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  1. July 12, 2011

    Decision to abolish cheques reversed

    A controversial plan to abolish cheques has been scrapped, after banks were warned in parliament that they had “scared the...

  2. September 3, 2010

    My First Million: Richard North Patterson

    Richard North Patterson, 63, has sold more than 20m novels worldwide, including Balance of Power, The Race and Eclipse. His...

  1. September 19, 2009

    Bankers toast a bygone era

    The days before the Big Bang, when relationships counted for everything in the City, were recalled at UBS's 25th...

  2. June 16, 2009

    Britain to hold closed inquiry into Iraq war

    Gordon Brown, Britain's prime minister, yesterday announced that Britain was launching its broadest-ever inquiry into its...

  3. February 4, 2009

    Deloitte to scrutinise Woolworths directors

    Woolworths' directors will be scrutinised by Deloitte, administrator to the collapsed chain, after a creditor questioned...

  4. February 3, 2009

    Deloitte to scrutinise Woolworths directors

    Woolworths’ directors will be scrutinised by Deloitte, administrator to the collapsed chain, after a creditor questioned...

  5. January 16, 2009

    Mecom directors quit after revolt

    Mecom, the European newspaper group, is at the centre of an extraordinary boardroom row that has led to a mass resignation...

  6. November 26, 2008

    Woolworths falls into administration

    Woolworths fell into administration on Wednesday, putting 30,000 jobs at risk and marking the bleakest day so far for retail...

  7. November 20, 2008

    Woolworths' board adopts salvage effort

    Woolworths' board was last night trying to salvage a viable business and navigate the competing demands of investors and...

  8. November 19, 2008

    Woolworths’ board adopts salvage effort

    The Woolworths board was trying to salvage a viable business on Wednesday night and navigate the competing demands of...

  9. September 5, 2008

    Walker holds talks over Woolworths

    Malcolm Walker, the chief executive of the Iceland supermarket chain, has met the leading shareholder in Woolworths to...

  10. August 19, 2008

    Woolies looks again at Baugur

    Woolworths has opened the door to the Baugur-led consortium trying to buy its stores two days after rejecting a proposed...

  11. August 19, 2008

    Baugur in second Woolworths push

    The Baugur-led consortium rebuffed by the Woolworths board has contacted other shareholders to try to force the directors...

  12. August 18, 2008

    Woolworths rebuffs Baugur

    Woolworths yesterday rejected an attempt by Baugur, the Icelandic investment group that is its second-biggest shareholder,...

  13. August 18, 2008

    Walker poised for return to Woolworths if Baugur bid succeeds

    Malcolm Walker is a man who does not like to say goodbye. When Baugur, the investment group, led a consortium to buy the...

  14. August 17, 2008

    Walker poised for Woolworths return

    Malcolm Walker is a man who does not like to say goodbye. When Baugur, the investment group, led a consortium to buy the...

  15. August 17, 2008

    Baugur in second Woolworths push

    The Baugur-led consortium rebuffed by the Woolworths board has contacted other shareholders to try to force the directors to...

  16. August 13, 2008

    Woolies pins hope on Focus chief

    Woolworthsis betting on the restructuring skills of a former DIY boss to restore its fortunes. Steve Johnson, the former...

  17. August 12, 2008

    Woolies pins hope on Focus chief

    Woolworths is betting on the restructuring skills of a former DIY boss to restore its fortunes. Steve Johnson, the former...

  18. July 30, 2008

    Woolworths issues profits warning

    Woolworths lurched to a new low yesterday after the variety retailer and wholesaler issued a profit warning on the back of...

  19. July 29, 2008

    Woolworths issues profits warning

    Woolworths lurched to a new low on Tuesday after the variety retailer and wholesaler issued a profit warning on the back of...

  20. June 19, 2008

    Woolies and chief executive agree exit

    Trevor Bish-Jones has been asked to step down as chief executive of Woolworths after more than six years at the helm of the...

  21. June 18, 2008

    Bish-Jones steps down at Woolworths

    Trevor Bish-Jones has been asked to step down as chief executive of Woolworths after more than six years at the helm of the...

  22. April 9, 2008

    Optimists always have the last laugh

    If you want to get depressed every morning, tune in to Today on BBC Radio 4. There you will hear an unremittingly grim view...

  23. April 8, 2008

    Optimists always have the last laugh

    If you want to get depressed every morning, tune in to Today on BBC Radio 4. There you will hear an unremittingly grim view...

  24. November 15, 2007

    Delivering news

    Media mogul David Montgomery 's stable of papers takes him to chilly Warsaw this week, courtesy of operations across...

  25. June 7, 2007

    Corbett tells of 'challenge' for Woolworths

    Gerald Corbett, the outgoing chairman of Woolworths, said the struggling variety store retailer and entertainment products...

  26. June 6, 2007

    Woolworths says conditions ‘challenging’

    Gerald Corbett, the outgoing chairman of Woolworths Group on Wednesday said the struggling variety store retailer and...

  27. April 11, 2007

    Baugur blasts Woolworths team

    Woolworths was facing mounting pressure for radical change yesterday after Baugur, its largest shareholder, for the first...

  28. April 10, 2007

    Baugur blasts Woolworths leadership

    Woolworths was facing mounting pressure for radical change on Tuesday after Baugur, its largest shareholder, for the first...

  29. March 2, 2007

    Charles Pretzlik: Corbett leaving Woolworths

    It is an unusually busy Friday for news, led by Gerald Corbett saying he will step down as chairman of Woolworths at the...

  30. October 10, 2006

    North balances Woolworths board

    Richard North, InterContinental Hotels' former chief executive, is boosting the ranks of non-executive directors at...

  31. June 26, 2006

    Disarray at EADS

    BUSINESS The crisis at EADS, parent of Airbus, deepened as share disposals by Noel Forgeard, the French co-chief executive,...

  32. January 5, 2006

    Ridsdale and team get the all-clear

    Saturday sees an FA Cup third round rematch of the 1927 final that famously saw the trophy leave England for the only time...

  33. January 4, 2006

    Mudlark: Ridsdale and team get the all-clear

    Saturday sees an FA Cup third round rematch of the 1927 final that famously saw the trophy leave England for the only time –...

  34. October 13, 2005

    Military planning 'is moving too close to the rest of Europe'

    Britain is drifting too closely to the rest of Europe in its military planning and procurement, running the risk of making...

  35. May 14, 2005

    The cost of contentment

    RICH IS BEAUTIFUL: A Very Personal Defence of Mass Affluence by Richard D. North Social Affairs Unit £20, 311 pages...

  36. January 15, 2005

    Britvic to pursue float plans later rather than sooner

    Britvic, the soft drinks company, is to pursue its flotation plans later than expected after the group's three main...

  37. December 27, 2004

    Corbett lined up as Britvic boss

    Gerald Corbett, the former Railtrack chief executive, is being lined up to chair Britvic when the soft drinks group floats...

  38. December 15, 2004

    Cosslett replaces North as IHG chief

    InterContinental Hotels Group yesterday appointed Andrew Cosslett as chief executive to replace Richard North, who left the...

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