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  1. May 12, 2013

    BAE Systems seeks Briton as new chairman

    BAE Systems, Europe’s biggest defence contractor, is hunting for a Briton to be its new chairman and will have to request...

  2. March 19, 2013

    BAE freezes pay of top executives

    BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defence contractor, has frozen the pay of its top executives after a delay in clinching a jet...

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  1. Special Report: The Future of Business Data

    For privacy and legal reasons, businesses will need to get rid of some of the data the...
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  1. March 18, 2013

    Cloud computing hinders data deletion

    In 1997 a hospital in an eastern province of Finland was embroiled in a data scandal. The hospital had sold some of its old...

  2. December 9, 2012

    Rolls-Royce bribery claims date to 2006

    A whistleblower has alleged for at least six years that Rolls-Royce paid bribes to secure business for its civil aircraft...

  3. December 3, 2012

    Engineer sector warns on skills shortage

    Britain needs to treble the number of engineering apprentices, double the number of engineering graduates and ramp up...

  4. November 7, 2012

    Personal data value could reach €1tn

    The value extracted from European consumers’ personal data were worth €315bn in 2011 and has the potential to grow to nearly...

  5. October 26, 2012

    BAE’s Olver could step down at AGM

    BAE chairman Dick Olver will announce his resignation at the company’s annual meeting next May – a year ahead of schedule –...

  6. FT Alphaville

    February 26, 2012

    Weekend news catch-up

    Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, - Hammerson’s £500m office portfolio up for sale - ...

  7. February 26, 2012

    Call for manufacturing tsar to boost economy

    A study of UK industry commissioned by David Cameron says Britain should appoint a “manufacturing tsar” to champion the...

  8. Westminster Blog

    September 27, 2011

    Ed's broad sweep lacks detailed policy

    Ed Miliband wants to help “producers” and not “predators” through the tax system. And through regulation. This was one of...

  9. September 27, 2011

    Binary business model central to Ed’s Milibrand

    Perhaps it comes from being the brother that Labour embraced as its leader. But business, as described by Ed Miliband in his...

  10. September 21, 2011

    Sir John Rose to join Rothschild banking group

    Sir John Rose, the former chief executive of Rolls-Royce, who built a reputation as one of the UK’s top industrialists, is...

  11. August 4, 2011

    Sir John Rose joins UK stock market review

    The former chief executive of Rolls-Royce has been appointed to help the government with its review of short-termism in the...

  12. May 22, 2011

    Sir Ralph’s lessons on short-termism

    Sir Ralph Robins is an unsung hero of British industry. As chief executive and then chairman of Rolls-Royce, he invested...

  13. May 1, 2011

    Rolls-Royce allowed to appoint foreign head

    Rolls-Royce, the UK aerospace and defence group, has won London’s approval to appoint a foreign chairman or chief executive...

  14. April 2, 2011

    Retired chiefs eye the chairs

    Of the crop of chief executives who have retired recently, who will get a chairmanship first? Former Lloyds’ chief Eric...

  15. February 27, 2011

    Rolls-Royce targets growth in Asia

    The hive of activity amid the construction machinery building Rolls-Royce’s S$700m (£340m) manufacturing plant in Singapore...

  16. February 27, 2011

    Battle brews over digital tablet profits

    A battle is brewing between tablet computer manufacturers, component suppliers and media companies over how to share...

  17. February 14, 2011

    Rolls-Royce wins $2.2bn Emirates servicing deal

    Rolls-Royce has won a long-term contract worth $2.2bn with Emirates, the Gulf airline, to service Trent engines on 70 Airbus...

  18. February 11, 2011

    Farewell Merlin, hello business as usual at the banks

    It was fitting that this week’s deal between the UK’s big banks and the government turned out to have been named after a...

  19. February 10, 2011

    Rolls-Royce takes £56m Trent charge

    Rolls-Royce on Thursday quantified the initial cost of dealing with an engine failure that caused a Qantas flight to make an...

  20. February 10, 2011

    Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce has levelled out its flight path after the turbulence of November. A hit of £56m to its 2010 underlying profit...

  21. February 6, 2011

    Rolls-Royce blemished by engine failure

    This Thursday’s full-year results statement from Rolls-Royce will be the swansong of Sir John Rose, who is stepping down as...

  22. December 3, 2010

    Publicity aversion guides events

    During the fraught period for Rolls-Royce since the explosion involving one of its Trent 900 engines, Sir John Rose, chief...

  23. November 12, 2010

    Rolls-Royce

    When an engineering company’s product malfunctions, it can do little beyond investigating and explaining. After last week’s...

  24. November 12, 2010

    Rolls-Royce profit hit by A380 woes

    Rolls-Royce has warned it will miss its profit forecasts because of the engine blow-out on a Qantas A380 superjumbo last...

  25. November 8, 2010

    Rolls-Royce says failures not related

    Rolls-Royce has broken its silence over a series of jet engine failures by saying the two serious faults affecting its...

  26. November 7, 2010

    Engine pressures grip Rolls-Royce

    The damaged engine of the Qantas Airbus A380 is examined by technicians at Changi airport, Singapore, last Thursday...

  27. October 2, 2010

    Dudley must be decisive in putting his stamp on BP

    Twenty-four hours into his life as the man with whom the BP buck stops, Robert Dudley is already running a company distinct...

  28. October 1, 2010

    Rishton flies in low to Rolls-Royce

    The departure of the intensely private Rolls-Royce boss Sir John Rose is unlikely to herald a new era of openness at the...

  29. October 1, 2010

    Smelling Roses

    There is plenty of demand among FTSE 100 companies on the lookout for a new chairman, but few that might best suit Sir John...

  30. September 30, 2010

    Engineering skills optional for Rolls-Royce boss

    Britain has learnt through bitter experience that it matters if bank bosses don’t know how to make a loan. Does it matter if...

  31. September 30, 2010

    The lion of Rolls-Royce leaves the building

    Sir John Rose has spent the past 14 years turning Rolls-Royce into the world’s second-largest aircraft engine maker and one...

  32. September 30, 2010

    Rolls-Royce

    Rolls-Royce board changes happen with the smoothness of a well-designed turbine. Sir John Rose, chief executive for 14...

  33. September 30, 2010

    Rolls-Royce chief Rose to step down

    Sir John Rose, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, is to retire from the company he transformed into the world’s second-biggest...

  34. FT Alphaville

    September 30, 2010

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - Ireland puts maximum Anglo Irish bailout cost at €34.3bn — statement. - Allied Irish...

  35. September 7, 2010

    Relief for Cameron as Green accepts trade post

    David Cameron says he is “messianic” about trade, so it came as an enormous comfort to the prime minister when he finally...

  36. Westminster Blog

    August 29, 2010

    Is the business world falling out of love with the coalition?

    In the run-up to the general election George Osborne scored a big propaganda coup by enlisting the names of scores of...

  37. August 27, 2010

    Cameron’s dilemma over trade job that nobody wants

    David Cameron must be beginning to take it personally. More than three months since he became Prime Minister, he has still...

  38. August 19, 2010

    Lord Brittan appointed UK trade adviser

    Lord Brittan, the former EU trade commissioner, was appointed on Thursday as a trade adviser to the coalition, Downing...

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