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    1. May 9, 2016

      Construction companies that blacklisted workers pay £75m

      Almost 800 workers who were blacklisted by construction companies for their political views and union activities have...

    2. March 15, 2016

      Balfour Beatty retains faith in turnround drive as losses narrow

      Balfour Beatty, the construction and infrastructure group that built the Channel tunnel and the Docklands Light...

    1. Fast FT

      March 15, 2016

      Opening Quote: Sainsbury; Avon calling; 'Fags'; nags

      Sainsbury is showing really rather skinny signs of improvement as its £1.3bn deal to acquire Home Retail Group looms....

    2. FT Alphaville

      March 15, 2016

      FT Opening Quote - Sainsbury's skinny recovery

      Sainsbury is showing really rather skinny signs of improvement as its £1.3bn deal to acquire Home Retail Group looms....

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      March 15, 2016

      Balfour Beatty eyes divi reinstatement

      Balfour Beatty had a tough 2015, but Britain’s biggest construction company insists a major turnround plan will bear...

    4. January 10, 2016

      Balfour Beatty agrees to begin work on 53-floor Canary Wharf tower

      Balfour Beatty has agreed to begin preliminary work on a planned 53-storey residential tower in London, putting it on...

    5. FT Alphaville

      December 9, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Ashtead, Petra in the pink

      Ashtead’s plant hire business is getting a lift from the building boom and a pink diamond is Petra’s best friend. FT...

    6. October 12, 2015

      Carillion draws short sellers’ attention

      Carillion has become the most popular share for hedge funds to “sell short” in the London market, according to official...

    7. August 12, 2015

      Balfour Beatty insists turnround on track as losses widen

      Shares in Balfour Beatty rose despite a near tripling of pre-tax losses in the first half of this year as Britain’s...

    8. FT Alphaville

      August 12, 2015

      Opening Quote: The Economist changes hands

      Also today – scrutiny for Zoopla’s incentives, productivity advice for Mr Osborne Pearson has continued its long...

    9. July 14, 2015

      Carillion expects return to revenue growth

      Carillion, whose business stretches from maintaining UK military bases to helping build a World Cup stadium in Qatar,...

    10. July 9, 2015

      Balfour Beatty warns of £120m-£150m profit shortfall

      Balfour Beatty has uncovered further losses of up to £150m on mismanaged construction contracts, prompting its seventh...

    11. FT Alphaville

      July 9, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Balfour warns of profits shortfall

      Balfour Beatty investors are donning their hard hats with a warning of a further profit shortfall this morning – shares...

    12. July 6, 2015

      Movers & shakers: July 6

      ● Nest, the UK state-backed workplace pension provider, will have a new chief executive in the autumn. Helen Dean,...

    13. March 25, 2015

      Ousting of Clarkson is a green light for BBC revamp to go up a gear

      Are you looking forward to the BBC’s post-Clarkson Top Gear? Me neither. One imagines the politically-correct line-up...

    14. March 25, 2015

      Balfour warns of ‘major challenges’ after reporting £304m loss

      Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty’s recently appointed chief executive, on Wednesday warned of “major short-term challenges”...

    15. March 24, 2015

      Outsourcer calls for independent watchdog in transparency drive

      One of the world’s biggest outsourcing companies has urged the UK government to set up an independent regulator to...

    16. March 20, 2015

      Leo Quinn faces uphill battle to remove Balfour Beatty ‘skeletons’

      Six profit warnings. Two failed deals. Years of management turmoil. Faced with Balfour Beatty’s dismal record, incoming...

    17. March 18, 2015

      Budget 2015: VAT changes level the playing field for outsourcing

      Government outsourcing is expected to increase after the coalition removed VAT charges for private sector bidders on...

    18. February 26, 2015

      Consortiums named for London super sewer

      The body created by Thames Water to deliver the £4.2bn so-called “super sewer” through central London has provisionally...

    19. February 18, 2015

      Balfour Beatty completes £352m Welsh wind power deal

      Balfour Beatty has completed its acquisition of a £352m Welsh offshore transmission project, just one day after its new...

    20. February 16, 2015

      Balfour Beatty sells £40m wind farm stake

      Balfour Beatty has sold a £40m stake in its Kent wind farm business as the infrastructure group looks to raise cash...

    21. February 11, 2015

      Balfour Beatty selects Aveva’s Philip Aiken as chairman

      Balfour Beatty has tapped Aveva Group head Philip Aiken as its incoming chairman, just weeks after issuing a profit...

    22. January 26, 2015

      WYG plans sale, merger or acquisition in pursuit of faster growth

      WYG, the project manager and technical consultancy, has put itself up for sale by announcing a strategic review. The...

    23. January 22, 2015

      Balfour Beatty chief faces Olympian turnround task

      Balfour Beatty hoped its £154m deal to convert London’s Olympic stadium, pictured below, into a new home for West Ham...

    24. January 22, 2015

      Balfour Beatty: holding hands

      Two people walk down the street. One proceeds serenely. The other is holding hands with a small child. Sometimes the...

    25. January 22, 2015

      Hod-carrying plodders should be infra dig at Quinn’s rebuilt Balfour

      Leo Quinn, brisk new boss of Balfour Beatty, regards the struggling infrastructure group as a “value creation...

    26. January 22, 2015

      Timeline of Balfour Beatty’s troubles

      November 2012 — Balfour Beatty’s shares fall 18 per cent as it warns on profits for the first time, blaming tough...

    27. January 22, 2015

      Balfour Beatty in further turmoil as KPMG reveals £70m shortfall

      Balfour Beatty was thrown into fresh turmoil after an independent probe into its finances revealed an unexpected...

    28. December 5, 2014

      Balfour Beatty rejects £1bn JLIF offer

      Balfour Beatty has rejected a £1bn offer for its investment arm and said it is on track to deliver a review into the...

    29. December 1, 2014

      Balfour Beatty offered £1bn for investment arm by John Laing

      Balfour Beatty is weighing a £1bn offer for its investment arm in a development that could lead to an eventual break-up...

    30. November 25, 2014

      Balfour climbs as bargain hunters arrive

      Bargain hunters arrived for Balfour Beatty on Tuesday with bid hopes helping to support the rally. Merrill Lynch,...

    31. November 4, 2014

      Balfour Beatty CFO Duncan Magrath to leave company

      The shake-up at the top of Balfour Beatty took a fresh turn on Tuesday with the announcement that Duncan Magrath, chief...

    32. October 28, 2014

      Balfour Beatty gets go-ahead for Parsons sale

      Balfour Beatty’s shareholders on Tuesday voted to back the sale of Parsons Brinckerhoff, the US design consultancy that...

    33. October 15, 2014

      Balfour Beatty names Qinetiq head as chief executive

      Balfour Beatty has named Leo Quinn, the current boss of defence research group Qinetiq, as chief executive, bringing...

    34. October 5, 2014

      UK regional airports join forces as Blackpool fights for survival

      After years of losses, Blackpool airport has only days to find a buyer if it is not to join the growing numbers of the...

    35. October 2, 2014

      Investors stand firm in face of profitability warning shots

      Like Shakespeare’s sorrows, profit warnings “come not single spies but in battalions”. And, last month, the battalions...

    36. September 29, 2014

      Bonus clawbacks will burnish City prestige, not tarnish it

      Querying the bill goes against the grain for employers as it does for diners, miserably tucking into bad restaurant...

    37. September 29, 2014

      Balfour Beatty: still got your hard hat?

      The American civil engineer Arthur M Wellington once said that his craft was “the art of doing well with one dollar,...

    38. FT Alphaville

      September 29, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE How’s it koan, at Quindell? When it comes to Quindell is an update promising an...

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