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  1. December 12, 2013

    Perform plunges on profit warning

    A catastrophic profit warning from Perform yesterday cost Len Blavatnik, Britain’s second-richest person, about £275m. Less...

  2. May 31, 2013

    Anne Marie Almedal: Memory Lane

    With Danny Thompson on board as double bassist, and John Wood mixing, you might expect Almedal’s album to be a throwback to...

  1. February 17, 2013

    A bookworm’s quest to spread the word

    Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy, By John Wood (Viking, RRP£13.99, $27.95) As a...

  2. April 20, 2011

    Two chiefs can be wiser than one

    Goldman Sachs publicly pooh-poohs the idea but thoughts are turning to who will succeed Lloyd Blankfein as its chief...

  3. March 29, 2011

    General Electric: plugged in to demand

    A pundit afraid of looking foolish should avoid sweeping prognostications about energy. Magazine covers touting dirt cheap...

  4. March 29, 2011

    GE steps up drive on energy with $3.2bn deal

    General Electric has extended its acquisitions spree in the energy sector, agreeing to buy most of Converteam, a privately...

  5. FT Alphaville

    March 3, 2011

    FTSE reshuffle runners and riders

    FTSE reshuffle time is almost upon us — the results are due next Wednesday based on Tuesday’s closing prices. So here’s a...

  6. February 15, 2011

    John Wood restructures business

    Wood Group, the oil services company, is to return $1.7bn to investors after agreeing to sell its well support business to...

  7. FT Alphaville

    February 14, 2011

    GE buys John Wood unit for $2.8bn

    General Electric will pay $2.8bn for the well-support division of John Wood Group, the UK oil services company, continuing...

  8. FT Alphaville

    February 14, 2011

    GE to pay $2.8bn for John Wood unit

    General Electric, the US industrial group, will pay $2.8bn for the well-support division of John Wood Group, the UK oil...

  9. FT Alphaville

    December 14, 2010

    Surge in UK deals boosts M&A hopes

    A wave of midsized transactions in the UK on Monday buoyed equity markets and raised bankers’ hopes of an imminent recovery...

  10. December 13, 2010

    Flurry of UK deals boosts M&A hopes

    British companies returned to dealmaking on Monday, as a flurry of midsized transactions buoyed equity markets and raised...

  11. December 1, 2010

    Pentagon cuts to knock BAE and Cobham

    BAE Systems and Cobham were among the laggards even as the FTSE 100 registered its biggest one-day gain in three months. The...

  12. November 8, 2010

    Seasonal appeal boosts educational charity

    Song and dance: children put on a performance at Naleng village school, Room to Read’s first project in Laos Hong Kong’s...

  13. FT Alphaville

    August 24, 2010

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Tuesday, - Rio Tinto and Chinese partner consider PotashCorp bid — report. - Xstrata acquires...

  14. March 5, 2010

    Sharewatch: John Wood

    John Wood Group struck a cautiously optimistic note this week, with full year results that came in 2 per cent ahead of City...

  15. March 5, 2010

    Petrofac's harvest festival

    Petrofac says it is "harvesting" its investment in oil and gas fields, conjuring an image of ripe rigs swaying gently in the...

  16. February 1, 2010

    FT's appeal raises $4.3m

    A grand total of $4,330,758 (€3,123,969, £2,708,417) has been raised by the Financial Times's seasonal appeal on behalf of...

  17. January 30, 2010

    FT's appeal for developing world literacy raises $4.3m

    The FT's seasonal appeal on behalf of the charity Room to Read, which supports child literacy in the develop-ing world, has...

  18. January 29, 2010

    FT appeal for literacy charity raises $4.3m

    The Financial Times’ seasonal appeal on behalf of the charity Room to Read, which supports child literacy in the developing...

  19. January 2, 2010

    Literacy offers an escape from poverty for Nepal

    From Mrs Judith Scott. Sir, I read with interest David Pilling’s article “Schools are a luxury, not a right in Nepal”...

  20. December 30, 2009

    US pledge boosts FT's child literacy appeal

    A California-based foundation has given a fresh boost to the FT's seasonal appeal on behalf of the Room to Read charity by...

  21. December 30, 2009

    Californian foundation gives support to FT literacy appeal

    A California-based foundation has given a fresh boost to the FT's seasonal appeal on behalf of the charity Room to Read by...

  22. December 30, 2009

    Californian foundation boosts FT literacy appeal

    A California-based foundation has given a fresh boost to the Financial Times' seasonal appeal on behalf of the charity Room...

  23. December 29, 2009

    US pledge boosts FT’s literacy appeal

    A California-based foundation has given a fresh boost to the FT’s seasonal appeal on behalf of the Room to Read charity by...

  24. December 8, 2009

    Establishing libraries to help children gain a love of books

    Of all the books in the Naleng school library, the one that appears to be attracting least interest is a 1984 tract -...

  25. December 7, 2009

    Helping children get the habit

    Of all the books in the Naleng school library, the one that appears to be attracting least interest is a 1984 tract –...

  26. December 5, 2009

    FT appeal hits $778,000

    The Financial Times seasonal appeal in support of Room to Read, the charity that promotes child literacy in the developing...

  27. December 4, 2009

    FT literacy appeal raises $778,000

    The Financial Times seasonal appeal in support of Room to Read, the charity that promotes child literacy in the developing...

  28. November 23, 2009

    All sitting comfortably?

    From a distance it sounds like the chanting of monks. Only as one approaches the building, set in the lush fields of a...

  29. November 22, 2009

    All sitting comfortably?

    From a distance it sounds like the chanting of monks. Only as one approaches the building, set in the lush fields of a...

  30. FT Alphaville

    October 9, 2009

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Friday, - Telefonica to raise 2012 dividend to 1.75 euros/shr – Reuters. - Corporate: Songbird, ...

  31. October 8, 2009

    EU research boost

    Science Blog (Clive Cookson): Research is one of the fields with most to gain from the likely ratification of the Lisbon...

  32. August 27, 2009

    John Wood lifts pay-out in bid to soothe investors

    John Wood Group, the Aberdeen-based oil services provider, raised its interim dividend by 11 per cent in an attempt to...

  33. August 26, 2009

    John Wood sets its sights on long term

    John Wood Group, the Aberdeen-based oil services provider, raised its interim dividend by 11 per cent in an attempt to...

  34. August 23, 2009

    Movers and shakers: August 24

    ● PSigma Asset Management has hired Lachlan Yearsley as operations manager from Credit Suisse. ● Hymans Robertson has...

  35. June 29, 2009

    Corporate Diary

    TODAY Earnings Asos FY 12.91p (6.94p) Trading and sales update Centrica TUESDAY 30 * The UK's Arriva's trains have not been...

  36. May 27, 2009

    The eternal in-betweener

    Always at odds with orthodoxy, the photographer John Wood has remained pristinely obscure for most of his 86 years, a...

  37. May 26, 2009

    The eternal in-betweener

    Always at odds with orthodoxy, the photographer John Wood has remained pristinely obscure for most of his 86 years, a...

  38. March 10, 2009

    Petrofac strikes optimistic note

    Petrofac has cast aside fears of a downturn in the oil and gas services sector by raising its dividend by more than a half...

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