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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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,...

  13. 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...

  14. 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,...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. January 21, 2010

    Pensions pals

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

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. March 13, 2008

    Business Speaks

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

  36. February 21, 2008

    Banking humour

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

  37. 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...

  38. January 30, 2008

    A&L losses triple to £185m on back of credit turmoil

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

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