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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...

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    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,...

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    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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