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    1. July 15, 2014

      Whitbread hires Richard Baker as chairman

      Costa Coffee and Premier Inn-owner Whitbread has appointed former Alliance Boots chief executive Richard Baker as its new...

    2. Material World

      September 17, 2013

      The Harrods-isation of Saks: a new general in the department store wars

      Getty Images The news yesterday that Marigay McKee (left, with Michael Kors), former chief merchant of Harrods, was moving...

    1. May 14, 2013

      INTL FCStone to take control of Cleartrade Exchange

      INTL FCStone, one of the largest independent futures brokers in the US, is to push into Asia with a deal to take a...

    2. February 28, 2013

      Cleartrade plans to sell majority stake

      Cleartrade Exchange, the start-up Singapore-based commodities bourse, is looking to sell a majority stake in itself to users...

    3. October 15, 2012

      The Lighthouse, Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London

      It is surprising there are not more operas on the theme of ghosts and the supernatural. By its very nature, music can add an...

    4. June 22, 2012

      Stars face big bill as tax plan backfires

      Wealthy investors including Sir Alex Ferguson, Sven-Göran Eriksson and a host of sports stars and City figures could be...

    5. January 15, 2012

      Hedge funds lobby SEC over secrecy rule

      Hedge fund lobbyists have petitioned the US Securities and Exchange Commission to repeal the rule that lies behind one of...

    6. June 27, 2011

      Warning on cost of producing Wimbledon hero

      Parents who believe they have an Andy Murray in the family, take note: the cost of converting your progeny into a British...

    7. May 5, 2011

      Cleartrade rules out creating integrated bourse

      Cleartrade Exchange, a start-up commodities bourse, has ruled out joining the London Metal Exchange in mulling the creation...

    8. April 27, 2011

      Grand slam for Branson

      Virgin Active chief Matthew Bucknall has given boss Sir Richard Branson what he wanted by agreeing to buy Esporta’s fitness...

    9. January 27, 2011

      Hedge funds rebuke Goldman Sachs regulation call

      Leading hedge fund managers have hit back at calls for tougher regulation of their industry made by Gary Cohn, Goldman Sachs...

    10. January 13, 2011

      Target expands into Canada

      Target, the US discount retailer known for its “cheap chic” image, is to invest more than $2.8bn in opening up to 150 stores...

    11. July 17, 2010

      DFS prepares £240m bond issue

      DFS is hoping to raise £240m ($367m) from a bond issue to repay the £182m the sofa retailer was loaned by Lord Kirkham, its...

    12. April 23, 2010

      Founder of DFS set for £300m from sale

      Lord Kirkham, the founder and chairman of DFS, is set to make more than £300m from the £500m sale of the sofa retailer to...

    13. April 22, 2010

      Founder of DFS set for £300m from sale

      Lord Kirkham, the founder and chairman of DFS, is set to make more than £300m ($462m) from the £500m sale of the sofa...

    14. November 20, 2009

      Matalan draws buy-out groups

      Five heavyweight private equity groups are among the first-round bidders for Matalan, the privately owned discount clothing...

    15. November 19, 2009

      Matalan draws buy-out groups

      Drift to thrift: like-for-like sales at the cut-price fashion retailer rose 8 per cent in the 14 weeks to June Five...

    16. November 19, 2009

      Norman school

      New ITV chairman Archie Norman , has a knack for talent spotting. The long list of people he has hired down the years...

    17. September 19, 2009

      Megrahi to reveal appeal evidence

      The Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing is to publish information on the internet that would have been presented in...

    18. September 19, 2009

      Libyan bomber to protest innocence

      The Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing will publish on the internet information that would have been presented in...

    19. September 8, 2009

      Whitbread gets coffee high from Costa

      Shares in Whitbread rose more than 18 per cent yesterday after the hotel and restaurant group said a marketing campaign...

    20. September 7, 2009

      Whitbread gets coffee high from Costa

      Shares in Whitbread rose more than 18 per cent on Monday after the hotel and restaurant group said a marketing campaign...

    21. September 5, 2009

      Defining Moment: Britain’s first shopping mall opens in Birmingham, May 29 1964

      It was a monument to provincial pride in reinforced concrete and glass. When the Duke of Edinburgh opened the Birmingham...

    22. September 3, 2009

      Scots government defeated over Libyan

      Scotland's government was defeated but defiant last night after the parliament in Edinburgh censured it for the...

    23. September 3, 2009

      SNP hopes to ride out storm over Megrahi

      The Scottish government was defeated but defiant last night after Holyrood censured its controversial decision to free the...

    24. August 21, 2009

      Private equity man

      If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. This seems to be Richard Baker's motto since he quit as Alliance Boots chief in 2007 after...

    25. June 9, 2009

      Asda school

      Andy Hornby's return to retail as Alliance Boots group chief sees him facing the delicate task of having the boss's...

    26. June 8, 2009

      Hornby to take helm at Alliance Boots

      Andy Hornby, the former chief executive of HBOS, is set to become the chief executive of Alliance Boots, in a move that...

    27. June 7, 2009

      Hornby to take helm at Alliance Boots

      Andy Hornby (pictured below), the former chief executive of HBOS, is set to become the chief executive of Alliance Boots, in...

    28. May 27, 2009

      Versace head to leave after clash over strategy

      The fickle world of fashion has experienced many differences between creatives and money men. Often the money men come out...

    29. May 27, 2009

      Versace chief to leave after clash over strategy

      The fickle world of fashion has experienced many differences between creatives and money men. Often the money men come out...

    30. May 26, 2009

      Versace chief to leave after clash over strategy

      The fickle world of fashion has experienced many differences between creatives and money men. Often the money men come out...

    31. February 27, 2009

      Earning points

      Former Alliance Boots chief Richard Baker is expanding his portfolio. The ex-Asda man, who chairs Sir Richard Branson's gym...

    32. January 19, 2009

      Hedge funds move to limit rules burden

      Regulation is coming to the hedge fund industry, and the world's top traders know it. In Britain and the US hedge funds...

    33. January 18, 2009

      Hedge funds move to limit rules burden

      Regulation is coming to the hedge fund industry, and the world’s top traders know it. In Britain and the US hedge funds have...

    34. FT Alphaville

      November 10, 2008

      Hedge funds in congressional hotseat

      The US congressional committee that made headlines last month grilling former Lehman Brothers chief executive Dick Fuld and...

    35. October 17, 2008

      New York steals UK hedge fund business

      London has suffered a setback in the battle with Wall Street for leadership of what remains of the financial world as hedge...

    36. October 16, 2008

      New York reaps reward from hedge fund fears

      London has suffered a setback in the battle with Wall Street for leadership of what remains of the financial world as hedge...

    37. FT Alphaville

      October 16, 2008

      Hedge funds urge intervention on Lehman

      A group of the largest US hedge funds has called on the Bank of England to intervene to free an estimated $65bn in assets...

    38. October 16, 2008

      Hedge funds call for intervention on Lehman

      A group of the largest US hedge funds has called on the Bank of England to intervene to free an estimated $65bn (£38bn) in...

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