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  1. May 29, 2014

    Severn Trent in talks to spend £255m on Birmingham water supply

    Severn Trent is locked in talks to justify spending £255m over the next five years aimed at improving the resilience of...

  2. March 25, 2014

    More women on the board but men still get top jobs

    The UK is on course to hit a government target of 25 per cent female membership of FTSE 100 boards by the end of next year,...

  1. February 14, 2014

    Brokers warn of flood threat to home insurance premiums

    Several of Britain’s biggest insurers risk having more than a tenth of their annual profits wiped out by a...

  2. February 14, 2014

    Why equal pay still isn’t in the bag

    There have been some encouraging appointments recently in the upper echelons of the world’s biggest companies. The...

  3. January 27, 2014

    Water companies buoyed by bid hopes

    Takeover hopes helped the water utilities avoid the FTSE 100’s biggest drop in seven months. Speculation that Borealis, the...

  4. January 27, 2014

    Water operators hit by Ofwat’s demands

    Ofwat has turned the screw on water industry operators across England and Wales by demanding they accept lower rates of...

  5. January 26, 2014

    Ofwat piles pressure on water companies

    Water companies are under renewed pressure to hold down customers’ bills still further in the five years to 2020, as Ofwat...

  6. January 23, 2014

    Gap widens between UK executive pay and results

    Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group have been picked as the worst financial performers in the FTSE 100 index relative to the...

  7. January 17, 2014

    Proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards tops 20%

    The proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards has topped 20 per cent for the first time, raising hopes that the UK government’s...

  8. January 13, 2014

    BT chooses HSBC’s ex-UK chief Joe Garner to oversee Openreach

    BT has chosen the former head of HSBC’s British bank to oversee the vast copper and fibre network that stretches across the...

  9. December 29, 2013

    Big employers sign up to gender equality initiative

    More than 140 large employers have signed up to a UK government initiative to improve gender equality in the workplace amid...

  10. December 10, 2013

    Women stuck in corporate slow lane as men dominate race to top

    A man who starts his career with a FTSE 100 company is four and a half times more likely to reach the executive committee...

  11. December 2, 2013

    Thames Water wants to raise bills by 11% above inflation by 2020

    Thames Water, the UK’s biggest supplier of water and sewage services, has proposed raising its bills by 11 per cent above...

  12. November 26, 2013

    Severn Trent lifts interim dividend 6% as underlying profits dip

    Severn Trent is to push up its interim dividend in spite of a small fall in underlying profits, as the water and sewage...

  13. November 22, 2013

    After digging deep at BT Liv Garfield is poised to make a splash

    The BT-patented, steel-tipped shovel in the corner of her office next to pictures of her family reveals something of the...

  14. November 18, 2013

    Hotshot takes helm at Severn Trent

    Liv Garfield might have been overlooked as a potential successor to BT boss Ian Livingstone when he joined the government as...

  15. November 18, 2013

    Severn Trent poaches BT executive for CEO

    Severn Trent is to become one of only three FTSE 100 companies with a female boss after announcing that Liv Garfield would...

  16. November 3, 2013

    UK water companies struggle to plug leakage rates

    Britain’s water companies are expected to make only modest gains during the next decade in tackling leakage rates, which...

  17. August 18, 2013

    Concerns mount over UK retail bond issues

    By most measures, the London Stock Exchange’s order book for retail bonds has been a runaway success. Since its launch in...

  18. August 15, 2013

    Directors’ deals: latest trades August 3

    Housebuilder Bellway has made steady strides since Keith Adey first bought a stake in May last year; the shares have doubled...

  19. July 26, 2013

    Bankers the winners in Severn Trent attack

    Bankers have had a bad press. You may have noticed. Their vast rewards for sticking risks on the rest of us have caused...

  20. July 17, 2013

    Severn Trent splashes £19m on advisers during takeover bid

    Severn Trent spent £19m on advisers during its rebuttal of a takeover bid by a Canadian-led group of investors last month....

  21. July 14, 2013

    Water groups open coffers amid regulatory push to share profits

    Water companies across England and Wales have so far committed more than £600m in extra spending in response to pressure...

  22. June 30, 2013

    Kuwait plans $5bn investment for the UK

    The Kuwait Investment Authority is seeking to invest as much as $5bn directly over the next three to five years in...

  23. June 30, 2013

    Kuwaitis build on commitment to UK infrastructure

    The pomp was impressive. The 400 visitors to the 60th birthday celebration of the Kuwait Investment Office at London’s...

  24. June 21, 2013

    March of maple leaf quickens as Canadian investment grows

    As Mark Carney steps into the Bank of England for the first time as governor on July 1, tens of thousands of his countrymen...

  25. June 19, 2013

    Fears of dividend cut pump up the pressure on United Utilities

    United Utilities was among London’s sharpest fallers as analysts raised fears of a dividend cut. RBC saw United’s payout was...

  26. June 19, 2013

    Miners help limit FTSE 100 losses

    London’s mining stocks helped the FTSE 100 hold steady on Wednesday, with bargain hunting in the heavily-weighted sector...

  27. June 14, 2013

    Week in Review, June 15

    A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate person in the news: Stéphane...

  28. June 14, 2013

    Private equity adds value to investors as well as businesses

    Competing bids by activist investor Carl Icahn and founder Michael Dell for PC company Dell, along with the pension funds...

  29. June 13, 2013

    Water companies’ M&A pipeline blocked

    When the £5.3bn bid for Severn Trent collapsed this week, it did more than just turn off the tap for UK water asset sales in...

  30. June 13, 2013

    Rolls-Royce lags recovery in UK stocks

    Cashflow worries led Rolls-Royce to lagg behind a recovering London market yesterday. Rolls slipped 1.9 per cent to £11.67...

  31. June 12, 2013

    Aberdeen stems losses as FTSE hits seven-week low

    Aberdeen Asset Management bounced off a five-month low even as the London market extended losses. Aberdeen rallied 1.7 per...

  32. June 12, 2013

    Vodafone fall takes toll on FTSE 100

    Vodafone fell on London’s main equity index after the mobile telecoms operator confirmed it had made a bid approach for...

  33. June 11, 2013

    LongRiver withdraws bidding interest in Severn Trent

    LongRiver Partners has withdrawn its interest in bidding for Severn Trent, following the UK water company’s refusal to enter...

  34. June 11, 2013

    Severn Trent: water under the bridge

    You never call, you never write. A Canadian-led consortium’s attempt to buy Severn Trent for £5.3bn appears to have...

  35. June 10, 2013

    Severn Trent shares tumble as Takeover Panel deadline looms

    Shares in Severn Trent dropped below £20 on Monday as LongRiver, the consortium that has had three conditional offers...

  36. June 10, 2013

    ITV nears record high on investor payout hopes

    Cash return hopes helped lift ITV near a record high in a flat London market on Monday. Over the next three years ITV could...

  37. June 10, 2013

    Fading resource rally takes London lower

    London’s FTSE 100 made a muted start to the week, unable to hold gains as Friday’s risk rally faded, but there were some...

  38. June 9, 2013

    LongRiver gives ultimatum to Severn Trent over bid

    The LongRiver consortium that has had three offers of its for Severn Trent rejected will walk away unless the water...

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