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  1. Fast FT

    June 29, 2016

    Cobham poaches finance director from QinetiQ

    Cobham, the struggling UK defence group that earlier this month raised £500m through a rights issue, has raided the...

  2. June 1, 2016

    Halfords’ future is in buying bike businesses, not share buybacks

    Most car owners have a part of them that is petrolhead, even if it only emerges when they buy a cup holder. And Mamils...

  1. June 1, 2016

    Revenue growth slows at building supplier Wolseley

    Building materials supplier Wolseley warned that like-for-like revenue growth had slowed in recent weeks, prompting the...

  2. Fast FT

    June 1, 2016

    Wolseley biggest FTSE 100 faller, shares drop 6%

    Down the drain. Shares in Wolseley, the building materials supplier, are having a few plumbing problems this morning...

  3. Fast FT

    June 1, 2016

    Wolseley steps up restructuring in Europe

    Building materials supplier Wolseley is pushing through further restructuring in the UK and Europe, as trading in a...

  4. May 27, 2016

    Wolseley backtracks on CFO appointment

    Wolseley, the building materials supplier, has dropped plans to hire a chief financial officer from Cobham, the...

  5. April 16, 2016

    Housing worries take toll on housebuilders and DIY retailers

    Housing market worries weighed heavily on the FTSE 100 index on Friday, with shares in housebuilders and do-it-yourself...

  6. Fast FT

    March 22, 2016

    Opening Quote: Wolseley chief to retire; Jimmy Choo in black

    Plumbers merchant Wolseley has supplied a 5 per cent profit rise, Jimmy Choo is back in the black with its shoes, BT...

  7. Fast FT

    March 22, 2016

    Wolseley will cut UK jobs in 'challenging' conditions

    Wolseley, the building materials merchant, says it is on track after a tricky end to last year, and has bumped up its...

  8. January 18, 2016

    Fortune favours the chief who joins industry at the right time

    Economic trends, as much as talent, determine the fortunes of chief executives. The board of oilfield services group...

  9. January 18, 2016

    Wolseley chief executive Ian Meakins to retire

    The chief executive of Wolseley, the UK building materials merchant, has announced plans to retire. Ian Meakins will...

  10. Fast FT

    January 18, 2016

    Cobham shares at five-month low as CFO departs

    Shares in Cobham have been given a further nudge downwards after the UK defence specialist, which warned on profits in...

  11. Fast FT

    January 18, 2016

    Wolseley CEO to retire

    The chief executive of Wolseley, the UK bellwether home materials producer whose shares have dropped heavily since...

  12. November 10, 2015

    Wolseley shares sink as UK house market dries up

    Pressure returned to stocks exposed to the UK housing market on Tuesday, after news of a 21 per cent fall in profits at...

  13. November 10, 2015

    UK housing slowdown weighs on Wolseley earnings

    Wolseley, the world’s largest supplier of plumbing and heating goods, saw its trading profit fall by more than a fifth...

  14. October 22, 2015

    Signs of slowdown for builders’ suppliers

    Conflicting signals from the property market on Thursday allowed creeping doubts about the strength of the UK economic...

  15. September 29, 2015

    Glencore rallies but Hollywood declines an option on its epic tale

    The office of a Hollywood mogul. Mogul: Pitch your pitch! Producer: So I’ve optioned a real-life David v Goliath...

  16. FT Alphaville

    September 29, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - Wolseley gets profits flowing

    Plumbers merchant Wolseley has got profits flowing, an Odeon sale rumour has been firmly quashed and the Glencore...

  17. September 27, 2015

    Companies diary: September 28 — October 2

    Tuesday — September 29 The annual launches for the flagship handsets in the Android smartphone fleet have little in...

  18. August 17, 2015

    Wolseley helps lift FTSE from losses

    Building materials supplier Wolseley moved higher on Monday thanks to bullish comment from Citi, although its gains...

  19. March 24, 2015

    Wolseley: American dream

    You have done your research. You have checked out the US GDP data and the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment...

  20. March 24, 2015

    Wolseley warns revenue growth to slow as it takes £245m writedown

    The diverging fates of the construction industry on different sides of the Atlantic were laid bare in the half-year...

  21. November 26, 2014

    Wolseley results show divergence of US and European economies

    The diverging economic fortunes of the US and Europe were laid bare in the results of FTSE 100 plumbing supplies group...

  22. September 30, 2014

    Wolseley upbeat on housing after strong profit jump

    The head of Wolseley, the UK’s largest plumbing supplies group, said UK house prices istill had some way to go despite...

  23. June 3, 2014

    Wolseley: nailing it?

    Would you rather be a hammer or a nail, Paul Simon asked. Why not a bit of plumbing? When real estate is booming, it...

  24. March 25, 2014

    Wolseley has £300m bolt-ons in its pipeline

    Wolseley, the British plumbing supplies group, has outlined plans to make a number of bolt-on acquisitions over the...

  25. 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...

  26. November 8, 2013

    The real kings of shareholder value

    Investors often see the term “shareholder value” bandied about. Company managers are very fond of using it. But what...

  27. October 4, 2013

    DIY retailers and builders’ merchants to benefit from Help to Buy

    Britain’s biggest sellers of plumbing, paving stones and pipes are tipped to benefit from a surge in home improvements...

  28. October 1, 2013

    Lenders right to doubt Help to Buy scheme

    We should have known it was the banks’ fault: first too reckless, now too cautious. As if causing the financial crisis...

  29. October 1, 2013

    Wolseley to return £300m to shareholders as deals dry up

    Wolseley is returning £300m to shareholders through another special dividend after the plumbing and heating products...

  30. October 1, 2013

    Unilever leads FTSE lower after warning

    Unilever was the biggest faller on the FTSE 100 on Tuesday as investors got their first chance to react to Monday...

  31. September 30, 2013

    Wolseley expected to announce special dividend

    Wolseley, the FTSE 100 plumbers’ merchant, is widely expected to reward investors with its second special dividend in a...

  32. September 25, 2013

    Hiesinger faces challenge to recast Germany’s ThyssenKrupp

    ThyssenKrupp: under pressure A famous chapter in ThyssenKrupp’s history will draw to a close on Thursday when Germany’s...

  33. August 22, 2013

    Wolseley rises amid dividend talk

    Hopes of another special dividend helped Wolseley push to an 11-week high yesterday as the London market rebounded....

  34. August 22, 2013

    FTSE 100 gains led by miners and banks

    London’s main equities market rose on Thursday after three sessions of losses, with miners and financials delivering...

  35. June 5, 2013

    Downgrade fears send Aggreko tumbling

    Downgrade fears sank Aggreko yesterday as the FTSE 100 showed its biggest drop in more than a year. Talk of a recent...

  36. 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...

  37. June 4, 2013

    Wolseley dented by exposure to struggling European economies

    Europe’s stalled construction market has taken the shine off third-quarter results at Wolseley, despite the FTSE 100...

  38. June 4, 2013

    FTSE rises as investors return to risk

    London’s FTSE 100 bounced on Monday, led by its riskier sectors, but signs of the impact of the stuttering eurozone...

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