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    1. FT Alphaville

      August 17, 2015

      Opening Quote: Last of the summer wine for housebuilders?

      Sign up for the full email briefing here House builder Bovis has raised first half profits 9 per cent to £54m. The...

    2. FT Alphaville

      August 6, 2015

      The consequences of Quindell

      Quindell was once a Hampshire country club. Robert Terry took it and built a business that, to begin with at least, had...

    1. August 5, 2015

      SFO and UK regulator launch probes into Quindell practices

      The Serious Fraud Office has launched an investigation into Quindell, the insurance company, over “business and...

    2. FT Alphaville

      August 5, 2015

      The SFO is investigating Quindell

      The Serious Fraud Office appears to have noticed the large restatements by Quindell, and got in touch. From the...

    3. FT Alphaville

      August 5, 2015

      Quindell: an oxymoron speaks

      Statement from AIM Regulation on Quindell PLC AIM Regulation supports and welcomes today’s statement from the Financial...

    4. August 5, 2015

      StanChart: the Vin Diesel recovery plan

      He’s fast. He’s furious. But he’s Bill Winters, chief executive of Standard Chartered, not Vin Diesel, star of the Fast...

    5. July 21, 2015

      Ex-Healthcare Locums’ finance chief settles accounts scandal

      The former chief financial officer of Healthcare Locums, the staffing agency that suspended its shares in 2011 after...

    6. July 8, 2015

      Grant Thornton fined £975,000 over building society audit

      Grant Thornton agreed on Wednesday to pay a £975,000 fine to settle a two-year accounting probe into its audit of...

    7. July 8, 2015

      FRC launches formal investigation into RSA’s Ireland accountants

      Britain’s accounting watchdog has launched a formal investigation into financial discrepancies at RSA’s Ireland...

    8. June 23, 2015

      Accountancy watchdog opens probe of KPMG over BNY Mellon audit

      The UK’s accountancy watchdog has launched an investigation into KPMG’s audit of the Bank of New York Mellon, two...

    9. June 7, 2015

      FRC signals tougher guidelines on succession planning

      What would happen to a company if the chief executive fell under a bus, crashed a motorbike or suffered a sudden fatal...

    10. June 7, 2015

      Small business annual reports do matter to investors, FRC finds

      “Shock revelation. Investors do read annual reports and base their investment decisions on what they find there,” was...

    11. May 29, 2015

      UK audits show widespread flaws, says watchdog

      Widespread flaws in the way the big accountancy firms — notably Grant Thornton and EY — carry out audits have been...

    12. May 28, 2015

      For and not-for profit face similar tasks

      Private sector companies succeed when they give us what we want, at the right price. Not-for-profit organisations,...

    13. April 13, 2015

      Tribunal cuts Deloitte fine over MG Rover dealings by £11m

      The fine imposed on Deloitte relating to its dealings with collapsed carmaker MG Rover has been cut by £11m, in a blow...

    14. April 5, 2015

      Movers & shakers: April 6

      State Street Global Advisors has appointed Ronald O’Hanley (pictured) as president and chief executive. He will succeed...

    15. March 16, 2015

      Grant Thornton faces £49m negligence claim

      Grant Thornton is facing a £49m negligence claim from Manchester Building Society over advice and audit services it...

    16. February 18, 2015

      Watchdog ‘disappointed’ with Grant Thornton audits

      A report from the UK accountancy watchdog said it was “disappointed” to find that five of the eight Grant Thornton...

    17. February 15, 2015

      Large fund groups call for ‘kite mark’ of quality

      Some of the UK’s largest asset managers are calling for a kite mark for investment groups that offer a quality service....

    18. February 5, 2015

      Watchdog warns UK stores over Tesco probe

      An investigation into Tesco’s relations with its suppliers, following accusations of bullying and delayed payments,...

    19. February 3, 2015

      UK watchdog hands KPMG fines totalling £390,000

      The UK accountancy watchdog said on Tuesday it had fined KPMG a total of £390,000 for putting commercial considerations...

    20. January 30, 2015

      Tribunal throws out eight Deloitte charges in MG Rover case

      Deloitte, the accountancy firm, has won a victory in its appeal against a record £14m fine for its role in the collapse...

    21. January 27, 2015

      National Grid pulls plug on quarterly reporting

      National Grid has become the largest FTSE-listed company to abandon quarterly reporting, following a rule change from...

    22. January 18, 2015

      Aim stocks miss target but backers remain undeterred

      One thing you can’t take away from the Alternative Investment Market as it heads for its 20th anniversary: its success...

    23. January 16, 2015

      Quindell’s new deputy chairman quits Financial Reporting Council

      Jim Sutcliffe has resigned from the board of the Financial Reporting Council, days after the insurance executive...

    24. January 15, 2015

      Investment firms face FRC crackdown over stewardship code

      Investment firms that sign up to the City’s stewardship code but pay only lip service to its guidance on engaging with...

    25. January 12, 2015

      Deloitte could face fine over Aero Inventory audit

      Deloitte, one of the UK’s big four accountancy firms, a Deloitte partner and the former finance director of one of the...

    26. January 12, 2015

      Private sector left floundering by risk of contracts such as Sellafield

      Until 2011, a visit to Sellafield atomic power station was de rigueur for any school in Northern England seeking a day...

    27. December 30, 2014

      New year honours: Governance pioneer made a Companion of Honour

      Sir Adrian Cadbury has been a pioneer for corporate governance reform for more than 20 years, but has been made a...

    28. December 28, 2014

      Corporate Review: A year to forget

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

    29. December 21, 2014

      Rolls-Royce pledges greater openness with investors

      John Rishton, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, pledged greater openness with investors in a bid to restore relations...

    30. December 8, 2014

      Watchdog warns retailers over supplier payments

      Retailers must provide much more clarity about the extent and nature of payments they receive from their suppliers in...

    31. December 8, 2014

      US court ensures BP has worst possible start to era of cheap oil

      Game over. BP can take one of its beefs with US justice little further. The Supreme Court has declined to rule whether...

    32. December 5, 2014

      Bob Diamond backs Grassroot Soccer

      Bob Diamond: Soccer gem Now here’s a worthy cause, with a novel twist: preventing HIV in Africa through the universal...

    33. December 2, 2014

      FRC review finds two institutions need ‘significant’ improvement

      Two bank and building society audits required “significant improvements”, the UK accountancy watchdog said on Tuesday,...

    34. December 1, 2014

      Exit will be a disaster for UK and Europe, say many City heavyweights

      For years, the City of London has taken for granted its status as Europe’s primary financial centre. But as rows over...

    35. November 30, 2014

      Number of female fund executives falls in UK

      The number of female executive directors working in the UK fund management industry has fallen over the past year, with...

    36. November 12, 2014

      Financial reporting: short is sweet

      Be honest, be clear, be done with it. As columnists know, a word limit focuses the mind and helps the reader. Lehman...

    37. October 26, 2014

      Succession planning faces tighter climate

      UK regulators are looking at tightening guidelines on company succession planning because of growing concerns over the...

    38. October 14, 2014

      Ten UK companies fell short of FRC reporting standards

      Ten UK companies including WH Smith, Royal Bank of Scotland and Rolls-Royce have issued financial statements that...

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