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    1. April 10, 2013

      Investors to protest over BP chiefs’ pay

      Trouble is brewing ahead of BP’s annual shareholder meeting Thursday, with some investors planning to ­protest over the...

    2. October 22, 2012

      Rosneft to pay $55bn in TNK-BP takeover

      Rosneft doubled up its bet on BP’s Russian joint venture on Monday, agreeing to pay $55bn for 100 per cent of the oil...

    1. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2012

      BP/Rosneft/TNK-BP: $27bn deal

      embed1 White smoke above BP headquarters. The company on Monday announced that it had a $27bn deal to sell its its stake in...

    2. October 8, 2012

      BP’s partner in TNK-BP looks to sell stake

      BP’s billionaire partners in TNK-BP said they want to sell or list their 50 per cent stake in the business, creating a new...

    3. February 19, 2012

      Jump in pay for non-executive directors

      Non-executive directors of FTSE 100 companies received rises averaging 10 per cent in businesses where fees were increased...

    4. February 3, 2012

      BP safety committee chief to leave board

      Sir William Castell, the head of BP’s safety committee, will retire from the board of the UK oil group this April, in the...

    5. January 22, 2012

      BP treads warily over dividends

      When BP unveils its full-year results on February 7, investors will be looking for some cheer in the form of a dividend...

    6. December 27, 2011

      BP/Rosneft: follow the leader

      A chief executive lives or dies by a company’s share price performance. But other benchmarks matter, too. Take the ability...

    7. December 22, 2011

      Score in game of two halves augurs badly for 2012

      Football is a game of two halves. So was 2011 for most quoted UK businesses and their advisers. The stock market was buoyant...

    8. December 12, 2011

      Volvo names BP’s Svanberg as next chairman

      Volvo has named as its new chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg, the Swede who holds the same role at BP. The Swedish truck group...

    9. December 12, 2011

      BP / Volvo: Carl-Henric Svanberg

      As if holding down one demanding job isn’t enough, some people do two (or more). Carl-Henric Svanberg has been proposed as...

    10. December 2, 2011

      Svanberg leads race for role at Volvo

      Carl-Henric Svanberg, the chairman of BP, has emerged as the frontrunner to take on the same role at Volvo, the Swedish...

    11. October 21, 2011

      Investors take issue with BP review delay

      There has not been much low-hanging fruit for Bob Dudley, BP chief executive, to gorge on during his 12 months in the job....

    12. September 9, 2011

      Time running out in BP’s strategy vacuum

      When the board of BP meets later this month to debate the future of one of Britain’s leading industrial champions,...

    13. August 31, 2011

      BP: playing Russian roulette

      BP has a remarkable ability to make enemies in Russia. As bailiffs raided one of its Moscow offices on Wednesday, it was...

    14. August 16, 2011

      BP appoints new head of strategy

      BP has appointed Fergus MacLeod, head of investor relations, as its new head of strategy as the UK group tries to win back...

    15. July 29, 2011

      BP investors impatient over lack of momentum

      There was not much to excite the market in BP’s second-quarter earnings this week, but after 12 months of being in the...

    16. FT Alphaville

      July 29, 2011

      BP chairman under fire over strategy

      The role of BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg is under scrutiny again amid investor dissatisfaction over the oil group’s lack...

    17. July 29, 2011

      When shareholders should heed Shakespeare’s words

      “If it were done . . . then ‘twere well it were done quickly”. Investors in BP and in British Sky Broadcasting should...

    18. July 28, 2011

      Shareholders target BP chairman

      The role of Carl-Henric Svanberg, BP’s chairman, whose position came under fire last year in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico...

    19. June 6, 2011

      Global companies require global chiefs

      Is Deutsche Bank starting to look silly as it seeks a successor to Josef Ackermann, its chief executive? An obvious...

    20. May 17, 2011

      Sunday summit to secure TNK-BP buy-out

      BP’s London headquarters played host to three of Russia’s most powerful businessmen on Sunday. Mikhail Fridman, Viktor...

    21. April 17, 2011

      The oil spill that changed the industry

      “In the business of hydrocarbons there will always be risk,” Carl-Henric Svanberg, BP’s chairman, told investors at the UK...

    22. April 14, 2011

      BP’s Dudley still standing after grilling

      Louisiana fisherwoman Diane Wilson smeared herself in an oil-like substance as she tried to gain access to the AGM Stormy,...

    23. April 14, 2011

      BP chief Dudley endures stormy meeting

      Bob Dudley faced down criticisms from BP investors protesting against the UK oil group’s remuneration policy, as well as its...

    24. January 11, 2011

      Volvo chief becomes contender for Ericsson role

      Leif Johansson is in contention to become chairman of Ericsson after he steps down as chief executive of Volvo this year,...

    25. December 6, 2010

      Ericsson chairman Treschow to exit

      Ericsson can survive the onslaught from low-cost Chinese competitors but the world’s largest telecoms equipment maker must...

    26. November 17, 2010

      Baptism of fire for BP’s new chairman

      A year ago, Tony Hayward welcomed Carl-Henric Svanberg to the “BP family” at the oil group’s annual reception at the British...

    27. November 17, 2010

      BP board to exert tougher control

      Carl-Henric Svanberg, BP chairman, vows a ‘higher degree of disclosure’ after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill BP’s board will...

    28. November 11, 2010

      BP tunes in

      BP’s chief executives past and present were in attendance at the oil group’s annual reception at the British Museum on...

    29. October 30, 2010

      Tony at the Tate

      The fighting spirit was very much in evidence at Tate Britain as Tony Hayward bid farewell to the BP troops this week. About...

    30. October 1, 2010

      Smelling Roses

      There is plenty of demand among FTSE 100 companies on the lookout for a new chairman, but few that might best suit Sir John...

    31. August 27, 2010

      BP succession planning drill

      The remaking of the BP board under chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg may take another step forward with succession planning for...

    32. August 26, 2010

      $3m paper loss on Svanberg’s BP shares

      BP’s chairman is nursing a paper loss of almost £2m ($3.1m) after the spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April. Carl-Henric...

    33. July 30, 2010

      Steady hand required for BP to regain its glory

      The Deepwater Horizon accident and leaking Macondo oil well in the Gulf of Mexico have done untold damage to a great UK...

    34. July 27, 2010

      Dudley vows new BP safety culture

      BP’s new chief executive has promised to shake up the company’s culture to improve safety and reliability following the oil...

    35. July 25, 2010

      BP chief loses out in battle for survival

      Left to right: Carl-Henric Svanberg, Tony Hayward and Bob Dudley after their White House meeting As BP has reeled from the...

    36. July 25, 2010

      BP set to announce Hayward departure

      BP is poised to announce the departure of Tony Hayward, its chief executive, in the next 24 hours, according to people close...

    37. July 17, 2010

      Heads on the block as BP tries to restore confidence

      In 10 days Tony Hayward, BP’s chief executive, will present the company’s interim results for what could be the final...

    38. July 16, 2010

      Cameron to fight BP’s corner in US

      David Cameron will this week defend BP on a two-day visit to Washington, insisting the group must have a “stable and strong”...

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