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  1. November 7, 2013

    Vodafone slips as analysts curb talk of AT&T bid

    Nearly everyone expects AT&T to bid for Vodafone. According to Santander analysts, nearly everyone is probably wrong. AT&T...

  2. June 14, 2013

    After Lowry

    Lowry and the city By Michael Howard The spectacle of urbanisation is relatively new in human history and Manchester,...

  1. November 17, 2012

    Now we know what ‘embedded’ means

    From Mr John Davies. Sir, I remember being slightly surprised when I first heard of journalists being “embedded” with troops...

  2. March 16, 2012

    Vicious circle of Indian corruption

    From Dr Gautam Pingle. Sir, While Bala Sugavanam (Letters, March 13) has made correct, albeit superficial, observations of...

  3. March 15, 2012

    Maybe officials had good reason to take their cut

    From Mr John Davies. Sir, Bala Sugavanam (Letters, March 13) refers to “money being siphoned from the system” in Uttar...

  4. January 25, 2012

    Scotland’s options need clarification

    From Mr John Davies. Sir, Many thanks to Andrew Hughes Hallett and Drew Scott for their letter (January 24). Although they...

  5. January 8, 2012

    United Enemies, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

    A spirit of anarchic rebellion galvanised British sculpture during the 1960s and the following decade. The very first...

  6. January 6, 2012

    Reconstruction: after Japan’s earthquake

    In Rikuzentakata on the north-east coast of Honshu, 1,656 people died, and 3,000 houses and a pine forest were washed out to...

  7. January 6, 2012

    Norway’s resilience

    I arrived back home in Oslo the day after the bombing in the centre and the massacre on Utøya island in July 2011. The city...

  8. January 6, 2012

    Beating cancer

    Until mid-March 2011, life seemed good for footballer Eric Abidal. The father of three was a multi-millionaire defender...

  9. January 6, 2012

    Rescuing England’s forests

    Only 9 per cent of the land area of England is wooded – one of the lowest percentages in Europe. The English Public Forest...

  10. January 7, 2011

    John Davies: Merseyside

    John Davies slideshow...

  11. November 13, 2009

    Pensions reform is a ‘burden’

    Small businesses will be saddled with extra costs and red tape because of new workplace pension rules, the UK’s main...

  12. July 10, 2009

    Trading in the ‘fever of boom’

    From Mr Alex J. Pollock. Sir, Many thanks for John Kay's excellent column “Our banks are beyond the control of mere mortals”...

  13. May 4, 2009

    Pilgrims pay homage to the Sage

    Investors heading to Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting may have been expecting a sombre mood given the...

  14. May 3, 2009

    Pilgrims pay homage to Buffett

    Investors heading to Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting may have been expecting a sombre mood given the...

  15. November 19, 2008

    View of the Day: John Davies, WestLB

    The 10-year German Bund yield could fall to a record-equalling 3 per cent in response to worries over the eurozone economy,...

  16. November 18, 2008

    View of the Day: German Bund yields

    The 10-year German Bund yield could fall to a record-equalling 3 per cent in the months to come in response to worries about...

  17. November 8, 2008

    A green-fingered rivalry

    In a poem published in 1599, Sir John Davies hailed Queen Elizabeth I as “Empress of Flowers” and asked where her court...

  18. November 2, 2008

    Investors fuel the drive for innovation

    Stock markets are in freefall, mutual funds face an investor exodus and investment banking products are plagued with...

  19. August 18, 2008

    Vodafone to raise minimum rate by up to 50%

    Vodafone is to increase its minimum British call charges from September by between 25 and 50 per cent. The increase has been...

  20. June 14, 2008

    Track the index or keep track of the managers?

    Are fund managers who beat their sector good investors or just plain lucky? As the curtain falls on the world's bull...

  21. June 13, 2008

    Track the index or keep track of the managers?

    Are fund managers who beat their sector good investors or just plain lucky? As the curtain falls on the world’s bull market,...

  22. May 4, 2008

    Pension schemes turn to passive management

    A much-used phrase in the arsenal of the index-tracking analyst is “more bang for your buck”, which is exactly what pension...

  23. March 29, 2008

    The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales

    The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales By John Davies, Nigel Jenkins, Menna Baines and Peredur I. Lynch University of...

  24. March 11, 2008

    Rising product recalls catch groups by surprise

    Tougher regulation and heightened consumer awareness rather than poorer products are responsible for the increasing number...

  25. March 8, 2008

    Garden Gear: Plant Labels

    The quest for a plant label that lasts more than a couple of years is the gardener’s holy grail. False promises about the...

  26. February 19, 2008

    Proposals to add pressure on pension funding

    Pensions industry consultants recoiled on Monday at proposed new regulatory guidance under which schemes would have to make...

  27. February 19, 2008

    Proposals would put greater pressure on companies to increase pension funding

    Pensions industry consultants recoiled yesterday at proposed new regulatory guidance under which schemes would have to make...

  28. February 13, 2008

    Masters of all they portray

    The four nominees for this year's Deutsche Börse Photography Prize share a passion for the type of sustained social and...

  29. February 12, 2008

    Masters of all they portray

    Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2008 The Photographers’ Gallery, London The four nominees for this year’s Deutsche Börse...

  30. January 30, 2008

    Radical thinker worth inclusion

    From Mr David Melding. Sir, All lists should entertain but leave one feeling slightly annoyed about who or what is omitted....

  31. June 30, 2007

    Bevin offers hope of success to outsiders

    Gordon Brown's decision to give prominent ministerial jobs to non-politicians is far from being a new departure. Several...

  32. June 29, 2007

    Bevin offers hope to outsiders

    Gordon Brown’s decision to give prominent ministerial jobs to non-politicians is far from being a new departure. Several...

  33. April 14, 2007

    RED TAPE: Guidance needed over bribery

    Large numbers of small businesses are in the dark when it comes to dealing with bribery and corruption, according to a...

  34. FT Tech Hub

    March 1, 2007

    Intel and AMD are uneasy classmates

    A “UN Meets Silicon Valley” summit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View on Wednesday was pushing technology to...

  35. December 16, 2006

    Finance Corner: Pension compliance cost to hit SMEs

    Pension compliance cost to hit SMEs The government has been accused of underestimating the cost of compliance with the new...

  36. June 22, 2006

    Fertiliser slump hits Wynnstay

    Wynnstay saw half-year profit fall as changes in EU farm subsidy payments hit demand for its agricultural products. The...

  37. June 22, 2006

    Tarrant bows out at VT Group

    Simon Tarrant is to retire next April as executive director of VT Group, the shipbuilding and support services company. VT...

  38. March 4, 2006

    Ice place you've got here

    Last month, a construction team in Germany erected a most unusual house - one made entirely from ice. It was equipped with...

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