Benchmarks Fall After RBA Stands Pat on Rates

RBA Governor Stevens cites a lower outlook for inflation than previously forecast among policymakers' reasoning.

U.K. Services PMI Beats Expectations, but Eurozone Disappoints

U.K. Services PMI Beats Expectations, but Eurozone Disappoints

The pound rises against the euro and the dollar following the data.

Asia Stocks Gain Payrolls Boost; Bank of Japan's Kuroda Digs in Heels on Easing

Asia Stocks Gain Payrolls Boost; Bank of Japan's Kuroda Digs in Heels on Easing

The central bank chief pledges to stick with its easing measures as it strives to get inflation up to its elusive 2% goal.

Chinese Services Sector Expands More than Expected in August

Chinese Services Sector Expands More than Expected in August

The Caixin/IHS Markit purchasing managers' index moves deeper into expansion territory, though new order growth slows.

Global Week Ahead: ECB Draghi to Don Hard Hat After Rate Meeting

Global Week Ahead: ECB Draghi to Don Hard Hat After Rate Meeting

The eurozone central bank probably won't cut rates on Thursday but whatever it decides, policymakers will be criticized.