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  1. January 20, 2014

    Shell exits Australian LNG project following profit warning

    Royal Dutch Shell is to leave the Wheatstone gas project in Australia after selling its stakes to the Kuwait Foreign...

  2. FT Alphaville

    May 3, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks rose for the first time in three days as investors awaited the release of US jobs data and reacted to the ECB’s...

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  1. May 2, 2013

    Contenders for top Shell job likely to come from inside group

    Royal Dutch Shell has said it will be looking at both external and internal candidates to replace Peter Voser: but most...

  2. March 22, 2013

    Homeserve issues profits warning

    HomeServe, which insures people against broken boilers and burst pipes, has issued a profits warning as UK customers desert...

  3. November 8, 2012

    Electrocomponents sales slide further

    Continuing demand for the £22 Raspberry Pi minicomputer has failed to staunch a shrinking of sales at Electrocomponents, the...

  4. July 17, 2012

    Miners dragged down by cost inflation fears

    Miners led the FTSE 100 lower yesterday as the threat of cost inflation in South Africa added to global slowdown fears....

  5. 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...

  6. beyondbrics

    May 28, 2012

    Fund file: Kenya canters back in

    Foreign investors look as though they’ve rediscovered Kenya, according to a report in Monday’s FTfm. Enchanted perhaps by...

  7. May 27, 2012

    Investors attracted to savvy Kenya

    The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is “Making investing cool!!” according to its Investment Challenge 2012, an...

  8. May 24, 2012

    Thomas Cook appoints chief executive

    Thomas Cook has appointed the chief executive of electronic parts distributor Premier Farnell to lead the debt-laden tour...

  9. March 29, 2012

    HomeServe’s customer numbers drop

    HomeServe said its UK customer numbers continued to fall amid a Financial Services Authority investigation into marketing...

  10. January 20, 2012

    Edinburgh deals blow to outsourcing

    Edinburgh city council has overturned plans to privatise 2,000 jobs, raising concerns over the strength of the outsourcing...

  11. January 20, 2012

    Mouchel receives rare boost

    Mouchel, the outsourcing group whose shares have plunged more than 90 per cent in the past year, received a rare boost this...

  12. December 16, 2011

    Shell GTL: Masterstroke or a wrong turn

    A measure of the vastness of Shell’s new Pearl GTL chemicals plant in the Qatari desert is that it contains enough steel to...

  13. December 6, 2011

    New Mouchel chairman is turnround specialist

    Mouchel has appointed a turnround specialist as chairman to try to secure the future of the outsourcing group, which was...

  14. December 6, 2011

    Wolseley warns customers on asbestos gaskets

    Shares in Wolseley rose sharply on Tuesday as the plumbing and heating supplier said improving sales in North America had...

  15. December 1, 2011

    May Gurney expects boost from spending lift

    May Gurney, an outsourcer that earns two-thirds of revenues from the public sector, said it hoped to benefit from the...

  16. November 30, 2011

    Mouchel falls further into red

    The crisis at Mouchel was laid bare on Wednesday when the outsourcing and engineering company fell further into the red and...

  17. November 18, 2011

    Loosening the benchmark straitjackets

    In a world where investor objectives will become increasingly personalised, personalised benchmarking will come increasingly...

  18. November 15, 2011

    Keller Group hit by third profit warning

    Shares of Keller Group fell by 13 per cent on Tuesday as the construction specialist issued its third profit warning in...

  19. November 15, 2011

    Kier concerned over eurozone uncertainty

    UK construction and support services group Kier said eurozone uncertainty is hurting business confidence in the UK but added...

  20. October 4, 2011

    Wolseley accelerates back into black

    Wolseley has outlined ambitious plans to become the number one plumbing and heating products supplier in all its main...

  21. March 29, 2011

    Interserve lowers Mouchel offer

    Shares in Mouchel fell more than 30 per cent after its favoured suitor cut the value of its indicative offer after...

  22. March 9, 2011

    Costain chases Mouchel despite rival’s talks

    Costain has denied speculation that it is out of the running to buy Mouchel, in spite of the support services group entering...

  23. March 4, 2011

    Balfour Beatty eyes expansion into China

    Balfour Beatty plans to cash in on China’s housing boom by making acquisitions to expand its operations in the world’s...

  24. February 24, 2011

    Kier targets facilities management sector

    Kier has outlined plans to boost its front-end operations by buying cleaning and outsourcing companies as the construction...

  25. December 15, 2010

    Travis Perkins proves resilient

    Travis Perkins, the builders’ merchant, said the collapse of two of the UK’s largest builders had been only a minor setback...

  26. October 11, 2010

    Travis Perkins wary over spending cuts

    Ups and downs: sales to builders have increased by 7.1 per cent but trading in the home improvement business has suffered...

  27. August 19, 2010

    Grey areas in contracts put groups in black hole

    It is an issue that has prompted one construction company to suspend its finance director and forced an FTSE 250 peer to put...

  28. July 5, 2010

    Green light for prison deal as cuts loom

    A consortium led by Serco, the FTSE 100 outsourcing specialist, has finalised a £415m contract to build and run a new...

  29. June 29, 2010

    Connaught suffers further falls after analysts' downgrades

    Shares in Connaught lost a third of their value yesterday after several analysts cut their recommendations on the group amid...

  30. June 28, 2010

    Connaught shares plunge further

    Shares in Connaught lost a third of their value on Monday after several analysts cut their recommendations on the group amid...

  31. December 18, 2009

    Travis Perkins sees signs of recovery

    Rising bathroom sales, driven by an advertising campaign and an increase in spending among retail customers, led Travis...

  32. December 18, 2009

    Travis Perkins sees signs of recovery

    Rising bathroom sales, driven by an advertising campaign and an increase in spending among retail customers, led Travis...

  33. December 12, 2009

    Mouchel quits Dubai but stays 'on track' for year

    Mouchel, the maintenance and outsourcing group, is to close its remaining operations in Dubai as it seeks to recover £10m...

  34. December 11, 2009

    Mouchel quits Dubai but stays ‘on track’

    Mouchel, the maintenance and outsourcing group, is to close its remaining operations in Dubai as it seeks to recover £10m...

  35. August 22, 2009

    T Clarke sees end to sector slowdown

    Shares in T Clarke rose nearly 10 per cent after the electrical engineering and contracting company suggested it could be...

  36. August 21, 2009

    T Clarke sees end to sector slowdown

    Shares in T Clarke rose nearly 10 per cent after the electrical engineering and contracting company suggested it could be...

  37. August 12, 2009

    Balfour Beatty lifted by public sector spending

    British infrastructure contractor Balfour Beatty boosted its interim dividend as it reported on Wednesday a strong rise in...

  38. February 24, 2009

    Morgan Sindall eases construction gloom

    Spending on public buildings and infrastructure led to an 8 per cent jump in pre-tax profits last year at Morgan Sindall, a...

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