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  1. May 28, 2015

    ‘Do it for me’ trend underpins UK sales growth at Kingfisher

    Sales are inching ahead at Kingfisher after strong growth in its trades business offset a decline in DIY as UK and...

  2. May 24, 2015

    ‘Do it for me’ culture threatens home improvement stores

    Ever since the boom years of DIY in the 1980s, bank holidays have typically been the time when British enthusiasts...

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  1. March 31, 2015

    Kingfisher to close 60 B&Q stores over two years

    Véronique Laury, the new chief executive of Kingfisher, is taking an axe to 60 of B&Q’s 360 UK stores over the next two...

  2. March 30, 2015

    Labour’s business manifesto is unlikely to win FTSE 100 votes

    Labour’s launch of its business manifesto on the first full day of campaigning felt like getting a chore out of the...

  3. March 30, 2015

    Kingfisher takeover of Mr Bricolage collapses

    Kingfisher’s plan to take over Mr Bricolage has collapsed after one of the French DIY chain’s major shareholders failed...

  4. March 27, 2015

    Head of B&Q to leave in Kingfisher revamp

    The head of B&Q is set to leave the DIY chain in a shake-up of parent Kingfisher under its new chief executive...

  5. February 17, 2015

    Tesco appoints former Dixons head Allan as chairman

    Tesco has appointed John Allan, the former chairman of Dixons, as its new chairman, despite some big shareholders...

  6. January 20, 2015

    Former Kingfisher chief to advise Whitehall

    The government will appoint the former chief executive of the DIY group Kingfisher, Sir Ian Cheshire, as the top...

  7. January 15, 2015

    Kingfisher hit by Swiss franc fallout

    Kingfisher was London’s sharpest blue-chip faller on Thursday as traders looked for potential casualties from the surge...

  8. December 22, 2014

    Oil majors pump up FTSE 100

    Oil majors crowded at the top of a resurgent FTSE 100 on Monday, as crude prices held above $60 a barrel after Saudi...

  9. December 22, 2014

    Kingfisher sells controlling stake in China business

    Kingfisher is selling a controlling stake in its lossmaking B&Q China business in a £140m cash deal, the latest in a...

  10. November 25, 2014

    Slowing eurozone hits Kingfisher sales

    Kingfisher, the world’s third largest DIY retailer which owns the UK’s B&Q chain, has seen weakening economic sentiment...

  11. September 30, 2014

    UK is a land of liberté, égalité and opportunity for French execs

    The cliché spouted by some middle-class Britons is that they love France but don’t like the French. The opposite...

  12. September 19, 2014

    Asda pledges same prices from Perth to Portsmouth

    Shoppers in Perth will continue to pay the same price as those in Portsmouth pledged Asda, the British retail group...

  13. September 18, 2014

    A tale of two successors

    Accusations of nepotism were bound to be made when it was announced last week, upon the death of Santander chairman...

  14. September 14, 2014

    Sir Ian Cheshire rejects offer of top Whitehall job

    Sir Ian Cheshire has become the latest senior business person to reject an approach to become the chief executive of...

  15. September 11, 2014

    Business finds its voice on independence

    Business leaders have managed for two long years to avoid becoming involved in the fractious issue of Scottish...

  16. September 10, 2014

    Laury has work cut out as Kingfisher chief

    Sir Ian Cheshire, outgoing chief executive of Kingfisher, describes the day he became chief executive in 2008 as “a bit...

  17. September 10, 2014

    Véronique Laury unexpected choice for Kingfisher crown

    Véronique Laury has hands-on experience for her new job at Kingfisher. She has renovated two houses in northern France,...

  18. September 10, 2014

    Kingfisher king Sir Ian Cheshire hands over the crown

    The appointment of Sir Ian Cheshire as boss of Kingfisher in 2008 put the softly spoken, mild-mannered, all-round “nice...

  19. September 10, 2014

    Lord Hill must not squander Juncker’s peace offering

    A friend of Lord Hill describes him as “upwardly mobile at great speed”. That is a polite way of saying that, like...

  20. September 10, 2014

    Kingfisher tops weak FTSE 100

    Kingfisher topped a weaker FTSE 100 on Wednesday, heading only a handful of stronger stocks after its profits narrowly...

  21. September 10, 2014

    Véronique Laury to take over as Kingfisher chief executive

    A fifth FTSE 100 company is set to be headed by a woman after Sir Ian Cheshire announced he was stepping down as chief...

  22. September 2, 2014

    Indian banks: wilful neglect

    India became an east Asian country this week – at least, within Deutsche Bank’s research department. The bank says...

  23. August 8, 2014

    UK business concern grows over damaging trade war with Russia

    High Street retailers are becoming increasingly concerned about the prospect of a damaging trade war between Britain...

  24. July 24, 2014

    Kingfisher sales slip on World Cup and Europe woes

    Shares in DIY retailer Kingfisher fell more than 7 per cent on Thursday after a drop in second-quarter sales, partly...

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    July 2, 2014

    Facebook creates "missed call" ad product for India

    Facebook has created a new “missed call” product for advertisers in India, marking the first time that the social...

  26. May 29, 2014

    Kingfisher: drill down

    Get out the cross cut saw and the combi drill. There is work to do. Return on capital at DIY retailer Kingfisher was...

  27. May 29, 2014

    Rickety pricing strategy shakes Kingfisher

    The chief executive of Kingfisher said its B&Q DIY chain discounted “too much” in the first quarter after a drop in...

  28. May 21, 2014

    Green Economy: Ethical sales recover but price is still driving force

    Consumers are buying sustainable products again, after the global economic downturn reduced demand. “Sustainable,...

  29. May 21, 2014

    Green Economy: Collaboration is a key ingredient in winning the circular argument

    As a business leader it is hard to be evangelical about a concept that asks you to reinvent your business model from...

  30. May 2, 2014

    Kingfisher climbs on cash return hopes

    Hopes of increased cash returns gave Kingfisher its biggest gain in a month on Friday. Kingfisher rose 2 per cent to...

  31. April 4, 2014

    European shares climb on bid activity

    European bourses made a strong start to trade, with riskier financial and resource stocks in the lead. The FTSE...

  32. April 3, 2014

    Kingfisher in talks to buy French rival Mr Bricolage

    Kingfisher, the DIY chain with operations in the UK and France, is in talks to acquire Mr Bricolage, a French rival,...

  33. March 25, 2014

    Mudslinging is the worst fate failed floats need fear

    How different to the home life of our dear Queen. Nat Rothschild tweeted that Indonesian miner PT Bumi Resources...

  34. March 25, 2014

    Kingfisher seeks partner for struggling Chinese business

    DIY chain Kingfisher is to return £200m to shareholders this year and seek a partner for its struggling Chinese...

  35. March 21, 2014

    Kingfisher forecast to return £200m to shareholders

    Kingfisher, the DIY chain, is expected to announce next week that it will return about £200m to shareholders, and say...

  36. March 12, 2014

    Kingfisher rises amid hopes it will sell lossmaking China stores

    After 13 years of losses, could Kingfisher be ready to abandon China? Kingfisher rose 1 per cent to 402.9p on Wednesday...

  37. February 26, 2014

    Businesses seek urgent action on climate change after floods

    Executives from some of Britain’s biggest companies have written to the Financial Times calling on Westminster to...

  38. The World

    January 23, 2014

    Davos thought: The sharing economy and tax

    (c) Getty Images There was a very interesting session this morning on the “sharing economy” focused on the consequences...

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