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

German Inflation Unexpectedly Slows in August

German Inflation Unexpectedly Slows in August

A preliminary report makes the prospect of ECB monetary boosters next week marginally more likely.

Tumi Parent Samsonite Sees Second-Half Upturn

Tumi Parent Samsonite Sees Second-Half Upturn

The Hong Kong-listed luggage maker has high hopes for newly acquired Tumi.

Global Week Ahead: Eurozone Inflation to Perk up But Has Sunshine Swept Away U.K. Brexit Blues?

Global Week Ahead: Eurozone Inflation to Perk up But Has Sunshine Swept Away U.K. Brexit Blues?

Chinese purchasing managers' indices for August will also feature among the global data highlights.

U.K. Second-Quarter GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.6%

U.K. Second-Quarter GDP Growth Confirmed at 0.6%

Construction output is revised downwards in the Office for National Statistics' second take on the data.

German, French Consumer Confidence Picks Up in August

German, French Consumer Confidence Picks Up in August

Above-forecast German figures suggest consumers are unfazed by Brexit and the terror threat, while the French uptick comes as a separate report confirms second-quarter GDP stagnation.

Japanese Stocks Fall as Deflation Worsens; Futures Tread Water Before Yellen

Japanese Stocks Fall as Deflation Worsens; Futures Tread Water Before Yellen

Core Japanese consumer prices fall by 0.5% from a year earlier, marking the largest decline in more than three years and raising pressure on the Bank of Japan.

Germany's Ifo Business Climate Index Unexpectedly Falls in August

Germany's Ifo Business Climate Index Unexpectedly Falls in August

The report follows the release of declining purchasing managers' indices for the eurozone's leading economy.

Stop & Shop Owner Ahold Delhaize Reports 'Good Momentum' After Merger

Stop & Shop Owner Ahold Delhaize Reports 'Good Momentum' After Merger

The grocer plans to sell an additional 10 U.S. stores and announces above-forecast quarterly results for the Ahold business.

Chinese Data Underwhelm, Point to Private Investment Weakness

Chinese Data Underwhelm, Point to Private Investment Weakness

News of a slowdown in fixed-assets investment growth accompanies disappointing figures on industrial output, retail sales and bank credit.

European Stock Markets Mixed; Moeller-Maersk Rises on Capital Expenditure Cuts

European Stock Markets Mixed; Moeller-Maersk Rises on Capital Expenditure Cuts

The E.U.'s statistics arm confirms second-quarter eurozone growth halved to 0.3%.