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  1. FT Photo Diary

    October 31, 2013

    Boston Red Sox win World Series

    Matt Slocum / AP Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara and catcher David Ross celebrate as Red Sox beat St. Louis...

  2. Material World

    April 4, 2013

    Tamara Mellon’s Act II: a book, a brand, a...biopic?

    What do you do when you are stuck in a non-compete for a year? Write a memoir, which is in part a tell-all about your former...

  1. February 15, 2013

    Cosalt calls in administrators

    A scramble for new funding and plans for a series of disposals have failed to save Cosalt, the engineering services group,...

  2. October 8, 2012

    Reckitt’s compliance needs a spring clean

    We do not know the burden of the address that chief executive Rakesh Kapoor gave to new recruits at a Reckitt Benckiser...

  3. March 2, 2012

    RSM Tenon leads small caps

    RSM Tenon, the accountancy firm, won the small caps race this week, soaring 41.9 per cent following positive results and a...

  4. February 27, 2012

    David Ross fails to take Cosalt private

    David Ross, the multimillionaire entrepreneur and chairman of Cosalt, has failed in his bid to take the beleaguered...

  5. February 10, 2012

    Small-cap week: Cosalt gains 130%

    Cosalt, the troubled engineering company, led the small caps this week, gaining 130 per cent despite suffering a big fall on...

  6. December 16, 2011

    Small caps: Melrose’s output disappoints

    Melrose Resources was in focus, stumbling 2.9 per cent to 124p after the oil and gas explorer’s production target for 2012...

  7. December 12, 2011

    RBS report gets Sants out of a sticky spot

    Books to furnish the smallest room, complete with quirky names (101 Uses For a Dead Cat, et al), are always in plentiful...

  8. December 12, 2011

    Cosalt chief – Accept my bid or go bust

    David Ross, chairman of the struggling engineering services company Cosalt, warned shareholders on Monday that the group...

  9. FT Alphaville

    November 28, 2011

    Weekend catch-up

    Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, -       David Ross, co-founder of Carphone Warehouse, has...

  10. November 25, 2011

    Ross denies offer for Cosalt is opportunistic

    David Ross, co-founder of Carphone Warehouse, has denied that he is making an “opportunistic attempt to run off” with Cosalt...

  11. November 25, 2011

    Brewing profits bring cheer to Fuller’s

    Fuller, Smith and Turner , the pub and hotel operator, climbed 2.5 per cent to 705p after publishing half-year results. The...

  12. FT Alphaville

    November 25, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Friday, - Premier Foods finance director to leave in the middle of a delicate refinancing...

  13. November 23, 2011

    Small caps: Media Square falls amid Porta allegations

    A profit warning by Media Square sent the shares tumbling 24.4 per cent to 0.85p. It alleged that unlawful actions by fellow...

  14. November 18, 2011

    Small-cap week

    Shares in 3Legs Resources tumbled 41.2 per cent to 80p after it suspended tests at a well in the Baltic basin of Poland for...

  15. November 17, 2011

    London small-caps: Cosalt plunges on 0.1p offer

    Cosalt plunged on Thursday, down 38.7 per cent at 0.48p, after its chairman David Ross offered to take the oil services...

  16. November 17, 2011

    Carphone founder launches Cosalt approach

    David Ross, co-founder of Carphone Warehouse, has launched an attempt to take Cosalt back into his family’s hands in a...

  17. October 21, 2011

    Traders cheered by bid rumours for Mouchel

    Beleaguered support services company Mouchel rose 44.2 per cent in one session, having lost more than 60 per cent of its...

  18. October 19, 2011

    Cosalt shares fall by more than half

    Shares in Cosalt more than halved after the engineering services company warned that full-year revenues would be...

  19. September 1, 2011

    Cosalt chief to depart following sell-off

    Cosalt, the engineering services group chaired by Carphone Warehouse co-founder David Ross, is to part company with its...

  20. August 20, 2011

    Cosalt shares rise after OFT clearance

    Cosalt, the engineering group chaired by David Ross, the Carphone Warehouse co-founder, rallied 26.3 per cent this week...

  21. December 17, 2010

    Land Securities moves into Dundee

    Land Securities, the UK’s largest property company, has completed the purchase of the Overgate shopping centre in Dundee,...

  22. December 10, 2010

    Cosalt director

    Cosalt – whose suitors seem to have departed – is losing Simon Gilbert from its board. The marine safety equipment provider...

  23. November 19, 2010

    British Land to buy Drake Circus shopping centre

    British Land has teamed up with Universities Superannuation Scheme, the pension fund manager, to buy the Drake Circus...

  24. November 2, 2010

    Land Securities to buy Dundee shopping centre

    Land Securities will make its largest acquisition since the property crash after agreeing terms to purchase one of...

  25. September 10, 2010

    Cosalt legacy

    The Cosalt board led by chairman David Ross, the Carphone Warehouse investor, has plenty of experience at the...

  26. September 7, 2010

    Cosalt shares fall on director’s departure

    Shares in Cosalt, the marine safety company, fell 22 per cent to 3.88p on news of the resignation of Calum Melville, the...

  27. July 24, 2010

    Sailing away

    Hedge fund manager Paul Compton, who became famous for crashing his yacht several years ago, has sailed away from Tosca, to...

  28. June 2, 2010

    Report says high-speed rail could cost just £6bn

    A new high-speed railway network that would begin to transform travel in the UK within a decade could be delivered at a cost...

  29. June 1, 2010

    Experts price high speed rail line at £6bn

    A new high-speed railway network that would begin to transform travel in the UK within a decade could be delivered at a cost...

  30. May 8, 2010

    Messy end to true blue feast

    Eton mess was served for dessert - too appropriately, given the outcome - at the Tory party dinner at Richard Caring 's...

  31. February 3, 2010

    Reduced North Sea operations becalm Cosalt

    A fall in North Sea activity after the oil price decline early last year hurt Cosalt, the marine safety company chaired by...

  32. February 2, 2010

    Reduced North Sea operations becalm Cosalt

    A fall in North Sea activity after the oil price decline early last year hurt Cosalt, the marine safety company chaired by...

  33. January 23, 2010

    Cobham appoints National Express chairman Devaney

    Cobham has appointed the industrialist John Devaney as chairman, completing a change of management at the defence and...

  34. January 23, 2010

    Cobham appoints Devaney as chairman

    Cobham has appointed the industrialist John Devaney as chairman, completing a change of management at the defence and...

  35. December 1, 2009

    Cosalt reappoints Ross as chairman

    David Ross has been reappointed as chairman of Cosalt, the marine safety business, a year after stepping down in the wake of...

  36. November 30, 2009

    Cosalt reappoints David Ross as chairman

    David Ross has been reappointed as chairman of Cosalt, the marine safety business, a year after stepping down in the wake of...

  37. FT Alphaville

    November 5, 2009

    The US debt to GDP balance, and China

    The latest report from Radiant Asset Management’s David Ross on the future of the dollar and China makes for a very...

  38. September 21, 2009

    Nat Express ex-chairman bemoans row

    National Express could have survived as an independent company if it had better managed its relationship with the...

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