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    1. June 13, 2014

      Avanti to issue $150m of bonds to fund launch of next satellite

      Avanti Communications, the British satellite operator, will fund the launch of its next satellite, which will provide...

    2. December 14, 2012

      Comedy gold

      As celebrities’ books go, the memoirs of Britain’s most popular comedians are not exactly rock ’n’ roll. In his...

    1. June 25, 2012

      Avanti to launch Africa-dedicated satellite

      Avanti Communications, an Aim-quoted company, is pinning its hopes on Africa’s fast growth rates as it prepares to launch a...

    2. May 10, 2012

      Satellite will get you connected

      From Mr David Williams. Sir, To all your correspondents lamenting access to broadband internet in remote or rural locations,...

    3. March 18, 2012

      Tax appeals likely after bonus rulings

      HM Revenue & Customs is facing a slew of appeals against its decisions after two investment banks fought a ruling that they...

    4. February 6, 2012

      Avanti secures financing for third satellite

      Avanti Communications is planning to become one of very few space-related companies listed on the main market of the London...

    5. November 14, 2011

      Services: economy’s real driver continues to accelerate

      Derby’s reputation for manufacturing, which accounts for more than 10 per cent of the city’s workforce, has overshadowed the...

    6. October 30, 2011

      Super-sewer aims to relieve strain

      It’s dirty work, but someone has to do it. In the bowels of Thames Water’s cavernous pumping station at Hammersmith groups...

    7. October 11, 2011

      MPs set to grill tax chief over Goldman deal

      The UK’s top tax official is likely to be questioned by MPs today over leaked documents concerning the settlement of a tax...

    8. February 25, 2011

      JPMorgan loses top Caz banker

      One of JPMorgan Cazenove’s highly regarded bankers is leaving the bank. Alan Carruthers, regarded as one of the top bankers...

    9. February 14, 2011

      Avanti pins hopes on internet space age

      A new space race has begun. In the next few months, two companies will roll out commercial services via intermediaries that...

    10. December 9, 2010

      BP delays Libya deep water plan

      BP has delayed its plans to explore in the deep water off the coast of Libya until next year after deciding not to use its...

    11. November 15, 2010

      The job: Novelty bet expert

      David Williams of Ladbrokes We get requests for unusual bets every day. Obviously the more you do it, the easier it gets. It...

    12. July 26, 2010

      Social sector calls for house swap scheme

      Social landlords and councils should be required to join a national exchange that would allow tenants to move more easily...

    13. June 29, 2010

      Noble agrees to buy driller for $2.2bn

      Noble, a Swiss oil drilling company, has agreed to purchase FDR Holdings, an independent driller, for $2.16bn, marking the...

    14. June 28, 2010

      Noble buys FDR Holdings for $2.16bn

      A Frontier deepwater drillship leased to Shell Noble, a Swiss oil drilling company, has agreed to purchase FDR Holdings, an...

    15. June 3, 2010

      Nigerians face jail for role in laundering stolen oil money

      The sister and a friend of the former governor of an oil-rich Nigerian state face imprisonment for helping him launder...

    16. June 2, 2010

      Nigerians face jail for laundering role

      The sister and a friend of the former governor of an oil-rich Nigerian state face imprisonment for helping him launder...

    17. April 19, 2010

      Bits and bytes don’t come free

      From Mr David Williams. Sir, If Neelie Kroes, the European Union telecoms commissioner, wants content free loaders to pump...

    18. Westminster Blog

      March 9, 2010

      The union influence over Labour is paramount: no need to exaggerate it further

      First things first. I don’t want to underestimate the importance of Unite to Labour, and the extent to which it holds sway...

    19. January 8, 2010

      4x4 sinners have turned into saints

      From Mr David Williams. Sir, In the summer we 4 x 4 owners were the devil incarnate for our carbon emissions. Now we are...

    20. January 7, 2010

      London bound

      As Dubai ports group DP World seeks a dual listing in London, it will probably turn to vice-chairman Sir John Parker for...

    21. December 21, 2009

      Avanti to raise funds for second satellite

      Avanti Communications, the UK-based satellite operator, said it expected to see a significant boost to profits after raising...

    22. December 15, 2009

      Ee, this irritates

      For some years I have had the mild and slightly puzzling ego-boost of being in Who's Who , the so-called establishment...

    23. September 23, 2009

      Avanti set for slice of broadband investment

      Avanti Communications said that it was close to securing government-backed finance for a second satellite launch, as...

    24. September 16, 2009

      Ignore credit rating agency mutterings

      From Mr David Williams. Sir, Why does any newspaper of record now bother to print the utterings of any credit ratings agency...

    25. September 1, 2009

      Insurers investigate 'suspicious' spike in fire claims

      The insurance industry is investigating a spike in property fire damage claims, amid fears that struggling businesses and...

    26. August 31, 2009

      Insurers investigate spike in fire claims

      The insurance industry is investigating a spike in property fire damage claims, amid fears that struggling businesses and...

    27. August 7, 2009

      Ready to play part in Digital Britain

      From Mr Kevin Russell and others. Sir, There has been a remarkable transformation in this country’s digital landscape since...

    28. July 23, 2009

      The only use for a teenage teamaker

      From Mr David Williams. Sir, What naivety in your Lombard column (July 22) about hiring the best interns! Interns are...

    29. May 28, 2009

      Satellite industry prepares to take off

      Britain's satellite industry looks likely to expand considerably under government plans to offer a universal broadband...

    30. May 27, 2009

      Satellite sector expects boost from UK

      Britain’s satellite industry looks likely to expand considerably under government plans to offer a universal broadband...

    31. May 22, 2009

      Four men charged over New York terror plot

      Three members of an alleged domestic terrorist cell were held without bail yesterday accused of plotting attacks on New York...

    32. May 21, 2009

      NY terror suspects appear in court

      Three members of an alleged domestic terrorist cell were held without bail on Thursday accused of plotting attacks on New...

    33. May 21, 2009

      Sting operation foils New York terror plot

      US authorities said Wednesday night they had arrested four men for planning a missile attack on planes at a military base in...

    34. February 5, 2009

      Forget about bail-outs, use the voucher system

      From Mr Ephim Shluger and Mr David Williams. Sir, The proposed stimulus packages offered by the US and UK governments to...

    35. January 31, 2009

      Dot.Robot

      A good rule of thumb when it comes to celeb fiction is: the more TV or tabloid famous the author, the greater the caution...

    36. January 3, 2009

      'Things take the time that they take'

      Ten years ago Stephen Byrne, 49, gave up a 14-year career as a business analyst in the City of London to train as a...

    37. January 3, 2009

      ‘Things take the time that they take’

      Ten years ago Stephen Byrne, 49, gave up a 14-year career as a business analyst in the City of London to train as a...

    38. November 15, 2008

      The Boy in the Dress

      The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams illustrated by Quentin Blake HarperCollins £12.99 232 pages FT Bookshop price:...

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