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    1. May 26, 2015

      Multinationals must end vow of silence over Brexit, says Umunna

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    2. May 26, 2015

      No quick fix for Siemens as oil decline hurts profits

      Investors had high hopes for recovery at Siemens when Joe Kaeser became chief executive less than two years ago. The former...

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    1. May 7, 2015

      Siemens to cut 4,500 jobs to help turn round power and gas arm

      Siemens plans to cut a further 4,500 jobs to help turn round its power and gas division and other underperforming industrial...

    2. May 6, 2015

      Southwest rides wave of marine energy projects

      The southwest has boosted its reputation as a centre for marine energy with the announcement on Wednesday of a €24.5m wave...

    3. May 4, 2015

      Top European companies boost number of women in leadership roles

      Twenty-two of Europe’s largest multinationals have increased the proportion of women in leadership positions faster than...

    4. April 20, 2015

      Industrial companies count the cost of doing business in Russia

      Claas is not due to open a €120m extension of its farm machinery factory in Krasnodar, near Russia’s Black Sea coast, until...

    5. April 15, 2015

      Nokia and Alcatel chiefs defend plans in face of rocky history

      The chief executives of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent have defended their plans to become a single company, arguing that the...

    6. April 14, 2015

      Modi reforms crucial to Siemens’ India plans

      Siemens is preparing to build two new rail infrastructure factories in India but cautioned that further investment increases...

    7. March 31, 2015

      Hitachi chief looks beyond Japan to build global conglomerate

      Hiroaki Nakanishi, the chief executive of Hitachi, made his name as a turnround artist, setting the broader trend for...

    8. March 29, 2015

      Parking sensors to go on trial in Berlin and Dubai

      Traffic wardens will have a new ally from this summer when trials of a scanner system that gathers data about parking spaces...

    9. March 5, 2015

      GE and Philips scan Africa medical market

      Judging by the long and determined-looking queue waiting to meet Samuel Were in London last week, executives from medical...

    10. February 13, 2015

      Setback for Siemens’ takeover of Dresser-Rand

      Siemens faces a new setback over its planned takeover of Dresser-Rand, the US oilfield equipment maker, after the European...

    11. February 9, 2015

      Rail manufacturers enjoy good times after slew of large orders

      Big projects led by a new train line for London are providing the UK’s rail manufacturing industry with its best outlook for...

    12. February 8, 2015

      European companies dig deeper to fill pension holes

      Ultra low interest rates might be a boon for companies seeking finance for expansion, but they are having an unwelcome side...

    13. February 6, 2015

      Siemens plans to axe 7,800 jobs to halt revenue stagnation

      Siemens plans to cut 7,800 jobs worldwide in an attempt to make the sprawling engineering conglomerate more efficient and...

    14. January 28, 2015

      Hopes rise for success of ECB’s stimulus plan

      In March 2009, the US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England announced plans for quantitative easing. A six-year equity...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      January 27, 2015

      Chairing the meeting

      A man walks through the still empty rows of chairs before the beginning of the annual general meeting of Siemens AG in...

    16. January 27, 2015

      Siemens defends $7.6bn Dresser-Rand deal

      Siemens, the German engineering group, has defended its $7.6bn acquisition of US oilfield equipment company Dresser-Rand,...

    17. January 11, 2015

      Hitachi to open £82m train plant in Durham this year

      A newly completed track from one of the UK’s biggest new factories links rail transport in the 21st century to the...

    18. January 6, 2015

      California steaming as high-speed rail line begins

      At a ceremony on Tuesday to mark the start of work on the US’s first dedicated high-speed rail line, Jerry Brown,...

    19. December 22, 2014

      Healthcare at heart of robust year in M&A

      Market wisdom has it that most takeovers destroy value in the long-run. But the world’s largest companies seem to have had...

    20. December 17, 2014

      British MPs condemn £10.5bn PFI train deals

      The purchase of new trains costing £10.5bn through two private finance initiative deals transferred all the risk to UK...

    21. December 16, 2014

      Alstom nears $700m DoJ bribery settlement

      Alstom is nearing a deal with the US Department of Justice to pay about $700m to settle foreign bribery charges in relation...

    22. December 4, 2014

      Portugal’s climate and lifestyle draw funds to education and healthcare

      Under a warm November sun, the courtyard café at Lisbon’s Nova School of Business and Economics is crowded with students....

    23. December 4, 2014

      Indian companies facing wave of shareholder activism

      Diageo is the latest in a string of companies to feel the force of investor displeasure in India, as the country experiences...

    24. November 14, 2014

      Fifa World Cup probe’s off-field tensions

      Fifa officials were stunned. Their long-held wish to see “closure” over the World Cup bidding graft allegations had been...

    25. November 6, 2014

      Siemens battles to close profitability gap as revenues stagnate

      Siemens is facing an uphill battle to close a sales and profitability gap with rivals as its revenues continue to stagnate,...

    26. November 3, 2014

      The Silver Economy: Engineers lured back to fix ‘skills crunch’

      Bill Burns may have officially retired 12 years ago from his foundry job in West Yorkshire but his expertise is considered...

    27. October 17, 2014

      Rolls-Royce: tea for the tillerman

      John Rishton, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, has had time to build bridges with the City of London in more than three years...

    28. October 5, 2014

      Wind power needs subsidy to compete in US, says Siemens

      The US wind power industry still needs subsidy to compete with fossil fuels, according to Germany’s Siemens, one of the...

    29. October 3, 2014

      Siemens’ energy arm warns on profit margins

      Siemens expects fierce competition in the market for gas-fired power generation equipment to cut its profit margins over the...

    30. October 1, 2014

      Siemens pays top price in pursuit of American dream

      When Jürgen Schrempp announced he was resigning as chief executive of DaimlerChrysler, in July 2005, investors reacted with...

    31. September 30, 2014

      Multibillion cross-border deals make a return after five years

      It may have started in the US in the first few weeks of the year, but the global mergers and acquisitions boom of 2014 has...

    32. September 24, 2014

      The clock is ticking on Siemens

      Siemens is paying a whopping price for oil and gas equipment maker Dresser-Rand (the $7.6bn purchase price implies a 37 per...

    33. September 24, 2014

      Santander succession highlights Europe’s planning woes

      Of the many column inches written about the death of Emilio Botín, patriarch of Spanish banking, relatively few contained...

    34. September 23, 2014

      General Electric: Imposing discipline

      The great dilemma for chief executives: meeting strategic goals while being fiscally prudent, and choosing between the two...

    35. September 22, 2014

      Siemens set to exploit US shale boom following pair of deals

      Siemens is poised to increase its presence in the US oil and gas industry and end its involvement in consumer goods via a...

    36. September 22, 2014

      Siemens: Cheque out

      If money alone can solve a problem, the problem is not too serious. Siemens, the German industrial giant, is keen to correct...

    37. FT Alphaville

      September 22, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Tesco: Every little helped? – Tesco shares were down as much as 10.41 per cent on...

    38. September 22, 2014

      Siemens buys US oil services group Dresser-Rand for $7.6bn

      Siemens has struck a deal to buy US oilfield equipment-maker Dresser-Rand with an all-cash $7.6bn offer, including debt,...

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