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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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