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

Sony Takes Off Gloves in VR Battle With New PlayStation Headset

Sony Takes Off Gloves in VR Battle With New PlayStation Headset

The launch of the $399 device comes as Facebook's Oculus and HTC prepare to lower their entry points to the VR universe.

Brexit Concerns Scare Off Another London IPO Hopeful, Though ConvaTec Plows On

Brexit Concerns Scare Off Another London IPO Hopeful, Though ConvaTec Plows On

Bain Capital's TI Fluid blames its retreat on market conditions.

Weak Chinese Trade Data Pull Down Asian Stocks, Futures Plunge

Weak Chinese Trade Data Pull Down Asian Stocks, Futures Plunge

Imports give up August's gains, while exports plummet by 10%.

Recovering Eurozone Industrial Output Eases Brexit-Vote Worries

Recovering Eurozone Industrial Output Eases Brexit-Vote Worries

The volatile indicator rises more than expected in August.

Ericsson Plunges, Nokia Follows After Weak Mobile Broadband Sales Hammer Profit

Ericsson Plunges, Nokia Follows After Weak Mobile Broadband Sales Hammer Profit

The Swedish group says 'current trends' will continue in the short term as it posts a 93% decline in quarterly operating earnings.

Asian Markets Fall After Wall Street Tumbles, Pound Gains on Talk of Parliamentary Role on Brexit

Asian Markets Fall After Wall Street Tumbles, Pound Gains on Talk of Parliamentary Role on Brexit

Banking stocks decline, while the U.K. currency retreats from lows sparked by fears of a 'hard' retreat from the EU.

Financial Pundits' Confidence in German Outlook Improves, but Banks Remain Worried

Financial Pundits' Confidence in German Outlook Improves, but Banks Remain Worried

News from the ZEW institute of broadly improving sentiment represents a muted echo of Monday's robust Sentix gauge of investor confidence.

Asian Stocks Mixed; Samsung Plunges on Galaxy Note 7 Suspension

Asian Stocks Mixed; Samsung Plunges on Galaxy Note 7 Suspension

Resources and oil groups rise after comments from Russian President Putin and the Saudi energy minister.

European Stock Indices Rise After Strong Data; Deutsche Bank Erases Initial Losses

European Stock Indices Rise After Strong Data; Deutsche Bank Erases Initial Losses

Positive German trade figures and a closely watched indicator of euro zone investor confidence paint a brighter picture of the post-Brexit-vote economy.

William Hill, Amaya Put Chips Down on Alliance

William Hill, Amaya Put Chips Down on Alliance

The gaming groups describe the proposed transaction as an all-stock "merger of equals."