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  1. August 29, 2014

    Banknote printer De La Rue appoints Martin Sutherland as chief

    Banknote printer De La Rue has named Martin Sutherland, a managing director at BAE Systems, as its chief executive. Mr...

  2. May 28, 2014

    De La Rue shares climb on profit boost

    Shares in De La Rue surged nearly 8 per cent on Wednesday after the banknote printer reported strong full-year pre-tax...

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  1. April 28, 2014

    The bold designs that deter banknote forgers

    Creating currencies Malcolm Knight holds a banknote up to the window. As the light hits the paper, a shiny oval of blue...

  2. February 25, 2014

    New chief’s lack of media experience surprises some UBM investors

    UBM’s decision to appoint Tim Cobbold as its new chief executive took some investors by surprise, given that the head of De...

  3. February 25, 2014

    Expletive deleted power market blows Barclays’ fuse

    Barclays blames falling profitability for its decision to pull out of power trading. So the reputed sweariness of power...

  4. February 25, 2014

    De La Rue chief Tim Cobbold quits to join UBM

    At a recent investor day at its Hampshire headquarters, De La Rue showed off its gleaming new research centre, historic...

  5. January 5, 2014

    Cumbrian village has BoE in its pocket with plastic bank notes

    It is a long way from Threadneedle Street to Wigton, Cumbria. But the Bank of England’s decision to swap paper notes for...

  6. December 18, 2013

    UK to introduce plastic wipe-clean banknotes in 2016

    Crumpled fivers and tenners are set to be consigned to history after the Bank of England announced the introduction of...

  7. November 26, 2013

    Cost cutting drives up De La Rue’s first-half profits

    De La Rue stuck to its reduced guidance for full-year income as the UK banknote printer posted first-half profits up by a...

  8. October 23, 2013

    De La Rue blames pricing pressures for profit warning

    De La Rue, the 200-year old British banknote printer, has issued its second profit warning in less than 12 months, blaming...

  9. September 12, 2013

    De La Rue set to benefit from switch to plastic banknotes

    More than 20 years after the Australian government decided banknotes need no longer grow on trees, the Bank of England has...

  10. September 10, 2013

    City should relax and learn to love a diluted FTT

    Continental politicians must envy the extraterritorial reach of the US. The superpower can abduct foreigners it does not...

  11. September 10, 2013

    Bank of England considers switch to plastic banknotes

    The Bank of England looks set to part company with paper banknotes after more than 300 years, becoming one of a growing...

  12. May 29, 2013

    Utilities stocks lead FTSE 100 lower

    A sell-off among utilities led the FTSE 100 to its second-biggest fall of the year so far as a sovereign bond rally...

  13. May 29, 2013

    De La Rue: notes for investors

    What do rampant inflation, a change in the head of state and the birth of a new country have in common? They are all good...

  14. May 29, 2013

    De La Rue battles to retain BoE contract

    De La Rue has thrown all its resources behind retaining its decade-long contract to provide banknotes for the Bank of...

  15. May 26, 2013

    The Week Ahead: May 27 – June 2

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

  16. March 8, 2013

    FTSE 250 Club: Investors increasingly eye middle ground

    For the aspiring chief executive, ascent into the FTSE 250 Index can mark an important step on the road to corporate...

  17. February 1, 2013

    Competitors hit De La Rue profit growth

    De La Rue, the banknote printer, has said that increased competition and pricing pressures are holding back its profit...

  18. February 1, 2013

    Tate & Lyle hit by rising corn costs

    Tate & Lyle, the food ingredients group, has said that a toxic fungus is set to blight its full-year profits, by raising the...

  19. December 9, 2012

    De La Rue’s BoE contract under threat

    De La Rue faces losing one of its most prestigious clients after the Bank of England launched a £1bn tender for the future...

  20. November 27, 2012

    De La Rue hit by currency printing delays

    De La Rue, the world’s biggest banknote producer, had already warned investors that it faced delays to half a dozen currency...

  21. November 13, 2012

    Delays force De La Rue profit warning

    Shares in De La Rue fell back after delays to key currency contracts forced the FTSE 250 banknote and passport printer to...

  22. October 4, 2012

    Tesco falls on doubts over turnround

    Tesco led the London market lower on Thursday on renewed fears that its turnround was off track. Interim results on...

  23. FT Alphaville

    August 13, 2012

    On dough and dating

    During a recession, people stay at home more rather than going out. It’s cheaper. Either that, or they are guarding the cash...

  24. May 29, 2012

    Old money alliance will attract new wealth

    At 76, Lord Jacob Rothschild has not lost his eye for a deal. RIT Capital Partners, the investment trust that he chairs, is...

  25. May 29, 2012

    De La Rue’s recovery programme on track

    De La Rue, the 199-year-old banknote and passport printer, has refused to comment on speculation that it is gearing up to...

  26. February 14, 2012

    Carlyle to sell UK ATM unit for £650m

    Carlyle is to sell its UK cash systems and automatic teller business to a Japanese rival in a £650m transaction,...

  27. February 2, 2012

    Turnround of the Year

    De La Rue , the security printer and papermaker, announced an “improvement plan” in the summer following a collapse in...

  28. December 8, 2011

    Inflation: How to profit from rising prices

    Savers, pensioners and cash-strapped households have all been hit hard by the rising Consumer Price Index, but there are...

  29. December 2, 2011

    Life after retirement: Back in the game

    David Andrews’ downfall was brutal and swift. Last year, he was the feted chief executive of Xchanging, the outsourcing...

  30. November 30, 2011

    Design space: £50 banknote

    Product: £50 note for the Bank of England Design: De La Rue and the Bank of England Territory: UK, some of its Crown...

  31. November 28, 2011

    Banks bolstered by prospect of extended guarantee scheme

    Banks helped power a rebound in the London market on Monday amid speculation that the UK would offer funding support last...

  32. November 25, 2011

    Vedanta undermined by Cairn India debt

    Debt worries weighed against Vedanta Resources on Friday even as the FTSE 100 pulled out of its longest downward spiral...

  33. Money Supply

    November 22, 2011

    Tucker casts doubt on more QE

    When the Bank of England’s latest fan charts showed inflation falling way below the 2 per cent target, analysts were quick...

  34. November 22, 2011

    De La Rue eyes eurozone opportunities

    De La Rue, which prints banknotes, passports and driving licences, said it was keeping a close watch on the eurozone crisis,...

  35. FT Alphaville

    November 22, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Tuesday, - Thomas Cook in discussions with lenders following downturn in trade; to delay full...

  36. FT Alphaville

    October 31, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Monday, - Total income at Barclays Capital (excluding own credit) down 22 per cent in Q3 —...

  37. October 28, 2011

    City grandee who once smuggled for Chiang Kai-shek

    Sir Arthur Norman was no ordinary banknote printer. The former De La Rue chairman, who has died aged 94, once ran a...

  38. August 9, 2011

    Libya rebels’ finances precarious

    Laden with 22 boxes of cash, the Air Libya jet struggled to take off from Benghazi airport. Officials from Libya’s rebel...

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