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  1. 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 to...

  2. 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 today...

  1. 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 of...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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, the...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 decline...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 ship...

  10. 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, while...

  11. 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 and...

  12. September 15, 2013

    Companies diary: September 16 – September 22

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

  13. 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....

  14. 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 that...

  15. 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 £3bn...

  16. 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 sales...

  17. July 17, 2013

    Smiths Group in no hurry to follow Invensys’ footsteps

    The badinage of traders and executives gives financial scandals a moral punchline in public eyes. Controversy over alleged...

  18. July 17, 2013

    Smiths Group warns contract clashes to hit annual profits

    Smiths Group has warned investors that its annual profit would be a disappointment after some disgruntled customers withheld...

  19. July 17, 2013

    London’s FTSE climbs as miners rally

    Fresnillo led London’s mining sector higher on Wednesday after the Mexican silver miner said it was on track to meet its...

  20. July 5, 2013

    Smiths struggles to shrink pension deficit despite rising assets

    Smiths Group will have to continue paying £76m a year to plug a £652m pension scheme deficit that has proved difficult to...

  21. June 27, 2013

    Smiths Group among top UK gainers on break-up hopes

    Break-up hopes put Smiths Group among the London market’s top gainers on Thursday, with analysts arguing that the sale of...

  22. June 27, 2013

    Miners join in FTSE 100’s advance

    The FTSE 100 climbed modestly on Thursday as miners, after being absent from the rallies of the previous two sessions,...

  23. June 17, 2013

    Smiths names former 3M head as chairman

    Sir George Buckley, the British industrialist who previously headed US conglomerate 3M, has been confirmed as the next...

  24. June 11, 2013

    Australian IVF group Virtus gains 9% on debut

    The largest initial public offering of an in vitro fertilisation services company to date produced a strong first day’s...

  25. June 10, 2013

    Smiths Group: from watchmaker to conglomerate

    Smiths Group will next year celebrate its centenary on the UK stock exchange, marking another milestone in the engineering...

  26. June 10, 2013

    Smiths Group planned sale of unit raises questions over future

    Not for the first time over the past few years, the future of Smiths Group has been called into question. The engineering...

  27. June 4, 2013

    BTG buoyed by takeover speculation

    Takeover speculation put drug developer BTG among the gainers yesterday as the London market recovered from a one-month low....

  28. May 30, 2013

    Interdealer brokers reap benefit of recovery in trading volumes

    Interdealer brokers were in demand on Thursday as the London market bounced from a two-week low. ICAP and Tullett Prebon...

  29. May 30, 2013

    Smiths Group in talks to sell medical unit for £2bn-plus

    British engineering company Smiths Group is again weighing a potential £2bn-plus sale of its medical division, which played...

  30. May 27, 2013

    Brutal treatment for the Brutalists

    There is something fitting, you might say, in the brutality with which some of Britain’s prime modernist buildings are being...

  31. May 24, 2013

    Next out of favour as FTSE slips from high

    Next was out of favour on Friday as the FTSE 100 drifted further from its 12-year high. Morgan Stanley turned cautious on...

  32. May 22, 2013

    Sir George Buckley frontrunner to take Smiths Group chairmanship

    Sir George Buckley, the British industrialist who until last year headed the US conglomerate 3M, has emerged as the...

  33. April 8, 2013

    Takeover talk pushes Weir Group higher

    Pumpmaker Weir Group was among the gainers in response to a bid for one of its sector peers. Weir rose 4.2 per cent to...

  34. March 27, 2013

    Talk of new Elior bidder points to Compass

    Acquisition talk put Compass in focus on Wednesday even as the London market drifted lower. A day after a trading update,...

  35. March 20, 2013

    Smiths sees bright future for scanners

    A new family of portable machines for assessing potential bomb threats on urban streets or the battlefield could give a...

  36. March 20, 2013

    Budget mortgage measures boost builders

    Housebuilders moved to the top of the FTSE 250 in London after the chancellor unveiled new measures to boost home ownership...

  37. February 12, 2013

    Bumpy day for BAE amid US budget fears

    The London market rose for a third straight day yesterday, but BAE Systems was left behind. Fears over US defence spending...

  38. February 6, 2013

    Restructuring talk boosts Man Group

    Restructuring talk helped lift Man Group on Wednesday as the London market edged higher for a second day. The hedge fund...

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