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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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