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

Eurozone Second-Quarter GDP Growth Halves, as Expected, to 0.3%

Eurozone Second-Quarter GDP Growth Halves, as Expected, to 0.3%

Better-than-forecast German data was offset by a surprise stagnation in Italy, leaving the overall figures unchanged from a July 29 estimate.

Zurich Insurance First-Half Profit Beats Forecasts

Zurich Insurance First-Half Profit Beats Forecasts

Recently arrived CEO Greco wants to accelerate cost cuts.

European Markets Mixed; Zurich Insurance, Henkel Rise on Earnings

European Markets Mixed; Zurich Insurance, Henkel Rise on Earnings

Oil continues to slide, while house builders take a battering in the U.K. after a report of slowing house price growth.

Trading Unit Losses Push Down RWE First-Half Earnings

Trading Unit Losses Push Down RWE First-Half Earnings

The German utility maintains its 2016 forecast but says earnings from trading will be significantly lower.

Peppa Pig Owner Entertainment One Leaps on ITV Bid

Peppa Pig Owner Entertainment One Leaps on ITV Bid

The target says the $1.3 billion offer is too low, while its suitor gives no indication on whether it plans a sweetener.

French Industrial Output Unexpectedly Falls in June

French Industrial Output Unexpectedly Falls in June

The 0.8% month-on-month contraction points to a 0.1% second-quarter decline, Insee says.

G4S Surges After First-Half Results Make Rights Issue Less Likely

G4S Surges After First-Half Results Make Rights Issue Less Likely

The company, which was tainted by the June Orlando night club shooting, says its turnaround program is on track.

E.ON Plunges Into Red on Uniper Writedown, Provisions

E.ON Plunges Into Red on Uniper Writedown, Provisions

The utility stands by its full-year forecast as revenue declines by 11%.

Winners and Losers of European Second-Quarter Banking Earnings Season

Winners and Losers of European Second-Quarter Banking Earnings Season

Lloyds emerges as the clear winner in the U.K., while on mainland Europe UBS pulls further ahead of Credit Suisse despite return on equity niggles.

U.K. Manufacturing Production Lags Forecasts in June, Confirms Ebbing Growth

U.K. Manufacturing Production Lags Forecasts in June, Confirms Ebbing Growth

A monthly decline in factory output indicates second-quarter growth was driven by an April surge.