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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. FT Alphaville

    February 16, 2012

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, – SocGen misses forecasts – Bloomberg – Sales dip at BAE Systems – statement –...

  37. February 1, 2012

    Investors underline need for Sly’s pay to mirror returns

    TRINITY MIRROR chief executive Sly Bailey is paid about £1.7m a year . . . and that’s got the goat of top shareholders. The...

  38. January 30, 2012

    Evraz wanes as resource stocks lead FTSE lower

    Evraz was among the FTSE 100 fallers on Monday after analysts raised concerns about the strength of its balance sheet....

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