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    1. July 14, 2015

      Sir John Buchanan, scientist and finance chief, 1943-2015

      Sir John Buchanan, who has died aged 72, was a New Zealand-born scientist who rose to be finance director at BP before...

    2. July 6, 2015

      The urge to embrace failure reaches its final frontier

      Within seconds of the explosion of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on June 28, people who had been watching the live stream of...

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    1. July 3, 2015

      The Diary: Andrew Hill

      I am sitting in pitch darkness with the chief executives of MasterCard and Unilever, the chairman of Marks and Spencer...

    2. May 1, 2015

      Rona Fairhead may find Roger Carr’s defence skills handy

      Rona Fairhead: Friends in high places She might miss the £500,000 pay packet. But Rona Fairhead won’t miss the flak....

    3. 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...

    4. March 6, 2015

      BP finds itself working with Fridman and Browne again

      BP is back in business with Mikhail Fridman, the Russian oligarch with whom it had a tempestuous 15-year relationship...

    5. March 6, 2015

      Lord Browne returns to spotlight at side of former rival Fridman

      Even when Lord Browne resigned as chief executive of BP in 2007 after lying to a court about his private life, it...

    6. March 5, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman: The Alpha oligarch

      When the definitive history of Russia’s oil industry is written, the Chief Rabbi of Moscow will warrant a special...

    7. March 5, 2015

      Telecoms case shows Fridman’s taste for combat

      Mikhail Fridman’s taste for combat is not confined to the oil industry. For years, Alfa fought Telenor, the Norwegian...

    8. March 4, 2015

      UK challenge to North Sea deal should make Browne think twice

      Last Saturday’s murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow was, to many, an indication of the impunity with...

    9. March 2, 2015

      Oligarch’s oil deal caught in sanctions crossfire

      Fridman’s North Sea oil deal As first days at work go, Monday was eventful even by the standards of someone as...

    10. March 2, 2015

      Profile: Lord Browne — master of reinvention

      Lord Browne, the former BP chief executive who is now heading L1 Energy, has a long history of reinventing himself. He...

    11. March 1, 2015

      Mikhail Fridman in legal threat over North Sea block

      Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman has threatened legal action against the British government over its plans to block...

    12. February 27, 2015

      Browne makes dealmaking comeback

      Lord Browne, the former chief executive of BP, is to take charge of a $10bn oil and gas group backed by Russian...

    13. February 17, 2015

      Western executives should speak truth to Chinese power

      If anyone can help technology group Huawei overcome its (possibly undeserved) reputation as a snooping arm of the...

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      February 16, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Danish police say the man suspected of twin shootings that left two dead and...

    15. February 16, 2015

      Lord Browne to head Huawei’s UK board

      Huawei has recruited former BP chief executive Lord Browne to head a UK board of directors that will oversee British...

    16. February 15, 2015

      BP’s battles leave it vulnerable to major move

      BP scales down If ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson really wanted to, he could snap up BP in a single bite. Of...

    17. February 11, 2015

      Browne calls for extra North Sea tax to be scrapped

      Lord Browne, former chief executive of BP, has called on the government to scrap a supplementary tax on North Sea oil...

    18. February 11, 2015

      Former BP chief Lord Browne invests in gay news website

      Lord Browne has become one of the largest investors in a gay news website, with the aim of promoting greater coverage...

    19. February 11, 2015

      Lord Browne laments obstacles to Whitehall reform

      Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister, has “broken some bones in the civil service” in his drive to overhaul...

    20. February 11, 2015

      Merger of Treasury and Cabinet functions proposed

      A single UK Office of Budget and Management — combining the functions of the Treasury and Cabinet Office — has been...

    21. January 28, 2015

      Browne warns that civil service reform could easily be undone

      Progress in bringing business discipline to Whitehall can easily be lost, Lord Browne has suggested, as he called for...

    22. 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...

    23. January 16, 2015

      RWE poised for UK asset sale to Russian oligarch

      RWE has agreed to complete the sale of North Sea gasfields to a Russian billionaire — with the proviso that the German...

    24. December 12, 2014

      Bob Dudley sets course to navigate BP through latest storm

      Bob Dudley speaks rarely about his flight from Russia after a feud with the authorities and BP’s business partners. The...

    25. November 19, 2014

      Energy groups face ‘existential’ climate threat, says ex-BP chief

      Energy and mining companies are ignoring the “existential threat” from climate change and must change the way they...

    26. November 18, 2014

      Lord Browne to step down as PM’s top business person

      Lord Browne is standing down as the government’s most senior business person in Whitehall halfway through his second...

    27. October 30, 2014

      Apple chief executive Tim Cook says ‘I’m proud to be gay’

      Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, on Thursday became the most prominent business leader to confirm publicly that he is...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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