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  1. 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 all...

  2. 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 coming...

  1. 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 exactly...

  2. 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 as a...

  3. 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 were...

  4. 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...

  5. 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 night’s...

  6. 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 year...

  7. 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...

  8. 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. Wolseley...

  9. 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 most...

  10. 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...

  11. 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....

  12. 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...

  13. 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 economy...

  14. 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...

  15. 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 1,000...

  16. 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. Company...

  17. 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 flowing...

  18. 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 jumped 4.5...

  19. 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 UK...

  20. 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. The...

  21. 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...

  22. October 2, 2012

    Wolseley – paying dividends

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

  23. October 2, 2012

    Wolseley compensates for dividend hiatus

    Wolseley, which had been battered by the 2008 housing market collapse, rewarded shareholders for their patience with a £350m...

  24. FT Alphaville

    October 1, 2012

    Weekend news catch-up

    Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, -       RBS’ insurance arm Direct Line is set to miss out on...

  25. September 17, 2012

    BT broadcasting push proves a turn-off

    BT Group was under pressure on Monday on a revival of fears that its move into broadcasting would put dividends at risk....

  26. July 17, 2012

    Wolseley considers sale of French unit

    Wolseley said it was considering the sale of its struggling French division, as the building supplies group stepped up...

  27. May 29, 2012

    US drives growth at Wolseley

    The US has continued to drive growth at Wolseley, compensating for a markedly weaker sales performance in France and the...

  28. March 27, 2012

    Wolseley upbeat on prospects

    Confidence in “long-term prospects” prompted Wolseley, the building materials supplier, to increase its dividend by a third....

  29. March 27, 2012

    Wolseley boosts dividend on US optimism

    A slowly recovering US construction market has encouraged Wolseley to boost its dividend by one-third, despite the...

  30. March 27, 2012

    International Power lower as FTSE 100 cools

    International Power slipped from a one-year high on Tuesday after Deutsche Bank said takeover speculation looked to be...

  31. March 23, 2012

    Miners lead FTSE to worst week this year

    The FTSE 100 made its biggest weekly loss since the start of the year with mining stocks leading it lower on fears over the...

  32. March 21, 2012

    Hope companies will spend cash piles

    George Osborne’s extra 1 percentage point cut in corporation tax boosted hopes that companies would start to spend their...

  33. March 21, 2012

    Housebuilders and tech stocks boosted by Budget

    The FTSE 100 held steady after the UK Budget on Wednesday, with gains for sectors set to benefit from new government...

  34. February 16, 2012

    Tie-up talk boosts Imperial Tobacco

    Imperial Tobacco outperformed a flat London market after Deutsche Bank revived takeover hopes. Further tobacco industry...

  35. February 12, 2012

    Cevian builds up stake in Cookson

    Cevian, the activist European hedge fund chaired by Lord Myners, has become the largest shareholder in Cookson, the UK...

  36. January 5, 2012

    CRH loses ground in favour of Wolseley

    CRH was among the sharpest fallers as the FTSE 100 retreated for a second straight day. Shares in the aggregates maker...

  37. December 21, 2011

    Gem outperforms on Goldman boost

    Gem Diamonds outperformed a falling London market after Goldman Sachs added the miner to its “buy” list. Shares in the FTSE...

  38. December 20, 2011

    Upbeat brokers push Aggreko higher

    Aggreko hit its best level since July on upbeat broker comment as the London market rallied. Confident management...

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