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  1. April 28, 2014

    London Tube strike talks collapse

    Londoners are set to face significant disruption from 9.30pm on Monday after the collapse of last-ditch talks to avert a...

  2. February 27, 2014

    London mayor Boris Johnson approves driverless Tube trains

    London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, has approved plans to order driverless trains for the Underground, prompting one of the...

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  1. beyondbrics

    October 18, 2013

    NewPlat ETF big in S Africa but price takes a bruising

    NewPlat, the world’s biggest platinum ETF (exchange traded fund), is leaving other players on South Africa’s financial...

  2. September 13, 2013

    Victoria’s secret life as a beach

    London’s Victoria Station is getting a £700m upgrade that will open up one of the Underground’s most congested stations,...

  3. September 13, 2013

    London’s tunnellers struggle to stay on straight and narrow

    In a cramped, sweaty tunnel deep beneath Tottenham Court Road Underground station, workers are using handheld shovels to...

  4. May 27, 2013

    Crossrail: East-west scheme set to lift capacity

    Deep below the streets of London, five giant machines are excavating the tunnels for the city’s newest underground railway,...

  5. March 12, 2013

    Light at the end of the tunnels

    From Paddington Station in the west to Canary Wharf in the east, more than 40 construction sites have sprung up across...

  6. February 17, 2013

    Second Crossrail line seen as vital for HS2

    London’s transport system would not be able to cope with extra traffic from the planned high-speed rail link with the north...

  7. beyondbrics

    February 8, 2013

    Exchange traded products gaining ground in South Africa

    Photo: Bloomberg South African investors have been cautious about dipping into exchange traded products (ETPs), which hit...

  8. August 1, 2012

    Nedbank sees earnings rise 25%

    Nedbank, one of South Africa’s big four banks, reported a 25 per cent rise in first half earnings on Wednesday and said it...

  9. December 22, 2011

    Strike boosts ‘driverless trains’, says mayor

    A strike to disrupt London Underground on Boxing day strengthens the case for driverless trains, Boris Johnson, the mayor of...

  10. November 14, 2011

    Tube chief outlines driverless trains plan

    Mike Brown, managing director of London Underground, has a clear vision in which fully automatic, driverless trains will...

  11. November 3, 2011

    Banking: Set to escape the worst of the fallout

    As economic uncertainty sparks fears for the health of the global financial system, South African bankers are expecting to...

  12. October 24, 2011

    TfL eyes staff cuts through technology

    Transport for London is considering technologies that could lead to significant changes in its staffing needs and sharp...

  13. September 13, 2011

    Tube chiefs told to end ‘unacceptable’ delays

    London Underground bosses insisted that “unacceptable” levels of delays on the network in the second half of last year were...

  14. May 8, 2011

    Underground promises faster journeys

    Passengers should be enjoying more frequent trains and faster journeys on London Underground’s Jubilee line by the end of...

  15. April 12, 2011

    London Underground names preferred bidder

    London Underground has taken one of the biggest steps in years towards running more and faster trains by naming Bombardier...

  16. November 29, 2010

    Tube strike disrupts London commuters

    London Underground’s management on Monday criticised the system’s trade unions as the latest in a series of one-day strikes...

  17. November 3, 2010

    No sign of settlement in LU strike

    The two sides in the dispute over London Underground job losses remained as far as ever from agreement on Wednesday after...

  18. November 3, 2010

    Tube strike hits London commuters

    Londoners faced their third day in two months of gridlocked streets and disrupted travel on Wednesday as unions on the...

  19. September 6, 2010

    LU disputes impact of Tube strike

    Unions and London Underground management disagreed bitterly on Tuesday over the impact of a series of 24-hour strikes, with...

  20. August 23, 2010

    HSBC joins the scramble for Africa

    While HSBC’s main focus has been directed east towards the fast-growing markets of Hong-Kong and Shanghai, the UK bank on...

  21. July 8, 2010

    Seat on the train? What a quaint old-fashioned idea

    From Mr James Andrews.Sir, I read the letter from Mike Brown, the managing director of London Underground (July 7), on my...

  22. July 7, 2010

    Sub-surface work is central to Tube upgrade

    From Mr Mike Brown. Sir, In explaining the work that we are doing to transform the sub-surface Tube lines (“Tube upgrade to...

  23. July 2, 2010

    Tube works to miss Olympics deadline

    Work to speed up trains on the Northern Line will not be completed in time for the 2012 Olympics and planned work on the...

  24. June 9, 2010

    Property’s A teams

    Nomura’s real estate analysts Mike Prew and Robert Duncan are two of the biggest property bears in the City, downgrading...

  25. May 31, 2010

    US says spill could last to August

    BP yesterday began preparing to fit a containment cap over its leaking Gulf of Mexico well, which could take a week, as the...

  26. May 30, 2010

    Obama aide says spill could last months

    BP began preparing on Sunday to fit a containment cap over its leaking Gulf of Mexico well, which could take a week, as the...

  27. September 15, 2009

    Heathrow director to run the Tube

    The man in charge of Europe's busiest airport is to become the new managing director of London Underground, the London...

  28. September 14, 2009

    Heathrow chief set to return to London Underground

    The man currently in charge of Europe’s busiest airport is to become the new managing director of London Underground, the...

  29. July 8, 2009

    Investor reserve halts Landbank flotation

    Landbank, a company looking to raise up to £250m ($402m) on the Aim market, has pulled its intended flotation after failing...

  30. July 8, 2009

    Investor reserve halts Landbank flotation

    Landbank, a company looking to raise up to £250m on the Aim market, has pulled its intended flotation after failing to...

  31. July 2, 2009

    Max Property in talks to buy Industrious

    Max Property is attempting to make its first acquisition since flotation in May, having entered talks to buy a £270m...

  32. July 1, 2009

    Max Property in talks to buy Industrious

    Max Property is attempting to make its first acquisition since flotation in May having entered talks to buy a £270m...

  33. June 16, 2009

    Property bulls

    No wonder Nick Leslau was looking so happy. His Max Property Group float is trading 20 per cent above the float price, at...

  34. May 13, 2009

    Max eyes Aim

    Max Property, the property investment group backed by hedge fund OchZiff, has confirmed plans to float on Aim with a target...

  35. May 9, 2009

    Nick Leslau returns to listed property market

    Nick Leslau, one of the most wealthy property entrepreneurs in the UK, is to return to the listed real estate sector with a...

  36. May 9, 2009

    Leslau aims to reach the Max with his return to listed property sector

    Nick Leslau, one of the wealthiest property entrepreneurs in the UK, is to return to the listed real estate sector with a...

  37. January 13, 2009

    Obama team will call on all his famed discipline

    In contrast to Bill Clinton, Barack Obama generally starts and finishes his meetings on time. Presidential scholars say the...

  38. January 12, 2009

    Obama to need all his famed team discipline

    In contrast to Bill Clinton, Barack Obama generally starts and finishes his meetings on time. Presidential scholars say Mr...

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