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    1. September 2, 2014

      Scots poll shows business wields little power in politics

      Scots cannot have been paying attention. Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive of BHP, and Douglas Flint, chairman of HSBC,...

    2. August 28, 2014

      Cameron to warn of economic threat from Scotland Yes vote

      David Cameron will re-enter the Scottish independence campaign on Thursday warning that much of the nation’s industry could...

    1. May 6, 2014

      Souter pursues Stagecoach business model in eastern Europe

      Sir Brian Souter, the Scottish chairman of transport group Stagecoach, is expanding his own bus business across Europe as he...

    2. July 23, 2013

      Swire subsidiary buys Argent Energy for £80m

      An arm of international conglomerate Swire has bought Argent Energy, the Scottish biodiesel producer, in a deal intended to...

    3. May 26, 2013

      Martin Griffiths: Stagecoach seeks to reassure over rail franchises

      Investor confidence in UK rail franchising is badly damaged and industry and government must work together to fix it, says...

    4. December 12, 2012

      Little room to envy Brooks’ £10.9m payout

      Unusually for a top executive, Rebekah Brooks appears to be benefiting from pay inflation long after she left her job. When...

    5. November 5, 2012

      Levene tells FT of shame on eve of jail

      Nicholas Levene is apologetic. He was, he admits, “economical with the truth” last time he did an interview with this...

    6. November 5, 2012

      City stockbroker sentenced to 13 years

      Nicholas Levene, the former City stockbroker also known as “Beano”, was jailed for 13 years on Monday for cheating investors...

    7. October 21, 2012

      Souter anger over Turkish ferry route

      One of the best-known names in British business has complained about Turkey’s treatment of an $861m investment in the...

    8. October 14, 2012

      Capital-raising to fund Virgin Mobile expansion

      Sir Richard Branson is raising $90m-$100m from wealthy investors and private equity groups to roll out the Virgin Mobile...

    9. October 3, 2012

      How franchise hit the buffers

      When Patrick McLoughlin walked into the Department for Transport on Tuesday morning, the new transport secretary cannot have...

    10. August 22, 2012

      Concern over Stagecoach chief’s new role

      Investors have raised concerns over the planned move of Sir Brian Souter, chief executive of Stagecoach, to the role of...

    11. June 26, 2012

      Stagecoach chief urges bus dispute deal

      Sir Brian Souter, chief executive of Stagecoach, has called on unions to see common sense in their attempts to push for...

    12. April 15, 2012

      Stagecoach’s Megabus on its way to Europe

      Stagecoach is launching its Megabus brand into continental Europe, highlighting the opportunities available to intercity...

    13. March 22, 2012

      Return to profit moves Esure closer to IPO

      The prospect of a flotation of Esure has strengthened after the motor and home insurer, led by the founder of Direct Line...

    14. February 6, 2012

      NY tour bus group faces break-up

      New York City’s biggest hop-on, hop-off tour bus business could be broken up after regulators rejected an appeal by its...

    15. December 29, 2011

      Alexander Dennis withdraws Optare approach

      Alexander Dennis, the Scottish bus and coach manufacturer, has withdrawn its tentative takeover approach for rival Optare...

    16. December 28, 2011

      Alexander Dennis wants closer look at Optare

      Alexander Dennis, the Scottish bus and coach manufacturer, has asked rival Optare to open its books to help it decide...

    17. December 18, 2011

      3i set to make bid for Edinburgh airport

      3i Group has joined institutional investors to launch a bid for Edinburgh Airport, which has been put up for sale by BAA,...

    18. December 7, 2011

      Stagecoach held back by rail franchise

      The lossmaking East Midlands Trains rail franchise held back first half pre-tax profits at Stagecoach Group in spite of the...

    19. December 4, 2011

      Megabus eyes US expansion

      It is little surprise that two weeks ago, when Americans were criss-crossing the country to get home for the Thanksgiving...

    20. October 30, 2011

      Stagecoach shrugs off foreign invasion fears

      The founder and chief executive of Stagecoach Group has dismissed concerns that foreign state-owned rail operators with...

    21. June 29, 2011

      Souter sees way to get rail cost cuts on track

      Sir Brian Souter, the outspoken chief executive of Stagecoach, has warned that government plans to cut the rail industry’s...

    22. June 11, 2011

      Honours List

      Companion of Honour Lord Michael Howard, former Tory party leader Knights Bachelor Prof Roger Boyle, national clinical...

    23. June 10, 2011

      King tops business-heavy honours list

      Mervyn King has been knighted in the Queen’s birthday honours list, one of the most high-profile recipients in a list that...

    24. April 8, 2011

      Istanbul sells fast ferry network for $861m

      Istanbul has sold its fast ferry network for $861m (£525m) to a consortium of Turkish infrastructure groups and Souter...

    25. March 4, 2011

      ‘Beano’ Levene charged with fraud

      Nicholas Levene, the City financier, has been charged with 16 offences including fraud, money laundering and false...

    26. December 8, 2010

      Stagecoach and Virgin set the pace

      Stagecoach was first off the blocks in the race to win the next round of rail contracts on Wednesday, announcing joint bids...

    27. October 17, 2010

      Train chief attacks timid rail overhaul

      One of Britain’s biggest train operators has launched a blistering attack on the government’s plans to overhaul the rail...

    28. October 15, 2010

      Stagecoach buys back London bus company

      Stagecoach, the bus and rail operator, has paid just £53m to buy back a London bus business that it sold for £264m to...

    29. August 27, 2010

      Business leaders back Scottish bank

      A group of Scottish business leaders are supporting the expansion of a local bank that was unscathed by the financial...

    30. August 20, 2010

      Perthshire clan

      The Scottish business clan keep it tight. Former RBS chairman Sir George Mathewson will next year become chairman of the...

    31. July 18, 2010

      Stagecoach chief eyes the road ahead

      Brian Souter: ‘We’ve been looking for businesses that are profitable during the recession and would have good prospects...

    32. July 18, 2010

      Investors losing out, warns Souter

      Investors are adopting an overcautious approach by failing to put money behind good companies that need equity because of...

    33. June 24, 2010

      Stagecoach chief calls on minister to retain bus passes

      Brian Souter, chief executive of Stagecoach, challenged the government to slash roadbuilding rather than concessionary bus...

    34. June 23, 2010

      Stagecoach chief calls for bus pass reprieve

      Brian Souter, chief executive of Stagecoach, challenged the government to slash roadbuilding rather than concessionary bus...

    35. June 2, 2010

      Irish investors come aboard Sunseeker

      Choppy waters: workers carry a model boat under the hull of a Sunseeker yacht at the London Boat Show Sunseeker...

    36. April 29, 2010

      Stagecoach keeps eye on acquisitions

      Stagecoach, the bus and rail operator that bid for National Express last year, on Wednesday underscored its interest in...

    37. April 22, 2010

      Deutsche Bahn backs £1.5bn bid for Arriva

      Deutsche Bahn's supervisory board has approved the German rail operator's planned £1.5bn bid for Arriva, the British train...

    38. April 21, 2010

      Deutsche Bahn backs £1.5bn bid for Arriva

      Deutsche Bahn’s supervisory board has approved the German rail operator’s planned £1.5bn bid for Arriva, the British train...

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