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    1. July 30, 2015

      BAE Systems reports flat underlying earnings

      BAE Systems has left investors in suspense by maintaining the caveats on its target for modest earnings growth this...

    2. July 28, 2015

      BAE Systems at risk of missing target as it fights for orders

      BAE Systems is at risk of missing its target of modest earnings growth this year as the world’s third biggest defence...

    1. July 26, 2015

      Finmeccanica changes tack on US sale

      Finmeccanica has taken down the For Sale sign it posted last year over DRS Technologies, the US electronics business it...

    2. May 18, 2015

      France, Italy and Germany launch drone surveillance project

      Europe moved a step closer to developing a drone to compete with US and Israeli technology, after France, Italy and...

    3. March 31, 2015

      Hitachi chief looks beyond Japan to build global conglomerate

      Hiroaki Nakanishi, the chief executive of Hitachi, made his name as a turnround artist, setting the broader trend for...

    4. February 24, 2015

      Hitachi snaps up Finmeccanica’s rail business in €809m deal

      Hitachi has swooped on Finmeccanica’s rail assets in a €809m cash deal that will strengthen its position in the...

    5. February 19, 2015

      BAE Systems scans skies for Eurofighter Typhoon orders

      BAE seeks Typhoon orders lift It became known as the Rafale curse. Several times in the past 15 years France’s Dassault...

    6. February 5, 2015

      Finmeccanica CEO seeks to shrink company to revive its fortunes

      Finmeccanica, Italy’s aerospace, defence and transport conglomerate, will see annual sales shrink by close to 20 per...

    7. January 19, 2015

      Airbus Helicopters aims to improve product safety after accidents

      It is just over a year since a police helicopter built by Airbus crashed into a Glasgow pub, killing 10 people. Though...

    8. October 9, 2014

      Former Finmeccanica executives convicted of falsifying invoices

      Two former senior executives at Finmeccanica, the Italian defence company, were cleared on Thursday of corruption but...

    9. May 15, 2014

      Second defeat for Italy’s government over corporate ethics clause

      Institutional shareholders in Finmeccanica have handed an embarrassing setback to Italy’s reformist prime minister...

    10. May 8, 2014

      Shanghai Electric to buy Ansaldo Energia stake

      Shanghai Electric has agreed to buy a 40 per cent stake in Ansaldo Energia, the Italian power equipment maker, in...

    11. April 15, 2014

      Renzi overhaul signals Italian business shake-up

      The day after Matteo Renzi overhauled the top jobs at Italy’s biggest state-controlled companies, the country woke up...

    12. April 15, 2014

      Massacre of the Italian old guard

      Matteo Renzi came to power in Italy pledging an ambitious programme of economic reform to boost the country’s...

    13. April 14, 2014

      Matteo Renzi forces sweeping change at state companies

      Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has forced a sweeping change of guard at Italy’s state-controlled companies...

    14. April 10, 2014

      Shake-up at state-owned companies to test Renzi credentials

      Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi faces the first major test of whether he can extend his reform agenda into the...

    15. March 24, 2014

      Finmeccanica: high expectations

      A sanguine reaction by Finmeccanica shares to Monday’s news of another round of arrests involving former employees...

    16. March 24, 2014

      Italian police make arrests in Finmeccanica waste probe

      Police in Naples have arrested two former managers of Finmeccanica, Italy’s state-controlled defence and industrial...

    17. March 20, 2014

      Italian defence group Finmeccanica warns on Scottish vote

      The future of the Scottish arm of defence group Finmeccanica will depend on decisions to be made by the UK Ministry of...

    18. March 19, 2014

      Finmeccanica makes first annual profit in three years

      Finmeccanica has returned to profit after two years of losses, and its chief executive says Italian defence and...

    19. January 29, 2014

      UK and France set to work together on anti-ship missile

      After years of fraught negotiation, France and Britain are for the first time to become mutually dependent in the...

    20. January 3, 2014

      Finmeccanica warns after €560m contract is cancelled

      Finmeccanica said the termination notice issued by India over a €560m helicopter contract did not “offer adequate basis...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 2, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Yup. The Cut’s back. Happy New Year everyone. Markets: Asian markets are suffering on the first day of 2014 trading on...

    22. January 1, 2014

      India cancels €560m AgustaWestland helicopter order

      India has cancelled a €560m contract to buy high-end helicopters from AgustaWestland, a subsidiary of Finmeccanica, in...

    23. December 19, 2013

      Gripen outmanoeuvres bigger rivals in Brazilian dogfight

      When Europe’s Typhoon lost the battle against Sweden’s smaller, cheaper Gripen to be Switzerland’s new fighter jet last...

    24. December 18, 2013

      AgustaWestland beats Eurocopter to £1bn Norwegian deal

      Norway has agreed to buy 16 AgustaWestland search and rescue helicopters for more than £1bn, in another blow to...

    25. October 9, 2013

      Offset side deals spark calls for transparency

      For the past few years, BAE Systems, Europe’s biggest defence contractor, has reaped some of its biggest dividends from...

    26. October 7, 2013

      Finmeccanica lifted by agreements on disposals

      Finmeccanica saw its shares rise for the fifth consecutive day of trading on Monday following an agreement by the...

    27. October 7, 2013

      Finmeccanica: deal done

      The best osso buco, as any Milanese mother will tell you, cooks slowly. Shareholders in Finmeccanica, one of Italy’s...

    28. FT Alphaville

      October 7, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asian shares, oil prices and the dollar came under pressure on Monday as politicians in Washington showed no...

    29. October 3, 2013

      Finmeccanica boosted by expected sale of Ansaldo Energia

      Finmeccanica, Italy’s lossmaking defence and industrial conglomerate, is close to reaching an agreement to sell most of...

    30. September 29, 2013

      Saab chief says low price tag makes Gripen jets stand out from rivals

      Defence company salesmen like to exalt their jet fighters’ supersonic speeds, superior radar-evading stealth and...

    31. September 24, 2013

      Sales of Italian groups trigger backlash

      The prospect of foreign takeovers of debt-burdened Italian companies, including Telecom Italia, Alitalia and units of...

    32. September 23, 2013

      Companies diary: September 23 – September 29

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

    33. September 17, 2013

      Boeing swoops closer to capturing South Korea fighter contract

      Lockheed Martin is battling to remain in contention to sell its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to South Korea, after the key...

    34. September 10, 2013

      Hammond rejects Brussels defence procurement plan

      The UK has vowed it will resist ceding any power to Brussels as the European Commission seeks to centralise Europe’s...

    35. September 5, 2013

      Eurofighter export markets prove a tough testing ground

      Germany, the UK, Italy and Spain are the original partners in Eurofighter, with Austria joining in 2002 and Saudi...

    36. July 4, 2013

      Finmeccania appoints ex-police chief as chairman

      Finmeccanica, Italy’s troubled defence and industrial conglomerate, has appointed Giovanni De Gennaro, a former police...

    37. June 23, 2013

      Defence groups fight for S Korea contract

      The world’s biggest defence companies are among three bidders vying to win a $7.3bn contract to supply South Korea with...

    38. June 19, 2013

      Charges alleging €560m Finmeccanica bribery go to trial

      The trial opened on Wednesday of the former chief executive of Finmeccanica, Italy’s state-controlled defence and...

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