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    1. February 22, 2017

      Serco’s badge of honour unpicked by risk of government stitch-ups

      When running the gauntlet of investors and protesters at an annual meeting — after three profit warnings and a...

    2. Fast FT

      February 22, 2017

      BAE confirms Woodburn as new chief executive

      BAE Systems has confirmed that Charles Woodburn will take over from Ian King as chief executive in July this year,...

    1. February 13, 2017

      BAE poised to confirm Woodburn will succeed King as chief

      BAE Systems is set to confirm that Ian King will be succeeded as chief executive this year by Charles Woodburn, the...

    2. November 7, 2016

      BAE to benefit as UK and Australia win fighter-jet support work

      Defence contractors in Britain and Australia have clinched decades of support work on the new generation F-35 stealth...

    3. September 21, 2016

      BAE chief hands UK defence role to Woodburn

      BAE Systems’ chief executive, Ian King, is relinquishing direct oversight of the group’s UK defence and cyber security...

    4. July 28, 2016

      BAE Systems confident of overcoming Brexit bumps

      BAE Systems is expecting a period of “uncertainty” after Britain voted to quit the EU last month but Ian King, chief...

    5. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      BAE confident of growth despite missing expectations

      BAE Systems, the world’s third-largest defence company by sales, insisted it had “performed well” and maintained...

    6. February 22, 2016

      BAE Systems suffers cyber attacks twice a week

      Foreign governments are suspected of launching cyber attacks on BAE Systems roughly twice a week, according to the UK...

    7. February 18, 2016

      BAE Systems says new COO does not signal strategic shift

      BAE Systems insisted the arrival of a relatively-unknown oil executive as a potential successor to chief executive Ian...

    8. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      Saudi aircraft deliveries help BAE Systems to higher revenue

      BAE Systems racked up a healthy rise in revenue last year thanks to increased aircraft deliveries to Saudi Arabia amid...

    9. February 15, 2016

      BAE names Charles Woodburn as chief operating officer

      BAE Systems has appointed Charles Woodburn, a former Schlumberger manager, as chief operating officer making him heir...

    10. February 8, 2016

      BAE Systems homes in on new chief executive

      The board of BAE Systems is homing in on a successor to Ian King as chief executive, even though the head of the...

    11. December 20, 2015

      The bloom is off Rose’s legacy at Rolls-Royce

      It must have been an awkward moment for Warren East, the new chief executive of Rolls-Royce. Arriving at the Ministry...

    12. November 23, 2015

      Defence review: industry welcomes spending commitment

      David Cameron has promised that Britain’s armed forces will be “better equipped and better supplied” than ever as he...

    13. November 12, 2015

      BAE Systems cuts earnings target for 2015 and 370 jobs

      BAE Systems on Thursday admitted its long awaited order for 48 Typhoon fighter jets from Saudi Arabia would not land...

    14. July 30, 2015

      BAE Systems reports flat underlying earnings

      BAE Systems has left investors in suspense by maintaining the caveats on its target for modest earnings growth this...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. October 23, 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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,...

    34. beyondbrics

      February 7, 2012

      London headlines

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

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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