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

Didi Chuxing, Uber Face Government Scrutiny of China Peace Deal

Didi Chuxing, Uber Face Government Scrutiny of China Peace Deal

The Ministry of Commerce intervention comes after Didi predicted the union wouldn't require regulatory approval.

U.K. Construction-Sector PMI Beats Forecasts But Higher Prices Loom

U.K. Construction-Sector PMI Beats Forecasts But Higher Prices Loom

The Markit/CIPS report follows better-than-expected manufacturing-sector data on Thursday and will allay post-Brexit vote worries about a steep downturn.

Asian Markets Mixed Before U.S. Jobs Data; Alumina Rises on Alcoa Peace Deal

Asian Markets Mixed Before U.S. Jobs Data; Alumina Rises on Alcoa Peace Deal

Oil prices recover, and U.S. futures are flat before monthly payroll numbers.

European Stock Benchmarks Mixed; FTSE Erases Gains After Strong PMI

European Stock Benchmarks Mixed; FTSE Erases Gains After Strong PMI

Bank stocks continue to rise across Europe on consolidation hopes.

Pound Surges, Gilt Yields Rise After U.K. Manufacturing PMI Hits 10-Month High

Pound Surges, Gilt Yields Rise After U.K. Manufacturing PMI Hits 10-Month High

The Markit/CIPS index adds to a body of relatively rosy recent data from Britain more than two months on from the Brexit vote.

Chinese Government PMI Tops Forecasts in August

Chinese Government PMI Tops Forecasts in August

Reports from the National Bureau of Statistics and a private-sector survey from Caixin/Markit both point to a stabilization in factory-gate prices.

Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank Union Seen as Non-Starter

Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank Union Seen as Non-Starter

Top executives of both lenders highlight the need for consolidation in the banking sector

Eurozone Inflation Holds Steady at Lackulster 0.2% in August

Eurozone Inflation Holds Steady at Lackulster 0.2% in August

News of weaker-than-expected price growth comes before the ECB meets next week to set rates.

Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank Shares Rise on Report of Potential Merger

Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank Shares Rise on Report of Potential Merger

Deutsche Bank CEO Cryan says a transaction is 'probably not an option' for now, while stating that European banks must tie up.

Brexit Blues Ease as U.K. Consumer Confidence Rebounds, House Prices Rise

Brexit Blues Ease as U.K. Consumer Confidence Rebounds, House Prices Rise

GfK's closely watched sentiment barometer rises more than expected after steep post-Brexit falls, while Nationwide's house price index unexpectedly rises on the the month.