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    1. November 25, 2014

      Ethiopia plans first sovereign bond sale

      While activist Bob Geldof worries whether Africans know Christmas is coming in his new charity single, the once-famished...

    2. July 7, 2013

      Story of an African investment fund

      To those of us of a certain age, one of the great disappointments of modern life is the behaviour of today’s rock stars....

    1. June 30, 2013

      Bob Geldof condemns fund industry

      Rock star, political activist and private equity investor Bob Geldof has condemned the global funds industry for its lack of...

    2. January 15, 2013

      Why HMV’s Nipper may have barked his last

      After almost a century on the high street, Nipper may finally have barked his last. HMV – an acronym taken from Francis...

    3. March 7, 2012

      Glamour partners: Ballet tie-up a positive step for diamond exchange

      The Antwerp Diamond Bourse has announced a glamorous partnership with Belgium’s Royal Ballet Flanders. The deal will extend...

    4. November 22, 2011

      Technocrats: Movers and shakers in the new administration

      Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, finance minister When former president Olusegun Obasanjo brought Ms Okonjo-Iweala in from her previous...

    5. October 7, 2011

      Lunch with the FT: Waheed Alli

      Waheed Alli has done his Lunch with the FT homework. “I read some of the pieces and thought the most difficult decision’s...

    6. September 3, 2011

      How to give it: Peter Cullum

      Peter Cullum CBE, 60, is founder and non-executive deputy chairman of Towergate Underwriting Group and chair of the Cullum...

    7. July 8, 2011

      Drought exposes familiar aid pattern

      The US-funded famine early warning system, set up in the wake of the 1984-5 crisis in Ethiopia and aimed at preventing...

    8. July 8, 2011

      Alex Connock quits Bob Geldof’s TV producer

      The chief executive of Ten Alps, the independent TV producer founded by Bob Geldof, stepped down on Friday as the company...

    9. June 15, 2011

      Private equity in Africa

      The good news for African economic development is not that Helios, a private equity group, has raised a $900m fund to invest...

    10. June 14, 2011

      Helios sets record for African private equity

      The largest ever amount of money for a new private equity fund targeting Africa has been raised by Helios Investment...

    11. May 23, 2011

      Need for investment goes hand-in-hand with aid

      From Mr Bob Geldof. Sir, Your focus on Africa as a shrewd investment destination and new player in economic growth potential...

    12. January 20, 2011

      Herding disparate interests

      Mark Florman, BVCA chief designate The UK private equity industry has hired one of its own, Mark Florman, to take over as...

    13. January 19, 2011

      People: Herding disparate interests

      The UK private equity industry has hired one of its own, Mark Florman, to take over as head of the British Private Equity...

    14. January 19, 2011

      Florman unveiled as BVCA head

      Mark Florman was on Wednesday unveiled as the new head of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association,...

    15. December 2, 2010

      With or without you: the power of ‘celeb-vocates’

      Last October, Bono took a backrow seat at London’s Science Museum along with politicians, wealthy businesspeople and other...

    16. November 14, 2010

      BBC must change itself from within

      The BBC is one of Britain’s proudest institutions, but of late it has been humbled. The state-owned broadcaster’s reputation...

    17. November 4, 2010

      BBC apologises over Band Aid allegation

      The BBC has apologised to the Band Aid Trust and Sir Bob Geldof, founder of the famine-relief charity, over reports that...

    18. Westminster Blog

      October 28, 2010

      The flaw in David Cameron's disclosure drive

      10 Downing Street has opened up its doors to transparency with a list of visits to the building, hospitality received and...

    19. October 16, 2010

      Ten Alps hit as government ends £10m deal

      Ten Alps, the independent TV producer founded by Bob Geldof, lost its biggest contract on Friday, but reacted defiantly to...

    20. September 20, 2010

      Push for resources sector to reveal payments

      European-listed natural resources and mining companies should be forced to disclose payments they make to developing...

    21. September 12, 2010

      Africa

      Since the scramble for Africa in the 1880s, the continent’s rise has always been just around the corner. But now that the...

    22. September 4, 2010

      Money morals

      Money and morality remain topics high on the City agenda in a week when Bob Geldof launched his Africa fund and the Bank of...

    23. September 2, 2010

      Geldof seeks $1bn for African investment

      There are plenty of fund managers who want to be rock stars. Now, there is a rock star who fancies himself as a fund...

    24. June 20, 2010

      Sir Bob warns pensions may miss out on Africa

      Sir Bob Geldof has warned UK pension funds they are missing out on the “last great investment opportunity left” by not...

    25. June 19, 2010

      Ode to Grainge

      Suited executives and politicians stood out among the celebrity studded line-up gathered at a farewell do for Universal...

    26. June 16, 2010

      Profile: Alex Connock of Ten Alps

      If the north-west is looking for a new kind of digital business, it already has a Mancunian chief executive of a very modern...

    27. May 6, 2010

      Pru was foolish to misread FSA's attitude to Asia deal

      A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step, said Lao Tzu, the Chinese philosopher. Prudential's Asian...

    28. May 5, 2010

      The Pru’s foolish missteps

      A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step, said Lao Tzu, the Chinese philosopher. Prudential’s Asian...

    29. April 23, 2010

      20 questions: Nigel Newton, Bloomsbury

      Nigel Newton founded Bloomsbury - which publishes novelists such as Margaret Atwood, Khaled Hosseini and Joanna Trollope -...

    30. April 22, 2010

      20 questions: Nigel Newton

      Nigel Newton founded Bloomsbury – which publishes novelists such as Margaret Atwood, Khaled Hosseini and Joanna Trollope –...

    31. April 16, 2010

      War Games

      Displaced people line up for aid from the World Food Programme in the Somali capital Mogadishu in June 2009 War Games: The...

    32. April 13, 2010

      Business diary

      I rise early at my home in Greenwich and work from 5.30am until Jett, my four-year-old, gets up at around 7am. Then I get...

    33. April 12, 2010

      Business diary: Sháá Wasmud

      Entrepreneur Sháá Wasmund, 37, is the founder of Smarta.com, a website that gives practical advice to UK entrepreneurs. The...

    34. December 14, 2009

      Ten Alps poised to match targets

      Ten Alps, the company co-founded by Bob Geldof, has bucked the trend in the media sector by lifting interim profits 44 per...

    35. November 21, 2009

      Ernie and friends are too popular for our own good

      The shadow of unfair competition has loomed over the retail banking market since the nationalisation of Northern Rock. But...

    36. September 4, 2009

      Prezzo enjoys stake-building

      Prezzo was in focus yesterday after several large chunks of the restaurant group changed hands. The talk in the market was...

    37. FT Alphaville

      September 1, 2009

      So Mrs Palin, tell us what you know about East Asian finance...

      That will likely be a very short, but very amusing, speech by the one-time Republican vice presidential nominee....

    38. FT Alphaville

      July 2, 2009

      http://www.franktimis.co.uk/ - "a master entrepreneur"

      This is Frank Timis. And if you thought he was just some two bit share promoter on London’s junior casino market, with a...

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