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 Exports, Imports Recover in August After July Slump

German Exports, Imports Recover in August After July Slump

Brighter-than-expected trade data follow good news on industrial output, business confidence and consumer price growth from the euro zone's leading economy.

Asian Stock Markets Mixed; Samsung Electronics Falls as Galaxy 7 Note Woes Mount

Asian Stock Markets Mixed; Samsung Electronics Falls as Galaxy 7 Note Woes Mount

Chinese indices rise and the renminbi is pegged lower against the dollar after a one-week holiday, while Hong Kong and Japan take a break.

U.K. Industrial Output Dips as Statisticians See 'Limited Evidence' of Pound Buoying Exports

U.K. Industrial Output Dips as Statisticians See 'Limited Evidence' of Pound Buoying Exports

The decline interrupts a strong run of post-Brexit-vote data.

Asian Stock Markets Down After Pound's 'Flash Crash'

Asian Stock Markets Down After Pound's 'Flash Crash'

The U.K. currency plummets 6% on the Asian opening.

Financial Services Software Maker Misys Plots Return to London Bourse

Financial Services Software Maker Misys Plots Return to London Bourse

The Vista Equity Partners-backed company will sell $635 million in new shares and could attain a market value of ten times that amount.

Fujitsu Considers PC Sale to China's Lenovo

Fujitsu Considers PC Sale to China's Lenovo

A deal would follow an unsuccessful attempt by the Japanese group to engineer a three-way PC merger with Toshiba and Sony's Vaio.

Asian Stock Markets Rise; Samsung Up After Elliott Attack, Viv Labs Purchase

Asian Stock Markets Rise; Samsung Up After Elliott Attack, Viv Labs Purchase

Activist Elliott wants the Korean electronics giant to restructure.

Japan's Sompo Pockets Endurance Specialty in $6.3 Billion Takeover Deal

Japan's Sompo Pockets Endurance Specialty in $6.3 Billion Takeover Deal

The agreement marks the buyer's most significant step yet in its overseas expansion drive.

Asian Markets Mixed Before Jobs Report; Sompo Rises on Endurance Specialty Bid Plan

Asian Markets Mixed Before Jobs Report; Sompo Rises on Endurance Specialty Bid Plan

Gold miners fall in Australia, while Indian stocks are muted after Tuesday's surprise rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India.

Pound Slump Highlights Brexit Concerns, Lifts FTSE to Near Record

Pound Slump Highlights Brexit Concerns, Lifts FTSE to Near Record

Britain's Brexit fortunes remain difficult to assess as markets offer mixed-signals on EU departure.