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  1. March 31, 2014

    Babcock wins UK nuclear clean-up contract

    The £7bn job of decommissioning Britain’s oldest nuclear power plants has been won jointly by UK defence specialist Babcock...

  2. November 7, 2012

    New battle follows hard on Obama win

    Barack Obama returned to Washington on Wednesday after his convincing electoral victory over Mitt Romney, braced for...

  1. August 8, 2012

    Romney warned on ‘bold’ VP pick

    Mitt Romney’s approach to choosing his vice-presidential running-mate has much that mirrors his dealmaking background in...

  2. June 29, 2012

    Canyon country

    What is it about the desert? Why does it make something wake up in us, just to be walking over dry red dust, seeing...

  3. April 12, 2012

    Revenues power ahead at Aggreko

    Aggreko, the British temporary power supplier, said emerging market demand for electricity helped to drive double-digit...

  4. September 19, 2011

    APR Energy jumps 16.6 per cent

    APR Energy , the temporary power supplier that was reversed into Hugh Osmond’s Horizon Acquisitions vehicle, jumped 16.6 per...

  5. June 13, 2011

    Horizon deal for key rival pushes Aggreko down

    Competition concerns sent Aggreko sharply lower as the London market failed to rally from a 12-week low. Aggreko led the...

  6. June 13, 2011

    Aggreko slides as Horizon buys sole rival

    Competition concerns sent Aggreko sharply lower as the London market failed to rally from a 12-week low. Aggreko led the...

  7. April 1, 2011

    Reform offers blueprint for range of services

    “This is the ultimate blueprint for delivering a wide range of government services in the future – and one that governments...

  8. March 14, 2011

    Walstead buys St Ives’ magazine printing arm

    St Ives, which prints titles such as the Economist, Vogue and Time Out, has sold its lossmaking magazine printing arm, St...

  9. March 14, 2011

    Small caps: AssetCo leaps after approach

    AssetCo jumped by 24.4 per cent to 19¾p after the troubled fire services outsourcer raised £1.45m with a short-term loan and...

  10. February 24, 2011

    Capita sets sights on clients overseas

    Capita is targeting prospective clients based overseas for the first time in its 27-year history, a break with its strategy...

  11. February 9, 2011

    Changed outlook for Xchanging

    When Xchanging launched on the stock market with a market capitalisation of almost £500m shortly before the credit bubble...

  12. FT Tech Hub

    January 24, 2011

    Further reading: Twitter's ad revenue and the Silicon Valley reshuffle

    Tech news from around the web: Twitter is set to more than triple its advertising revenue to $150m this year as more...

  13. November 16, 2010

    Positive outlook on contracts makes Capita a rare gainer

    Capita was one of only a few risers in a sea of red on Tuesday, as Europe’s debt crisis sent the FTSE 100 to its sharpest...

  14. November 15, 2010

    Upbeat Serco unveils £2.3bn of contracts

    Serco, the outsourcing group that apologised for demanding rebates from its suppliers in the wake of public spending cuts,...

  15. October 20, 2010

    Outsourcing industry waits for review’s fine print

    The prospects for Britain’s £80bn public sector outsourcing industry were left in the balance after the government’s...

  16. May 10, 2010

    Election blow for outsourcers

    Investor confidence in the outlook for Britain's £80bn public sector outsourcing industry has taken a heavy blow following...

  17. May 10, 2010

    Election blow for outsourcers

    Investor confidence in the outlook for Britain’s £80bn ($119bn) public sector outsourcing industry has taken a heavy blow...

  18. February 1, 2010

    Pepsi push harnesses Facebook potential

    For the first time in 23 years, there will not be an advertisement for Pepsi during Super Bowl next weekend. Instead,...

  19. January 31, 2010

    Pepsi push harnesses Facebook potential

    Tactical switch: in previous years, stars such as Britney Spears have featured in US Super Bowl advertising campaigns For...

  20. August 8, 2009

    Raising the stakes

    The beach at Freeport In its 1950s and 1960s heyday, Grand Bahama was a fashionable island escape, a rival to Cuba for...

  21. February 17, 2009

    Modest millionaires

    Friends Reunited started life in the spare bedroom of a semi-detached house in Barnet belonging to the Pankhurst family,...

  22. August 28, 2008

    Serco targets US with agreed SI bid

    Serco is aiming to boost its US business with its largest acquisition to date, offering $423m (£230m) for SI International,...

  23. August 26, 2008

    Bunzl to continue takeover strategy

    Bunzl looks set to persist with its strategy of acquisition-led growth through the economic downturn, consolidating the...

  24. August 23, 2008

    Rentokil results underline scale of task ahead

    The new chief executive of Rentokil Initial warned yesterday that his turnround strategy for the support services company...

  25. August 22, 2008

    Rentokil results show scale of task ahead

    The new chief executive of Rentokil Initial warned that his turnround strategy for the support services company could take...

  26. July 8, 2008

    Hunger for victory defines Obama

    When Democrats criticise John McCain, they first praise his honourable military record. When Republicans do the same to...

  27. December 15, 2007

    Xchanging sees strong growth

    Growing demand for business process outsourcing has given Xchanging the confidence to predict strong growth in 2008 based...

  28. December 13, 2007

    Bunzl trading on track in spite of dollar

    Bunzl says trading is on track to meet expectations even though the weakness of the US dollar has continued to hurt results...

  29. December 13, 2007

    Bunzl trading on track in spite of dollar

    Bunzl says trading is on track to meet expectations even though the weakness of the US dollar has continued to hurt results...

  30. November 14, 2007

    VT Group confident of contract wins

    VT Group is closing in on two big military service contracts and hopes to become preferred bidder on a waste management...

  31. November 13, 2007

    VT closes in on contract wins

    VT Group is closing in on two significant military service contracts and hopes to become preferred bidder on a waste...

  32. August 28, 2007

    Weak dollar weighs on Bunzl

    The weak dollar weighed on interim profits at Bunzl, which makes half its profits in North America, holding back the rise in...

  33. August 23, 2007

    Rentokil forecasts return to profits

    Rentokil Initial said it had “passed an inflection point in terms of profits” and that profits, which had been declining for...

  34. July 24, 2007

    Capita returns cash as profits rise

    Capita Group promised its shareholders a special dividend of 25p a share, costing £155m, and increased its interim dividend...

  35. December 1, 2006

    Rentokil pays £210m for delivery business

    Rentokil Initial is back on the acquisition trail with the £210m cash purchase of Target Express, a move that will make it...

  36. November 30, 2006

    Rentokil in £210m parcels buy

    Rentokil Initial is back on the acquisition trail with the £210m purchase of Target Express, a move that will double the...

  37. June 13, 2006

    FTSE 100 slumps to fresh 2006 low

    Colt Telecom came under pressure on Tuesday as the London market finished at its lowest level since December as nervous...

  38. March 24, 2006

    Compass nominates Cousins as chief

    Compass, the catering company accused of corruption, on Friday named Richard Cousins, former head of plasterboard maker BPB,...

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