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    1. September 26, 2014

      Banking on the growth of African consumers

      Regular readers will know that I think that the adventurous among you should be driving yourselves crazy working out the...

    2. 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...

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    1. September 14, 2014

      Tony Hayward, Genel Energy CEO: now he has his life back

      Tony Hayward has had another turbulent summer. His company, Genel Energy, was forced to pull out staff from some of its...

    2. August 10, 2014

      Civil service to ‘get serious’ about big projects

      The government has turned to one of the world’s leading business schools as it seeks to build a new cadre of civil servants...

    3. August 6, 2014

      From hacking to fracking, this year’s cracking business titles

      Two of 2014’s most controversial books – Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century and Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys...

    4. July 16, 2014

      ‘Idealist’ who felt BP should play wider role

      When Tony Hayward, then chief executive of BP, complained in 2009 that the company had had “too many people that were...

    5. June 19, 2014

      A pride that still dare not speak its name in business

      In recent years, one of Silicon Valley’s most successful investors has been leading a split life. His friends know that he...

    6. June 12, 2014

      Lord Browne urges Whitehall to weigh project risks

      Whitehall departments need to carry out rigorous, private sector-style assessments before taking on potentially risky...

    7. May 28, 2014

      ‘The Glass Closet’, by Lord Browne

      “I was not a victim,” Lord Browne declares early on in The Glass Closet. “We must own up to our choices and I had made some...

    8. May 4, 2014

      Internal candidate emerges as Whitehall ‘chief financial officer’

      Whitehall has chosen a civil servant as the first finance chief in charge of its £700bn coffers, dashing hopes that a...

    9. February 10, 2014

      BP backs global discrimination research

      BP is backing a global study into the challenges lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees face at multinationals,...

    10. October 24, 2013

      Riverstone Energy raises £760m in London listing

      Riverstone Energy, the new energy investment vehicle created by private equity firm Riverstone Holdings, raised £760.3m in...

    11. October 22, 2013

      Who’s who: Top 50 OUTstanding in Business List

      1. Antonio Simoes Head of banking for the UK and head of retail banking and wealth management for Europe HSBC Bank 2. Beth...

    12. October 22, 2013

      ‘LGBT leaders are making a huge difference’

      It has been a fantastic four months since the launch of OUTstanding in Business. During this time, we have gained support...

    13. October 21, 2013

      Antonio Simoes heads LGBT business list

      HSBC’s head of UK banking has come top of the first ranking of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business leaders....

    14. September 24, 2013

      Lord Browne heads group backing Riverstone energy IPO

      Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is heading a group of industry heavyweights behind the £1.5bn flotation of an...

    15. September 19, 2013

      Browne pushes for Tate funding changes

      Budding artists can see their work projected on to the walls of Tate Modern after the launch of an electronic “drawing bar”...

    16. August 8, 2013

      Riverstone to float energy fund in London

      Riverstone Holdings, the energy-orientated private equity group where former BP chief executive Lord Browne is a partner, is...

    17. August 1, 2013

      BP changes tack by keeping US wind farms

      BP has reversed course on the sale of its US wind farm assets, which had been seen as part of the oil and gas group’s wider...

    18. July 30, 2013

      Website shows taxpayers where the money is spent

      Taxpayers will be able to find out at the click of a mouse how much central government is spending on many services under an...

    19. July 9, 2013

      New chief to secure £1bn savings in Whitehall overhaul

      A senior civil service figure with a remit to improve financial management across Whitehall is to be appointed as part of a...

    20. July 2, 2013

      Eyal Ofer donates £10m to Tate Modern extension

      A billionaire shipowner has donated £10m towards the costs of Tate Modern’s new extension, in one of the largest gifts made...

    21. June 19, 2013

      Lombard: FTSE 100 chair shortage provides chance to diversify

      If you could buy futures on wise old owls qualified to become FTSE 100 chairmen, prices would be trending higher. At least...

    22. June 17, 2013

      Former BP chief Lord Browne to advise Alfa on oil and gas deals

      Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is to advise Russia’s Alfa Group on global energy investments, as it looks to...

    23. June 16, 2013

      Bumi lines up BP veteran as chairman

      Bumi, the coal miner founded by Nat Rothschild, has lined up a former BP executive as its new chairman in what it hopes will...

    24. June 12, 2013

      Recruitment Diary: June 12 2013

      ● Opposing intolerance A lack of gay and lesbian leaders at the UK’s large businesses has sparked the formation of...

    25. June 11, 2013

      Gay chief executives urged to set example for rising stars

      Gay chief executives and senior business leaders are being urged to be open about their sexuality in one of the most...

    26. June 6, 2013

      Centrica in shale gas stake talks with Cuadrilla

      Centrica, the owner of British Gas, is in talks with shale gas explorer Cuadrilla Resources to buy a stake in its licences...

    27. June 6, 2013

      Wrest civil service from 19th-century roots, says Lord Browne

      Britain’s civil service needs to be wrested from its 19th century roots and made more businesslike if it is to succeed in...

    28. June 3, 2013

      Whitehall needs business lesson, says Browne

      Whitehall needs to become more business-like to improve its less than rigorous financial management, one of the nation’s...

    29. May 27, 2013

      Corporate, not closeted

      Two years ago Beth Brooke, global vice-chair at Ernst & Young, the professional services company, and a former senior...

    30. May 6, 2013

      Whitehall shuns business gurus

      The attempt by Francis Maude, cabinet secretary, to inject commercial acumen into Whitehall by putting leading business...

    31. April 26, 2013

      John Browne: A man of science

      John Browne – Lord Browne of Madingley – is proud of his reputation as one of Britain’s great business leaders of the past...

    32. April 3, 2013

      BP and wind farms

      The sun may finally be setting on Beyond Petroleum. Remember that? It was BP’s big push into renewable energy under former...

    33. March 13, 2013

      Fracking company shelves drilling

      Cuadrilla Resources, the only company to have fracked for gas in the UK, has put off plans to drill this year, in a setback...

    34. January 11, 2013

      Cuadrilla seeks deal with energy major

      Cuadrilla Resources, the only company drilling for shale gas in the UK, is in talks to sell a stake to a big energy group,...

    35. Westminster Blog

      September 18, 2012

      Lord Browne versus Ed Davey - fracking row hots up

      The debate over shale fracking is warming up ahead of the government giving an expected go-ahead to the industry later this...

    36. May 30, 2012

      Business stonewall

      The 1960s saw the twilight of the west’s postwar growth boom but also the birth of an era of astonishing social progress. In...

    37. May 30, 2012

      Who should prune the hedges?

      Maybe it is the warm weather that brings them out. Accusations of wrong doing against the bosses of defunct hedge funds are...

    38. May 1, 2012

      Transparency in fossil fuels’ climate impact

      From Ms Nusa Urbancic. Sir, John Browne is right to question the oil industry’s claim that the administrative costs of...

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