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    1. FT Photo Diary

      December 3, 2014

      Farewell to Phillip Hughes

      Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke pays tribute to Phillip Hughes during the funeral service at Macksville High...

    2. November 26, 2014

      Publish guidance on lethal drone strikes, says former GCHQ chief

      A former head of GCHQ has urged foreign secretary Philip Hammond to publish secret guidelines governing how ministers share...

    1. September 29, 2014

      Treasury Wine Estates to go it alone after rejecting A$3.4bn bids

      Treasury Wine Estates has rejected two private equity bids valuing the Australian wine maker at A$3.4bn (US$2.9bn),...

    2. September 24, 2014

      Britain remains cautious over military role in Isis campaign

      As the US-led diplomatic and military effort to curb the spread of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has unfolded in...

    3. August 31, 2014

      Nato allies at odds over response to Russian aggression

      In late March, Donald Tusk, the Polish prime minister, made a plea to Nato: put 10,000 troops in Poland, permanently, he...

    4. July 25, 2014

      A captain should be pitch perfect at a multitude of skills

      This is not the first time Alastair Cook’s captaincy has been called into question. In January the talented opening batsman,...

    5. May 20, 2014

      Treasury Wine rejects A$3.1bn takeover bid from KKR

      Treasury Wine Estates, Australia’s largest winemaker, has rebuffed a A$3.1bn (US$2.9bn) takeover offer from private equity...

    6. May 2, 2014

      The arms cache that makes Slavyansk key

      At first glance, the small city of Slavyansk has little to commend it as the locus for an escalating stand-off between...

    7. August 5, 2013

      England retain Ashes as rain dampens Australian resurgence

      The England cricket team added their names to the surprisingly long list of British sporting winners in 2013 by retaining...

    8. August 4, 2013

      Old Trafford weather casts a pall over Australian hopes

      There is nowhere on earth with a microclimate quite so perverse as the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club. When Britain...

    9. July 16, 2013

      Dismissed coach files lawsuit against Australia’s cricket chiefs

      Australia’s cricket hierarchy faces a lawsuit from dismissed coach Mickey Arthur, who claims he was discriminated against...

    10. July 14, 2013

      James Anderson swings opening Ashes cricket Test England’s way

      A consistently extraordinary and controversial game of cricket ended in Nottingham on Sunday as it had lived, providing one...

    11. July 12, 2013

      Broad brings Ashes temperature to boiling point

      Two elderly Australian supporters came out of the lift at my Nottingham hotel after breakfast on Friday. “There’s still a...

    12. March 22, 2013

      Premier cuts targets for executive payouts

      Premier Foods has slashed targets for performance-related payouts by nearly a third, making it easier for top executives at...

    13. February 4, 2013

      Premier Foods executive leaves company

      Premier Foods, the heavily indebted maker of Mr Kipling cakes and Hovis bread, has lost its second-in-command just a week...

    14. February 1, 2013

      Premier Foods among biggest fallers

      The unexpected resignation of its chief executive left Premier Foods among this week’s biggest small-cap fallers. The Hovis...

    15. February 1, 2013

      Hard task awaits new Premier Foods chief

      Investors have a right to expect more. Michael Clarke, after barely 17 months at the helm, resigned abruptly from Premier...

    16. January 28, 2013

      State must not spoil RBS for investors

      Stephen Hester can congratulate himself on having cut to the chase last summer. Back in June, the chief executive of Royal...

    17. January 28, 2013

      Clarke faced huge suburban challenge

      Michael Clarke joined Premier Foods in September 2011, taking up the reins as problems at the debt-saddled company grew. His...

    18. January 28, 2013

      Premier Foods chief quits after 18 months

      The chief executive that has led the turnround of Premier Foods is leaving the maker of Hovis bread and Mr Kipling cakes in...

    19. The World

      October 29, 2012

      Hong Kong shows the way on mansion taxes

      (MIKE CLARKE/AFP/Getty Images) Over the weekend, my son and I walked up to the Peak in Hong Kong. We set off from the wrong...

    20. October 23, 2012

      Premier reviews UK grain strategy

      The poor wheat harvest in the UK has prompted Premier Foods, one of the UK’s top three bakers, to review its procurement...

    21. September 17, 2012

      BAE-EADS seen as pivot in UK strategy

      At some point in the next three weeks, David Cameron may take one of the biggest industrial decisions that has confronted...

    22. The World

      July 25, 2012

      Syrian intervention - how not whether it'll happen

      Something is changing in the way the US and its allies are analysing the conflict in Syria. For the last sixteen months, it...

    23. June 15, 2012

      Premier Foods agrees vinegar brands sale

      Premier Foods has agreed to sell its Sarson’s vinegar brand to Mizkan, a Japanese vinegar maker, for £41m in cash as part of...

    24. June 7, 2012

      Secrets of winning systems remain hidden

      Homespun investment wisdom does not come much cheesier than the Whipsaw Song, available on YouTube. Sung to a bluegrass...

    25. June 1, 2012

      Premier Foods chairman quits

      Ronnie Bell, chairman of Premier Foods has quit with immediate effect, dealing a fresh blow to the maker of Hovis bread and...

    26. April 3, 2012

      Premier Foods board shake-up to cost £5m

      Ailing Premier Foods has agreed to spend close to £5m to rejig its board of directors, its 2011 annual report shows. That’s...

    27. April 1, 2012

      Economics seen as new Falklands foe

      Thirty years after Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands on April 2, 1982, one thing can be said with reasonable...

    28. February 1, 2012

      US to end Afghan combat operations

      The US and Nato will end combat operations in Afghanistan next year and move to providing training for Afghan forces, Leon...

    29. December 8, 2011

      Premier Foods sells lossmaking business

      Embattled Premier Foods has succeeded in ditching its lossmaking chilled foods business, selling Brookes Avana to 2 Sisters...

    30. November 25, 2011

      Premier Foods replaces finance director

      Premier Foods , Britain’s biggest food producer by sales, has changed its chief financial officer, replacing the...

    31. November 7, 2011

      Premier Foods gets grace period on debt

      Premier Foods, the embattled food company, has won a grace period from lenders on its £1.27bn debt pile. Banks have agreed...

    32. November 3, 2011

      Banks address clearance of exotic swaps

      The International Swaps and Derivatives Association is moving to address long-standing concerns about how parties calculate...

    33. FT Alphaville

      October 12, 2011

      Premier Foods is worth less than nothing

      Here’s something you don’t see everyday – a negative share price target. Now, Exane analyst Jeff Stent readily acknowledges...

    34. October 7, 2011

      Premier Foods falls on debt fears

      Shares in Premier Foods lost over a third of their value on Friday after the maker of Hovis bread and Mr Kipling’s cakes...

    35. August 18, 2011

      Helmand drive criticised for lack of planning

      British military leaders demonstrated a failure of strategic planning in 2006 when they deployed UK forces into Helmand...

    36. August 12, 2011

      Premier Foods’ new chief to start job early

      Premier Foods said its new chief executive Michael Clarke would take up the reins two weeks ahead of schedule. The...

    37. July 16, 2011

      Attack of the Big Mac

      From Mr Michael Clarke. Sir, As the European Central Bank and the European Commission fight to save the euro, on a rare...

    38. July 14, 2011

      Darroch does multi-tasking

      It was a busy day for BSkyB chief Jeremy Darroch on Wednesday. As a Marks and Spencer director, he attended the retailer’s...

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