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    1. March 4, 2014

      Don’t keep your distance, Ukip tells potential donors

      Ukip has taken money from an eclectic list of donors including Sir Tim Rice, the lyricist behind Evita and Jesus Christ...

    2. November 28, 2013

      Manchester trumps Merseyside with Chinese backing for regeneration

      When Manchester announced plans in October for a large Chinese-backed industrial park at its airport, the £650m project...

    1. August 7, 2013

      Intu retreats as real estate leads sell-off

      Intu Properties was a faller as real estate stocks led the FTSE 100 to its sharpest drop in nearly two months. The owner of...

    2. June 27, 2013

      Pinewood running out of studio space

      Pinewood Shepperton warned that it was “perilously close” to running out of studio capacity at its headquarters in...

    3. June 27, 2013

      UK directors’ deals: McBride, Intu Properties, Aviation, Senior

      Christopher Bull bought into household products group McBride for the second time in a year on Tuesday having lost...

    4. March 29, 2013

      Looking Intu a property bargain

      John Whittaker is into property. More to the point, he’s into Intu Properties, the teeth-grinding new name for the...

    5. July 19, 2012

      Rate cut helps where it is least needed

      From Dr John Whittaker. Sir, As a result of the cancellation of interest on the deposit facility of the European Central...

    6. FT Alphaville

      November 14, 2011

      Some euro banknotes are more equal than others

      With market chaos still firmly gripping the eurozone system, it may be time to tackle the next possible hotspot –  the issue...

    7. July 13, 2011

      Jamie’s had his fill of Sainsbury’s

      TV chef and social crusader Jamie Oliver has announced he will end an 11-year tie-up with supermarket J Sainsbury this...

    8. June 24, 2011

      Jeweller’s Pinewood stake will block Peel

      Warren James, the UK jeweller, has taken its stake in Pinewood Shepperton to above 25 per cent in a move that will block...

    9. June 24, 2011

      Dixons numbers man pulls plug

      After exactly 18 years in the job – to the very day – Nick Cadbury, Dixons’ long-standing group finance director, has...

    10. June 23, 2011

      Small caps: stake sell-off hits Chariot Oil

      Chariot Oil & Gas dropped 18.8 per cent to 142½p even though the explorer said it had found two partners, one rumoured to be...

    11. June 21, 2011

      Small caps: Encore Oil rallies 8.5%

      Pinewood Shepperton was in focus on Tuesday after Warren James Holdings said it had no intention of making an offer for the...

    12. June 21, 2011

      OFT clears Peel Holdings’ deal for Pinewood

      The decks have been cleared for a takeover of Pinewood studios by its largest shareholder after the Office of Fair Trading...

    13. June 17, 2011

      Small caps: scene set for Pinewood showdown

      Pinewood Shepperton, the film studio owner that has recommended a 200p a share offer from billionaire property developer...

    14. FT Alphaville

      June 17, 2011

      UK M&A wrap

      John Whittaker has responded to the stake-building efforts of Warren James Holdings. The billionaire property developer has...

    15. June 16, 2011

      Small caps: M&A talk lifts Pinewood Shepperton

      Pinewood Shepperton rose 5.7 per cent to 210¼p amid talk Warren James Holdings, a privately owned company that owns one of...

    16. FT Alphaville

      June 16, 2011

      Whittaker faces fight for Pinewood

      Billionaire property developer John Whittaker will not be amused. Someone is trying to throw a spanner in the works of his...

    17. FT Alphaville

      June 8, 2011

      The wonkiest web debate ever - Germany's 'stealth bailout'

      Holy cow, who knew the intricacies of the eurozone’s payment system could be so controversial? Hans-Werner Sinn, a respected...

    18. June 8, 2011

      Being in credit is not a problem

      From Dr John Whittaker. Sir, If cash flows into German banks from Ireland and other eurozone countries become so great that...

    19. June 1, 2011

      Watchdog probes Peel move for Pinewood

      The Office of Fair Trading has launched an investigation into the proposed acquisition of Pinewood film studios by Peel...

    20. May 6, 2011

      ECB takes cash with one hand and returns with other

      From Dr John Whittaker. Sir, The European Central Bank has again failed fully to “sterilise” its holdings of Greek, Irish...

    21. April 27, 2011

      Pinewood recommends £96.1m Peel offer

      Pinewood Shepperton, home to the James Bond and Harry Potter films, has recommended an improved takeover offer from Peel...

    22. April 20, 2011

      Fayed in takeover approach to Pinewood

      Mohammed Fayed, the Egyptian billionaire, has made a takeover approach for Pinewood Shepperton, the studios that are home to...

    23. FT Alphaville

      April 11, 2011

      Pinewood, Peel and Michael Grade

      This is Michael Grade.  FT Alphaville readers probably know him best as the chairman of Webvan 2.0 Ocado but he’s also...

    24. April 8, 2011

      Peel makes offer for Pinewood

      Shares in Pinewood Shepperton, home to the James Bond and Harry Potter films, rose 12 per cent on Friday after the film...

    25. FT Alphaville

      March 30, 2011

      Some intra-eurosystem inequality

      The heart of Europe’s single currency union lies not in some grandiose parliamentary hall in Brussels, but in a little-known...

    26. February 24, 2011

      CSC plans revamp of malls to drive growth

      Capital Shopping Centres, the UK’s largest regional shopping centre owner, will drive profits through extending and...

    27. February 11, 2011

      Whittaker has more to offer than the rococo

      The management of Capital Shopping Centres would have considered the prospect of being immortalised in bronze busts above a...

    28. February 11, 2011

      Slideshow: Bringing glitz to Trafford

      Bedecked with statues, frescos and gold leaf ornaments the $1.6bn Trafford Centre is a highly unusual addition to CSC’s...

    29. January 26, 2011

      Investors agree CSC deal for Trafford Centre

      The takeover of the Trafford Centre by Capital Shopping Centres was rubber-stamped by investors on Wednesday in spite of...

    30. January 26, 2011

      Bolland tailors clothing business

      Marks and Spencer boss Marc Bolland has restructured the senior management of the retailer’s women’s wear business, but Kate...

    31. January 11, 2011

      Simon Property/CSC

      That’s enough window shopping, for now. Simon Property Group of the US has ditched its proposed £2.9bn bid for Capital...

    32. January 7, 2011

      Simon could walk away from CSC bid

      Simon Property Group could be forced to walk away from its £3bn bid to take over Capital Shopping Centres next week in the...

    33. January 7, 2011

      CSC revises offer for Trafford Centre

      Capital Shopping Centres has revised the terms of its acquisition of Manchester’s Trafford Centre in a move that would lead...

    34. December 29, 2010

      Tills ring at Trafford Centre

      The Trafford Centre near Manchester achieved pre-tax profits of £25.4m in the year to March 31, up from £23.6m The Trafford...

    35. December 17, 2010

      Whittaker’s Christmas gift

      John Whittaker has received a present for Christmas in the form of ITV this week. The reclusive owner of Peel Holdings...

    36. December 16, 2010

      ITV to join BBC at Salford’s MediaCity

      Britain’s most famous fictional street is moving after ITV, the broadcaster, confirmed it would join the BBC at Salford’s...

    37. FT Alphaville

      December 15, 2010

      CSC tells Simon to come back with a proper offer

      Capital Shopping Centres has responded to Wednesday’s highly indicative 425p per share cash offer from Simon Property Group...

    38. FT Alphaville

      December 15, 2010

      Simon makes £2.94bn approach for CSC

      Simon Property Group has made a conditional proposal to buy Capital Shopping Centres for just under £3bn in an escalation of...

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