Nils Pratley, The Guardian "There are no guarantees, obviously, but you suspect the City is ready to back the ambition if Betfair is priced around the pounds 1.2bn mark, especially as the founders are keeping at least 90 per cent of their stakes." The Lex Column
, Financial Times "Betfair is brave to attempt a London listing so soon after the Ocado debacle.
This coincided with a hard-hitting column in the highly influential Lex Column
in the Financial Times which described Irish banks as "dead".
The Financial Times' Lex column
referred to "a secretive, rushed, and rather unconvincing stress test exercise" which "failed to address the European banking sector's Achilles heel -- its exposure to sovereign debt.
Someone willing to shell out money can do so under one of two packages: $179 a year for the standard subscription or $299 for the premium subscription, which allows access to the FT's popular Lex column
Last Saturday the Financial Times' influential Lex column
described recent events here as "cosy Irish capitalism at its worst" and who could disagree with that.
According to the Financial Times (The Lex Column
As the Lex column
in the Financial Times put it: ABB without Percy Barnevik would have once seemed like Manchester United without Sir Alex Ferguson.
The FT's influential Lex column
suggested that Dialog had mismanaged the acquisition of Knight-Ridder Information.