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    1. FT Alphaville

      April 3, 2013

      The Closer

      More than 100 points off the DJIA. The index fell 0.8 per cent to 14550.35 and the S&P 500 dropped 1.1 per cent, on a...

    2. April 3, 2013

      Ex-Goldman trader surrenders to FBI

      Matthew Taylor, a former Goldman Sachs banker, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for hiding $8.3bn in futures positions he...

    1. March 21, 2012

      Where is the promise of future hope?

      In my years as a Downing Street adviser I learnt that the more benefits claimed for a new initiative, the more sceptical you...

    2. September 2, 2011

      What Ed must do to shake the Kinnock analogies

      As Ed Miliband approaches the first anniversary of his election as Labour leader he has reasons to feel satisfied. After a...

    3. May 4, 2011

      It takes two to revive a bruised coalition

      Unless the opinion polls have got it wrong, voters going to the polls on Thursday will reject change in Britain’s electoral...

    4. Westminster Blog

      May 1, 2011

      Ed Miliband tries to find a non-union Labour gensec

      I reported a few weeks back that Iain McNichol, political officer at GMB, is widely regarded in Labour circles as the best...

    5. April 7, 2011

      Edwards drops IPO as investor interest falters

      Edwards Group, the vacuum technology supplier to the world’s biggest chipmakers, has shelved plans to raise £350m or more...

    6. March 14, 2011

      Edwards Group strengthens board before IPO

      Edwards Group, which supplies vacuum technology to chipmakers, has strengthened its board ahead of a planned initial public...

    7. March 14, 2011

      The Cross that Blackstone did not have to bear

      Less a trading update, more a cry for help. Southern Cross, the UK’s largest operator of old folks’ homes, has warned of “an...

    8. January 10, 2011

      Edwards reshapes ahead of flotation

      Edwards, the 91-year-old Sussex-based vacuum pump manufacturer, has stressed a commitment to create a core UK technology...

    9. December 14, 2010

      Edwards drops sale for IPO

      Edwards, the vacuum technology supplier to the world’s biggest chipmakers, has abandoned plans for a sale of the company and...

    10. September 26, 2010

      Miliband must win hard-headed middle

      Even Ed Miliband’s triumphant supporters will feel nervous awaiting his first speech as Labour leader. Having been selected...

    11. FT Alphaville

      September 15, 2010

      Banks eye sale or IPO of Edwards

      The private equity owners of Edwards have appointed investment banks to handle a £1.5bn auction of the UK company, which...

    12. September 14, 2010

      Edwards up for sale as market revives

      A rebound in the semiconductor industry has prompted the private equity owners of Edwards to hire investment banks to handle...

    13. Westminster Blog

      August 11, 2010

      Further reading

      Cameron must learn the lessons of New Labour — Matthew Taylor/FT Fears of double dip recession as Fed downgrades growth — FT...

    14. August 10, 2010

      Cameron must heed the lessons of New Labour

      Who says politics is boring? Welfare, social housing, the health service, schools and the police – all preparing for major...

    15. June 7, 2010

      Edwards hires executives to spearhead changes

      Edwards, the vacuum technology company, will today say it has hired the recently departed bosses of JCB and Jaguar Land...

    16. June 6, 2010

      Edwards hires executives to spearhead changes

      Edwards, the vacuum technology company, will on Monday say it has hired the recently departed bosses of JCB and Jaguar Land...

    17. May 28, 2010

      Prescott heads list of new peers

      Veteran former ministers and aides from Labour and the Conservative party form the bulk of a list of 56 new peers who will...

    18. Westminster Blog

      May 20, 2010

      Tony Blair less popular than Gordon Brown, says Greenberg

      Fascinating piece on the blog of Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA (and part of our election panel last month). In...

    19. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2010

      Video: FT expert election panel

      Our expert election panel of Miranda Green, Charles Lewington and Matthew Taylor convened for the last time on Friday...

    20. May 4, 2010

      Best of the blogs

      "We are fighting to save tax credits"; seven words that sum up everything that has gone wrong for Gordon Brown in both this...

    21. April 29, 2010

      Best of the blogs

      Charles Lewington, former press secretary to John Major David, you have three tasks in the final days - rebutting Labour's...

    22. Westminster Blog

      April 28, 2010

      Political Bets: Low Turnout

      After selecting a couple of outsiders, I’ve gone for a safer bet on low turnout. The received wisdom is that this is a close...

    23. Westminster Blog

      April 27, 2010

      Expert panel: Labour has three days to save itself

      The FT’s expert election panel will occasionally be giving their thoughts on the big news stories of the campaign. Below is...

    24. Westminster Blog

      April 7, 2010

      The FT election panel: what the parties fear most

      The FT’s election panel kicked off its campaign watch today. Matthew Taylor, Tony Blair’s former policy chief, Charles...

    25. Westminster Blog

      April 1, 2010

      Westminster Blog election coverage

      We’re gearing up for the election here on the Westminster blog. We’ve been leafleted by head office, telephone canvassed by...

    26. November 30, 2009

      Stoical JCB chairman ploughs on

      It is back to the future for Sir Anthony Bamford, chairman of the JCB construction equipment producer and one of the UK's...

    27. November 29, 2009

      Stoical JCB chairman ploughs ahead

      Strong pedigree: Sir Anthony (pictured here as a boy) runs one of the few UK manufacturers to be in a leading position in a...

    28. November 7, 2009

      JCB reshuffle heralds next generation

      JCB, one of the world's leading makers of construction equipment, is set to lose its chief executive after less than 18...

    29. November 6, 2009

      JCB reshuffle heralds next generation

      JCB, one of the world’s leading makers of construction equipment, is set to lose its chief executive after less than 18...

    30. October 28, 2009

      JCB faces first annual loss after global demand falls

      JCB faces a struggle to avoid its first ever annual loss this year, the company's chief executive warned yesterday as he...

    31. October 27, 2009

      JCB sees no recovery signs outside China

      JCB faces a struggle to avoid its first annual loss this year, its chief executive warned, as he cautioned that he saw no...

    32. August 15, 2009

      Rivals battle to explain crunch to the Queen

      Buckingham Palace has become the improbable battleground for a spat between rival intellectuals about the causes of the...

    33. August 15, 2009

      Rivals battle to explain crunch to the Queen

      The Buckingham Palace postbag has become the improbable battleground for a spat between rival intellectuals about the credit...

    34. June 10, 2009

      Policy blueprint seen as last throw of the dice

      Mandarins in Whitehall received an urgent SOS from the prime minister's office recently. Could they possibly come up with...

    35. June 10, 2009

      Policy blueprint seen as last throw of the dice

      Mandarins in Whitehall received an urgent SOS from the prime minister’s office recently. Could they possibly come up with...

    36. March 23, 2009

      JCB digs in to survive downturn

      A new £40m factory in the Midlands – full of high-tech machine tools and assembly equipment – appears in most respects to be...

    37. January 13, 2009

      JCB sees sales fall and fresh job cuts

      JCB warned that its sales could fall a further 25 per cent this year, on top of a decline of about 20 per cent in 2008,...

    38. January 13, 2009

      JCB fears further 25% sales fall and announces 700 more job cuts

      JCB warned that its sales could fall a further 25 per cent this year, on top of a decline of about 20 per cent in 2008,...

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