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  1. June 12, 2014

    Leighton puts engineering and property arms under review

    Leighton Holdings, Australia’s biggest construction company, is considering selling its John Holland engineering unit and...

  2. May 19, 2014

    Leighton faces down shareholder pay angst

    Leighton Holdings, Australia’s biggest construction company, has faced down shareholder anger over “excessive” termination...

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  1. May 12, 2014

    Australia’s Leighton Holdings caught up in India legal dispute

    Leighton Holdings, Australia’s biggest construction company, said on Monday that a senior executive at its Indian mining...

  2. April 9, 2014

    Debt worries weigh on European groups

    Passengers arriving at Jorge Chávez airport in Lima will soon be able to travel into Peru’s capital on a new metro line....

  3. April 1, 2014

    FCC refinances €4.5bn in debt

    FCC has won backing from its banks to refinance more than €4.5bn of debt, the latest in a series of moves by the Spanish...

  4. March 13, 2014

    Hochtief tightens grip on Leighton by ousting two executives

    Germany’s Hochtief moved to tighten its grip on Leighton Holdings, the Australian builder and its most valuable asset, by...

  5. March 13, 2014

    Hochtief / Leighton: abuse of minorities

    They had plenty of warning. Even so, minority shareholders in Australian building group Leighton are being treated...

  6. November 4, 2013

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: Advanced Computer Software (ACS) The share price has drifted for the past six months despite clear trading...

  7. October 20, 2013

    Classical Arabic language being forgotten

    Even after Hanadi Dayyeh’s Arabic language students graduate, it is not uncommon for her students to return asking for...

  8. FT Data

    September 29, 2013

    Sequestration: How is your county affected?

    By David Donald of the Center for Public Integrity and James Politi. Interactive graphic by Caroline Nevitt, Tom Pearson and...

  9. June 12, 2013

    Brookfield shows confidence in Europe as it plans €1.65bn spree

    The largest owner of office space in North America is planning a €1.65bn spending drive in Europe, as foreign investors show...

  10. May 23, 2013

    Spanish banks look to recover debt beyond construction sector

    This week as Spain’s largest lenders took part in a conference call to discuss the restructuring of a €5bn debt pile of El...

  11. May 10, 2013

    Hochtief helps Dax make further gains

    European stocks climbed to their highest level in nearly five years this week, with ACS and Nokia among the biggest gainers....

  12. May 7, 2013

    Dax hits five-year peak on factory data

    Data on factory orders that were “much better than expected” helped lift Germany’s Dax index above its pre-crisis peak to a...

  13. May 7, 2013

    Hochtief sells airports division to pension fund for €1.1bn

    Hochtief, Germany’s largest builder by sales, has sold its airports division to a Canadian public pension fund for €1.1bn...

  14. March 25, 2013

    Leighton appoints new chairman

    Australian contractor Leighton Holdings has announced the appointment of Bob Humphris as its new chairman to replace Stephen...

  15. March 24, 2013

    Leighton / Hochtief: minority sports

    Being a minority shareholder is rarely pleasant. Being a minority shareholder in a company whose immediate parent is also...

  16. March 22, 2013

    Leighton chief resigns over Hochtief row

    The chairman of Australian construction and contracting company Leighton Holdings has stepped down following a “breakdown in...

  17. March 10, 2013

    Spain raises takeover barriers

    A fear that troubled Spanish companies could fall prey to opportunistic foreign takeovers has prompted Madrid to build new...

  18. February 28, 2013

    Hochtief plans asset sales to boost profits

    Hochtief plans more asset sales and tighter risk management to try to raise profitability after the German construction...

  19. beyondbrics

    February 24, 2013

    Week ahead, Feb 25 - March 1

    A look at the week ahead from beyondbrics, featuring: GDP data from South Africa, India and Nigeria; results from Heinz,...

  20. February 20, 2013

    Materials and construction offer bright spot

    A rally in materials and construction stocks provided a bright spot against a sell-off across European markets. A positive...

  21. January 20, 2013

    ACS builds its hopes on Hochtief gamble

    As president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez has plunged the football club deep into debt by breaking transfer records to...

  22. December 21, 2012

    ACS gains on eurozone outlook

    Investors bought into risky assets this week on optimism over a possible eurozone recovery next year. An unexpectedly upbeat...

  23. December 19, 2012

    Recovery talk lifts construction stocks

    European markets continued to rally for a second day as investors bought into riskier assets. The FTSE Eurofirst 300 gained...

  24. December 3, 2012

    EADS lifted by talk of new structure

    News that EADS was nearing a deal to restructure its shareholder base sent shares in Europe’s biggest aerospace group...

  25. November 21, 2012

    ACS / Hochtief – stability needed

    Want a lesson in shareholder value destruction? Look no further than the sorry tale of ACS, the Spanish construction company...

  26. November 14, 2012

    Earnings help Vivendi buck negative trend

    Vivendi bucked negative sentiment across Europe as investors bought into the French group after better than expected...

  27. September 20, 2012

    Iberdrola must embrace global governance

    Governments, when they chase glory abroad, sometimes do so in order to silence domestic critics. Companies, by contrast,...

  28. August 31, 2012

    ACS halts dividend on Iberdrola writedown

    ACS’s ill-fated investment in Iberdrola pushed the Spanish construction group to a first-half loss after it was forced...

  29. August 22, 2012

    Heineken helps push Eurofirst 300 lower

    Shares in Heineken dropped 1.1 per cent to €44.00 on Wednesday, on the back of disappointing first-half figures. The stock...

  30. August 20, 2012

    Brazil tax bill fears dent Telecom Italia

    Telecom Italia was among the biggest fallers in the FTSE Eurofirst 300 amid concerns that it could be hit with a large tax...

  31. August 16, 2012

    Spanish stocks gain on slow day

    Spanish stocks were the biggest winners on the FTSE Eurofirst 300 as hopes rose that Spain would seek a bail-out for its...

  32. August 14, 2012

    Germany’s growth gives Xetra Dax a lift

    Forecast-beating results from Merck made the German drugmaker the best performing stock in Europe. The share price moved 2.7...

  33. August 13, 2012

    Julius Baer hit by move for Merrill unit

    Moves by Julius Baer to buy Merrill Lynch’s wealth management arm hit the Swiss bank’s shares as analysts warned of...

  34. June 28, 2012

    Takeover schemes

    The thunderflash lobbed by Qatar Holding into Glencore’s merger with Xstrata shines a light on schemes of arrangement – an...

  35. June 25, 2012

    EADS stock lifted as Airbus deadline looms

    Reassurances from Airbus that it would be able to deliver its first A350 passenger jet on time lifted shares in parent...

  36. beyondbrics

    May 29, 2012

    China's State Grid steps up Brazil push

    If there are fears that Brazil’s economy may have lost some of its lustre, Chinese companies are not showing it. State Grid...

  37. May 29, 2012

    Chinese utility group expands in Brazil

    State Grid Corp of China is to make a second foray into the Brazilian electricity transmission line business, deepening...

  38. May 10, 2012

    Qataris target 10% Xstrata stake

    Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund plans to buy at least 10 per cent of Xstrata as part of a long-held strategy to invest in...

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