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  1. October 3, 2013

    Vodafone finance chief Halford to resign

    Andy Halford, finance director at Vodafone, will stand down next year after helping complete the landmark sale of the...

  2. July 24, 2012

    Kleisterlee backs Verizon payout calls

    Gerard Kleisterlee, chairman of Vodafone, supported shareholder calls for a further dividend from its stake in the Verizon...

  1. July 27, 2011

    People: Jain joins the big banking beasts

    As Deutsche Bank’s Anshu Jain prepares to ditch his BA air miles membership for Lufthansa’s loyalty card, he will need to...

  2. July 18, 2011

    Philips

    When a chief executive passes the baton, investors must be particularly careful. The retiree wants to make the company look...

  3. June 22, 2011

    Philips: dimly burning lights

    Philips’ outgoing top brass departed in good spirits earlier this year. President and chief executive Gerard Kleisterlee,...

  4. April 18, 2011

    Separation of business a top priority

    Frans van Houten: realised group had to go for a structural solution Frans van Houten took over as chief executive at...

  5. April 18, 2011

    Philips to spin off lossmaking TV division

    Television sets accounted for 13% of sales at Philips in 2010 Philips, the Dutch electronics group, on Monday said it would...

  6. March 28, 2011

    Philips warns on losses at TV division

    Philips Electronics has warned that its embattled television division will post a loss before taxes of €100m-€120m...

  7. March 7, 2011

    Former banker brings Asian experience

    Sir John Bond, who on Monday was unveiled as the next chairman of Xstrata, has been a prominent figure in the UK and Asian...

  8. February 4, 2011

    Economist moves into Wimpey

    Former member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee Kate Barker, who has a self-professed “obsession with...

  9. February 2, 2011

    Vodafone investors welcome Kleisterlee

    Investors have welcomed the appointment of Gerard Kleisterlee, outgoing chief executive of Philips, as the next chairman of...

  10. February 2, 2011

    Vodafone

    Vodafone’s new chairman is a decent fit for the telecoms operator, provided one squints a bit. Gerard Kleisterlee might have...

  11. February 2, 2011

    Vodafone confirms Kleisterlee as new chairman

    Gerard Kleisterlee, chief executive of Philips, will become Vodafone’s new chairman, the mobile operator confirmed on...

  12. FT Alphaville

    February 2, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Wednesday, - BBVA announces 9 per cent rise in full year profits, says bad debts stable —...

  13. January 26, 2011

    Having faith in Bob Dudley

    Some welcome news for Bob Dudley, BP’s new chief executive, who is busy putting the finishing touches to a strategy update...

  14. January 24, 2011

    Kleisterlee leads race to head Vodafone

    Gerard Kleisterlee, chief executive of Philips and one of Europe’s most prominent business leaders, is the frontrunner to...

  15. January 24, 2011

    Philips

    The sun sets in October and rises in February for residents of Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost town and the subject...

  16. January 24, 2011

    Philips hit by subdued demand in developed markets

    Philips blamed weak consumer confidence in developed markets for a lacklustre close to 2010, marked by a 4 per cent fall in...

  17. October 29, 2010

    Going Dutch

    Former Ernst & Young UK chairman Nick Land is stepping down as a director at Royal Dutch Shell. The oil group’s chairman,...

  18. September 14, 2010

    Philips to set growth targets by global economy

    Philips is to abandon setting a fixed annual growth target, preferring to peg its sales and profits forecasts to the health...

  19. July 8, 2010

    Philips taps former chips head as chief

    Philips said on Thursday it had asked Frans van Houten, a former executive, to return to the Dutch conglomerate and take...

  20. April 19, 2010

    Philips reports strong sales but remains cautious

    Philips reported stronger first-quarter sales and profitability across its healthcare, lighting and consumer goods...

  21. February 22, 2010

    Philips chief refuses to say whether he will stand down

    Gerard Kleisterlee, one of Europe's leading business leaders, has pointedly refused to confirm widely held expectations that...

  22. February 22, 2010

    The unsentimental insider

    Gerard Kleisterlee shows no sentiment when asked whether, as chief executive of Philips, he discussed with his father - a...

  23. February 21, 2010

    Philips chief quiet on date to quit post

    Gerard Kleisterlee, one of Europe’s top business leaders, has pointedly refused to confirm widely held expectations that he...

  24. February 21, 2010

    The unsentimental insider

    Gerard Kleisterlee shows no sentiment when asked whether, as chief executive of Philips, he discussed with his father – a...

  25. February 2, 2010

    Business plea for unified EU voice

    Europe needs to act with a more unified voice on economic, financial, trade and education issues or face global irrelevance,...

  26. February 1, 2010

    Business plea for unified EU voice

    Europe needs to act with a more unified voice on economic, financial, trade and education issues or face global irrelevance,...

  27. January 26, 2010

    Philips chief warns of fragile global recovery

    The jittery market reaction to Barack Obama's plan to cap the size and trading activity of US banks is an example of a...

  28. November 20, 2009

    European companies to focus on emerging markets

    Companies in Europe are setting increasingly ambitious growth targets for emerging markets, with three of the continent's...

  29. November 19, 2009

    European companies eye emerging market growth

    Companies in Europe are setting increasingly ambitious growth targets for emerging markets, with three of the continent’s...

  30. September 16, 2009

    Europe's engineers thin on the ground

    A dearth of engineers in Europe is set to force companies to recruit heavily in India and China and could lead to a big...

  31. September 16, 2009

    Europe turns to China and India for engineers

    A dearth of engineers in Europe is set to force companies to recruit heavily in India and China and could lead to a big...

  32. September 9, 2009

    Corporates: Value of emerging consumers grows clear

    The financial and economic crises have resulted in a shift eastwards. Robust growth in China and India has drawn the...

  33. August 14, 2009

    Business leaders wary of excessive optimism

    Encouraging for business but let's not get ahead of ourselves. The message from David Haines, chief executive of Grohe, a...

  34. August 14, 2009

    View from the Top - Gerard Kleisterlee, chief executive of Philips

    Gerard Kleisterlee, one of Europe's leading businessmen, has transformed Philips, the Dutch conglomerate. When the...

  35. August 13, 2009

    Business casts wary eye over green shoots

    Encouraging for business but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The message from David Haines, chief executive of Grohe, a...

  36. August 12, 2009

    Global insight: New world of supply chains

    What do securitised mortgages and manufacturing supply chains have in common? Not a lot, it may seem. After all, the art of...

  37. August 10, 2009

    Crisis and climate force supply shift

    Manufacturers are abandoning global supply chains for regional ones in a big shift brought about by the financial crisis...

  38. August 9, 2009

    Crisis and climate force supply chain shift

    Manufacturers are abandoning global supply chains for regional ones in a big shift brought about by the financial crisis and...

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