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  1. September 2, 2014

    McCarthy & Stone to invest in new retirement homes

    McCarthy & Stone has pledged to invest £2bn in thousands of new retirement homes as it seeks to cash in on growing demand...

  2. March 10, 2014

    Supermarket operators rethinking their property portfolios

    When Loblaw, the Canadian supermarket chain, spun off its property assets into a separate company last July, it underlined...

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  1. February 9, 2013

    White details potential conflicts of interest

    Mary Jo White, the Manhattan litigator nominated to lead the US securities regulator, has detailed a litany of potential...

  2. March 9, 2012

    Savers rush to beat pension cap

    A £30,000 cap on annual pension contributions, which the Treasury is considering as a tax-saving measure, would affect fewer...

  3. February 13, 2012

    Rally eases ‘pain trade’ for fund managers

    Greece be damned: For hedge fund managers, the pain of 2011 – the industry’s second worst year of the past twenty – is fast...

  4. April 21, 2011

    Persimmon boosted by sales pick-up

    Persimmon provided fresh evidence on Thursday of a nascent recovery in housebuilding when the largest company in the sector...

  5. April 1, 2011

    Make the most of your CGT allowance

    Investors are being warned to make sure that they have used up their annual capital gains tax (CGT) allowance before...

  6. January 11, 2011

    Persimmon move

    After three decades at Persimmon, the housebuilder’s chairman John White is stepping down at the annual meeting in April. Mr...

  7. July 2, 2010

    Timber, but not as we know it

    It is one of the oldest and most reliable building materials known to man, and yet for many years, outside northern Europe...

  8. FT Alphaville

    May 27, 2010

    FSA bans ex-Seymour Pierce manager

    The UK’s financial watchdog has banned a former back-office manager at Seymour Pierce from working in financial services...

  9. May 26, 2010

    FSA bans former Seymour Pierce manager

    The City watchdog has banned a former back-office manager at Seymour Pierce from working in financial services after finding...

  10. March 26, 2010

    The value of know-how

    In the tussle for post-crisis investments, emerging markets have two obvious advantages over the developed world: high...

  11. March 2, 2010

    Land revaluation puts Persimmon back in black

    Persimmon, the housebuilder, reported a return to full-year pre-tax profit, helped by a one-off gain from the revaluation of...

  12. October 8, 2009

    ‘Victim’ Seymour Pierce to pay fine

    A senior back-office employee at Seymour Pierce stole about £150,000 from the broker and its clients – and the company has...

  13. June 27, 2009

    Berkeley explains

    "Pidgley to step down at Berkeley" is a headline to strike terror into the heart of loyal investors in the housebuilder. So...

  14. April 22, 2009

    Don’t write Ireland’s epitaph just yet

    From Mr John White. Sir, Ireland moved away from being a sweatshop many years ago (Letters, April 20), indeed in the latter...

  15. August 22, 2008

    Persimmon pulls ahead in housebuilders' marathon

    Forget the madison or the keirin, the race to be the least bad builder is far weirder than anything the velodrome has had...

  16. August 22, 2008

    Low-cost banker

    Talk of Persimmon turning to affordable social housing for low-income families and government-funded housing pleased the...

  17. August 21, 2008

    Persimmon pulls ahead in housebuilders’ marathon

    Forget the madison or the keirin, the race to be the least bad builder is far weirder than anything the velodrome has had to...

  18. July 26, 2008

    The eternal games

    The Olympic Miscellany By John White Prion £9.99,160 pages FT Bookshop price: £7.99 The Austerity Olympics: When the Games...

  19. June 13, 2008

    SEC considers shake-up of company reporting rules

    Oil and natural gas companies may have to change the way they disclose their reserves for the first time in more than 25...

  20. February 26, 2008

    Cautious Persimmon offers signs of recovery

    Persimmon on Tuesday offered what may be the first signs of a spring recovery in housebuyer confidence, as Britain’s largest...

  21. October 27, 2007

    Cracks appearing in the housing sector

    Usually when a company starts buying back shares, it is done with little fanfare. A statement appears on the Regulatory...

  22. October 26, 2007

    On London: Cracks appearing in the housing sector

    Usually when a company starts buying back shares, it is done with little fanfare. A statement appears on the Regulatory News...

  23. October 24, 2007

    Persimmon shares rally as buy-back launched

    Shares in Persimmon rallied after it bought back £2.38m ($4.88m) of its own shares in a move aimed at reassuring investors...

  24. October 23, 2007

    FTSE higher as equities regain poise

    Buyers emerged for Rank Group , the casino and gaming company, on Tuesday on rumours of stake building by an Asian gaming...

  25. October 9, 2007

    Executive pay still a mystery to investors

    Many companies are still not properly explaining to shareholders how they decide how much to reward their top executives,...

  26. October 9, 2007

    SEC attacks companies on executive pay

    Many companies are still not properly explaining to shareholders how they decide to reward their top executives, the US...

  27. September 3, 2007

    SEC seeks executive pay details

    How much should a company reveal to investors about how it rewards top executives? That is a new conundrum in the debate...

  28. September 1, 2007

    SEC seeks greater clarity on top pay

    US regulators, dissatisfied with the way some large US companies are responding to new pay disclosure rules, have written...

  29. August 31, 2007

    SEC seeks greater clarity on top pay

    US regulators, dissatisfied with the way some large US companies are responding to new pay disclosure rules, have written to...

  30. August 9, 2007

    Galveston points way for biodiesel production

    As public pressure builds for the big oil companies to invest in alternative energy, many are favouring biofuels over wind...

  31. April 25, 2007

    SEC in surprise move to global filing benchmark

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission has raised the unexpected possibility of US companies being allowed to file their...

  32. FT Alphaville

    April 20, 2007

    Persimmon poised to gatecrash merger

    Persimmon, the UK’s largest housebuilder, and private equity firms are preparing to gatecrash the proposed £5.5bn merger of...

  33. April 20, 2007

    Sales cheer at Persimmon amid rate rise clouds

    Persimmon has generated revenues of £1.8bn so far in 2007 and said the housing market remained stable in spite of the...

  34. April 19, 2007

    AGM Briefing

    *What will be the talking points today? Uncertainty over interest rates. A jump in UK inflation revealed this week was...

  35. March 18, 2007

    Scenes from a new-found land

    Hardly anyone knows the name of John White, the artistic spirit of this exhibition. But he has significant claims to be the...

  36. February 27, 2007

    Persimmon hits record

    Continued strength in the market for new homes helped Persimmon to report record profits last year and boost its total...

  37. February 9, 2007

    Yarrow marches in

    Alan Yarrow yesterday spent his first day as a City alderman being inducted into the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers. The...

  38. February 7, 2007

    In from Without

    The City ward of Bridge and Bridge Without will elect an alderman today. The candidates are John White, a solicitor at TD...

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