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    1. April 28, 2014

      NHS chief more willing to embrace competition, says regulator

      The new NHS chief is far more willing than his predecessor to embrace competition to raise the quality of health services,...

    2. October 9, 2013

      Regulator calls for private providers to help NHS

      Private health providers should be brought in to stimulate alternative ways of working as the NHS struggles to close a £30bn...

    Special Reports

    1. Watches & Jewellery April 2013

      The principal reason for the industry’s uncertainty is the clampdown on the giving of ...
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    1. September 6, 2013

      A priceless retrospective of masterpieces set to go on show

      For almost 50 years, Alexandre Reza – a jeweller, collector and gem connoisseur – has been considered both a leader and...

    2. June 8, 2013

      Pearls: Heritage and rarity endow star status

      David Warren, international director of jewellery at Christie’s, has been urging his clients to buy natural pearls for...

    3. April 25, 2013

      Gold price fall may aid designers and affect jewellery market

      Theft of jewellery has risen by 22 per cent in two years, according to Churchill, the UK insurance group. A growing number...

    4. February 28, 2013

      Mid Staffs trust nears administration

      A crisis-hit hospital looks set to go into administration, piling further pressure on Sir David Nicholson, the beleaguered...

    5. September 11, 2012

      Experts assess ailing Midlands NHS trust

      A Midlands hospital trust faces potential administration after experts were called in on Tuesday to assess its financial...

    6. February 22, 2012

      Regulator warns on hospital services

      Inefficient hospital services will be exposed in a big overhaul of the way NHS services are funded that could leave some...

    7. January 22, 2012

      Parts of NHS reform mess could be saved

      As Andrew Lansley’s NHS bill slips deeper into the mire, amid ever more noisy opposition from doctors’ and nurses’ trade...

    8. January 11, 2012

      NHS risks deterring private care providers

      Private companies and charities could be deterred from playing a bigger role in the NHS under proposed rules that would...

    9. November 11, 2011

      The Liz Taylor effect: Sale to throw new spotlight on collecting

      Rahul Kadakia, head of jewellery for Christies Americas, there has been nothing like it since Sotheby’s $50m sale of the...

    10. August 4, 2011

      NHS hospitals under pressure, regulator says

      England’s flagship hospitals are under mounting pressure to balance their books as spending on the National Health Service...

    11. June 10, 2011

      Maximising assets: Top tips on what to do with inherited jewels

      What to do if you inherit a large amount of jewellery? Where do you start and what are your options? To find out, I...

    12. May 25, 2011

      Consensus lacking on future of NHS

      The process of government, the prime minister said as he announced his now famous “pause” on Andrew Lansley’s health...

    13. May 13, 2011

      No ‘US-style system’ for NHS, says regulator

      Choice and competition are valuable tools for improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare, says David Bennett,...

    14. March 2, 2011

      Lansley U-turn over NHS price competition

      Andrew Lansley is to amend his NHS bill to remove the right of the new health regulator to set “maximum” prices for NHS...

    15. February 27, 2011

      Regulator sees benefits of NHS price rivalry

      To rule out price competition in the provision of NHS services would be a mistake, according to David Bennett,...

    16. January 9, 2011

      NHS governors must be ‘fit’ for role

      A big effort will be needed to ensure that the governors of NHS hospitals are up to the task of keeping their institutions...

    17. January 6, 2011

      Monitor warns on perils of NHS plans

      The independence and stability of the government’s flagship NHS hospitals could be compromised by the coalition’s refusal to...

    18. April 15, 2010

      Industry operators struggle to get to grips with change

      The Retail Distribution Review marks a concerted attempt by the Financial Services Authority to clamp down on mis-selling...

    19. January 26, 2010

      Rift team aims for repeat via Kea

      The team that brought Rift Oil to Aim, tripling investors' money in four years, is planning to bring their next venture to...

    20. January 24, 2010

      Movers and shakers: Jan 25

      ● Credit Suisse has appointed Neil Harvey as head of Asia Pacific and emerging markets for asset management. Mr Harvey was...

    21. January 21, 2010

      Pensions pals

      Ex-Merrill Lynch bankers Dawid Konotey-Ahulu and Rob Gardener , the tweeting and blogging pension consultants, are to be...

    22. January 14, 2009

      Apcims warns against over-regulation

      Wealthy people could end up paying more for their private banking services if the government imposes fresh regulation on...

    23. November 18, 2008

      Turbulent aboard

      Sir David Michels must have thought he had escaped boardroom storms, apart from a bumpy ride as deputy chairman of Marks...

    24. September 17, 2008

      A&L chief defends £1.3bn takeover as bringing 'stability'

      Alliance & Leicester would have faced a dangerously uncertain future if it had not agreed to a £1.3bn allshare takeover by...

    25. September 16, 2008

      A&L chief defends sale to Santander

      Alliance & Leicester would have faced a dangerously uncertain future if it had not agreed to a £1.3bn ($2.3bn) all-share...

    26. August 20, 2008

      A&L top brass in golden handcuffs

      Top executives at Alliance & Leicester are in line to receive additional payments of up to 125 per cent of their salary as...

    27. August 1, 2008

      A&L barely makes it into the black

      Alliance & Leicester, which is being acquired by Santander of Spain, barely scraped into profit during the first half of...

    28. August 1, 2008

      Writedowns wipe out A&L profit

      Alliance & Leicester, the UK mortgage bank which is under offer from Santander of Spain, just scraped through to report a...

    29. July 15, 2008

      A&L investors pin hopes on a rival bid

      Alliance & Leicester's shareholders were last night pinning their hopes on a rival bid after its board recommended a...

    30. July 15, 2008

      Perennial takeover target finally succumbs

      For Alliance & Leicester's board, this weekend's negotiations with Santander must have brought back uncomfortable memories...

    31. July 15, 2008

      Santander confident on £1.26bn takeover of A&L

      Spain's Santander was last night confident of clinching a £1.26bn (€1.57bn) takeover of the UK's Alliance & Leicester, just...

    32. July 15, 2008

      Investors in A&L pin hopes on a rival bid

      Alliance & Leicester's shareholders were last night pinning their hopes on a rival bid after its board recommended a...

    33. July 14, 2008

      Investors pin hopes on rival A&L bid

      Alliance & Leicester’s shareholders were on Monday night pinning their hopes on a rival bid after its board recommended a...

    34. June 20, 2008

      ‘Shorting’ clampdown welcomed by managers and brokers

      The new raft of disclosure rules that require hedge funds and other short sellers to reveal the “significant” short...

    35. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2008

      The costs of chasing insiders

      Has the FSA bitten off more than it can chew? Despite news that up to one-third of takeover deals could have seen insider...

    36. March 13, 2008

      Business Speaks

      DAVID BENNETT Chief executive, Association of Private Client Investment Managers and Stockbrokers The state of the public...

    37. February 21, 2008

      Banking humour

      Following the sharp fall in 2007 profits at Alliance & Leicester, the bank's finance director and acting chief executive,...

    38. FT Alphaville

      January 30, 2008

      A&L credit losses triple to £185m

      Alliance & Leicester, which held abortive takeover talks with Santander, the Spanish bank, last year, has been forced to...

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