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    1. November 23, 2014

      RBS chairman apologises for misleading evidence given to MPs

      Royal Bank of Scotland has apologised for the first time after senior managers gave “misleading” evidence to MPs over...

    2. November 20, 2014

      Royal Bank of Scotland fined £56m for IT meltdown

      Royal Bank of Scotland has been hit with the biggest retail fine in history from the UK’s financial watchdogs after an IT...

    1. October 22, 2014

      Witty riposte will only go some way to pacify drug group’s doubters

      Dull quarterly earnings statements with incremental numbers? Not for Sir Andrew Witty, chief executive of drugs giant...

    2. October 16, 2014

      Bank board directors must accept responsibility

      There ought to be a mature and thoughtful response to the news that tougher regulation of the UK banking sector might be...

    3. October 1, 2014

      Succession plans earn a role at the top

      The best and the worst of UK plc succession planning have been on display in recent days. On the positive side,...

    4. September 26, 2014

      Week in Review, September 27

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Hampton leaves RBS chairmanship to take...

    5. September 25, 2014

      Sir Philip Hampton’s in-tray at GSK

      Sir Philip Hampton has held senior roles at several of Britain’s biggest companies, including BT, J Sainsbury and, most...

    6. FT Alphaville

      September 25, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Ukraine — call the sovereign debt cops: Joseph directs us to an announcement by the...

    7. September 24, 2014

      GlaxoSmithKline appoints Sir Philip Hampton as chairman

      GlaxoSmithKline on Thursday confirmed Sir Philip Hampton as its next chairman in a move that sees him swap his role as...

    8. September 12, 2014

      Veteran untainted by banking crisis

      Barclays’ management shift For evidence of how hard it is to find people to run a big bank nowadays look no further than...

    9. FT Alphaville

      August 8, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Osborne deals with the pirate threat: Izzy explains why history has proven that...

    10. August 7, 2014

      Hampton leads race to be GlaxoSmithKline chairman

      GlaxoSmithKline is closing in on the appointment of Sir Philip Hampton as its next chairman when he steps down from the same...

    11. July 25, 2014

      RBS shares jump on better than expected trading update

      Sir Philip Hampton showed off his mastery of the understatement on Friday when the Royal Bank of Scotland chairman said: “We...

    12. May 12, 2014

      Top banking jobs are turning into hot seats

      Pity the poor headhunters. Finding people to lead some of the world’s biggest banks is harder than most people think. The...

    13. February 21, 2014

      Project Cook chops RBS down to size

      RBS turns the page The drastic strategic overhaul of Royal Bank of Scotland, to be unveiled next week by chief executive...

    14. November 4, 2013

      Centrica chief to forgo bonus over energy bills

      The chief executive of Centrica, owner of British Gas, has decided not to take his bonus this year amid public anger about...

    15. November 1, 2013

      RBS criticised over small business lending

      Royal Bank of Scotland has been turning away three out of four small businesses that approach it for loans, after screening...

    16. October 6, 2013

      Proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards rises to 19%

      The proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards has risen, after stalling last spring, raising hopes that a target of 25 per cent...

    17. September 23, 2013

      GlaxoSmithKline China sales face growing pressure

      Sales of GlaxoSmithKline’s medicines in China are thought to have dropped 30 per cent since officials accused the UK...

    18. July 31, 2013

      RBS selects McEwan as new chief

      Royal Bank of Scotland is in late-stage discussions with regulators at the Bank of England to appoint insider Ross McEwan as...

    19. July 24, 2013

      RBS must look to itself as search for new chief hits obstacles

      Royal Bank of Scotland is no stranger to sticky situations. Ever since its collapse and part-nationalisation in 2008, the...

    20. July 24, 2013

      RBS stalls in external search for chief

      Royal Bank of Scotland is no stranger to sticky situations. Ever since its collapse and part-nationalisation in 2008, the...

    21. July 23, 2013

      Former HSBC man bows out of race to head RBS

      Royal Bank of Scotland has lost its leading external candidate to be chief executive after Mark McCombe told senior...

    22. FT Alphaville

      July 4, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks outside Japan rose after better than expected private sector US jobs data. Japanese stocks were slightly lower....

    23. July 3, 2013

      Interviews start for top job at RBS

      Royal Bank of Scotland has begun the process of interviewing shortlisted candidates to replace Stephen Hester as chief...

    24. June 19, 2013

      Lombard: FTSE 100 chair shortage provides chance to diversify

      If you could buy futures on wise old owls qualified to become FTSE 100 chairmen, prices would be trending higher. At least...

    25. June 13, 2013

      Stephen Hester: Anatomy of a departure

      Sir Philip Hampton likes to see himself as a marriage counsellor, who has often been called upon to manage a rocky...

    26. June 13, 2013

      Osborne shouldn’t treat RBS like his family business

      It may have lacked the savagery of the “drive-by shooting” suffered by his predecessor, Fred Goodwin, more than five years...

    27. June 13, 2013

      George Osborne accused of ‘shambolic’ handling of Hester ousting

      Labour accused George Osborne of a “shambolic and uncertain approach” over Royal Bank of Scotland, as the bank’s shares...

    28. June 12, 2013

      Hester’s ousting is shabby example of state meddling

      The defenestration of Stephen Hester as chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland dispels any doubts that the bank is...

    29. June 12, 2013

      The Treasury hand that helped Hester out of RBS

      Behind the departure of Stephen Hester, the long-suffering chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, lies the barely...

    30. June 2, 2013

      George Osborne set to face down pressure to split up RBS

      George Osborne enters a critical month for the banking sector determined to map out an exit strategy to end the state’s...

    31. May 14, 2013

      RBS to spend an extra £450m on IT

      Royal Bank of Scotland is to spend an additional £450m to repair its ailing IT systems, as the part-nationalised UK lender...

    32. May 5, 2013

      TV preview: Bankers, BBC2

      The old horror of “talking heads” once prevalent among television directors was always irrational. It depends on what the...

    33. May 3, 2013

      Treasury cool on sale of RBS stake

      Not content with undertaking one of the biggest corporate restructurings in British history, Stephen Hester has assumed the...

    34. May 3, 2013

      RBS: – Really Big Sale

      It was not exactly a propitious start. On Friday, Royal Bank of Scotland chairman Sir Philip Hampton said he wanted the...

    35. May 3, 2013

      RBS presses for sale of state stake

      The chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday said he wanted the UK government to be able to start selling its 81 per...

    36. FT Alphaville

      May 3, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks rose for the first time in three days as investors awaited the release of US jobs data and reacted to the ECB’s...

    37. May 3, 2013

      RBS head to send signal for reprivatisation

      Royal Bank of Scotland is poised to send the clearest signal yet that it is ready for the government to begin reprivatising...

    38. February 8, 2013

      Embattled Hester aims to finish the task

      Stephen Hester had prepared the ground well. As long ago as last November, the chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland was...

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