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    1. July 10, 2015

      Fund manager Ben Goldsmith to float energy focused trust

      Fund manager Ben Goldsmith is stepping back from the investment group he co-founded in 2002 to float a new trust that...

    2. May 1, 2015

      Boardroom trades May 2

      The new chairman at Tesco bought shares at the earliest opportunity, having joined in March when trading was embargoed...

    1. April 8, 2015

      Labour questions impartiality of Whitehall advisers

      Labour has picked a new fight in its troubled relationship with business by querying the integrity of some of...

    2. March 31, 2015

      Kingfisher to close 60 B&Q stores over two years

      Véronique Laury, the new chief executive of Kingfisher, is taking an axe to 60 of B&Q’s 360 UK stores over the next two...

    3. February 26, 2015

      In praise of the public intervention

      “Don’t vote! The government will get in” runs an old gag, one that would probably provoke a hollow laugh of recognition...

    4. February 17, 2015

      Tesco appoints former Dixons head Allan as chairman

      Tesco has appointed John Allan, the former chairman of Dixons, as its new chairman, despite some big shareholders...

    5. February 16, 2015

      Tesco shareholders back ITV head Archie Norman for chairman

      Two of the biggest shareholders in Tesco are pushing for the appointment of veteran retailer Archie Norman as chairman...

    6. February 6, 2015

      Business brings a dose of reality to the Westminster bubble

      It started when a Sunday newspaper printed an interview in which Stefano Pessina said some unflattering things about...

    7. February 3, 2015

      Labour counts on popular opinion in taking tough tone

      The war of words this week between Labour and business is a far cry from the mid-1990s when Tony Blair and Peter...

    8. February 2, 2015

      Miliband escalates row with Boots boss

      Ed Miliband has accused the head of Walgreens Boots Alliance of being part of an “unholy alliance” between the Tory...

    9. January 30, 2015

      Sir Ian Cheshire pulls out of Tesco chairman race

      Sir Ian Cheshire, seen by many as the frontrunner to be the next chairman of Tesco, is out of the race, according to...

    10. January 21, 2015

      The field narrows for new Tesco chairman

      Tesco is closing in on the appointment of a new chairman, with two City heavyweights vying for the role, as the...

    11. January 20, 2015

      Former Kingfisher chief to advise Whitehall

      The government will appoint the former chief executive of the DIY group Kingfisher, Sir Ian Cheshire, as the top...

    12. September 30, 2014

      UK is a land of liberté, égalité and opportunity for French execs

      The cliché spouted by some middle-class Britons is that they love France but don’t like the French. The opposite...

    13. September 19, 2014

      Asda pledges same prices from Perth to Portsmouth

      Shoppers in Perth will continue to pay the same price as those in Portsmouth pledged Asda, the British retail group...

    14. September 14, 2014

      Sir Ian Cheshire rejects offer of top Whitehall job

      Sir Ian Cheshire has become the latest senior business person to reject an approach to become the chief executive of...

    15. September 10, 2014

      Laury has work cut out as Kingfisher chief

      Sir Ian Cheshire, outgoing chief executive of Kingfisher, describes the day he became chief executive in 2008 as “a bit...

    16. September 10, 2014

      Véronique Laury unexpected choice for Kingfisher crown

      Véronique Laury has hands-on experience for her new job at Kingfisher. She has renovated two houses in northern France,...

    17. FT Alphaville

      September 10, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Scottish currency union, the unilateral Montenegro option: Izzy wonders why would...

    18. September 10, 2014

      Kingfisher king Sir Ian Cheshire hands over the crown

      The appointment of Sir Ian Cheshire as boss of Kingfisher in 2008 put the softly spoken, mild-mannered, all-round “nice...

    19. September 10, 2014

      Lord Hill must not squander Juncker’s peace offering

      A friend of Lord Hill describes him as “upwardly mobile at great speed”. That is a polite way of saying that, like...

    20. September 10, 2014

      Kingfisher tops weak FTSE 100

      Kingfisher topped a weaker FTSE 100 on Wednesday, heading only a handful of stronger stocks after its profits narrowly...

    21. September 10, 2014

      Véronique Laury to take over as Kingfisher chief executive

      A fifth FTSE 100 company is set to be headed by a woman after Sir Ian Cheshire announced he was stepping down as chief...

    22. July 24, 2014

      Kingfisher sales slip on World Cup and Europe woes

      Shares in DIY retailer Kingfisher fell more than 7 per cent on Thursday after a drop in second-quarter sales, partly...

    23. July 15, 2014

      Whitbread hires Richard Baker as chairman

      Costa Coffee and Premier Inn-owner Whitbread has appointed former Alliance Boots chief executive Richard Baker as its...

    24. May 29, 2014

      Kingfisher: drill down

      Get out the cross cut saw and the combi drill. There is work to do. Return on capital at DIY retailer Kingfisher was...

    25. May 29, 2014

      Rickety pricing strategy shakes Kingfisher

      The chief executive of Kingfisher said its B&Q DIY chain discounted “too much” in the first quarter after a drop in...

    26. April 3, 2014

      Kingfisher in talks to buy French rival Mr Bricolage

      Kingfisher, the DIY chain with operations in the UK and France, is in talks to acquire Mr Bricolage, a French rival,...

    27. March 25, 2014

      Kingfisher seeks partner for struggling Chinese business

      DIY chain Kingfisher is to return £200m to shareholders this year and seek a partner for its struggling Chinese...

    28. March 12, 2014

      Kingfisher rises amid hopes it will sell lossmaking China stores

      After 13 years of losses, could Kingfisher be ready to abandon China? Kingfisher rose 1 per cent to 402.9p on Wednesday...

    29. The World

      January 23, 2014

      Davos thought: The sharing economy and tax

      (c) Getty Images There was a very interesting session this morning on the “sharing economy” focused on the consequences...

    30. November 28, 2013

      France woes hurt Kingfisher

      Shares in Kingfisher fell more than 4 per cent after the DIY retailer warned of difficult conditions in France. French...

    31. October 15, 2013

      David Cameron to urge Brussels on pace of market reform

      Brussels needs to accelerate market deregulation, David Cameron will argue on Tuesday as the prime minister endorses...

    32. October 11, 2013

      Kingfisher revamps B&Q’s top management

      Kingfisher has shaken up the management of its B&Q chain, parting company with the chief executive of the UK arm of the...

    33. September 11, 2013

      Kingfisher cautions on UK recovery claims

      Kingfisher, the DIY retailer, said it was too early to call a recovery in the UK economy, although there were some...

    34. July 24, 2013

      Fall in number of failed stores points to retail improvement

      Signs of improvement in Britain’s consumer sector emerged on Wednesday as the number of retail units in administration...

    35. May 31, 2013

      High street retailers seek tax reform

      Big retailers are stepping up pressure on the UK government to address what some regard as the unfair tax burden on the...

    36. May 30, 2013

      Kingfisher blames cold Easter for drop in revenue

      Kingfisher has blamed Europe’s unseasonably cold Easter period for a fall in first-quarter sales, as freezing...

    37. March 26, 2013

      Kingfisher: wallpapering over

      A well-established theory says that when an economy is ailing and the housing market is stagnant, homeowners stop...

    38. March 26, 2013

      Kingfisher suffers from cold snap

      Wet weather last summer contributed to the first fall in Kingfisher’s annual profits for five years – and the DIY chain...

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