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    1. November 26, 2014

      Fonterra learns from a corporate health scare in China

      Theo Spierings was in Europe when he first learnt of a health scare in China related to his company’s milk products last...

    2. November 14, 2014

      Co-op Group recruits one of its fiercest critics

      Sir Christopher Kelly, who led an independent review into the near failure of the Co-operative Bank, has been appointed to...

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    1. October 22, 2014

      Witty riposte will only go some way to pacify drug group’s doubters

      Dull quarterly earnings statements with incremental numbers? Not for Sir Andrew Witty, chief executive of drugs giant...

    2. October 12, 2014

      Wellcome Trust looks for new chair to succeed William Castell

      The Wellcome Trust, the UK’s biggest charitable foundation, has begun a search for a replacement for Sir William Castell who...

    3. September 24, 2014

      Fonterra issues sour milk forecast on slowing China demand

      Fonterra, the world’s biggest milk supplier, has cut the amount it will pay farmers after a fall in global dairy prices...

    4. September 5, 2014

      Week in Review, September 6

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. LVMH and Hermès call truce with deal on...

    5. September 4, 2014

      Co-op Group shows signs of life

      Retailers are quick to blame the weather for weak sales, but only the Co-operative Group could note its impact on death...

    6. September 4, 2014

      Co-op Group returns to profit after last year’s ‘disastrous’ £2.5bn loss

      The Co-operative Group has said that the worst is behind it, after 2013’s “disastrous” £2.5bn loss – announcing a return to...

    7. August 29, 2014

      Co-operative Group members back board reforms

      The lossmaking Co-operative Group can begin searching for new leadership after members backed reforms to restructure its...

    8. August 29, 2014

      Co-op management accused of ‘takeover’ as reform vote looms

      The lossmaking Co-operative Group has urged members to adopt sweeping reforms this weekend to guarantee its future despite...

    9. August 27, 2014

      Shareholder value: controlling interests

      It is brickbats for shareholders time. A chorus of voices argue that managing companies purely for shareholder interests is...

    10. August 27, 2014

      Milk supplier Fonterra moves to broaden China footprint

      Fonterra, the world’s biggest milk supplier, is tying up with one of China’s biggest infant formula makers as part of a...

    11. August 10, 2014

      City folk find value in land of ‘The Archers’

      It is not just listeners to The Archers, the BBC’s everyday tale of farming folk, who are reeling as hard-eyed City...

    12. FT Alphaville

      August 8, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Osborne deals with the pirate threat: Izzy explains why history has proven that...

    13. August 8, 2014

      Co-op unveils corporate governance overhaul

      The Co-operative Group has outlined governance reforms that will eject the majority of lay members from its board in favour...

    14. August 4, 2014

      Wellcome Trust buys Co-op farms in £249m deal

      The Co-operative Group has raised £249m by selling its farms business to the Wellcome Trust, the charitable foundation, as...

    15. July 18, 2014

      Cash-and-carry group Bestway to buy Co-op pharmacies for £620m

      The Co-operative Group has agreed to sell its pharmacy business to cash-and-carry giant Bestway for £620m, as the UK mutual...

    16. June 6, 2014

      Bibby Line backs expansion for Costcutter stores

      Bibby Line, the 200-year-old family business behind the Costcutter chain of stores, is planning to reinvest some of its...

    17. June 5, 2014

      Co-op model: shambles or solution?

      When separate reviews found that the UK’s largest co-operative had suffered “deplorable governance failures” and a board...

    18. May 19, 2014

      Co-op’s longest serving director joins board exodus

      The Co-operative Group‘s longest-serving director has resigned after an historic vote to reform its governance, the fifth...

    19. May 17, 2014

      Co-operative by name, co-operative by nature

      In the end, they were. Co-operative, that is. A small cadre of activists voted for reform principles that give the...

    20. May 17, 2014

      Co-operative Group agrees to reform

      The Co-operative Group has agreed to reform the way it is run after a year of scandals and record losses that its boss...

    21. May 16, 2014

      Co-operative lobby group fights Myners’ plan to eject lay members

      The battle for the future of the Co-operative Group has intensified ahead of the annual meeting on Saturday, as a powerful...

    22. May 13, 2014

      Lidbetter voices fears if Co-op Group reforms are rejected

      The chairman of the struggling Co-operative Group said she would be “very concerned” about the reaction of its lenders if...

    23. May 13, 2014

      How a proud corporate history can lead to poor governance

      Only a few pages into Lord Myners’ report on the UK Co-operative Group, I had the feeling I had read this before. Soon after...

    24. May 11, 2014

      Alibaba in the land of disempowered owners

      In the English-speaking countries, dispersed ownership has long posed problems for oversight and control of quoted...

    25. FT Alphaville

      May 9, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE As news of defaults filter out from China, David asks: won’t somebody think of the...

    26. May 9, 2014

      Top shareholders back Co-op Bank capital raising

      Investors have expressed confidence in the recovery of the Co-operative Bank by subscribing to a fresh capital raising that...

    27. May 8, 2014

      Co-op AGM agenda fails to address ‘dysfunctional’ governance

      None of the six motions the Co-operative Group’s elected representatives have tabled for discussion at its annual general...

    28. May 7, 2014

      Lord Myners finds culture of fear and mistrust in Co-op boardroom

      “Fear and loathing in the boardroom” could be the subtitle of Lord Myners’ review of governance at the Co-operative Group....

    29. May 7, 2014

      Appearing unique is the big test for challenger banks

      The name Kent Reliance oozes respectability. Branding consultants might have picked it out in a crowd as a way to sound...

    30. May 7, 2014

      Former Co-op Bank boss Paul Flowers fined £400 over drugs charges

      Paul Flowers, the former chairman of the Co-operative Bank and an ex-Methodist minister, has been fined £400 and ordered to...

    31. May 7, 2014

      Co-op faces fight over governance overhaul

      The Co-operative Group faces a fight over plans to overhaul its governance, despite a warning that it will fade into...

    32. May 5, 2014

      The failures at Co-op are not a one-off

      The recent history of Britain’s Co-operative Group is so peculiar it is tempting to paraphrase the opening lines of Anna...

    33. April 29, 2014

      Co-operative Group loses fourth director

      The crisis-hit Co-operative Group has lost its fourth director in three weeks after a member of the board was asked to leave...

    34. April 28, 2014

      Why must financiers meditate in secret?

      Iam sitting in a packed conference room, somewhere in the heart of London’s financial centre, in an office I have sworn not...

    35. April 27, 2014

      Huntsworth poised to name Lord Myners as chairman

      Huntsworth, one of the UK’s biggest independent public relations companies, is poised to name Lord Myners as chairman, just...

    36. April 24, 2014

      The Co-op, the bananas and the £2.5bn loss

      At this month’s Co-operative Group board meeting to approve the mutual’s 2013 accounts, its executives were braced for a...

    37. April 24, 2014

      Power struggles tear at the heart of ‘ungovernable’ Co-op

      It took Lord Myners less than 30 minutes to realise the extent of the struggle he would face to reform the Co-operative...

    38. April 24, 2014

      Maul of the same growls on pay for Barclays’ Jenkins

      And lo, a day of judgment came upon “Saint” Antony Jenkins of the house of Barclays. He was cast among ravening lions – the...

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