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  1. September 13, 2012

    Quest for a European defence champion

    If the proposed combination of EADS and BAE Systems goes through, it would mark the culmination of 15 years of efforts to...

  2. July 27, 2012

    MoD procurement outsourcing plan attacked

    A plan by the Ministry of Defence to hand the £14bn a year procurement of Britain’s military equipment to the private sector...

  1. August 8, 2011

    We must all share the blame for Srebrenica killings

    From Sir John Weston and Sir John Goulden. Sir, Our old Nato colleague Bob Hunter offers a distorted account of the “safe...

  2. June 24, 2011

    Lo-Q in line for full-year earnings growth

    Lo-Q’s earnings are set to grow this year, its chief executive said on Wednesday, after its virtual theme park queuing...

  3. May 4, 2011

    Blacks set to get Figleaves’ chief

    Julia Reynolds, the highly regarded chief executive of Figleaves and a former Tesco executive, is the frontrunner to head...

  4. April 19, 2011

    Lyons eats three shredded wheat

    You’d think he had enough on his plate, but Alastair Lyons has been confirmed as non-executive chairman at Towergate,...

  5. December 11, 2010

    Frigates, fighters and finance

    Long-serving BAE Systems finance director George Rose is looking forward to spending more time on the golf links when he...

  6. March 9, 2010

    Bramson eyes acquisitions with listing

    Chief executives of mid-sized FTSE companies could soon be looking over their shoulders as Sherborne Investors, Edward...

  7. March 8, 2010

    Bramson eyes acquisitions with listing

    Chief executives of mid-sized FTSE companies could soon be looking over their shoulders as Sherborne Investors, Edward...

  8. February 6, 2010

    Exhibit A boasts of its standards

    Exhibit A in the US Department of Justice's criminal charges against BAE Systems tells a story in and of itself: it is a...

  9. February 6, 2010

    Exhibit A boasts of 'highest ethical standards'

    Exhibit A in the US Department of Justice's criminal charges against BAE Systems tells a story in and of itself: it is a...

  10. February 5, 2010

    Boasts of ‘highest ethical standards’ by BAE

    Exhibit A in the US Department of Justice’s criminal charges against BAE Systems tells a story in and of itself: it is a...

  11. February 18, 2009

    Are managers at struggling groups right to trim R&D?

    THE PROBLEM Global carmakers from Ford Motor and Fiat to Honda and BMW are postponing or shelving planned vehicle launches...

  12. February 17, 2009

    Are managers at struggling groups right to trim R&D?

    Global carmakers from Ford Motor and Fiat to Honda and BMW are postponing or shelving planned vehicle launches as they cope...

  13. October 22, 2007

    The factors that sealed the fate of Isoft

    As Isoft awaits its exit from the London market on Friday, John Weston recalls the nadir of his tenure as acting chief...

  14. October 17, 2007

    BAE must now seek a 'good cop' for its top job

    The company was "well placed", the outgoing chief executive had made "a significant contribution" in his decades of service...

  15. October 17, 2007

    Company man who ran foul of MoD

    Mike Turner's reign as chief executive of BAE Systems began in turmoil - a boardroom coup ousted his predecessor, John...

  16. October 16, 2007

    BAE must now seek a ‘good cop’ for its top job

    The company was “well placed”, the outgoing chief executive had made “a significant contribution” in his decades of service...

  17. August 2, 2007

    Isoft acts to hurry potential bidders

    Isoft, the healthcare software company, warned any other potential bidders that time was running out to make an offer as it...

  18. August 1, 2007

    Isoft acts to hurry potential bidders

    Isoft, the healthcare software company, warned any other potential bidders that time was running out to make an offer as it...

  19. July 21, 2007

    Isoft brought back to life

    If you had asked Isoft's investors in late 2005, when the software group's shares were worth more than 400p, whether they...

  20. July 20, 2007

    German group makes shock bid for iSoft

    The long-running takeover saga surrounding iSoft, the software company involved in the £12bn project to upgrade the National...

  21. June 19, 2007

    CSC and Isoft settle differences

    The dispute between Isoft and Computer Sciences Corporation has been resolved, allowing the bid for the UK software house...

  22. June 19, 2007

    Dispute's end opens door to Isoft bid

    The dispute between Isoft and Computer Sciences Corporation has been resolved, allowing the bid for the UK software house...

  23. June 18, 2007

    Isoft resolves dispute with CSC

    The spat between Isoft and Computer Sciences Corporation has been resolved, allowing the bid for the UK software house from...

  24. FT Alphaville

    June 6, 2007

    iSoft and CSC talk turnkey

    Hold the lawyers! A temporary peace has now fallen upon the ongoing spat between stricken British software group iSoft and...

  25. June 2, 2007

    Isoft's acting chief claims CSC tried to buy its debt pile

    John Weston, acting chief executive of Isoft, said yesterday that Computer Sciences Corporation had unilaterally tried to...

  26. June 1, 2007

    Isoft begins proceedings against CSC

    Isoft, the struggling healthcare software company, confirmed late Friday night that it would start legal proceedings against...

  27. May 30, 2007

    CSC vetoes merger of Isoft and IBA

    Isoft and IBA Health were last night still seeking a meeting with Computer Science Corporation after the US group...

  28. FT Alphaville

    May 29, 2007

    Lunch Wrap

    A round up of the top news and views on FT Alphaville and FT.com as at noon, London time. _ On FT Alphaville this morning, -...

  29. FT Alphaville

    May 29, 2007

    Isoft -- Exhibit A

    Here’s an oddity, and something that is likely to form a centerpiece in the legal quagmire into which British health...

  30. May 17, 2007

    Small takeover, big deal

    Could Isoft be the smallest company ever to be "too big to fail"? The cash-strapped software group, which had to purge its...

  31. May 16, 2007

    ISoft board backs IBA offer

    Directors of iSoft, the struggling healthcare software group, last night formally recommended a £140m takeover by IBA...

  32. May 4, 2007

    Isoft chief technology officer steps down

    Ravi Kumar, chief technology officer at iSoft, is to leave the struggling software group and will not be replaced. The...

  33. December 22, 2006

    Spirent chairman loses vote

    An activist investment group led by Edward Bramson has won its battle to remove John Weston as non-executive chairman of...

  34. December 20, 2006

    Lexa backs Spirent board over EGM

    The battle for control of Spirent Communications took another twist after it emerged that Lexa, the company's second-biggest...

  35. December 16, 2006

    Shareholders enter Spirent row

    Two institutional shareholders in Spirent, one a major customer, have come out in support of the company's management a...

  36. December 14, 2006

    Pirc urges Spirent rejection

    Shareholders in Spirent have been urged by Pirc, the corporate governance body, to reject Sherborne Investors' proposals to...

  37. December 12, 2006

    Isoft makes progress though long-term funding is missing

    Isoft claimed to be making firm progress after a turbulent summer, although it admitted that it had still to secure...

  38. December 12, 2006

    Weston works to revive the ailing company

    Relatives at the bedside of a gravely ill patient may welcome a day when the situation does not deteriorate. Such was the...

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