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  1. November 30, 2012

    Money-making challenge at sea and in air

    When the crew of the Maersk Conakry finish work for the day, most shun traditional entertainments like playing cards or...

  2. October 8, 2012

    Investor opposition to BAE deal mounts

    Investor opposition to the proposed tie-up between Europe’s aerospace and defence champions is mounting, with more than 30...

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  1. October 8, 2012

    Turner backs BAE tie-up with EADS

    As someone who worked for BAE Systems for 42 years, Mike Turner, its former chief executive, is extremely worried about its...

  2. October 7, 2012

    UK sets out terms for BAE merger

    Philip Hammond, the British defence secretary, became the first member of the UK government to spell out in public that it...

  3. September 19, 2012

    Obstacles remain in BAE flight path

    When BAE Systems decided to sell its stake in EADS’s Airbus in 2006, its chief executive could not have been more emphatic:...

  4. September 19, 2012

    Olver looks to steer BAE through rough seas

    One of Dick Olver’s proudest moments was when he reached the West Indies after a two-week voyage across the Atlantic with...

  5. May 9, 2012

    Enterprise bank needed, says think-tank

    The coalition should revert to a policy of “picking winners” from the industrial sector by setting up a state-supported...

  6. January 29, 2012

    Call for manufacturing to play bigger role

    Britain should back its “manufacturing winners” with a £4bn a year project to revitalise the production sector and engineer...

  7. January 29, 2012

    Turner tells of BAE role in ministry

    Mike Turner says he was asked by Tony Blair’s former chief of staff to name his preference for defence secretary when the...

  8. January 29, 2012

    A defender of plain speaking

    Mike Turner’s reputation for plain speaking does not take long to show through. Even before we start our conversation at...

  9. November 24, 2011

    Turner to become GKN chairman

    Mike Turner is to become chairman of another FTSE 350 company when the former chief executive of BAE Systems takes over at...

  10. October 27, 2011

    Markets find eurozone deal short on detail

    The sugar-rush reaction of markets to European summits kicked in early on Thursday, as investors welcomed the news that...

  11. October 24, 2011

    Crisis is a game with no winner

    The sovereign debt crisis may seem to have little to do with children’s party games. But for some, the rolling debt crises...

  12. July 29, 2011

    Top tips: How to trade gold

    Gold has continued to rise in price in recent weeks, as investors concerned about the debt crises from Greece to the US have...

  13. January 25, 2011

    Coalition lacks economic ‘vision’

    Sir Richard Lambert’s criticism of the coalition’s lack of economic “vision” was echoed on Tuesday by Mike Turner, chairman...

  14. December 20, 2010

    Murky history of Tanzania deal laid bare

    It was a deal that “stank”, according to Clare Short, former international development secretary: the sale by Britain’s BAE...

  15. December 11, 2010

    Frigates, fighters and finance

    Long-serving BAE Systems finance director George Rose is looking forward to spending more time on the golf links when he...

  16. November 9, 2010

    Babcock looks to defence ‘positives’

    Babcock International shrugged off the resignation of Lord Hesketh, its deputy chairman, on Monday as the defence contractor...

  17. November 3, 2010

    Commitment to apprenticeships

    From Mr David Frost and others Sir, As the FT reports every day, business is a competitive environment. Rarely does the...

  18. October 19, 2010

    Duncan’s delight

    Mike Turner, chairman of Babcock International – which bought VT Group in March – has hired Ian Duncan as a director. Mr...

  19. July 23, 2010

    Polocrosse: the most fun you can have on horseback?

    Accessible to amateurs: a girl passes to a teammate while playing polocrosse in New Jersey, US On farm fields near Warwick...

  20. June 11, 2010

    BP's Russian misadventure may be useful experience

    BP is no stranger to dealing with threats from politicians. But they usually come from the Kremlin, not Capitol Hill.The...

  21. June 11, 2010

    Obama must reject use of bully-boy tactics over BP

    Political threats to BP usually come from the Kremlin, not Capitol Hill.In Russia, the company has lived with the risk of...

  22. June 10, 2010

    Obama must reject use of bully-boy tactics over BP

    Political threats to BP usually come from the Kremlin, not Capitol Hill.In Russia, the company has lived with the risk of...

  23. May 13, 2010

    King uses stealth

    New defence secretary Liam Fox could be forgiven if he thinks he will get an easy ride from the Defence Industries Council,...

  24. March 24, 2010

    Lester's ship comes in

    Babcock chief Peter Rogers and chairman Mike Turner are preparing to take control of VT Group, but its boss Paul Lester says...

  25. March 23, 2010

    Babcock seals takeover of VT

    Babcock International will today unveil an agreed takeover of VT Group, valuing the equity of its rival at just over £1.32bn...

  26. March 3, 2010

    Red army march in the City

    Son of a Manchester lampshade maker, Stanley Fink is not yet part of the mooted bid at Manchester United, and remains...

  27. February 26, 2010

    Industrial heritage of Burnley

    When Nelson-born Sir Kevin Smith took over as GKN chief executive he told a Midlands newspaper that his contribution to its...

  28. February 25, 2010

    Turner arms up

    Battle-hardened Babcock chairman Mike Turner , who is in mid-pursuit of VT Group, has become the senior director at GKN.His...

  29. February 20, 2010

    The big name

    Mike TurnerChairman, Babcock IntlAfter a 42-year career at BAE Systems that ended with him at its helm, Mike Turner,...

  30. FT Alphaville

    February 19, 2010

    Babcock escalates pursuit of VT

    The battle for control of VT Group escalated on Thursday after Babcock International said it would take its £1.2bn-plus...

  31. February 19, 2010

    The route ahead lies across rough terrain

    His predecessor and former boss, Mike Turner, may have been grabbing the headlines yesterday but Ian King, chief executive...

  32. February 19, 2010

    Babcock to appeal directly to VT investors

    The battle for control of VT Group escalated afterBabcock International said it would take its £1.2bn-plus proposal to buy...

  33. February 17, 2010

    Babcock escalates pursuit of VT Group

    The battle for control of VT Group escalated after Babcock International said it would take its £1.2bn-plus proposal to buy...

  34. February 16, 2010

    Defence industry frenemies

    Friends one day can very easily become enemies, especially in the defence industry.It was only in 2006 that Mike Turner ,...

  35. February 16, 2010

    Babcock launches £1.1bn bid for rival VT

    Babcock International, the engineering support services group, unveiled yesterday an audacious £1.14bn offer for VT Group,...

  36. February 15, 2010

    Babcock launches £1.14bn bid for rival VT

    Babcock International, the engineering support services group, unveiled on Monday an audacious £1.14bn offer for VT Group,...

  37. November 24, 2009

    Turner to testify at EADS inquiry

    Mike Turner, the former chief executive of BAE Systems of the UK, has turned up as a key witness in France's largest...

  38. November 23, 2009

    Turner to testify at EADS inquiry

    Mike Turner, the former chief executive of BAE Systems of the UK, has turned up as a key witness in France’s largest insider...

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