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    1. July 20, 2016

      Theresa May to appoint new business tsar

      Theresa May wants to appoint a new business tsar, a point person to liaise with the government as it forms a...

    2. May 18, 2016

      Diageo names Javier Ferrán as new chairman

      Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, has ended its search for a new chairman with the appointment of Javier Ferrán, a...

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    1. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Former Standard Life chief Nish joins HSBC's board

      The former chief executive of Standard Life, David Nish, is joining HSBC as a non-executive director in the latest of...

    2. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Former Diageo CEO to chair parent of Lord Coe's sports group

      Paul Walsh, the former chief executive of drinks maker Diageo, has become chairman of Chime Communications, the...

    3. November 13, 2015

      HSBC appoints business leaders to board

      HSBC has brought two heavyweight European business leaders on to its board, with the appointment of former Diageo boss...

    4. June 17, 2015

      Chairman of Bibby shipping group named CBI president

      Britain’s leading business lobby group has nominated Paul Drechsler, the chairman of a family-owned shipping to...

    5. April 30, 2015

      General election: CBI drops candidate due to Tory alignment

      The CBI has dropped its preferred candidate for president of the organisation, after he aligned himself too closely to...

    6. March 13, 2015

      Ecclestone still firmly seated at the top of the F1 pyramid

      Sitting among a group of journalists after the end of last season, Bernie Ecclestone mused on his future. “My ex used...

    7. January 29, 2015

      Rio’s Mongolian wrangle prefigures bigger fight over smaller spoils

      Mongolians do not always do what foreigners think they should. The warriors of Genghis Khan pinged arrows from a...

    8. December 18, 2014

      Ecclestone back on F1 board

      Bernie Ecclestone has retained his position as Formula One chief executive and worked his way back on to the F1 board,...

    9. December 16, 2014

      Ecclestone wins battle for control of F1

      Bernie Ecclestone has won his battle to retain control of Formula One after ex-Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh walked...

    10. December 11, 2014

      Ecclestone vows to maintain iron grip on Formula One

      Bernie Ecclestone came out fighting against plans to clip his wings as Formula One chief executive and made clear he...

    11. December 4, 2014

      F1 positioned for a new face in the driving seat

      Donald Mackenzie recently decided to gather Formula One’s great and good for a shooting party on his retreat in...

    12. December 3, 2014

      Ex-Diageo chief Paul Walsh lined up to be F1 chairman

      Ex-Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh is being lined up to become chairman of the Formula One board, a move that could...

    13. April 15, 2014

      Existential angst for Imperial Tobacco

      Imperial Tobacco plans to close a Nantes factory best-known for producing Gauloises, cigarettes that once imbued the...

    14. January 6, 2014

      Pallet maker RM2’s firm platform on debut

      A Luxembourg-based pallet maker backed by the former bosses of Marks and Spencer and Diageo made a strong stock market...

    15. June 20, 2013

      Ex-Diageo chief executive Paul Walsh becomes Compass chairman

      Paul Walsh is poised to switch his attentions from the drinks cabinet to catering, after the former chief executive of...

    16. May 27, 2013

      Diageo closer to control of India’s United Spirits

      Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller by sales, has moved a step closer to securing control of Indian peer United...

    17. May 7, 2013

      Organic growth to top Menezes’ agenda at Diageo

      When Paul Walsh hands over the baton to Ivan Menezes, he will also set the seal on an era that transformed Diageo from...

    18. FT Alphaville

      May 7, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Walsh’s record at Diageo, charted: Paul took a moment to consider the record of...

    19. FT Alphaville

      May 7, 2013

      Walsh's record at Diageo, charted

      Usually, when a chief executive of note retires after an extended tenure, the valedictories talk about corporate...

    20. February 1, 2013

      Barclays case could rattle bigwigs

      Barclays’ shady past always threatens to overshadow the bright vision of the future envisaged by Antony Jenkins. The UK...

    21. January 31, 2013

      Diageo price rises offset Europe weakness

      Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller, is to launch its own tequila brand after failing to clinch a deal with the...

    22. December 14, 2012

      Diageo gives up pursuit of Jose Cuervo

      Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller by sales, this week pulled the plug on its protracted and complex talks to buy...

    23. December 11, 2012

      Diageo calls time on talks to buy Cuervo

      Negotiations took place over years, on three continents and in at least two languages, but ultimately Diageo quit the...

    24. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2012

      Diageo: spirited growth in EMs

      Diageo, the drinks producer behind brands such as Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker, is booming in emerging markets. Q1 sales...

    25. September 25, 2012

      Mallya may sell whisky stake to Diageo

      The worsening financial woes of Vijay Mallya, the Indian drinks baron, are pushing him closer to selling a strategic...

    26. September 25, 2012

      Libor: BBA does the decent thing

      How English. A chair. A table. A glass of whisky. Beside it, a smoking revolver. Members of the British Bankers’...

    27. beyondbrics

      September 25, 2012

      Diageo/Mallya: deal or no deal?

      embed1 What’s going on in the so-called negotiations between Indian entrepreneur Vijay Mallya and Diageo over Diageo...

    28. September 5, 2012

      Diageo chief’s pay more than doubles

      Paul Walsh, chief executive of Diageo, pocketed £11.2m in pay in the year to June 30 – more than double the amount he...

    29. August 23, 2012

      Diageo – spirited performance

      Scotch on the rocks? On the contrary: it is doing very nicely. Full-year results from Diageo suggest that the world...

    30. August 23, 2012

      Diageo may take a shot at making tequila

      Diageo, the world’s biggest drinks company by sales, has drawn up contingency plans to keep a tequila in its drinks...

    31. June 6, 2012

      Groups’ investment in distilleries brings jobs

      Whisky is having a moment. The world’s two biggest spirits groups, Diageo and France’s Pernod Ricard, are both ramping...

    32. June 6, 2012

      Diageo to invest £1bn in Scotch whisky

      Diageo is set to invest more than £1bn over five years in Scotch whisky production, unveiling plans to build up to two...

    33. May 27, 2012

      Diageo faces José Cuervo struggle

      There is a knack to harvesting agave, says Ismael. Silhouetted against Mexico’s mid-morning sun, the life-long employee...

    34. May 16, 2012

      Multinationals act to mitigate euro risk

      Multinationals have been sweeping euros out of their accounts daily to limit their risk in the event of an overnight...

    35. beyondbrics

      March 21, 2012

      Diageo: the long view on baijiu

      When it comes to selling things that take years to mature – like premium cognacs or Scotch whiskies – it pays to take...

    36. March 18, 2012

      Diageo steps up pressure on Jose Cuervo

      Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company by sales, is stepping up the pressure on the family owners of tequila maker...

    37. February 9, 2012

      Diageo cautious despite boost in sales

      Diageo, the world’s biggest distiller by revenues, surpassed its own medium-term growth targets in the first half –...

    38. November 17, 2011

      Diageo chief focuses on premium brands

      US consumers are trading up to premium liquor, in spite of anxiety about a tepid economy, as they look to lift their...

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