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    1. October 1, 2014

      UBM plans £563m rights issue to fund bid for Advanstar

      British events group UBM is set to make its biggest acquisition in almost two decades after the company said it would buy US...

    2. September 5, 2014

      Boardroom trades September 6

      Shares in video technology specialist Vislink improved last week on the expectation of strong first-half numbers, but the...

    1. September 3, 2014

      Reed Elsevier to buy sanctions software group FircoSoft for €150m

      Reed Elsevier has announced its biggest acquisition in three years with a €150m offer for FircoSoft, a French company whose...

    2. August 24, 2014

      European media bet on tech start-ups

      European media companies are committing hundreds of millions of dollars to investing in digital start-ups, as they look for...

    3. July 24, 2014

      Reed Elsevier presses ahead with digital drive

      Reed Elsevier has reported first-half results ahead of analysts’ expectations as it drives its business further into the...

    4. July 18, 2014

      Academic fraudsters put publishers’ worth in the spotlight

      Peter Chen seemed an unusually successful academic. He co-authored dozens of widely-cited papers on topics ranging from...

    5. May 29, 2014

      Centrica lines up replacement for Laidlaw as more executives quit

      Centrica is in advanced talks to appoint Iain Conn, head of refining at BP, as the successor to chief executive Sam Laidlaw,...

    6. May 29, 2014

      Slimmer pay packets may deter replacements

      Filling three key executive posts at Centrica is likely to generate lucrative fees for the headhunters, but potential...

    7. May 29, 2014

      Top bosses walk away from Centrica

      The steady stream of departing executives at Centrica is rapidly turning into a flood, as top bosses tire of their status as...

    8. May 20, 2014

      Reed Elsevier closes in on ‘black box’ tech deal

      Reed Elsevier is closing in on the acquisition of a “black box” technology company that will allow the FTSE 100 media group...

    9. April 3, 2014

      2013: A year of change for FTSE 100 chief executives

      Almost one in five of the UK’s largest public companies appointed new chief executives last year – the highest proportion...

    10. March 18, 2014

      Forex probe offers life on the edge for Habgood

      A little under four years ago, Anthony Habgood rejected the idea of taking on an advisory role for the UK government,...

    11. March 7, 2014

      Dutch publishers join ‘iTunes of journalism’

      The Netherlands’ biggest newspaper and magazine publishers have agreed to start selling individual articles for as little as...

    12. January 7, 2014

      Centrica finance director Nick Luff leaves for Reed Elsevier

      Centrica’s highly regarded finance director has been poached by fellow FTSE 100 group Reed Elsevier, adding to a string of...

    13. December 18, 2013

      UCL sets up big data institute with Reed Elsevier

      University College London will set up a UCL Big Data Institute in collaboration with Reed Elsevier, a research information...

    14. Business Blog

      October 15, 2013

      Angela Ahrendts achieves triple-A status at Apple

      The appointment of Angela Ahrendts, chief executive of Burberry, to manage Apple’s retail operations is intriguing in many...

    15. October 7, 2013

      UBM and Informa chiefs to quit

      Five years after UBM and Informa aborted a planned merger to create a business-to-business media group worth £3bn, the chief...

    16. April 22, 2013

      Show must go on, say exhibitions organisers

      Not so long ago the business of organising exhibitions had fallen out of fashion. Investors balked at its vulnerability to...

    17. April 9, 2013

      Reed Elsevier to pay £45m for social network

      Publishing group Reed Elsevier is paying £45m to acquire a social network for academics in its latest effort to adapt to the...

    18. February 28, 2013

      EU left strikes a blow for top bankers

      Very comradely of leftwingers at the European parliament to insist on salary increases for top bankers. Had MEPs really...

    19. February 28, 2013

      Reed Elsevier plans further £300m buyback

      Reed Elsevier has earmarked a further £300m for share buybacks this year as the Anglo-Dutch legal and scientific publisher...

    20. February 12, 2013

      Inkling aims to alter non-fiction market

      Inkling, a three-year-old San Francisco start-up, has launched a content production platform to help non-fiction publishers...

    21. January 17, 2013

      Reed Elsevier sells employee screening arm

      Reed Elsevier has sold the employee screening unit of its risk solutions business to private equity firm Symphony Technology...

    22. January 16, 2013

      Aaron Swartz’s illusion over research

      The death of the internet activist Aaron Swartz at the age of 26 has rightly evoked tributes to his creativity and...

    23. November 22, 2012

      DMGT – canny strategy

      It is not obvious from reading its most famous product, but Daily Mail and General Trust is almost an American company. The...

    24. November 8, 2012

      Talk of cash return boosts Croda

      Croda was in demand, outperforming a weak London market, after the specialist chemicals maker reassured on growth and cash...

    25. November 2, 2012

      Thomson Reuters hints at more cost savings

      Falls in trading revenues and margins in Thomson Reuters’ financial division offset growth in other businesses to drag...

    26. September 13, 2012

      Nationalism may delay EADS-BAE’s take-off

      News of a possible €38bn tie-up between EADS and BAE Systems came out of a clear blue sky on Wednesday. The suddenness and...

    27. August 16, 2012

      Reed Elsevier picks Duncan Palmer for CFO

      Reed Elsevier, the Anglo-Dutch legal and scientific publisher, has picked Duncan Palmer, chief financial officer of Owens...

    28. July 26, 2012

      Reed Elsevier to step up disposals

      Reed Elsevier said it would accelerate plans to dispose of non-core businesses and announced a small share buyback programme...

    29. July 24, 2012

      Tablets lift journals’ ad revenues

      Tablets are starting to transform the dusty business of scientific and medical journals, boosting renewal rates and...

    30. July 17, 2012

      EU plan for research to hit publishers

      The European Union, which controls one of the world’s largest science budgets, said on Tuesday it would give free access to...

    31. June 29, 2012

      Dividend yields key in sideways market

      Shares with high dividend yields should be the investment of choice for long-term growth investors, as well as income...

    32. The A-List

      April 11, 2012

      Hail freedom in academia; but brands still matter

      Why has it taken so long? Academics were among the early adoptors of the internet, and the best of them want their ideas to...

    33. April 10, 2012

      A Wellcome move

      Campaigners have long been agitating for more academic research to be made freely available. It is an idea supported both by...

    34. April 10, 2012

      Wellcome backs free access to scientific papers

      The Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s largest funders of science research, is launching a service to make scientific papers...

    35. April 4, 2012

      Axel Springer to pay £110m for Totaljobs

      Axel Springer is paying Anglo-Dutch rival Reed Elsevier £110m for Totaljobs, a UK employment website, pushing the German...

    36. March 24, 2012

      Reed Elsevier puts Variety on block

      Variety, the magazine that has tracked the business of show business since 1905, is up for sale for the second time in four...

    37. February 22, 2012

      Wolters Kluwer in €100m share buy-back

      Wolters Kluwer, the Dutch professional information group, said it would buy back €100m of shares in 2012, as it tries to...

    38. February 16, 2012

      Reed chief hits back at critics of division

      Erik Engstrom, chief executive of Reed Elsevier, said the growing academic backlash against the group’s core scientific...

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