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  1. April 3, 2014

    2013: A year of change for FTSE 100 chief executives

    Almost one in five of the UK’s largest public companies appointed new chief executives last year – the highest proportion...

  2. March 18, 2014

    Forex probe offers life on the edge for Habgood

    A little under four years ago, Anthony Habgood rejected the idea of taking on an advisory role for the UK government,...

  1. March 2, 2014

    Leisure industry executives lambast minimum wage increases

    Leisure industry bosses hit out at the proposed above-inflation increase in the national minimum wage, warning jobs in the...

  2. February 27, 2014

    Whitbread expects buoyant full-year results after sales rise 7%

    Buoyant Christmas trading benefited all Whitbread’s divisions but Andy Harrison, chief executive, cautioned about the...

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    February 26, 2014

    SE Asia: Costa Coffee's next big hope

    Brewed coffee may not be an obvious market in southeast Asia, a region with a strong tea-drinking culture thanks to the...

  4. January 17, 2014

    Boardroom trades January 18

    Senior directors at Rethink Group traded between themselves last week, and a pair of non-executives followed up with trades...

  5. January 7, 2014

    Caffè Nero restructures loans to fund expansion

    Caffè Nero laid the basis for faster international expansion with the restructuring of its £275m of loans on terms more...

  6. December 10, 2013

    Improving UK economy boosts Whitbread sales

    The improving UK economy underpinned a rapid expansion of Premier Inn hotels and the Costa Coffee shop chain to boost sales...

  7. November 22, 2013

    Whitbread rises on hotel business hopes

    Whitbread was the top performer in a flat London market on Friday on rising optimism about its hotels business. Ahead of...

  8. October 25, 2013

    The M&A break-up boys are wrong

    It’s more than a decade since Whitbread brewed its last pint and, for the shareholders, giving up the booze was the best...

  9. October 22, 2013

    Spirit Pub Company wins more flexible debt terms

    Spirit Pub Company became the latest pubs group to win more favourable terms on its debt, as creditors give the debt-laden...

  10. October 6, 2013

    Corporate diary: October 21 – October 25

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

  11. September 10, 2013

    Taste for coffee energises Whitbread

    Whitbread hailed the recovery of London tourism from the disruptive impact of the Olympics for helping drive double-digit...

  12. September 10, 2013

    London shares climb on Syria and China news

    London shares were lifted by a wave of good news on Syria and China that carried US and Asian markets forward overnight....

  13. September 5, 2013

    TDR Capital snaps up UK’s David Lloyd Leisure

    David Lloyd Leisure has been taken over by private equity group TDR Capital, a deal that will be followed by a fresh...

  14. September 5, 2013

    Retailers on a roll as MPC makes no change

    Well-received news from UK retailers provided a timely reminder of the challenges posed by the economic recovery to the Bank...

  15. August 23, 2013

    Premier Inn exploits rival’s weakness

    London’s budget hotel battle is set to intensify, with Premier Inn going all out to gain market share from Travelodge at a...

  16. August 18, 2013

    Whitbread accelerating ‘drive thru’ plans for Costa Coffee empire

    Whitbread has sets its sights on expanding the reach of its Costa Coffee empire further beyond the high street. The hotel,...

  17. 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...

  18. August 9, 2013

    London’s beer makers bounce back to brewing success

    The surroundings of Fuller, Smith & Turner’s London base are rather opulent for a brewery. Fenced in by multimillion-pound...

  19. July 19, 2013

    Directors’ deals: latest trades July 19

    Increased earnings continue to drive share-price gains at Whitbread with the shares doubling since the start of last year...

  20. July 5, 2013

    RSA Insurance rises despite dividend cut

    RSA Insurance held firm in a falling London market yesterday after its house broker defended the group’s surprise dividend...

  21. July 5, 2013

    British Land rises on development buy

    London’s equity market is taking a breather after its strongest run higher in 20 months, with further direction due from the...

  22. July 2, 2013

    Whitbread has big ambitions for small room concept

    Hotel rooms continue to shrink. Premier Inn’s new “hub” hotel of compact rooms, a little over 11 sq m (118.4 sq ft) in size,...

  23. July 2, 2013

    Lombard: BP agreed a Gulf deal exposing it to legal side swipes

    A wry interpretation of BP’s deracinated acronym is that it stands for “the British Pinata”. Battered by compensation claims...

  24. July 2, 2013

    Whitbread unveils ‘compact’ hotel concept

    Whitbread has unveiled a new city-centre hotel concept with bedrooms half the size of those in its existing Premier Inn...

  25. June 28, 2013

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: Trifast (TRI) More savings and fatter profits are tipped to drive further growth this year, but the shares trade on...

  26. June 18, 2013

    BAE Systems boosted by contract hopes

    Contract hopes helped BAE Systems match a rising London market on Tuesday. BAE rose 2.2 per cent to 395.7p after meetings at...

  27. June 18, 2013

    Whitbread cheered by Costa Coffee

    Whitbread’s expansion of its Costa Coffee chain was given a helping hand by poor British weather that lured customers into...

  28. June 18, 2013

    Whitbread gains on Costa sales growth

    Strong sales at Whitbread’s Costa Coffee chain are helping its shares to the top of the FTSE 100, and by a clear margin. The...

  29. 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...

  30. May 31, 2013

    Halfords pulls ahead on turnround hopes

    Turnround hopes meant Halfords was outperforming a falling London market on Friday. The retailer took on 6.1 per cent to...

  31. May 26, 2013

    Pensions buy into quirky deficit solution

    Interest from corporate pension schemes in the quirky practice of asset-backed funding is soaring, as companies seek...

  32. April 30, 2013

    Lombard: Reconstructed WPP sets out possible post-Sorrell world

    The climate is changing at WPP – not just a bunch of board members. Though the prompt for the impending departure of Jeffrey...

  33. April 30, 2013

    Whitbread to build on profits with Premier Inn and Costa growth

    Whitbread laid out plans to make its Costa Coffee and Premier Inn chains even more pervasive in the UK after the group...

  34. April 30, 2013

    Lloyds tops FTSE after raising profit guidance

    Forecast-beating earnings news sent shares in three FTSE 100 constituents to the top of a rising London index, helping cheer...

  35. April 25, 2013

    Whitbread outperforms on hopes investors will get cash

    Hopes of a cash return helped Whitbread outperform a flat London market on Tuesday. The Costa and Premier Inn owner rose 1.4...

  36. April 19, 2013

    Vedanta enjoys best day for seven months

    Vedanta Resources showed its biggest gain since September after India eased a mining ban that has strained its balance...

  37. April 4, 2013

    Lombard: Good case for trio’s censure

    Who killed Cock Robin? A parliamentary report on the near-collapse of Halifax Bank of Scotland pins much of the blame on...

  38. March 12, 2013

    Petrofac rises on Kuwait and Russia hopes

    Contract hopes buoyed Petrofac as the FTSE 100 inched to a fourth straight gain. The oil services engineer rallied 4.1 per...

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