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  1. September 27, 2013

    Gala Coral in talks over possible listing

    The investment groups that own Gala Coral are in talks with banks about a possible sale or listing of the UK-based bingo and...

  2. September 25, 2013

    ICAP case gives enemies of the City a crate of free ammo

    If you are selling your soul to the Devil, you should at least obtain a decent price. ICAP broker Colin Goodman – aka “Lord...

  1. May 3, 2013

    Ex-HBOS FD quits Resolution

    A former HBOS executive is to stand aside as senior independent director of ­Resolution, the life insurer, only weeks after...

  2. April 11, 2013

    How former HBOS chiefs scooped top pensions

    Two former HBOS chief executives excoriated last week for presiding over a “colossal failure” at the bank, accrued pension...

  3. April 10, 2013

    Downing St builds HBOS pressure

    Downing Street has added to the pressure on former executives at HBOS to follow Sir James Crosby and give up generous...

  4. April 9, 2013

    Crosby show shows little sign of abating

    It marked a quick win for Westminster’s politicians. Sir James Crosby’s decision to give up his knighthood and part of his...

  5. April 7, 2013

    MPs urge HBOS chief to sacrifice pension

    Conservative and Labour MPs are pushing for the former chief executive of HBOS to give up some of his £20m pension pot,...

  6. FT Alphaville

    April 5, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian markets were mixed with Japanese stocks rising almost 3% after the BoJ’s new measures announced yesterday. However the...

  7. April 5, 2013

    Ex-HBOS trio face City ban call

    Regulators should consider stripping three of HBOS’s top directors of their right to run a financial company, a stinging...

  8. FT Alphaville

    April 3, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian shares were mixed, with Japanese shares rising sharply as the BoJ’s board began a two-day meeting, while resources...

  9. April 2, 2013

    HBOS chiefs to be slated for failure

    The men who ran HBOS in the lead-up to its collapse face castigation on Thursday in a damning parliamentary report that...

  10. December 3, 2012

    Crosby ‘very sorry’ for HBOS catastrophe

    A former chief executive of HBOS has apologised for the first time for his role at the bank as he admitted the British...

  11. Westminster Blog

    September 1, 2011

    The nonchalance of Sir Fred Goodwin - according to Darling

    There are a few more nuggets today from Alistair Darling’s book, once again appearing on the Labour Uncut website. My...

  12. July 22, 2011

    Coral plays a canny hand appointing Hornby

    Gala Coral played its cards close to its chest ahead of announcing the appointment of Andy Hornby as chief executive, a job...

  13. July 20, 2011

    You might call it coming full circle

    From Mr Clark McGinn. Sir, Andy Hornby at Coral? (Report, July 19) The ultimate casino banker. Clark McGinn, Ballsbridge,...

  14. July 18, 2011

    Ex-chief of Alliance Boots joins Gala Coral

    Andy Hornby, the former chief executive of HBOS and Alliance Boots, has joined Gala Coral, taking on the task of reviving...

  15. May 16, 2011

    Alliance Boots revenues push past £20bn

    An acquisitions spree at Alliance Boots, the international pharmaceuticals retailing group, has pushed full-year sales past...

  16. May 3, 2011

    Pessina is at Alliance Boots ‘for long term’

    Stefano Pessina still relishes the fast pace at Alliance Boots At an age when many executives are preparing for the golf...

  17. March 25, 2011

    Alliance Boots chief in surprise departure

    Andy Hornby has resigned as chief executive of Alliance Boots and will leave the privately held UK pharmacy group with...

  18. January 17, 2011

    Alliance Boots enjoys ‘robust’ trading

    Alliance Boots, the privately owned pharmacy chain, increased sales by 14.3 per cent in its third quarter but warned that...

  19. November 20, 2010

    Turkey shoot

    It was a bad week for turkeys as Morgan Stanley senior adviser and WPP chairman Philip Lader entertained city grandees,...

  20. November 3, 2010

    Alliance Boots sales boosted by acquisitions

    Acquisitions in both its pharmaceutical wholesaling business and high-street stores have boosted sales at Alliance Boots,...

  21. September 30, 2010

    Engineering skills optional for Rolls-Royce boss

    Britain has learnt through bitter experience that it matters if bank bosses don’t know how to make a loan. Does it matter if...

  22. May 21, 2010

    Hornby gets £2m for nine months

    Andy Hornby, the former chief executive of HBOS now at the helm of Alliance Boots, was paid more than £2m for nine months...

  23. May 20, 2010

    Hornby earns £2m for nine months work

    Andy Hornby, the former chief executive of HBOS now at the helm of Alliance Boots, was paid more than £2m for nine months...

  24. May 18, 2010

    Hornby boots up

    As Alliance Boots joins the elite club of retailers reporting more than £1bn in profits, its chief Andy Hornby - who used to...

  25. January 29, 2010

    The hand of Allan Leighton

    Never mind that Adam Crozier was the man who hired Sven Göran Eriksson as England manager or the images last year of piles...

  26. December 2, 2009

    New dean for Harvard

    Jay Light, 68, is to step down as dean of Harvard Business School in June 2010. He will retire from the school after 44...

  27. November 19, 2009

    Norman school

    New ITV chairman Archie Norman , has a knack for talent spotting. The long list of people he has hired down the years...

  28. FT Alphaville

    November 9, 2009

    Probing HBOS

    It’s right there — on page 114 — in case you missed it.  The full prospectus for Lloyds Banking Group’s heroic capital...

  29. November 4, 2009

    Alliance Boots buys back debt at discount

    Alliance Boots has bought back more than £500m of debt since the beginning of this year at a deep discount from distressed...

  30. November 3, 2009

    Alliance Boots buys back debt at discount

    Alliance Boots has bought back more than £500m ($821m) of debt since the beginning of this year at a deep discount from...

  31. October 23, 2009

    Bankers will take risks because they know they have a backstop

    From Mr Tom Brown. Sir, I fear that both Mervyn King in his speech in Edinburgh and Martin Wolf in his otherwise lucid...

  32. October 1, 2009

    Applegarth to advise US private equity group

    Adam Applegarth, the former chief executive of Northern Rock, has joined Apollo Global Management as a senior adviser to its...

  33. September 18, 2009

    Readers' vote

    Last week after the BBC2 screened the drama The Last Days of Lehman Brothers , I asked readers to suggest who could play the...

  34. September 11, 2009

    British drama

    Hopefully Wall Street will not have the kind of dialogue delivered in BBC2's drama The Last Days of Lehman Brothers . The...

  35. September 9, 2009

    Prison threat will only bar much-needed reform

    From Prof Francis de Véricourt. Sir, While I applaud Gillian Tett’s singular explanation of how the system may preclude...

  36. August 18, 2009

    White smoke at BAT

    Having "bank" on your CV is no longer a barrier to future gainful employment. That is one conclusion that will be drawn if...

  37. August 17, 2009

    Former bank chief to be BAT chairman

    British American Tobacco is to risk controversy by appointing as chairman a former governor of the Bank of Ireland. Richard...

  38. August 16, 2009

    BAT’s chairman choice risks controversy

    British American Tobacco is to risk controversy by appointing as chairman a former governor of the Bank of Ireland. Richard...

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