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  1. August 3, 2014

    Rival cost-saving plans threaten local UK pensions

    The UK government’s move to shave £660m of investment costs off the annual bill of 89 funds that comprise the Local...

  2. April 3, 2014

    2013: A year of change for FTSE 100 chief executives

    Almost one in five of the UK’s largest public companies appointed new chief executives last year – the highest proportion...

  1. March 23, 2012

    Zimbabwe’s first black Rhodes scholar

    When David Hatendi, the ebullient Zimbabwean banker and bon viveur who died this month, was starting his post-university...

  2. February 3, 2012

    Small-cap week: Coms surges on Smith share deal

    Internet telephone service provider Coms sat atop the small caps pile this week after surging 168.2 per cent on the back of...

  3. February 2, 2012

    Small-caps: MXC chief share buy lifts Coms

    Coms , the internet telephone company, surged 72.7 per cent to 1p on Thursday after revealing Ian Smith, director and chief...

  4. October 24, 2011

    The art and science of picking a leader

    Whatever the reason for Michael Woodford’s abrupt exit from Olympus (of which more later), everyone can agree that if the...

  5. August 31, 2011

    Shareholders seek board reshuffle at Reed

    Leading investors in Reed Elsevier are urging another boardroom change almost two years after a new chairman and chief...

  6. May 15, 2011

    Movers & Shakers: May 16

    ● Kate Jones has joined Schroders as head of investment services. Ms Jones joins from BlackRock where she was head of...

  7. February 22, 2011

    Burberry show all white on the night

    Fashion models at the Burberry show for London Fashion Week were clad in fur with plenty of chunky cable knit to boot as...

  8. February 17, 2011

    Reed Elsevier reaps reward for restructuring

    Reed Elsevier, the Anglo-Dutch publishing group, said it expected sales and profit margins to rise this year after...

  9. July 2, 2010

    Australia’s PM waters down mining tax

    Julia Gillard, Australia’s new prime minister, has bowed to the demands of the powerful local mining industry and watered...

  10. June 28, 2010

    View from the Top: Anthony Habgood, Chairman, Reed Elsevier

    Anthony Habgood is one of the City of London's leading grandees. He is chairman of two FTSE-100 companies: Anglo-Dutch...

  11. June 18, 2010

    Deloitte banker

    Accounting firm Deloitte has its eye on more bank industry work after hiring Lloyds Banking Group deputy finance director...

  12. June 14, 2010

    Emerging Europe: economic indicators and case studies

    Use our interactive map to view main economic indicators of central and eastern European countries, as well as case studies...

  13. May 7, 2010

    Birmingham is ready to take on Whitehall tasks

    From Mr Stephen Hughes. Sir, Your article, “Move civil service jobs offshore, parties urged” (May 3), highlights some...

  14. April 15, 2010

    Zimbabwe's first black prime minister

    Bishop Abel Muzorewa, who has died aged 84, became the first black prime minister of the country now known as Zimbabwe...

  15. April 14, 2010

    Zimbabwe’s first black PM

    Bishop Abel Muzorewa, who has died aged 84, became the first black prime minister of the country now known as Zimbabwe...

  16. March 19, 2010

    Goodbye Mr Smith

    Ian Smith , Reed Elsevier chief executive for less than nine months before departing "by mutual consent" in November , has...

  17. February 1, 2010

    The little black book of succession

    Investors on both sides of the Atlantic have a new cause. They want to know how public companies are planning for the demise...

  18. January 7, 2010

    Reed in talks to sell US trade titles piecemeal

    Reed Elsevier, the Anglo-Dutch publisher, is in talks to sell some of its lossmaking US trade magazines and plans to close...

  19. January 6, 2010

    Reed in talks to sell US titles piecemeal

    Reed Elsevier, the Anglo-Dutch publisher, is in talks to sell some of its lossmaking US trade magazines and plans to close...

  20. December 31, 2009

    Laborious approvals regime and hefty costs drive studies abroad

    Ian Smith is from Lancashire but these days he spends more time in eastern Europe as he adapts his business to a gloomy view...

  21. December 30, 2009

    Tough approval regime drives studies abroad

    Ian Smith is from Lancashire but these days he spends more time in eastern Europe as he adapts his business to a gloomy view...

  22. December 23, 2009

    Success in succession

    X-Factor fans will recognise what is happening to the ITV board. We're halfway through the drawn-out process of discovering...

  23. November 14, 2009

    The big stories

    Cadbury/Kraft The Cadbury/Kraft saga inched towards critical mass this week as the Takeover Panel deadline expired on...

  24. FT Alphaville

    November 13, 2009

    Corporate recycling at Rexam

    To lose one FTSE 100 chief executive in a week is unfortunate. But to lose two could look careless. Just days after the...

  25. November 12, 2009

    Reed and digest: five lessons in succession planning

    1. Beware "smooth transitions". We know Reed Elsevier's transfer from Sir Crispin Davis to Ian Smith was "seamless" -...

  26. November 12, 2009

    Insurers at the fore as Footsie pushes towards 5,300 level

    Insurers were among the top performers yesterday as the FTSE 100 tested its highs of the year. Legal & General led the way,...

  27. November 12, 2009

    Reed Elsevier chief quits amid claim role was 'not right for him'

    Ian Smith, chief executive of Reed Elsevier, yesterday parted company with the Anglo-Dutch group after less than nine...

  28. November 12, 2009

    Taiwan's efforts to reboot chip industry have crashed

    After nearly a year of evaluations, frantic discussions and general uncertainty, the Taiwan government's efforts to...

  29. November 12, 2009

    Ruthless Reed in rethink as board turns on Smith

    Reed Elsevier has discovered a ruthless streak, parting ways with Ian Smith, its chief executive of less than nine months....

  30. November 11, 2009

    Ruthless Reed in rethink

    Reed Elsevier has discovered a ruthless streak, parting ways with Ian Smith, its chief executive of less than nine months....

  31. November 11, 2009

    Reed and digest: lessons in succession

    1. Beware “smooth transitions”. We know Reed Elsevier’s transfer from Sir Crispin Davis to Ian Smith was “seamless” –...

  32. November 11, 2009

    World View: Taiwan’s chip industry woes

    After nearly a year of evaluations, frantic discussions and general uncertainty, the Taiwan government’s efforts to...

  33. November 11, 2009

    Reed Elsevier

    Ian Smith, who left Reed Elsevier on Wednesday less than a year after he started as chief executive, was never the right man...

  34. November 11, 2009

    Footsie pushes through 5,300

    Insurers were among the top performers on Wednesday as the FTSE 100 tested its highs of the year. Legal & General led the...

  35. FT Alphaville

    November 11, 2009

    Boardoom execution at Reed

    Forget the recent reshuffle at Barclays, this is a proper executive-level knifing. After just 8 months in the job, Ian...

  36. November 11, 2009

    Reed Elsevier chief quits after eight months

    Ian Smith has resigned as chief executive of Reed Elsevier, the Anglo-Dutch publishing group, less than nine months after...

  37. FT Alphaville

    November 11, 2009

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Wednesday, - ING reports profit helped by gains from investment – statement. - Unicredit Q3...

  38. September 29, 2009

    Chairman material

    Former Reed Elsevier chief executive Sir Crispin Davis has become a headhunter's favourite candidate to fill a shortlist for...

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