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      Buffett admits Tesco investment ‘a huge mistake’

      Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has admitted that his seven-year bet on Tesco was a “huge mistake” in a frank mea culpa...

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      Morrison ups the supermarket price war ante with Aldi and Lidl

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    1. 4 hours ago

      Investors stand firm in face of profitability warning shots

      Like Shakespeare’s sorrows, profit warnings “come not single spies but in battalions”. And, last month, the battalions...

    2. 21 hours ago

      Succession plans earn a role at the top

      The best and the worst of UK plc succession planning have been on display in recent days. On the positive side,...

    3. October 1, 2014

      Sainsbury: war of attrition

      Just why did the 30 years’ war go on for so long? Because whenever one or two exhausted combatants (like the overstretched...

    4. FT Alphaville

      October 1, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Russia defence spending facts of the day: Russia’s proposed budget shows how much...

    5. October 1, 2014

      Supermarkets sweep to bottom of FTSE 100

      Supermarket groups were making eye-catching losses on the FTSE 100 on Wednesday as fresh light was cast on the problems...

    6. October 1, 2014

      Benchmark boycott shows regulatory tail risk trumps common good

      Statistics are agreed to be triple-distilled dishonesty. But they give us the Dutch courage of bogus certainty in a chaotic...

    7. October 1, 2014

      Financial Conduct Authority investigates Tesco’s accounting woes

      Britain’s financial watchdog has begun a full investigation of the accounting problems at Tesco, deepening the crisis at the...

    8. October 1, 2014

      Sainsbury suffers fall in second-quarter sales

      J Sainsbury insisted it did not face accounting problems similar to those at rival Tesco, as the smaller supermarket chain...

    9. September 30, 2014

      Supermarket suppliers watchdog weighs into Tesco crisis

      The government-appointed watchdog charged with enforcing better treatment of UK supermarket suppliers has weighed into the...

    10. September 30, 2014

      Tesco shares down on rights issue speculation

      Growing speculation of a Tesco rights issue sent the grocer to an 11-year low on Tuesday. Tesco lost 0.9 per cent to 186.2p...

    11. September 30, 2014

      Covert Sainsbury 50p campaign exposed on Twitter

      J Sainsbury was the subject of criticism on social media after a covert campaign to encourage shoppers to spend an extra 50p...

    12. September 29, 2014

      Supermarkets and banks lose ground on FTSE

      Supermarket shares dominated the losers column of the FTSE 100 on Monday as the weekend press took the hatchet to the...

    13. September 29, 2014

      Middle-class swell profits at Aldi as it looks to expand ranges

      Cash-strapped middle-class shoppers flocking to Aldi have helped the UK arm of the German discount supermarket achieve...

    14. September 28, 2014

      How hapless haggling caused Tesco’s headaches

      Defining the point at which a friendly haggle turns into an uncomfortable squeeze is an art, not a science. And it is one...

    15. September 28, 2014

      Feedback: The big gaps on Tesco’s board

      Luke Johnson argued in his column last week that one reason for the woes of British retailer Tesco is the lack of board...

    16. September 28, 2014

      Tesco fiasco fuels fears executive pay metrics can skew priorities

      The latest fiasco at Tesco – where four executives were suspended after the discovery of a £250m black hole in its accounts,...

    17. September 26, 2014

      UK grocers: only lovers left alive

      “Just cut prices!” This might be the cry of many of Tesco’s exasperated shareholders at the moment. They saw £250m in future...

    18. September 26, 2014

      Tesco pulled £3bn financing deal two days before profit warning

      Tesco pulled a £3bn financing arrangement two days before announcing its third profit warning triggered by the £250m...

    19. September 26, 2014

      Hubris has set Tesco on a course into perilous seas

      When Sir Terry Leahy stepped down as chief executive of Tesco three years ago, the world’s second-largest retailer seemed to...

    20. September 26, 2014

      Clouds darken over Tesco as retailer faces crisis of confidence

      Every Little Hurts. Years after Tesco’s launched its famous slogan Every Little Helps, this week it became clear that the...

    21. September 26, 2014

      Letter from Lex: light, dark and shades of grey

      Readers, Looked at through the lens of profit, the universe is Zoroastrian. The force of light is competitive advantage. The...

    22. September 26, 2014

      Sports Direct leads FTSE 100 lower

      A rally in the mining sector and modest gains for banks were not a strong enough tonic to keep the FTSE 100 in positive...

    23. September 26, 2014

      City Insider: Freshfields’ trinity delves into Tesco’s profit overstatement

      Crack team: Freshfields trinity It’s no surprise that Tesco looked to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to scrutinise how...

    24. September 25, 2014

      Ashley’s gamble on Tesco divides opinion in the City

      Mike Ashley, the billionaire retailer who likes a flutter, is taking a punt on Tesco. Mr Ashley, who owns 58 per cent of...

    25. September 25, 2014

      Sports Direct: small time gambler

      Sports Direct has been very naughty. The UK sports retailer has sold a put option on 23m Tesco shares to Goldman Sachs. If...

    26. September 25, 2014

      Mike Ashley’s yen for puts

      It seems unlikely that Warren Buffett would have stripped to Tom Jones’ ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ in a Chinese restaurant...

    27. September 25, 2014

      Message to Sports Direct’s Ashley: spoof not lest thou are spoofed

      Mike Ashley famously played the pub game “spoof” with bankers over who should pay a £200,000 legal bill for the 2007...

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      September 25, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Ukraine — call the sovereign debt cops: Joseph directs us to an announcement by the...

    29. September 25, 2014

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley takes bet on Tesco with options deal

      Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has made a dramatic intervention in the turmoil surrounding Tesco, taking a bet that shares in...

    30. September 24, 2014

      City concerned over Tesco Christmas trading

      City concern over Tesco is shifting to the impact the £250m accounting misstatement could have on the retailer’s trading in...

    31. September 24, 2014

      Britain mourns the shopkeepers who were its only titans

      For Napoleon, it was enough to insult the English by calling them a nation of shopkeepers. Superfluous to claim they...

    32. September 23, 2014

      Probe may slow Tesco’s turnround strategy

      Investors and suppliers turned their attention to Tesco’s governance issues and the lack of oversight by management in the...

    33. September 23, 2014

      Why scrutinising retailers is so tricky

      Auditing a retailer is a complex exercise and one that leaves plenty of room for interpretation. For Tesco, which has...

    34. September 23, 2014

      Sir Richard Broadbent: Tesco chairman faces his biggest challenge yet

      Sir Richard Broadbent has faced plenty of challenges in an eclectic career spanning 40 years in the civil service and the...

    35. September 23, 2014

      Tesco shareholders shift focus to chairman after profits overstatement

      Shareholder attitudes have hardened against Sir Richard Broadbent, chairman of Tesco, one day after the grocer revealed it...

    36. September 23, 2014

      US Treasury hopes to stand logic of tax inversion deals on head

      Taxes may be one of the only two certainties, but tax benefits are very uncertain – as the US Treasury has just...

    37. September 23, 2014

      London stocks hit by US tax crackdown

      London’s equity markets were lower for a second session this week, with drugmakers leading losses after US authorities...

    38. September 23, 2014

      Tesco’s board is seriously lacking in retail experience

      I don’t know Tesco as a business that well, but I did sell them a business last year for £49m. I found them to be mostly...

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