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  1. Fast FT

    April 28, 2016

    Opening Quote: pay day moans; profits slump for Lloyds; Mars mission

    Five large companies are expected to suffer big executive pay moans from shareholders today, Lloyds’ bank profits are...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 28, 2016

    FT Opening Quote

    Five large companies are expected to suffer big executive pay moans from shareholders today, Lloyds’ bank profits are...

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  1. April 28, 2016

    Shareholder pay revolt set to heat up

    Shareholders are preparing for potential rebellions over executive pay at four big UK listed companies on Thursday as...

  2. April 24, 2016

    Executives braced for further shareholder rebellions over pay

    The shareholder rebellion over executive pay is set to intensify as four large UK listed companies face the threat of...

  3. November 6, 2015

    CRH lifted by US infrastructure bill vote

    A relief rally lifted CRH, the Irish aggregates maker, on Friday after the US cleared the way to approving a key...

  4. August 27, 2015

    CRH options not Manifold in a downturn

    Finn MacCool was a dab hand with building materials, knocking up the Giant’s Causeway in Antrim to outface a Scottish...

  5. August 27, 2015

    CRH adds CR Laurence to acquisitions tally for $1.3bn

    Irish building materials group CRH has signalled its faith in the continued growth of the US commercial and residential...

  6. August 24, 2015

    Apologia for the City broker suffering a (China) crisis of conscience

    The chief executive of Abashed Equities, a typical City stockbroker, has written to fund management customers. “Dear...

  7. August 9, 2015

    CRH ready to add to $6.5bn binge on Lafarge and Holcim assets

    Irish building materials group CRH is still on the lookout for more acquisitions even as it prepares to integrate the...

  8. April 3, 2015

    Lafarge-Holcim urged to pick chief with power to unify factions

    Lafarge-Holcim needs a chief executive with international experience to lead the combined cement group and they must...

  9. March 19, 2015

    CRH deal approved as Holcim-Lafarge talks stall

    Shareholders in CRH have given their overwhelming backing to a €6.5bn deal to buy assets from Lafarge and Holcim — even...

  10. March 18, 2015

    Holcim board to meet to decide whether to salvage Lafarge deal

    The board of Holcim, the Swiss cement group, will meet later on Wednesday to decide whether a €40bn merger with French...

  11. March 16, 2015

    Holcim-Lafarge tie-up on shaky ground

    Bruno Lafont’s mission to become the top manager in the cement industry had looked assured until last week, with the...

  12. March 16, 2015

    CRH sinks on merger failure fears

    The prospect of a failed Lafarge-Holcim merger left Irish cement group CRH among the sharpest fallers. CRH dropped 4.4...

  13. March 16, 2015

    Holcim rejects €40bn merger with rival Lafarge

    The planned €40bn merger between the world’s two largest cement makers by sales has been thrown into jeopardy after...

  14. FT Alphaville

    March 16, 2015

    Markets Live: Monday, 16th March, 2015

    This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:02 on 16 Mar 2015. Participants in this session were:...

  15. February 6, 2015

    City Insider: Yanis Varoufakis and Lord Lamont make an odd couple

    Varoufakis/Lamont: The odd couple Lord Lamont welcomed his old friend Yanis Varoufakis in London this week. The former...

  16. February 2, 2015

    CRH: changing the mix

    Back in 2012 it was €15m. In 2013 it jumped to €26m. Last year it fell to €9m. CRH’s average acquisition size moves...

  17. February 2, 2015

    CRH transformed into a heavyweight with €6.5bn deal

    It has taken more than a decade, but with just one deal, CRH has transformed itself from an Irish buildings group into...

  18. February 2, 2015

    CRH shares jump after €6.5bn asset deal

    Shares in CRH jumped 6 per cent on Monday as investors applauded the Irish cement company’s decision to spend €6.5bn on...

  19. February 1, 2015

    CRH to acquire €6.5bn in cement assets from Holcim and Lafarge

    CRH, the Irish cement company, has made its biggest acquisition to date, reaching a deal to acquire €6.5bn in assets...

  20. December 15, 2014

    Bain to acquire CRH UK and US brickmaking units in £414m deal

    CRH, Ireland’s largest construction company by market value, has agreed to sell some brickmaking businesses to Bain...

  21. October 21, 2014

    Ireland’s global heavyweight companies

    Ireland can count a number of its companies as world leaders in their fields. They operate in very different industries...

  22. May 16, 2014

    Boardroom trades May 17

    Food retailer Ocado was a star performer in 2013, but the shares have given up all their gains since last August over...

  23. February 25, 2014

    CRH sets out concrete plan to sell at least 10% of its assets

    CRH is to dispose of at least 10 per cent of its assets after identifying 45 businesses that could be sold, part of the...

  24. August 20, 2013

    Vedanta subsides after broker puts focus on miner’s debt pile

    Vedanta Resources was among the London market’s sharpest fallers as analysts said the miner needed to do more to tackle...

  25. August 20, 2013

    CRH: what green shoots?

    Somebody obviously forgot to tell Myles Lee that Europe is returning to rude health. Data last week showed that the...

  26. August 20, 2013

    CRH issues profit warning after first-half loss of €71m

    CRH said poor weather in the US and continued weakness in European markets would hit its 2013 earnings as it reported a...

  27. August 20, 2013

    Banks and insurers lead Europe’s retreat

    Banks and insurers found themselves at the foot of pan-European equity indices on fears their exposure to falling debt...

  28. August 20, 2013

    Miners bear down on London’s FTSE

    London equity markets have suffered sharp falls in the first half hour of trading, with sentiment souring ahead of US...

  29. July 18, 2013

    CRH names Manifold as new chief

    CRH has nominated company insider Albert Manifold to succeed the building materials group’s current chief executive,...

  30. May 9, 2013

    ITV rises on regulation hopes as FTSE 100 gains

    Hopes of looser regulation helped lift ITV on Wednesday as the London market held at a five-year high. ITV rose 3.3 per...

  31. May 8, 2013

    Building materials: beyond bricks

    Filthy weather blurred many a motorist’s vision in Europe and America last winter, and the chill seemed endless. It did...

  32. May 8, 2013

    CRH cuts profit guidance on poor weather conditions

    CRH said poor weather conditions in Europe and the US during the first four months of the year and the weak economic...

  33. April 23, 2013

    CRH up amid US highway contract awards

    The FTSE 100 showed its biggest gain in nearly four months yesterday, with CRH among the risers. The aggregates maker...

  34. February 26, 2013

    Share not sell – Co-op’s capital solution

    It looked like such a coup for the Co-op. When the Co-operative group’s purchase of 632 branches from Lloyds Banking...

  35. February 26, 2013

    CRH chief to step down

    CRH’s chief executive is to retire at the end of 2013, the FTSE 100 building materials group said on Tuesday as it...

  36. February 20, 2013

    Lafarge: solidifying nicely

    France’s Lafarge didn’t so much “bring materials to life” – its corporate tagline – on Wednesday as an entire sector....

  37. February 13, 2013

    Carnival misses boat after liner fire

    The FTSE 100 rose to its highest level in nearly five years yesterday, but Carnival was left behind. News of a fire on...

  38. December 19, 2012

    FTSE 100 narrowly misses fresh year-high

    Admiral Group was among the gainers as the FTSE 100 flirted with its highest level in 17 months. The auto insurer...

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