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    1. September 25, 2014

      Restaurants from Skye to Cornwall win Michelin stars

      From the Isle of Skye to Wales and Cornwall, and from rural gastropubs to no-choice hip hang-outs and smart Mayfair venues –...

    2. October 29, 2012

      CVC co-founder Michael Smith to step down

      Michael Smith is to step down as chairman of CVC Capital Partners, the private equity investor that owns Formula One motor...

    1. FT Alphaville

      May 3, 2011

      ANZ posts weak profit growth

      Australia & New Zealand Banking Group, the worst performer among Australia’s four largest banking stocks this year, posted...

    2. November 21, 2010

      Macquarie in gas tie-up with Freeport LNG

      Macquarie is teaming up with energy company Freeport LNG to export US natural gas, in a move to gain from a boom in energy...

    3. September 29, 2009

      Asian businesses embrace optimism

      Asian business leaders are confident about economic recovery, according to a survey of companies that have a market...

    4. September 21, 2009

      Mind Candy beating recessionary monsters

      Michael Smith, chief executive of Mind Candy, the online games company, has had a good recession, writes Maija Palmer. "In a...

    5. July 13, 2009

      Greene invented shot glass chess

      From Ms Rhoda Koenig. Sir, Jonathan Moules reports (‘The schoolboy dream grows up’, July 8) that Michael Smith ‘brags that...

    6. July 10, 2009

      ANZ share sale raises A$2.2bn

      ANZ said yesterday it had raised a larger-thanexpected A$2.2bn (US$1.7bn) by selling shares to existing retail...

    7. July 9, 2009

      ANZ raises A$2.2bn in share sale

      ANZ said on Thursday it had raised a larger-than-expected A$2.2bn (US$1.7bn) by selling shares to existing retail...

    8. July 8, 2009

      London tops Silicon Valley for start-ups, says Firebox founder

      One of the most successful British pioneers of online retail insists that London, not Silicon Valley, is the best place to...

    9. July 8, 2009

      The schoolboy dream grows up

      Michael Smith appears bemused by my attire. As we walk through the offices of his company, Mind Candy, to the boardroom,...

    10. July 7, 2009

      Schoolboy dream grows up

      Michael Smith appears bemused by my attire. As we walk through the offices of his company, Mind Candy, to the boardroom,...

    11. May 7, 2009

      Retail banker with the Twitter touch

      Coming soon to a Royal Bank of Scotland retail branch near you is Brian Hartzer, the banker who has big shoes to fill when...

    12. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2009

      Behind Thain’s ousting

      The sudden departure of John Thain from Bank of America,  described by BofA as “mutually agreed”, came after rising tensions...

    13. January 23, 2009

      $1m makeover

      John Thain was reported yesterday to have spent $1.2m redecorating his office last year. Mr Thain hired decorator Michael...

    14. December 6, 2007

      CVC takes soundings on €11bn buy-out fund

      CVC Capital Partners, one of Europe's most aggressive private equity firms, is canvassing investors about plans to raise a...

    15. December 6, 2007

      CVC sounds out €11bn fund

      CVC Capital Partners, one of Europe's most aggressive private equity firms, is canvassing investors about plans to raise an...

    16. December 5, 2007

      CVC tests waters for €11bn buy-out fund

      CVC Capital Partners, one of Europe’s most aggressive private equity firms, is canvassing investors about plans to raise an...

    17. November 2, 2007

      Networking for the benefit of others

      Dilkhwaz Ahmed, a San Diego-based Iraqi refugee, has a plan to help women tackle violence and injustice. She wants to create...

    18. November 1, 2007

      Auckland airport abandons Canadian proposal

      Auckland International Airport yesterday abandoned talks with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, saying that its...

    19. October 31, 2007

      Auckland Airport grounds CPPIB talks

      Auckland International Airport on Wednesday abandoned talks with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, saying that its...

    20. October 26, 2007

      ANZ to stick by expansion plan

      Michael Smith, Australia & New Zealand Banking Group's new chief executive, yesterday said that ANZ, Australia's third...

    21. October 26, 2007

      Ambitious ANZ needs to retain its home comforts

      When Michael Smith, the former head of HSBC's Asian operations, arrived in Sydney this month to take on the top job at...

    22. October 25, 2007

      Ambitious ANZ needs to retain its home comforts

      When Michael Smith, the former head of HSBC’s Asian operations, arrived in Sydney this month to take on the top job at...

    23. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2007

      £50m pat on back for CVC chiefs

      CVC Capital Partners, the private equity group, has awarded as many as five of its partners pay-outs of as much as £50m each...

    24. October 15, 2007

      Fund success leads to bumper pay-outs at CVC

      CVC Capital Partners, the private equity group, has awarded as many as five of its partners pay-outs of as much as £50m each...

    25. September 5, 2007

      Tapping into success

      MTI Partners' deal to establish a venture capital fund to invest in research at Manchester University hopes to tap into a...

    26. FT Alphaville

      June 13, 2007

      HSBC executive to head ANZ

      ANZ, Australia’s third largest bank, on Tuesday sought to draw a line under months of uncertainty over its management by...

    27. June 13, 2007

      Observer: Tale of two southern cities

      Four years after completing a tumultuous posting to crisis-racked Argentina, Michael Smith is chucking in his job as Hong...

    28. June 13, 2007

      ANZ names HSBC man as head

      ANZ yesterday sought to draw a line under months of uncertainty over its management by appointing an outsider from HSBC as...

    29. June 12, 2007

      ANZ appoints HSBC executive as chief

      ANZ on Tuesday sought to draw a line under months of uncertainty over its management by appointing an outsider from HSBC as...

    30. May 1, 2007

      Shanghai turns to HSBC to revive fortunes

      The Shanghai stock exchange is courting HSBC and other high-profile foreign companies to list in mainland China as part of...

    31. February 3, 2007

      King size rise for Imperial Tobacco

      Imperial Tobacco climbed4 per cent to a fresh all-time high yesterday as the J Sainsbury takeover story took centre stage....

    32. February 2, 2007

      Sainsbury leads FTSE higher

      Imperial Tobacco climbed to a fresh all-time high on Friday but the J Sainsbury takeover story took centre stage in London....

    33. December 8, 2006

      'Bid' lights up cigarette makers

      The tobacco sector attracted plenty of interest aftercigarette maker Gallaher finally revealed it had received a bid...

    34. December 7, 2006

      Bourses up for fourth session amid M&A talk

      The tobacco sector attracted plenty of interest after Gallaher finally revealed it had received a bid approach. Altadis, the...

    35. November 28, 2006

      Boost to CVC global deal ambitions

      CVC Capital’s ambitions of becoming one of the few European houses able to compete for the biggest buy-out deals globally...

    36. September 9, 2006

      Unhappiness at banking value

      Only a fifth of business owners are happy that their bank offers them good value, according to a poll of 613 small and...

    37. June 16, 2006

      If they gave awards for attendance

      There were further signs of award dinner fatigue at Wednesday night's gala for Financial News' Decade of Excellence gongs....

    38. June 15, 2006

      Mudlark: If they gave awards for attendance...

      There were further signs of award dinner fatigue at Wednesday night’s gala for Financial News’ Decade of Excellence gongs,...

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