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  1. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks were weaker after China’s flash PMI came in lower than expected. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0.1% after...

  2. June 13, 2013

    Challengers for one of the toughest jobs in UK banking

    As Stephen Hester prepares to step down as chief executive from Royal Bank of Scotland before the end of this year, the...

  1. FT Alphaville

    July 3, 2012

    Introducing Bob's natural successor...

    David Roberts He spent roughly his whole career at Barclays, joining in 1983 and working his way up to be first chief...

  2. June 22, 2012

    The next big thing

    “What is the maximum architecture can do?” Rem Koolhaas asked at the end of the 20th century. “Architects are in the...

  3. June 8, 2012

    A tendency towards the darker side

    I’ve never met Charles Saatchi! Mixing with collectors is not pleasurable,” says David Roberts. “There’s always a tremendous...

  4. December 6, 2011

    Canal Plus loses football rights to Al Jazeera

    Al Jazeera has been awarded the majority of media rights to screen Uefa Champions League matches in France for three years...

  5. December 5, 2011

    Low-key leaders may unlock new problems for banks

    UBS, Intesa, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and potentially Lloyds Banking Group – the roll call of Europe’s big banks that are...

  6. November 28, 2011

    Lloyds set to ease pressure on chief

    Lloyds Banking Group is exploring ways to reduce the workload on António Horta-Osório, its chief executive, as it attempts...

  7. November 25, 2011

    Patience required for Lloyds investors

    Troubles galore at Lloyds Banking Group. António Horta-Osório, the bank’s chief executive who was seduced from Santander to...

  8. November 21, 2011

    Reversal of fortune in Lloyds’ top jobs

    How much worse can it get for Lloyds Banking Group? Just as the lender was finalising the appointment of a new finance...

  9. November 21, 2011

    Lloyds Banking Group: nagging doubts

    What is going on in the Black Horse saloon? Three weeks ago, Lloyds Banking Group announced that health concerns had forced...

  10. November 21, 2011

    Roberts seen as a credible successor

    There is a bitter irony in the fact that David Roberts, who will become temporary chief executive of Lloyds Banking Group...

  11. November 21, 2011

    No pressure, then, for Lloyds leader

    The 1972 movie classic Aguirre, the Wrath of God concerns an ill-fated search for El Dorado mounted by a group of...

  12. November 21, 2011

    Lloyds hit again as key recruit drops out

    Lloyds Banking Group has been thrown into further turmoil after it emerged that a key management recruit reversed plans to...

  13. FT Alphaville

    November 21, 2011

    Management on the hoof - Headless Horse edition [updated]

    It’s all going wrong at The Headless Horse Lloyds Banking Group. Very wrong. First, their star hire from RBS has decided to...

  14. August 23, 2011

    Regional leaders forced to confront harsh truths

    Public opinion across the Arab world may be cheering on the Libyan rebels in their showdown with Colonel Muammer Gaddafi,...

  15. July 13, 2011

    EA extends digital push with PopCap deal

    Electronic Arts is paying up to $1.35bn for PopCap Games, the maker of Plants vs Zombies, as the console-based publisher...

  16. June 21, 2011

    Al Jazeera bids for TV rights of French football

    Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera has entered the auction for the rights to show live French football, despite having no...

  17. March 30, 2011

    Qatar set to reap benefits from Libya mission

    Qatar’s high-profile diplomacy usually solicits a mixture of annoyance and envy in the Arab world, where neighbours assume...

  18. Westminster Blog

    December 16, 2010

    Bob Roberts is not who he says he is

    A harmless story about Bob Roberts, the new director of news for the Labour party. His name is in fact David. The change of...

  19. December 1, 2010

    Cleric sets Qatar a test of faith

    During a recent Friday sermon, Sheikh Yusef al-Qaradawi, arguably the world’s leading scholar of Sunni Islam, uttered a few...

  20. October 8, 2010

    The Art Market: a house party

    ‘Hope’ by Robert Indiana, on view at ‘The House of the Nobleman’ from October 15 to 20 “Frieze week” kicks off this week in...

  21. September 13, 2010

    Social venture for Foxtons founder

    Jon Hunt, the founder of Foxtons, has launched a property investment company that will fund the development of hundreds of...

  22. June 3, 2010

    Revenue challenges football debt rule

    A controversial Premier League rule under which failing football clubs pay players, managers and other clubs ahead of other...

  23. June 2, 2010

    Revenue challenges football debt rule

    A controversial Premier League rule under which failing football clubs pay players, managers and other clubs ahead of other...

  24. February 12, 2010

    Sir Win banks on the bankers

    Sir Win Bischoff has replenished his board at Lloyds Banking Group with the appointment of two experienced bankers.Glen...

  25. February 27, 2009

    Big names find that success is elusive

    Sport is a serious business in the north-east. Where else would a football team's mascot be elected mayor? Stuart Drummond,...

  26. December 13, 2008

    Hänsel und Gretel

    To experience Humperdinck's opera is to enter a fairy tale world where fantastical naivety veils psychological complexity....

  27. November 27, 2008

    ‘I passed by a man who had just lost his wife’

    I was having dinner at home in Colaba, in south Mumbai, when I felt my building trembling. At first I thought it was a fire...

  28. November 22, 2008

    Architects face downturn as cash-strapped developers scale back schemes

    In late August, Woods Bagot, an international architectural firm, invited clients to an office party to celebrate the...

  29. November 22, 2008

    Architects worldwide facing downturn

    In late August, Woods Bagot, an international architectural firm, invited clients to an office party to celebrate the hiring...

  30. September 11, 2008

    Sharjah plays its culture card

    Three soldiers wearing blue mottled fatigues silently guard a small cannon outside an ancient-looking fort in the middle of...

  31. September 10, 2008

    Sharjah plays its culture card

    Three soldiers wearing blue mottled fatigues silently guard a small cannon outside an ancient-looking fort in the middle of...

  32. August 16, 2008

    The Lure of the East

    A hookah casts whirls of smoke in the half-light streaming through the wooden mashrabiyya in Arthur Melville's "Arab...

  33. August 9, 2008

    A golden opportunity for picking up bargain bonds

    Managers of fixed interest funds are buying back into corporate bonds, which they now see as good value - particularly...

  34. August 8, 2008

    A golden opportunity for picking up bargain bonds

    Managers of fixed interest funds are buying back into corporate bonds, which they now see as good value – particularly those...

  35. June 7, 2008

    History's hand grenades

    The battle lines are drawn, and no western work of art or literature depicting the Middle East can hope to escape them. The...

  36. May 28, 2008

    Ministers heed hauliers' siren calls

    Hundreds of hauliers gathered yesterday at Marble Arch to bemoan the government's intransigence in standing by as many of...

  37. May 27, 2008

    Ministers heed hauliers’ siren calls

    Hundreds of hauliers gathered on Tuesday at Marble Arch to bemoan the government’s intransigence in standing by as many of...

  38. May 19, 2008

    Watchdog demands takeover alerts

    Companies that become over-dominant through takeovers launched without official approval will be forced to reverse them and...

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