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  1. July 31, 2014

    BAE optimistic over Mideast orders for Eurofighter

    BAE Systems has expressed optimism that Eurofighter Typhoon, the combat aircraft, could secure more orders from the Middle...

  2. October 10, 2013

    BAE Systems: one year later

    Some anniversaries are best ignored. A year ago to the day on Thursday, the proposed merger of Airbus and BAE Systems fell...

  1. August 1, 2013

    Lombard: Neither greed nor Ozzy’s hols should delay Lloyds sale

    Get on it with it, Ozzy. Everyone needs a holiday. But while you’ve been chillaxing with Mrs Chancellor of the Exchequer,...

  2. July 24, 2013

    Monumental ambitions

    Frank Gehry, the architect, does not like project managers, but over his career he has learnt a lot about project...

  3. June 12, 2013

    New BAE chairman to keep status quo

    The newly confirmed chairman of BAE will not change top management at the UK’s biggest defence contractor, though some big...

  4. May 28, 2013

    Lombard: BAE’s chairman search is not a race against the clock

    The law of supply and demand works differently in the boardroom. The greater the demands of the role, the shorter is the...

  5. March 19, 2013

    BAE freezes pay of top executives

    BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defence contractor, has frozen the pay of its top executives after a delay in clinching a jet...

  6. February 21, 2013

    BAE launches £1bn share buyback

    BAE Systems, the world’s third-biggest defence contractor, has said it will buy back shares worth £1bn over three years as...

  7. December 12, 2012

    Call for clearer succession strategies

    Companies must improve their succession planning and make sure they have strong candidates ready to take the helm as chief...

  8. October 23, 2012

    Big investors back Olver, says BAE

    BAE Systems on Tuesday insisted that most big shareholders stood by company chairman Dick Olver, despite calls for his...

  9. October 22, 2012

    BAE shareholders call for chairman to go

    A group of BAE Systems shareholders has demanded the resignation of chairman Dick Olver, saying that sweeping changes are...

  10. October 12, 2012

    Call that put BAE’s deal in a tailspin

    The telephone call that killed the deal to create the world’s biggest defence and aerospace company took fewer than three...

  11. October 11, 2012

    BAE investors to press for defence focus

    BAE Systems’ biggest investors are to meet with the company’s management in the coming days to press for a clearer strategy...

  12. October 11, 2012

    Focus turns to roles of EADS-BAE chiefs

    When an ambitious deal proposal collapses, it is normal to ask whether management has failed, too. EADS-BAE Systems is no...

  13. October 10, 2012

    Defence is King’s best form of attack

    The point of being in government is to wield power. That is why the €36bn merger plan of EADS and BAE was fanciful. It...

  14. October 10, 2012

    BAE left to take care of deal fallout

    For BAE Systems and its management, the only development more dramatic than their proposed €36bn union with EADS may turn...

  15. October 10, 2012

    Leaders’ lack of enthusiasm hits BAE-EADS

    The proposed tie-up between EADS and BAE has always suffered from one fundamental flaw: it has never been vigorously...

  16. October 10, 2012

    Diplomatic deadlock kills BAE-EADS deal

    EADS and BAE Systems have given up their €36bn quest to create the world’s biggest defence and aerospace company after...

  17. October 8, 2012

    Invesco voices concern over BAE tie-up

    BAE Systems’ largest shareholder on Monday signalled its “significant reservations” about the UK defence group’s proposed...

  18. October 5, 2012

    BAE-EADS: Defence of the realm

    Last Monday afternoon, three top officials in David Cameron’s government walked into the video conferencing room in 10...

  19. October 2, 2012

    Electronic war systems prompt merger fears

    A former mill town in New England might seem an improbable place for engineers to be developing some of the world’s most...

  20. October 1, 2012

    BAE/EADS/Lagardère – 60/40 vision

    EADS management is not wrong to want to dilute its shareholder base. Monday’s announcement from Lagardère, the French media...

  21. September 28, 2012

    Invesco increases share of BAE

    Invesco Asset Management, the biggest investor in British defence group BAE Systems, has bought more shares in BAE in a sign...

  22. September 26, 2012

    Cameron should say no to BEADS deal

    David Cameron does not look to German Greens for defence advice. Pity. Teutonic tree-huggers doubt the national benefits of...

  23. September 21, 2012

    Investor ire over BAE

    The quaint town of Henley-on-Thames, well known for its regatta, is not usually associated with the bruising business of...

  24. September 13, 2012

    EADS/BAE – show me the upside

    Tom Enders clearly has a thing for BAE Systems. The chief executive of EADS has tried to merge with the UK defence...

  25. September 13, 2012

    How EADS-BAE seized the moment

    The UK and US were cutting their defence budgets, Saudi Arabia still had not signed BAE Systems’ single most important...

  26. September 13, 2012

    Nationalism may delay EADS-BAE’s take-off

    News of a possible €38bn tie-up between EADS and BAE Systems came out of a clear blue sky on Wednesday. The suddenness and...

  27. February 16, 2012

    BAE Systems: no silver bullet

    As Colonel Kilgore says to Captain Willard in Apocalypse Now, “Some day this war’s gonna end”. And when wars end,...

  28. February 16, 2012

    BAE offers gloomy outlook as profits fall

    BAE Systems has warned of weaker sales this year in the latest sign that cuts in military spending are affecting leading...

  29. beyondbrics

    February 7, 2012

    London headlines

    * IMF warns China on eurozone fallout * BAE considers cut to Typhoon price * Syria intensifies attacks on Homs * Money flows...

  30. February 6, 2012

    BAE considers cut to Typhoon price

    BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defence contractor, has signalled its willingness to reduce the price of the Eurofighter...

  31. January 29, 2012

    A defender of plain speaking

    Mike Turner’s reputation for plain speaking does not take long to show through. Even before we start our conversation at...

  32. October 31, 2011

    Buybacks followed through to an absurd conclusion

    From Mr George Speyer. Sir, Sean Beck’s logic (Letters, October 24) in support of share buybacks in the market obviously is...

  33. October 24, 2011

    Strategy geared to increasing shareholder value

    From Mr Sean Beck. Sir, Lex (October 13) admonished the chief executive of BAE Systems, Ian King, for not pursuing “a...

  34. October 12, 2011

    BAE Systems: off-target

    BAE Systems styles itself the world’s second-largest defence company by revenue (£22bn in 2010). But for how much longer?...

  35. September 27, 2011

    BAE job cuts will ‘devastate’ local economies

    The brunt of BAE Systems’ near 3,000 job cuts will fall on Lancashire and Yorkshire in a move that politicians and unions...

  36. September 25, 2011

    BAE Systems to cut 3,000 UK jobs

    BAE Systems, the defence equipment group, will announce 3,000 job cuts in the UK this week, as the slowing pace of sales...

  37. July 28, 2011

    BAE pins hopes on new export markets

    UK defence cuts and falling sales of land vehicles have dented profits at BAE Systems, as the maker of aircraft carriers and...

  38. Westminster Blog

    March 10, 2011

    High speed rail and business: My (pro) letter is bigger than your (anti) letter

    Interesting to see the BBC today picking up the letter to the Telegraph from 21 “high-profile” businessmen and Tories...

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