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    1. May 25, 2016

      International push boosts profits at Babcock

      A bulging pipeline of international work has propelled higher sales and profits at Babcock International, including...

    2. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Babcock hikes divi 9% amid decent growth

      Babcock International has jacked up its dividend 9 per cent after the FTSE 100 defence-focused outsourcer racked up a...

    1. March 28, 2016

      BAE, Rolls-Royce and Babcock win £372m of RAF and Navy work

      BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce and Babcock have won contracts worth £372m to maintain the Hawk jets used by the Royal Air...

    2. March 28, 2016

      Goliath crane for sale at knockdown price

      Have some heavy lifting to do? For sale at half price, the £12m Goliath crane that has towered over Rosyth dockyard for...

    3. January 29, 2016

      Babcock, BAE and Rolls-Royce step in to support steelmaker

      Sheffield Forgemasters has been granted a £30m support package by three of the UK’s biggest manufacturers in a move...

    4. November 24, 2015

      Babcock expects to benefit from £12bn extra defence spending

      Babcock International said Britain’s decision to spend billions of pounds on extra equipment as part of its strategic...

    5. September 1, 2015

      BAE Systems: holding its breath

      Ignore for a moment the political furore over Faslane’s Royal Navy submarine base. George Osborne, chancellor, drew...

    6. August 7, 2015

      Boardroom trades, August 7

      Investors in Babcock International joined the Tories in toasting their election victory in May after shares in the...

    7. May 18, 2015

      Military contracts boost Babcock profits

      The biggest shake-up in decades at the Ministry of Defence has benefited Babcock, which posted a 43 per cent rise in...

    8. May 8, 2015

      Babcock leads election rally for FTSE 100

      Babcock International was Friday’s biggest winner as public sector outsourcers led the FTSE 100 to its biggest rebound...

    9. February 9, 2015

      Kelvin MacKenzie aims to take on his old station with radio bid

      Kelvin MacKenzie is bidding to run a new national sports radio station that would compete with Talksport, the...

    10. November 20, 2014

      Babcock profits rise as outsourcer fortifies position in defence

      Babcock International has reinforced its position at the heart of Britain’s defence establishment with a series of...

    11. November 20, 2014

      Industrial stocks help limit FTSE losses

      Chemical and engineering stocks helped limit overall losses on London’s FTSE 100 on Thursday, after well-received...

    12. October 2, 2014

      Babcock slips as tracker funds exit

      Babcock International’s £1.6bn purchase of helicopter operator Avincis in March has come with a sting in the tail: it...

    13. October 1, 2014

      Fallon warns against further defence cuts

      Citing threats from Islamic extremism and Russia, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has warned the prime minister and...

    14. September 22, 2014

      Babcock bond sale raises issuance hopes post-Scotland vote

      Babcock International, the UK defence contractor that saw its shares fall in the run-up to last week’s referendum on...

    15. July 21, 2014

      Babcock lifts order book after deal

      Babcock International, a key supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence, has increased its order book to £13.5bn, boosted...

    16. May 19, 2014

      Babcock boosted by surge in UK government outsourcing

      Babcock, a key supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence, said a boom in outsourcing by Britain’s coalition government...

    17. April 1, 2014

      Babcock secures second big deal in as many days

      Babcock International has scored its second big contract win in two days, nailing a deal worth about £800m to manage...

    18. March 31, 2014

      Babcock wins UK nuclear clean-up contract

      The £7bn job of decommissioning Britain’s oldest nuclear power plants has been won jointly by UK defence specialist...

    19. March 27, 2014

      Rusal is not a human being

      Poor, wounded gazelle. Rusal has claimed that its human rights were infringed by a consumer-friendly plan to reduce...

    20. March 27, 2014

      Babcock shares fall after rights issue to fund £1.6bn Avincis deal

      Babcock International moved one step closer to becoming the ultimate ‘boys’ toys’ company when the British engineering...

    21. February 11, 2014

      UK retailers top FTSE after January sales

      European equities opened higher on Tuesday, with London’s indices boosted by strong overnight retail sales figures. The...

    22. December 17, 2013

      Babcock builds up its defences with cyber security deal

      Babcock has made its first move into the fast-growing cyber security market, acquiring one of the British government’s...

    23. November 25, 2013

      Babcock International: helicopter money

      The word “international” in Babcock International is a misnomer. The engineering support services group generates 85...

    24. November 24, 2013

      Babcock eyes stake in helicopter operator

      Babcock International is in talks over expanding its international business by taking a stake in a private equity-owned...

    25. November 12, 2013

      Babcock posts 17% rise in first half despite defence cutbacks

      Babcock International, the engineering and support services contractor, has defied defence cuts and turmoil in the...

    26. October 7, 2013

      Leading UK industrialists move to address skills shortages

      A group of leading industrialists has pledged to recruit five per cent of its permanent workforce from among graduate...

    27. May 17, 2013

      Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

      Buy: Babcock (BAB) Full-year results for the outsourcing and engineering company beat market expectations on every...

    28. May 14, 2013

      Babcock boosted by UK defence shake-up

      The biggest shake-up in decades at the Ministry of Defence has benefited Babcock, which posted a 16 per cent rise in...

    29. May 14, 2013

      Utilities lifted by Severn Trent bid interest

      Severn Trent’s shares are already up more than 18 per cent after the water utility, long linked with potential bid...

    30. May 10, 2013

      Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

      Buy: Development Securities (DSC) The shares look seriously undervalued at a 43 per cent discount to book value, which...

    31. April 3, 2013

      MoD outsourcing set to boost Babcock

      Babcock International Group’s bid pipeline has grown from £14bn to £15.5bn since the end of January, and the...

    32. March 31, 2013

      The Week Ahead: April 1 – April 7

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    33. beyondbrics

      March 31, 2013

      Week ahead: 1-5 April

      A look at the week ahead from beyondbrics: a deadline for Malaysia to hold general elections approaches; Venezuela...

    34. March 11, 2013

      Melrose advances with talk of disposals

      Disposal hopes helped push Melrose to the top of the blue-chip risers on Monday. The engineering turnround specialist...

    35. March 5, 2013

      Xstrata exits after decade of two halves

      And so Xstrata takes its last bow as a quoted company. Barring yet another delay to the deadline for closing its $76bn...

    36. January 14, 2013

      Shanks to build waste plant

      Shanks, the waste management group, has signed a 25-year, £750m contract with Wakefield council to build one of the...

    37. November 25, 2012

      UK fights to build a nuclear legacy

      An old South Yorkshire colliery in Rotherham, which became a battleground in the UK miners’ strike of the 1980s, makes...

    38. November 6, 2012

      Government outsourcing at peak, says Babcock

      The private sector would be hard pressed to keep up with any further acceleration in the already ferocious pace of UK...

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