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  1. December 10, 2012

    CWC chairman defends executive pay plan

    Sir Richard Lapthorne has launched a staunch defence of Cable & Wireless’s controversial executive incentive scheme and...

  2. June 28, 2012

    Risks, pay cuts – and an instinct to compete

    A female senior executive in the UK ready to admit to being extremely competitive is a rare find. But Emer Timmons is not...

  1. June 19, 2012

    CWW executives’ pay rises after they quit

    Cable & Wireless Worldwide awarded termination and handover fees to its former top managers that lifted their annual pay...

  2. May 23, 2012

    CEO turnover level points to wider trends

    Behind the return to normal levels of chief executive turnover at the world’s largest 2,500 companies by market value lie...

  3. May 21, 2012

    C&WW backs Vodafone bid as revenues slide

    Cable & Wireless Worldwide’s management on Monday said that a drop in annual earnings indicated why shareholders should back...

  4. FT Alphaville

    March 14, 2012

    Pluthero and the art of altruism

    It always warms the heart to see a failed executive give something back. Not to shareholders, obviously. Shareholders are...

  5. March 7, 2012

    Vodafone edging towards C&WW bid

    Vodafone, the FTSE 100 telecoms group, is edging towards making an indicative offer for Cable & Wireless Worldwide ahead of...

  6. February 16, 2012

    C&W Worldwide chief breaks with the past

    Cable & Wireless Worldwide, the troubled telecoms group being stalked by Vodafone, has said under-investment in the past had...

  7. February 13, 2012

    Vodafone goes bottom-fishing

    Bottom-fishers pursue some ugly critters. Vodafone is jigging its lure over the nose of Cable & Wireless Worldwide,...

  8. February 13, 2012

    Vodafone confirms talks with C&W Worldwide

    Shares in Cable & Wireless Worldwide jumped almost 45 per cent after Vodafone confirmed that it was interested in bidding...

  9. December 22, 2011

    Score in game of two halves augurs badly for 2012

    Football is a game of two halves. So was 2011 for most quoted UK businesses and their advisers. The stock market was buoyant...

  10. FT Alphaville

    November 23, 2011

    The reverse dash for trash

    Alternative non PC title : The Flight from Sh**e. Here’s the price action in Cable & Wireless Worldwide following its...

  11. November 18, 2011

    Making bankers pay

    Like celebrity evictions from broadcasting jungles or Britain’s looming cold snap, bankers’ pay reappears each year on the...

  12. November 18, 2011

    C&W Worldwide rewards could be better spent

    At Cable & Wireless Worldwide there is always a promise of jam tomorrow rather than jam today. On Tuesday, the telecoms...

  13. November 16, 2011

    Pluthero successor faces ‘massive challenge’

    When Gavin Darby takes over from John Pluthero as chief executive of Cable & Wireless Worldwide in two weeks, the former...

  14. November 16, 2011

    Chief’s exit leaves C&WW in search of a cure

    The sorriest aspect of Tuesday’s announcement that John Pluthero would be leaving the helm of Cable & Wireless Worldwide was...

  15. November 15, 2011

    When the going gets tough, C&WW’s toughie gets going

    Whatever else you think of John Pluthero, who is stepping down as chief executive of Cable & Wireless Worldwide, you have to...

  16. FT Alphaville

    November 15, 2011

    John Pluthero - Thank you and goodnight

    When we last looked at the Cable & Wireless Worldwide share price (about seven hours ago) it was down around 12 per cent. By...

  17. November 15, 2011

    Controversial head of CWW steps aside

    John Pluthero is leaving Cable & Wireless Worldwide following another round of dire results, wiping more than a quarter off...

  18. FT Alphaville

    November 15, 2011

    John Pluthero - my work here is done

    Farewell then John Pluthero, chairman, chief executive and all powerful being at Cable & Wireless Worldwide. It’s fair to...

  19. FT Alphaville

    November 15, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Tuesday, - UBS names Sergio Ermotti as CEO; Axel Weber to become chairman a year early —...

  20. November 13, 2011

    C&W Worldwide plans to cut dividend

    Cable & Wireless Worldwide, the telecoms company, is set to withhold its final dividend amid a strategic review designed to...

  21. FT Alphaville

    October 3, 2011

    Cable and Wireless and the looming writedown

    What next for troubled telecoms group Cable and Wireless Worldwide and over-remunerated boss John Pluthero? How about 40 per...

  22. July 21, 2011

    Pluthero faces down C&WW’s dissidents

    Shareholders have delivered a stinging rebuke to John Pluthero, chief executive of underperforming Cable & Wireless...

  23. July 21, 2011

    C&W Worldwide suffers pay revolt

    Cable and Wireless Worldwide suffered a large shareholder revolt against its management pay policies as the chairman and...

  24. July 4, 2011

    ABI issues alert over C&WW pay

    Cable and Wireless Worldwide faces the risk of a showdown with shareholders after a leading UK investor body raised concerns...

  25. July 1, 2011

    Time to question Pluthero’s value to CWW

    What are managers worth? Axel Weber, UBS announced on Friday, has agreed to chair the Swiss bank and will receive SFr2m...

  26. July 1, 2011

    Investor anger at C&W Worldwide reshuffle

    Some big reputations in the UK telecoms industry took a battering this week. The third profit warning in less than a year at...

  27. June 28, 2011

    Investor anger as Pluthero gets a second stint

    “We work for an underperforming business in a crappy industry,” wrote the tough-talking John Pluthero, chief executive of...

  28. FT Alphaville

    June 28, 2011

    Rewarding failure at C&W Worldwide

    More on Tuesday’s profit warning from Cable & Wireless Worldwide. Analysts reckon there are serious corporate governance...

  29. June 28, 2011

    Pluthero needs to prove he can create value

    Human sacrifice is regarded as passé in most primitive societies. But the quaint old custom is still practised in the City...

  30. FT Alphaville

    June 28, 2011

    Corporate mercy killing required

    If Cable & Wireless Worldwide was a domestic pet instead of a fully-listed company, surely it would have been put out of its...

  31. June 28, 2011

    Pluthero takes helm at C&W Worldwide

    Shareholders vented their anger after the third profit warning in less than a year at Cable & Wireless Worldwide, prompting...

  32. May 20, 2011

    C&W Worldwide bosses unlikely to receive incentive cash

    Bosses at Cable and Wireless Worldwide, the troubled telecoms company, are set to miss out on final payments from their...

  33. FT Alphaville

    March 31, 2011

    The Cable & Wireless boardroom bust-up

    What is going on at Cable & Wireless Worldwide? We ask the question because there seems to be some confusion over what...

  34. March 25, 2011

    A day to keep Sir Nigel busy

    Once known for his numerous directorships, Sir Nigel Rudd has been reducing his boardroom roles over the past few years....

  35. June 19, 2010

    C&W discloses pay rewards

    Jim Marsh, chief executive of Cable & Wireless Worldwide, received £7m from a controversial long-term incentive plan in 2009...

  36. June 19, 2010

    C&W Worldwide discloses pay rewards

    Jim Marsh, chief executive of Cable & Wireless Worldwide, received £7m ($10m) from a controversial long-term incentive plan...

  37. May 27, 2010

    C&W Worldwide pushed into red by exceptional costs

    Cable & Wireless Worldwide announced a full-year pre-tax loss of £94m, with the telecoms company's performance dented by...

  38. May 26, 2010

    C&W Worldwide hit by £143m pension deficit

    Cable & Wireless Worldwide announced a full-year pre-tax loss of £94m, with the telecoms company’s performance dented by...

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