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    1. 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 meals...

    2. 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, which...

    1. 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 update...

    2. September 29, 2014

      Balfour Beatty warns on profits for fifth time

      Balfour Beatty was left struggling to retain credibility on Monday after the builder issued its fifth profit warning in less...

    3. September 9, 2014

      Carillion’s finance chief quits Wincanton board

      Wincanton, the logistics group chaired by Balfour Beatty’s executive chairman Steve Marshall, on Tuesday announced that...

    4. September 9, 2014

      Scottish secession would make pensions do the splits

      Scotland could not be separated from the UK with a sweep of a pen. It would require microsurgery of the kind needed to...

    5. September 3, 2014

      Balfour sells Parsons arm for £820m

      Balfour Beatty has reached a deal to sell Parsons Brinckerhoff, the US design consultancy that became the stumbling block...

    6. August 27, 2014

      Balfour Beatty public-private portfolio valued at more than £1bn

      Balfour Beatty has announced that its public-private portfolio has increased in value to more than £1bn in figures delayed...

    7. August 22, 2014

      Week in review, August 23

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Berkshire to pay $900,000 penalty over...

    8. 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...

    9. 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,...

    10. August 19, 2014

      Carillion raises bid for Balfour Beatty

      Carillion has raised its offer for Balfour Beatty in a move that values its larger UK construction rival at more than £2bn...

    11. 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....

    12. 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...

    13. 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”...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. FT Alphaville

      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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. July 24, 2014

      Carillion wins £2.8bn contract from UK Ministry of Defence

      Britain’s Ministry of Defence has awarded a Carillion joint venture contracts worth up to £2.8bn to manage its estate. The...

    26. July 2, 2014

      Carillion named preferred bidder for Liverpool FC stadium move

      Carillion has been named as the preferred bidder to redevelop the home of Liverpool Football Club as Anfield prepares for...

    27. December 8, 2013

      Sir Neville Simms becomes chairman of Thames Tideway Tunnel

      Sir Neville Simms has taken the helm as chairman of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, the company charged with raising £4.1bn to...

    28. December 5, 2013

      The Timewise Power Part Time List

      In alphabetical order by company name: Fiona Gibson Managing director of Products UKI, client account lead for Carillion,...

    29. October 13, 2013

      China in £800m Manchester airport deal

      George Osborne on Sunday announced that the Beijing Construction Engineering Group had entered the £800m project to...

    30. October 3, 2013

      Carillion warns on job losses after failure of Green Deal

      Carillion, the construction and infrastructure company, has warned that it will cut more jobs in Britain after the...

    31. August 22, 2013

      Carillion forecasts UK government boost for construction

      Carillion said the scaling down of its British construction business had reached a trough, in the latest indicator of better...

    32. July 7, 2013

      Kier to complete May Gurney merger as consolidation intensifies

      Kier, the construction and support services group, is set to announce it has completed its £221m merger with road...

    33. May 3, 2013

      Carillion attacked over subcontractor payments

      The government is being asked to exclude Carillion from any future construction and private finance initiative contracts on...

    34. April 29, 2013

      BT trails on avoid advice before results

      BT Group lagged behind a rising London market on Monday on concerns its results next month may disappoint. Morgan Stanley...

    35. March 11, 2013

      Bam Construct to build Google’s London HQ

      Google’s new £1bn European headquarters in King’s Cross, London, will be built by the Dutch company Bam Construct, which has...

    36. January 25, 2013

      Beauty is in the eye of the market

      Small is beautiful. Elephants don’t gallop. A flea can jump up to 200 times its own height. There are lots of metaphors...

    37. December 12, 2012

      Carillion buys Canadian support services

      Carillion, which built the Olympics media centre and Twickenham rugby stadium, has bought a Canadian support services...

    38. November 8, 2012

      Talk of cash return boosts Croda

      Croda was in demand, outperforming a weak London market, after the specialist chemicals maker reassured on growth and cash...

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