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  1. 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 that is...

  2. 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 Emilio...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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 independence....

  3. 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...

  4. 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, and...

  5. 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 guy”...

  6. 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 David...

  7. 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 beat...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 and...

  10. 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 driven...

  11. FT Tech Hub

    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 network...

  12. 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 just...

  13. 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 margin...

  14. 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, welfare...

  15. 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 the...

  16. 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 426.4p,...

  17. 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 Eurofirst...

  18. 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, for...

  19. 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 resembled a...

  20. 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 business....

  21. 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 it is...

  22. 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 amid...

  23. 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 tackle the...

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    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 of...

  25. December 11, 2013

    Former Lloyds executive in the spotlight

    There was a lot of finger-pointing going on Wednesday, as the Financial Conduct Authority unveiled its record £28m fine for...

  26. November 28, 2013

    France woes hurt Kingfisher

    Shares in Kingfisher fell more than 4 per cent after the DIY retailer warned of difficult conditions in France. French sales...

  27. October 11, 2013

    Kingfisher revamps B&Q’s top management

    Kingfisher has shaken up the management of its B&Q chain, parting company with the chief executive of the UK arm of the DIY...

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    October 7, 2013

    London headlines

    * China to rejoin talks to cut IT tariffs * Cut price of deal, Apollo tells Cooper * Carmakers target southeast Asian...

  29. October 6, 2013

    Kingfisher head foresees EM supermarket consolidation

    The architect of Carrefour’s global expansion predicts a period of “consolidation” for the European supermarkets that...

  30. September 11, 2013

    A hard stop would limit the costs of bank regulation

    Bewildered late adopters wish personal technology companies would quit innovating for a while, giving them time to catch up....

  31. September 11, 2013

    Kingfisher: emperor’s new coat

    As the economy warms up, people are supposed to skip out of their paint-chipped doors to stock up on brushes and paint and...

  32. September 11, 2013

    FTSE treads water ahead of UK jobless data

    London investors were cautious ahead of the UK employment data release, with demand for drugmakers, telecoms stocks and...

  33. September 11, 2013

    Kingfisher cautions on UK recovery claims

    Kingfisher, the DIY retailer, said it was too early to call a recovery in the UK economy, although there were some signs of...

  34. August 30, 2013

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: Regus (RGU) Regus is riding the flexible working wave and its expansion prospects, underpinned by established centres...

  35. July 24, 2013

    Fall in number of failed stores points to retail improvement

    Signs of improvement in Britain’s consumer sector emerged on Wednesday as the number of retail units in administration at...

  36. July 16, 2013

    Bad loans cast long shadow over Indian banks

    Growing concerns about bank asset quality, hidden bad loans and a general lack of transparency, all set against the backdrop...

  37. July 16, 2013

    Fading bank rally leaves FTSE flat

    London’s banks were looking tired after their recent run higher as the wider summer rally on the FTSE 100 also started to...

  38. July 3, 2013

    Responsible business: surviving harsh realities of a downturn

    All organisations have to cut discretionary expenditure in a downturn. Thus, corporate social responsibility budgets are...

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