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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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