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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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....

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. March 26, 2013

    Lombard: Bond funds toil to gain from West’s slide

    The feeling that fings ain’t what they used to be for developed economies is deepened by a Financial Times analysis of...

  31. March 26, 2013

    Wolseley cuts 1,000 jobs in UK and Europe

    Wolseley, the world’s biggest distributor of plumbing and heating products to the building trade, has axed more than...

  32. March 24, 2013

    The Week Ahead: March 25 – March 31

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

  33. January 29, 2013

    Top tips for income investing

    Investors are pouring more cash into UK equity income funds than at any time in the past five years, with some £220m...

  34. December 19, 2012

    FTSE 100 narrowly misses fresh year-high

    Admiral Group was among the gainers as the FTSE 100 flirted with its highest level in 17 months. The auto insurer...

  35. December 11, 2012

    WPP investors vote to move back to UK

    WPP shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of moving the marketing services group’s headquarters back to the...

  36. December 4, 2012

    Pick-up in North America helps Wolseley

    A nascent recovery in the US construction market has helped Wolseley offset shrinking sales in France and Scandinavia....

  37. October 2, 2012

    When public companies risk being private fiefdoms

    Who controls the controlling shareholder? This variant of the classic question “Who guards the guards?” has become more...

  38. October 2, 2012

    Wolseley – paying dividends

    Wolseley’s ability to ride a perilous-looking housing downturn is paying dividends – literally. Despite the shrinking...

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