Articles by Heather Timmons



Italian Merger May Lead to Spike in Bank Deals

  • 29 August 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
A deal over the weekend to create the largest bank in Italy could pave the way for more cross-border consolidation in the industry, bankers and analysts said Sunday.

Court Clears Morgan Stanley of Bias

  • 03 July 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The investment bank's analysis of LVMH was not intentionally biased, a French court rules.

Brewer's Patriotism Leaving Bad Taste

  • 12 July 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Anheuser-Busch is taking some chances by circulating marketing materials that may cross the line from patriotism to jingoism.

Buffett Back on Scene With $5Bln Purchase

  • 26 May 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Warren Buffett struck a deal on Tuesday to buy the electric utility PacifiCorp for $5.1 billion from Scottish Power, his largest purchase in eight years. Sounding a bullish note for the energy industry in general, he promised to buy similar assets in the future.

Iraq Asks Foreigners to Size Up Oil Fields

  • 10 August 04
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Iraq has an immense amount of oil, but no one knows in detail just how much is there, not even the country's oil ministry.

Shell to Avoid UNESCO Sites

  • 02 September 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
One of the largest oil companies in the world, Royal Dutch/Shell, has promised to avoid exploring or drilling on sites that carry the United Nation's World Heritage designation. It is the first energy company to make such a promise.

Pubs Make for Cozy Investment Targets

  • 26 August 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
In Europe this year, some of the most frenzied deal-making is centered around one of the oldest and once stodgiest of institutions, the British pub.

BAE Rejects Merger With French Rival

  • 10 June 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
BAE Systems, the largest military contractor in Europe, confirmed Sunday that it had rejected the idea of merging with its French competitor, Thales.