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  1. July 3, 2014

    BAE chief Sir Roger Carr blasts ‘demonisation’ of big business

    Sir Roger Carr, the chairman of BAE Systems, has accused politicians of “demonising” big business during an event designed...

  2. June 17, 2014

    BofA wins best pan-European equity research broker award

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch bagged the top award at the City’s Oscars – the Thomson Extel survey of brokers – having been...

  1. May 29, 2014

    Weston quits as British Gas chief executive

    Chris Weston is leaving his job as head of British Gas after only 15 months to take over as chief executive of Aggreko, the...

  2. May 14, 2014

    Investors must have the final word on AstraZeneca

    The proposed takeover by Pfizer of AstraZeneca has engaged the public, enraged politicians and triggered, in some quarters,...

  3. February 28, 2014

    Boardroom trades March 1

    Shares in defence group BAE Systems fell sharply last week as a contraction in earnings from US contracts sent the shares...

  4. January 7, 2014

    Centrica finance director Nick Luff leaves for Reed Elsevier

    Centrica’s highly regarded finance director has been poached by fellow FTSE 100 group Reed Elsevier, adding to a string of...

  5. 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...

  6. October 4, 2013

    Centrica appoints Rick Haythornthwaite as chairman

    Centrica has appointed Rick Haythornthwaite, one of the UK’s leading business figures, as its new chairman. The former BP...

  7. July 18, 2013

    Sir Roger Carr: a grandee with a seat at the top table of business

    Sir Roger Carr has earned himself “grandee” status among the UK’s business elite, a feat made all the more impressive by the...

  8. June 12, 2013

    New BAE chairman to keep status quo

    The newly confirmed chairman of BAE will not change top management at the UK’s biggest defence contractor, though some big...

  9. FT Alphaville

    June 12, 2013

    The (early) lunch wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Copper, still in the pits — Izzy refers to a BNP Paribas note which is not optimistic...

  10. June 12, 2013

    Sir Roger Carr confirmed as BAE chair

    BAE Systems has confirmed its widely rumoured selection of Sir Roger Carr as the FTSE 100 defence company’s new chairman....

  11. May 28, 2013

    Lombard: BAE’s chairman search is not a race against the clock

    The law of supply and demand works differently in the boardroom. The greater the demands of the role, the shorter is the...

  12. May 19, 2013

    BAE’s investors set to back choice of chairman

    BAE is moving toward naming its new chairman with the UK defence company’s most influential stakeholders expected to make a...

  13. May 17, 2013

    Britain’s looming energy shortage

    Governments of all political hues have long known that Britain faces an energy crunch. The country’s generous endowment of...

  14. May 14, 2013

    CBI chief Roger Carr urges resolution of UK’s energy needs

    Britain faces a serious threat of the lights going out unless the country’s energy policy needs are resolved as a matter of...

  15. May 12, 2013

    BAE Systems seeks Briton as new chairman

    BAE Systems, Europe’s biggest defence contractor, is hunting for a Briton to be its new chairman and will have to request...

  16. March 19, 2013

    BAE freezes pay of top executives

    BAE Systems, Europe’s largest defence contractor, has frozen the pay of its top executives after a delay in clinching a jet...

  17. March 19, 2013

    Sir Mike Rake to be president of CBI

    Sir Mike Rake, chairman of BT Group, is to become president of the CBI, Britain’s biggest business organisation, taking over...

  18. January 8, 2013

    Business leaders warn Cameron on EU terms

    Leading British business figures have warned David Cameron that he risks destabilising the economy inadvertently taking...

  19. December 2, 2012

    Optimism over UK economy grows

    Slightly more than half the UK’s biggest public companies expect economic conditions in the country to improve in the next...

  20. November 19, 2012

    CBI chief warns against EU retreat

    The head of Britain’s largest business group has issued a rallying cry to companies to fight their corner in resisting any...

  21. October 4, 2012

    Business urged to raise ethical standards

    British business needs to raise ethical standards to prove it is “fit for purpose” after months of controversy that have...

  22. July 2, 2012

    UK business groups hedge their bets

    Uncertainty over the UK’s future relationship with the EU threatens to damage the economy, pro-Europe business leaders...

  23. May 16, 2012

    Face ‘hard truths’, CBI head tells bosses

    The president of the CBI employers’ group will on Wednesday urge business leaders to confront some “hard truths” to deliver...

  24. March 14, 2012

    Coalition not seen as business friendly

    One in three of the UK’s biggest companies think that the coalition government is not business friendly, according to the...

  25. February 23, 2012

    Business chiefs welcome Cameron speech

    Corporate Britain cheered David Cameron on Thursday for an aggressively pro-business speech. The prime minister tried to...

  26. February 1, 2012

    Business split over Goodwin and Hester

    One of David Cameron’s most senior business allies has spoken out against politicians’ treatment of Fred Goodwin, saying the...

  27. January 31, 2012

    Miliband denies ‘witch hunt’ against bankers

    Ed Miliband has denied conducting a “witch hunt” against bankers after Sir Roger Carr accused MPs of encouraging unfair and...

  28. January 29, 2012

    Hester agrees to give up £1m bonus

    Stephen Hester, Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive, agreed on Sunday night to give up a bonus worth almost £1m, bowing...

  29. January 9, 2012

    Case study: Kraft’s takeover of Cadbury

    The story In 2009, US food company Kraft Foods launched a hostile bid for Cadbury, the UK-listed chocolate maker. As became...

  30. November 21, 2011

    CBI calls for end to demonisation of banks

    The president of the CBI urged an end to the “demonisation’’ of banks and energy and defence companies on Monday as the...

  31. July 15, 2011

    History boy is Man of moment

    George Osborne brushed up on his history ahead of opening the new riverside offices of hedge fund Man Group on Thursday. Man...

  32. July 1, 2011

    Date set for launch of new takeover rules

    The Takeover Panel has set a deadline of September 19 for the introduction of new rules on bid approaches aimed at...

  33. June 22, 2011

    Barker adds OBR feather to her cap

    Former monetary policy committee member Kate Barker has added another feather to her cap as she is named as a non-executive...

  34. June 7, 2011

    Schooled in the media’s ways

    Richard Dawkins is not amused. He agreed to lecture at a controversial new London college and is now being lumped with its...

  35. June 6, 2011

    CBI head talks tough on executive pay

    Sir Roger Carr, new president of the CBI employers group, has waded into the controversy over executive pay, warning FTSE...

  36. Westminster Blog

    June 1, 2011

    CBI's letter to George Osborne lambasting gas tax hike

    FT Westminster has obtained a letter from the CBI lambasting George Osborne for springing an unexpected tax hike on North...

  37. May 9, 2011

    Centrica feels the heat over tax rise

    Shares in Centrica dropped almost 4 per cent on Monday after the owner of British Gas warned that the recent tax increase on...

  38. Money Supply

    March 15, 2011

    A lenient Court

    Courts are supposed to be tough, distinguishing right from wrong, and imposing penalties for misdeeds. But not at the Bank...

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