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  1. August 20, 2014

    Carillion courtship that ended in tears

    Since May, Balfour Beatty has looked like an obvious bid target. That month, the FTSE 250 construction group issued its...

  2. August 20, 2014

    Balfour’s next move will be to revalue public-private contracts

    With Carillion’s bid for its rival dead in the water, Balfour Beatty can now concentrate on its public-private portfolio....

  1. August 20, 2014

    Carillion abandons pursuit of Balfour Beatty

    Carillion abandoned its month-long pursuit of rival Balfour Beatty on Wednesday after Balfour rejected its third offer,...

  2. August 19, 2014

    BHP’s spin-off will go with the flow

    It is appropriate that BHP Billiton’s demerger, codenamed Operation River, will result in what looks like a run-off vehicle....

  3. August 18, 2014

    Balfour Beatty in talks to sell US arm to WSP for £700m

    Balfour Beatty is in advanced talks to sell its US design consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff to WSP Global for £700m, as the...

  4. August 15, 2014

    Balfour Beatty rejects Carillion savings claims

    Balfour Beatty has again rejected £3bn merger proposals from construction rival Carillion, stating that the “opportunistic”...

  5. August 14, 2014

    Carillion/Balfour Beatty: hard hats

    Cost savings are the best, and usually the only, reason for companies to combine. But it does not follow that every deal...

  6. August 14, 2014

    Balfour’s bear necessity

    Easy, Bruin. We know you’re frisky, but you could hurt someone. Services group Carillion is attempting a classic bear hug on...

  7. August 14, 2014

    Bid activity helps lift London stocks

    Blue-chip stocks edged higher in London on Tuesday, but the whiff of bid activity kept investors focused on the mid-cap...

  8. August 14, 2014

    Carillion steps up pursuit of Balfour Beatty

    Carillion has stepped up its pursuit of construction rival Balfour Beatty, telling investors that its proposed deal to...

  9. August 11, 2014

    RBS must respect royal prerogative in changing Coutts

    An elderly Coutts client has written to the chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, owner of the private bank. “Dear Mr...

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    August 11, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff talks Russia sactions with Dan Drezner, professor of international relations...

  11. August 11, 2014

    Balfour Beatty rejects new Carillion deal

    Balfour Beatty is under pressure to demonstrate that it could survive as an independent business after spurning a second...

  12. July 31, 2014

    Investor, by their writedowns so shall you know them

    You can tell a lot about a company by its exceptionals. The extent to which businesses recognise these recurrent one-offs in...

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    July 31, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Most hedge funds fail: Clarity is the enemy of profitable finance, says Dan. But...

  14. July 31, 2014

    Balfour Beatty ends merger talks with Carillion

    A row has erupted after Balfour Beatty walked out of talks over a £3bn merger with rival Carillion and questioned the...

  15. July 25, 2014

    Carillion and Balfour Beatty gain on merger talks

    Investors jumped at confirmation that merger talks had begun between Carillion and Balfour Beatty, two mid-cap construction...

  16. July 24, 2014

    Carillion in merger talks with Balfour Beatty

    Carillion is in merger talks with Balfour Beatty, the troubled UK building company, in a move that would create a £3bn...

  17. July 3, 2014

    Balfour Beatty: deconstruction

    Watch out for September. This year UK construction group Balfour Beatty has been producing bad news every couple of months –...

  18. July 3, 2014

    Compliance training cannot save forex from red tape

    Some academic institutions start life with a burden of prejudice to overcome. Not least the Barclays Compliance Career...

  19. July 3, 2014

    Balfour Beatty shares fall after trading warning

    Balfour Beatty shares suffered another steep fall on Thursday after the British construction company warned of a “further...

  20. June 2, 2014

    Balfour Beatty sells PPP stakes for £97m to Dalmore

    Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has sold two of its UK infrastructure assets for nearly £100m as part of a strategy to...

  21. May 6, 2014

    Balfour Beatty U-turn highlights cracks in strategy

    By Gill Plimmer and Andy Sharman From the Shanghai Tower in Hong Kong to the redevelopment of the Battersea power station in...

  22. May 6, 2014

    Pfizer’s 2014 tax cut matters more than AZ’s 2023 sales

    It is safe to predict that 2023 will be a landmark year for Lombard, as for AstraZeneca, which forecasts revenues will be 76...

  23. FT Alphaville

    May 6, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE US labour market slack: the difficulty with “structural” vs “cyclical” labels: The...

  24. May 6, 2014

    Balfour Beatty chief quits after fresh warning

    Balfour Beatty shares tumbled 20 per cent after the UK construction group ousted its chief executive and issued a third...

  25. March 21, 2014

    Balfour Beatty secures Dubai fashion avenue deal

    Balfour Beatty has won the contract to create a fashion avenue in Dubai, linking the world’s tallest building and its...

  26. March 6, 2014

    Balfour Beatty profits slide by a third on delayed recovery

    Balfour Beatty highlighted the difficulties of the British construction industry with a 32 per cent fall in pre-tax profits....

  27. February 10, 2014

    West Ham to sell Upton Park to Galliard Homes

    West Ham United will sell its Boleyn ground in east London to Galliard Homes in a deal to turn the stadium into a...

  28. January 6, 2014

    Balfour Beatty wins London Olympic Stadium conversion contract

    Balfour Beatty has won the contract to convert London’s 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium into the new home of West Ham United....

  29. November 17, 2013

    Blacklist groups in £100,000 payouts

    Thousands of construction workers on an industry blacklist have been offered compensation payouts of up to £100,000 each,...

  30. October 10, 2013

    UK construction groups agree to compensate blacklisted workers

    Eight major construction companies have announced that they will compensate some of the 3,213 workers whose names were kept...

  31. August 16, 2013

    Standard Life slips on GARS fund concerns

    Standard Life was under pressure on Friday on fears that its flagship fund was becoming unwieldy. The life insurer is too...

  32. August 14, 2013

    Balfour Beatty needs to build a stronger narrative

    A profit warning puts a dark cloud over any company. But at least it can generally expect the silver lining that the share...

  33. August 14, 2013

    Dividend hopes push Aviva to two-year high

    Aviva hit a two-year high amid hopes that the insurer would move earlier than expected to restore a dividend cut. Progress...

  34. August 14, 2013

    Balfour Beatty suffers as economic gloom hits construction

    A deterioration in the mining-dependent Australian economy and fewer British infrastructure projects have weighed heavily on...

  35. July 8, 2013

    RBS gains as economic optimism aids banks

    Royal Bank of Scotland led the way yesterday as economic optimism put the banks among the FTSE 100 risers. Upbeat business...

  36. July 7, 2013

    The Week Ahead: July 8 – July 12

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

  37. July 5, 2013

    British Land to invest £470m in office-led Paddington estate

    British Land has bought up most of the Paddington Estate – a 1.2m sq ft office-led estate near the west London railway...

  38. July 1, 2013

    Tullow Oil jumps ahead of trading update

    The FTSE 100 started the second half with its biggest gain in more than a month with Tullow Oil among the top gainers....

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