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  1. January 26, 2014

    Movers & shakers: January 27

    ● Oakley Capital is expanding ahead of Neil Woodford’s arrival from Invesco Perpetual at the start of May. Nick Hamilton,...

  2. FT Alphaville

    December 19, 2013

    London and those foreign buyers, datapoint du jour

    UK home-builders trying to move ahead of the political wind on foreign investors buying up London property? In any case,...

  1. October 25, 2013

    How plants at work can improve wellbeing and efficiency

    There are few of us who fail to recognise the calming, restorative effect of a green space. An hour spent in a garden, a...

  2. March 16, 2012

    RBS office accident at centre of £10m suit

    A building-site diesel spill that delayed RBS’s move into new offices has prompted a £10m High Court claim against four...

  3. February 24, 2012

    Good intentions

    The last time London hosted the Olympics, in 1948, the athletes were housed in former military hospitals and prisoner-of-war...

  4. October 31, 2011

    Cevian largest shareholder in Bilfinger Berger

    Cevian Capital, a European investment firm, has become the largest shareholder of Bilfinger Berger, the German industrial...

  5. September 14, 2011

    BarCap nears £1bn student homes sale

    Barclays Capital is close to selling its majority stake in University Partnerships Programme, the UK’s largest developer of...

  6. September 7, 2011

    Stockport laments highest UK vacancy rate

    Franco Sadik looks likely to become another victim of the economic squeeze on Britain’s high streets. Sitting at one of the...

  7. July 6, 2011

    BITC Awards for Excellence winners

    Company of the Year Award (in association with Tomorrow’s Company) Wates Group Santander Small Company of the Year (in...

  8. June 2, 2011

    Lend Lease consortium in A$5bn Centro bid

    A consortium led by Australian property group Lend Lease has tabled a A$4.96bn ($5.29bn) indicative cash offer for the...

  9. May 2, 2011

    UPP starts strategic review of funding

    University Partnerships Programme, the largest UK university campus developer, has begun a strategic review of funding...

  10. March 21, 2011

    Executives on the transfer list

    The big signings: (clockwise from top left) Paul Deighton, Locog chief, formerly at Goldman Sachs; Nick McInally, Callaway...

  11. January 19, 2011

    Land Securities steps up development

    Land Securities has stepped up its development programme with plans to build more offices in London and a retail scheme in...

  12. December 29, 2010

    Buy-out firms to bid for Centro’s assets

    A number of the world’s most powerful private equity firms, including Blackstone and Apollo Management, are joining the...

  13. December 21, 2010

    Bilfinger divests Australian unit for A$1.06bn

    Bilfinger Berger has disposed of its Australian unit after a lengthy sales process, giving a decisive push to the...

  14. December 17, 2010

    Land Securities moves into Dundee

    Land Securities, the UK’s largest property company, has completed the purchase of the Overgate shopping centre in Dundee,...

  15. December 17, 2010

    Potential buyers of Olympic Village named

    A list of leading UK and international property investors has been lined up as potential buyers of the Olympic Village, the...

  16. November 16, 2010

    Mega-mergers struggle to reach completion

    BHP Billiton’s inability to seal a $39bn takeover of PotashCorp of Saskatchewan has sent a warning to chief executives...

  17. November 16, 2010

    BHP vows to continue seeking big takeovers

    BHP Billiton said it would not be diverted from a strategy of pursuing large transformational acquisitions in spite of its...

  18. November 15, 2010

    BHP Billiton

    BHP Billiton’s slow train to Saskatchewan never reached its destination. Instead, the sudden and uncharacteristically shrill...

  19. November 15, 2010

    Axa / Axa Asia-Pacific

    Rick Allert is in a bit of a bind. Last November, when AMP and Axa first teamed up to bid for Axa Asia Pacific Holdings...

  20. November 15, 2010

    AMP makes fresh bid for Axa Asia Pacific

    AMP, the Australian financial services group, and Axa have launched a fresh joint bid for the French insurer’s Asia-Pacific...

  21. November 14, 2010

    BHP ends $39bn pursuit of PotashCorp

    BHP Billiton has formally ended its three-month pursuit of Saskatchewan’s PotashCorp after failing to secure the Canadian...

  22. November 13, 2010

    Bids in Budapest

    The property developer behind Scarborough Development Group and owner of Sheffield United, Kevin McCabe, has reached the...

  23. November 12, 2010

    It’s not just cricket

    The Perth Test in 2006 In the bitter English winter of 1962-1963 – when the snow lay on the ground for more than two months...

  24. November 11, 2010

    Amec and IMI ratchet up profits guidance

    Amec and IMI, the UK-listed engineering companies, guided investors up on full-year profit expectations on Thursday amid...

  25. November 10, 2010

    Port of Brisbane sold for $2.1bn

    Australia’s Queensland state government has sold the Port of Brisbane for A$2.1bn ($2.1bn) to a four-member team that...

  26. November 10, 2010

    Rise in Olympics costs offset by savings

    The projected cost of the 2012 London Olympics has risen by £53m but will be offset by cutting costs in the main stadium and...

  27. November 9, 2010

    Diageo hopes Beijing appreciates its liking for ‘baijiu’

    China’s overseas ambitions are generating concern from Australia to Africa as its largely state-controlled companies seek to...

  28. November 9, 2010

    Woodside Petroleum

    A man’s reach should not always exceed his grasp. In a little over three years at the helm of the world’s biggest resources...

  29. November 8, 2010

    Shell reduces Woodside stake to fund projects

    Royal Dutch Shell is selling almost a third of its stake in Woodside Petroleum, the Australian energy group, for $3.34bn...

  30. November 8, 2010

    China to continue mining spree with Caledon deal

    A provincial Chinese sovereign wealth fund has agreed to buy Caledon Resources, the Aim-listed miner of coking coal in...

  31. November 8, 2010

    Chris Abrahams, Café Oto, London

    Chris Abrahams is best known as the pianist with the left-facing Australian jazz trio The Necks. At this gig, his acoustic...

  32. FT Alphaville

    November 8, 2010

    Investors in joint bid for Centro

    New York investment firm NRDC Equity Partners has joined with Australian property investor Lend Lease Corp to make a...

  33. November 7, 2010

    Asia follows established models

    Asian countries are “leapfrogging” stages of pension scheme development experienced by countries with more mature systems,...

  34. November 5, 2010

    Race for resources tests trade openness

    An Australian minerals company failing to take over a Canadian fertiliser producer hardly sounds like the turning-point at...

  35. November 5, 2010

    Axa and AMP in talks over Asia arm takeover

    Axa Asia Pacific, the Australian-listed wealth manager with a market value of A$11.5bn ($11.69bn), released a statement on...

  36. November 4, 2010

    BHP free to start looking for new targets

    BHP Billiton has once again proposed an audacious use for its $12.5bn cash pile – the biggest in the mining industry – only...

  37. November 4, 2010

    BoJ buying plan met with scepticism

    The underperformance of Japanese stocks suggests that market participants have all but dismissed the Bank of Japan’s plan to...

  38. November 4, 2010

    Australia plans to overhaul exchanges regulation

    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has outlined proposals to reform the regulation of exchanges in a move...

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