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    1. August 29, 2013

      Melrose investors to receive £600m payout

      Investors in Melrose Industries are poised to receive a windfall of as much as £600m after the industrial engineer pledged...

    2. June 20, 2013

      Aberdeen sinks as asset managers bear brunt

      Asset managers bore the brunt of a London sell-off as the FTSE 100 showed its biggest drop in more than a year, falling as...

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    1. June 20, 2013

      Melrose accelerates disposals with sale of Italian motors unit

      Melrose has accelerated its programme of disposals with the sale of its Italian motors business, stoking investors’...

    2. June 3, 2013

      Melrose units sale talks fuel investors’ cash return hopes

      Melrose Industries has confirmed speculation that it is in talks to sell off two of its lifting businesses for almost £600m,...

    3. June 3, 2013

      Fracking miracle needed to transform UK energy

      If something looks too good to be true, it usually is. Aim-quoted IGas reckons it has up to 170 trillion cubic feet of shale...

    4. May 12, 2013

      Rotork chief springs to tap new openings

      On the face of it, Peter France’s timing could have been disastrous. The Arsenal-loving engineering graduate took over the...

    5. May 9, 2013

      ITV rises on regulation hopes as FTSE 100 gains

      Hopes of looser regulation helped lift ITV on Wednesday as the London market held at a five-year high. ITV rose 3.3 per cent...

    6. May 1, 2013

      BT to the fore in thin FTSE trading

      BT Group led the London market higher yesterday on hopes a trading update next week would ease worries about its growth and...

    7. April 19, 2013

      Spectris forecasts cut as sales fall

      Shares in Spectris lost more than 14 per cent of their value on Friday after the precision instrument maker warned that...

    8. March 26, 2013

      Morrison tightens gap with rivals

      Hopes of a sales recovery on Tuesday gave Wm Morrison its biggest daily gain since September. Morrison rose 3.5 per cent to...

    9. March 17, 2013

      More robust outlook for UK engineers

      Profit warnings from British engineers were hitting the market so regularly in the final months of last year, they might...

    10. March 11, 2013

      Melrose advances with talk of disposals

      Disposal hopes helped push Melrose to the top of the blue-chip risers on Monday. The engineering turnround specialist rose 4...

    11. March 6, 2013

      Melrose warns over energy arm slowdown

      Melrose Industries’ chief executive has warned that its energy division is set for “a quieter year in terms of profit”, in...

    12. January 30, 2013

      Cable seeks end of all-male boards

      Vince Cable has written to the chairmen and chief executives of the seven FTSE 100 companies with all-male boards, urging...

    13. January 2, 2013

      FTSE 100 rises and breaches 6,000 level

      The FTSE 100 broke back through the 6,000 level on Wednesday, as London traders joined a global relief rally after an...

    14. November 18, 2012

      UK industrials escape short selling

      Short selling of shares of UK industrial companies is at an unexpected low in spite of a spate of profit warnings over the...

    15. November 18, 2012

      Melrose – out of breath

      Even those companies that have run the fastest in the past few years are finding the going tough. Take Melrose. The...

    16. November 16, 2012

      Melrose tumbles on profit warning

      Shares in Melrose tumbled on Friday after the FTSE 100 engineer warned of a recent slowdown in sales as it became the latest...

    17. October 8, 2012

      BT drops following earnings concerns

      BT Group was a faller on Monday on fears that results next month would put pressure on earnings forecasts. BT was likely to...

    18. September 12, 2012

      Ashmore and ICAP out of FTSE’s top tier

      After just one year in the FTSE 100 index, Ashmore, the fund manager that focuses on emerging markets, has been demoted to...

    19. September 11, 2012

      Vedanta slips on balance sheet fears

      Vedanta Resources slipped as a mining ban in India revived concerns about its balance sheet. Goa suspended all mining in the...

    20. September 7, 2012

      FTSE 100 set for return of real engineers

      James Hanson’s business empire may be gone, but distant echoes reverberate round the City. Chris (“Jock”) Miller trained in...

    21. September 7, 2012

      Tobacco groups burnt by antismoking moves

      The sharpest weekly fall in three and a half years left Imperial Tobacco lagging behind a buoyant London market on Friday....

    22. August 31, 2012

      John Wood lifted by FTSE promotion hopes

      Blue-chip promotion hopes helped John Wood Group outperform a flat London market on Friday. The oil services company rose...

    23. August 30, 2012

      Elster acquisition weighs on Melrose

      Melrose, the engineering turnround specialist, suffered after costs relating to a recent acquisition and refinancing wiped...

    24. August 23, 2012

      M&S falls as takeover hopes recede

      Marks and Spencer was out of favour on Thursday as analysts poured cold water on speculation that it could be vulnerable to...

    25. July 12, 2012

      Diageo under spotlight over Moët venture

      A revival of speculation about its Moët Hennessy joint venture put Diageo in focus yesterday. LVMH could finally give up...

    26. June 29, 2012

      Melrose in £1.8bn takeover of Elster

      Melrose has clinched the acquisition of a big German manufacturer of utility meters for an enterprise value of £1.8bn,...

    27. June 18, 2012

      Melrose / Elster

      Jilted suitors sometimes jump into rash marriages on the rebound. But second choices can prove to be wise ones, leading to...

    28. June 18, 2012

      Melrose in talks to buy Elster Group

      Melrose, the engineering turnround specialist, has confirmed that it is in talks to acquire Elster Group in an all-cash deal...

    29. April 22, 2012

      Melrose investors content with inactivity

      Given that Melrose’s motto is “buy, improve, sell”, one might expect investors to be growing a little restless: in spite of...

    30. April 11, 2012

      Melrose executives to get £126m payout

      Melrose’s top executives have been awarded stock worth £126m after shareholders in the engineering turnround specialist...

    31. March 7, 2012

      Melrose lifted by bold investment choices

      Strong demand for turbogenerators and lifting equipment for the oil and gas industry helped Melrose, the engineering...

    32. March 2, 2012

      Risk-taking returns after tough year

      2011 will not be remembered as a vintage one for investors in mid-market companies. The eurozone crisis, fears of a...

    33. February 12, 2012

      Cevian builds up stake in Cookson

      Cevian, the activist European hedge fund chaired by Lord Myners, has become the largest shareholder in Cookson, the UK...

    34. December 1, 2011

      Rolls-Royce catches some Hawaiian rays

      Rolls-Royce came within a whisker of a record closing high on Thursday, as the wider London market suffered its first down...

    35. November 23, 2011

      Overseas buyers see value of UK engineers

      The dwindling band of British engineering and manufacturing companies is losing yet more members. This week it was...

    36. November 10, 2011

      Cookson upbeat despite grim profit forecast

      Cookson, the industrial materials group, warned that it was likely to miss annual profit expectations in the wake of a...

    37. October 31, 2011

      Insecure times for G4S expansion plan

      G4S has spent a fraught two weeks attempting to win investors round to its proposed £5.2bn merger with ISS, the Danish...

    38. October 18, 2011

      Guest houses outgunned

      Draw the threadbare chintz curtains. Change the yellowing sign in the bay window from “Vacancies” to “Closed”. Premier Inn,...

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