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

Inflationary 'Buildup' Sullies U.K. Services-Sector PMI Jump

Inflationary 'Buildup' Sullies U.K. Services-Sector PMI Jump

The indicator highlights the complexity of Bank of England Governor Carney's task of keeping the U.K. economy on a stable course.

Asian Markets Mixed; Futures Fall on Rate, Election Worries

Asian Markets Mixed; Futures Fall on Rate, Election Worries

Gold rises as Fed officials keep a December rate rise on the table.

Swiss Re Starts $1 Billion Buyback After Beating Quarterly Forecasts

Swiss Re Starts $1 Billion Buyback After Beating Quarterly Forecasts

The Zurich reinsurer says underwriting 'discipline' and investment income helped mitigate a slump in earnings.

Eurozone PMI Points to Fourth-Quarter Growth Pickup

Eurozone PMI Points to Fourth-Quarter Growth Pickup

A strong turnout from Spain and the Netherlands pushes the closely watched manufacturing-industry gauge above the preliminary estimate.

Asian Markets Sink on Election Worries; Gold Rises

Asian Markets Sink on Election Worries; Gold Rises

U.S. futures fall as the Fed prepares to make its rate call.

AEP Lifts Full-Year Guidance After Quarterly Earnings Beat

AEP Lifts Full-Year Guidance After Quarterly Earnings Beat

A write-down on deregulated power assets pushes the utility into the red on a GAAP basis.

China PMI Data Buoys Asian Markets as BoJ Stands Pat on Rates

China PMI Data Buoys Asian Markets as BoJ Stands Pat on Rates

Chinese government and private-sector manufacturing gauges point to the fastest rate of growth in more than two years.

Eurozone Sees Inflation Uptick, Stagnant Third-Quarter GDP Growth

Eurozone Sees Inflation Uptick, Stagnant Third-Quarter GDP Growth

Economic indicators out on Monday suggest the ECB probably won't start curtailing its asset buying just yet.

Asian Markets Mixed Before BoJ Meeting; U.S. Futures Rise

Asian Markets Mixed Before BoJ Meeting; U.S. Futures Rise

Sky Network TV falls in New Zealand on an antitrust hitch with its merger, while Sony rises after firming up a July deal to sell its battery unit.

Global Week Ahead: Eurozone GDP to Show Subdued Growth

Global Week Ahead: Eurozone GDP to Show Subdued Growth

More insight on the impact of Brexit will come with the Bank of England's inflation report, which will likely be accompanied by news of status quo on rates.