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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...

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    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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