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  1. November 20, 2015

    ValueAct quits Smiths to focus on Rolls-Royce

    Activist investor ValueAct has sold its stake in UK engineering company Smiths Group, as it concentrates on its push to...

  2. November 17, 2015

    Utility of bank conduct fines is diminishing even as total rises

    Moody’s says European banks will bear the brunt of further post-crisis litigation and fines. If Barclays settles...

  1. November 17, 2015

    Smiths shares jump after pension deficit shrinks

    Smiths Group made its biggest one-day share price gain in seven years on Tuesday after revealing that it would pour...

  2. FT Alphaville

    November 17, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - easyJet profits soar 18%

    Low-cost airlines continue to thrive, British Land’s land and property have risen 7.5 per cent in value. FT Opening...

  3. October 13, 2015

    Engineers turn to repairs to fix margins

    British engineers at Weir, Smiths Group, Rotork and IMI know a thing or two about stemming dangerous outflows. It is...

  4. September 23, 2015

    Smiths Group struggles as ‘break-up’ man Philip Bowman exits

    Throughout his career Philip Bowman has earned a reputation as a “break-up” man capable of taking apart large companies...

  5. August 10, 2015

    Pensions: rate relief

    Interest rate rises are on the way so it is time to pick your side. Watching on fearfully: borrowers and bond fund...

  6. August 7, 2015

    Activist investors learn to mind their manners

    It is enough to flummox the most advanced student of stylometry; enough, even, to confound a computer programmed with...

  7. August 4, 2015

    Smiths: Value, Act 2

    An unkind view of activist investors’ modus operandi is as follows: Buy shares. Go public about holding. Bang on about...

  8. FT Alphaville

    August 4, 2015

    Markets Live: Tuesday, 4th August, 2015

    This Markets Live session ended at 12:06 on 4 Aug 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy, Bryce Elder and...

  9. August 3, 2015

    ValueAct takes stake in Smiths Group

    ValueAct, the US activist hedge fund led by Jeff Ubben, has emerged as a shareholder in Smiths Group, just days after...

  10. July 31, 2015

    Q&A: Saving as you earn

    This weekend, thousands of workers will be presented with a decision over whether to exchange their payroll savings for...

  11. July 7, 2015

    It’s 30m to One as watchdog breaks taboo and blames customers

    Television presenter and consumer champion Anne Robinson bangs on the door of a suburban house: Robinson: You’ve heard...

  12. July 7, 2015

    Smiths Group recruits Reynolds Smith as new chief

    Smiths Group, the FTSE 100 engineering conglomerate, has poached Andrew Reynolds Smith from GKN Automotive, to be its...

  13. March 30, 2015

    Smiths left behind by FTSE 100 jump

    The FTSE 100 headed for its best quarter in two years yesterday but Smiths Group was left behind. Smiths lost 2.8 per...

  14. March 20, 2015

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: OneSavings Bank The shares look cheap on eight times this year’s earnings, in part reflecting the profitability of...

  15. March 18, 2015

    Corporate cash piles escape Osborne’s gaze

    Phew. The cash piles amassed by UK companies in recent years have once again escaped the government’s attention when it...

  16. March 2, 2015

    Smiths jumps on conglomerate hopes

    Smiths Group was a gainer on Monday after Deutsche Bank argued that the engineer had regained its conglomerate...

  17. December 19, 2014

    Smiths Group CEO Philip Bowman to step down

    Philip Bowman will step down as chief executive of Smiths Group next year, as the British engineering conglomerate...

  18. September 17, 2014

    Smiths Group struggles weigh on full-year earnings

    Smiths Group shares fell more than 5 per cent on Wednesday morning after the engineering conglomerate said weak...

  19. September 12, 2014

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy Galliford Try (GFRD) Given the strong momentum in the housing sector and the flow of construction work, we see no...

  20. July 20, 2014

    Smiths’ chief still has ‘unfinished business’

    The chief executive of Smiths Group has admitted he is frustrated by the FTSE 100 engineering conglomerate’s inability...

  21. July 20, 2014

    Smiths clocks up centenary on the stock exchange

    From a shop selling watches to an engineering conglomerate that developed car speedometers, the autopilot landing and...

  22. May 23, 2014

    Smiths Group warns detection unit challenges will knock earnings

    Shares in Smiths Group fell on Friday after the FTSE 100 engineer warned that its full-year profit would be hit because...

  23. May 23, 2014

    Go-Ahead gains on UK rail bidding result

    Shares in UK transport operators were making some of the biggest moves in early London trading on Friday after the...

  24. March 19, 2014

    Partnership must show it still has a role

    JB Priestley had a neat line in plays that play around with the concept of time. Partnership Assurance, the annuities...

  25. FT Alphaville

    March 19, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David breaks down the latest piece of weirdness from the Chinese financial system,...

  26. March 19, 2014

    Smiths slides on ‘currency headwinds’ warning

    Corporate news is setting the pace in European stock markets, as investors wait for the outcome of Janet Yellen’s first...

  27. March 19, 2014

    Medical division holds back Smiths Group

    Smiths Group has blamed the “inevitable disruption” of an approach for the engineer’s medical devices business for a...

  28. February 11, 2014

    FT30 current members

    The current constituents and recent changes can be found below. Current FT 30 members Company Ticker 3i III.L ARM...

  29. October 2, 2013

    Smiths Group falls on profit-taking

    Washington’s shutdown gave traders an excuse to book profits in Smiths Group, which had started the day just below its...

  30. September 18, 2013

    Smiths Group: still here

    When Philip Bowman became chief executive of Smiths Group, few investors or analysts expected that the London-listed...

  31. September 18, 2013

    Fuller fund disclosure should be next step after RDR

    Back in the day, insurers funded a yearly sales conference aboard a cruise liner for favoured financial advisers. The...

  32. September 18, 2013

    Smiths Group leads FTSE after earnings

    Shares in FTSE 100 engineer Smiths Group were at the top of London’s main equities index after well-received earnings,...

  33. September 18, 2013

    Smiths Group pays £118m special dividend

    Shareholders in Smiths Group are in line for a £118m windfall, as lower exceptional charges pushed up the engineering...

  34. September 15, 2013

    Companies diary: September 16 – September 22

    Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

  35. August 16, 2013

    Directors’ deals: Chamberlin, LMS, Pressure Technologies, TVC

    Keith Butler-Wheelhouse upped his stake in Chamberlin on Monday making his third purchase since joining 18 months ago....

  36. August 9, 2013

    Slimmed down groups attract new admirers

    Breaking up can be a relief. Since News Corp split itself in two in June, shares in the film and television business...

  37. August 2, 2013

    Smiths ends talks on sale of medical unit

    Smiths Group has again failed in its attempt to sell its medical unit, in a deal that could have been worth as much as...

  38. July 17, 2013

    Unilever slides on earnings worries

    Earnings worries put Unilever among London’s biggest fallers on Wednesday. Weaker emerging markets meant Unilever’s...

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