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      Boris Johnson aims to win back voters as ‘One Nation Tory’

      Boris Johnson is to launch himself back into national politics next year as a “One Nation Tory” capable of wooing back...

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      Un ballo in maschera, Royal Opera House, London — review

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    1. 10 hours ago

      House prices falling in a third of UK, study shows

      House prices are falling in almost a third of the UK’s local housing markets, according to research findings that suggest...

    2. 16 hours ago

      Drugmaker Hikma on lookout for acquisitions

      Hikma is on the lookout for more acquisitions as the UK-listed drugmaker pushes for membership of the FTSE 100 index. Said...

    3. 17 hours ago

      Jeremy Helsby, Savills CEO: beyond the tweeds and Labrador

      When 33-year-old Jeremy Helsby returned to London in 1988, it was not a happy occasion. He had been sent out to Washington...

    4. December 19, 2014

      Exit charges exist so that offices can recoup outstanding costs

      Sir, With reference to Neil Collins’ article “FCA leak has taken the heat off hugely profitable exit fees” (On London,...

    5. December 19, 2014

      Next misses out on London equity rally

      A fourth straight gain for the London market on Friday gave the FTSE 100 its best week since 2011, but Next missed out on...

    6. December 19, 2014

      Qatar makes Tottenham Hotspur its goal

      Qatar’s UK trophy cabinet boasts Harrods, a stake in Barclays Bank and Chelsea Barracks, but has one omission: no Premier...

    7. December 19, 2014

      10-year mortgage deals offer certainty at a price

      TSB has launched a 10-year mortgage with a five-year “get-out” clause, which it says affords borrowers long-term certainty...

    8. December 19, 2014

      Why there can be no room for fare-dodgers

      News flash: the City of London is safe from fare-dodgers. This week the UK financial watchdog imposed a lifetime industry...

    9. December 19, 2014

      The art market: hello and goodbye

      The end of this year has brought a lot of surprises on the art market. Foremost is the hunt for a new head for Sotheby’s,...

    10. December 19, 2014

      Snapshot: ‘Alvin Langdon Coburn’, Fundación Mapfre, Madrid

      Snapshot: ‘Alvin Langdon Coburn’, Fundación Mapfre, Madrid Alvin Langdon Coburn was eight years old when he was given his...

    11. December 19, 2014

      Ukip rules out coalition role without EU referendum

      The UK Independence party will not join a formal coalition but will prop up a minority government if allowed a referendum on...

    12. December 19, 2014

      US private equity beaten by Russell Brand

      The battle for the New Era estate A US private equity firm has admitted defeat in its attempt to redevelop an estate in east...

    13. December 19, 2014

      Glamorously ever after

      Fashion has always been in thrall to the fairytale. When Sigmund Freud came to London in spring 1939, he saw young women in...

    14. December 19, 2014

      Garden bridge approved by London mayor

      Plans for a £175m garden bridge on the river Thames have been cleared by the mayor of London, who says the project will...

    15. December 19, 2014

      Chiltern Firehouse sparks fears for London street’s character

      The rise of the Chiltern Firehouse restaurant to become London’s favourite celebrity haunt has helped propel Chiltern...

    16. December 19, 2014

      Police drop probe into Serco’s prisoner contract

      City of London Police have dropped their investigation into Serco’s handling of a £285m prisoner escort contract, which was...

    17. December 19, 2014

      London super-sewer is a waste of money

      Chris Binnie would like to save every household in London £80 a year. The capital’s construction kings would like him to...

    18. December 18, 2014

      The most popular stories of 2014

      These were the most popular stories on FT.com this year. Russia, China, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the Scottish...

    19. December 18, 2014

      InterContinental higher on urge to merge

      A retread of sector consolidation theories helped put InterContinental Hotels on the London market leaderboard on Thursday....

    20. December 18, 2014

      London and Oxbridge top the UK’s business school research list

      The business schools at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford, along with three top London institutions, are the five big...

    21. December 18, 2014

      Goldman elevates Murdoch banker to key job

      Goldman Sachs appointed John Waldron as co-head of investment banking on Thursday, promoting the relatively young adviser to...

    22. December 18, 2014

      Catlin bid could catalyse insurance consolidation

      For months, bankers have been predicting a wave of dealmaking at Lloyd’s of London as intensifying competition at the...

    23. December 18, 2014

      Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb — film review

      Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is a sequel to the sequel and as sorry as that sounds. The funny historical museum...

    24. December 18, 2014

      Cats, London Palladium — review

      Imagine: a musical based on a bunch of poems by T.S. Eliot, about moggies . . . and they think that will fill the West End’s...

    25. December 18, 2014

      Songbird board urged to accept Canary Wharf bid

      US asset manager Franklin Mutual Advisers, the third-largest shareholder in east London business district Canary Wharf, has...

    26. December 18, 2014

      London’s IPO price falls curb enthusiasm

      Floating on the stock exchange can be a nerve-racking business as investors either enthusiastically back companies or give...

    27. December 18, 2014

      The rise of running to work prompts call for tax breaks on kit

      It was 6am, dark and bitterly cold, when I slammed the door on my warm house and began my jog to the office. I was planning...

    28. December 18, 2014

      London universities set to gain ground in research funding

      London universities can expect to secure a bigger slice of higher education funding next year, according to rankings that...

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      December 18, 2014

      Hello 2015: India, between today’s euphoria and tomorrow’s stress test

      By Saurabh Mukherjea of Ambit Capital As I finish my two-week year-end trip to meet our western clients (around 40 of them),...

    30. December 17, 2014

      Specialist City anti-corruption unit to be set up after scandals

      A specialist unit to fight bribery and corruption is to be set up to try to clamp down on white-collar crime in the City,...

    31. December 17, 2014

      Russian investigators release billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov

      Russian investigators have released billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov — whose oil company, Bashneft, had been nationalised —...

    32. December 17, 2014

      Let London’s airports achieve potential

      If Britain is to keep pace in the global economy, southeast England needs an additional runway. But this vital...

    33. December 17, 2014

      City of Angels, Donmar Warehouse, London — review

      City Of Angels (1989) is a smart blend of past and present in both its subject matter and its approach thereto. In its first...

    34. December 17, 2014

      Sirens, Soho Theatre, London — review

      When you hear the word “sirens” do you imagine the femmes fatales of Greek mythology or the distressed wail of emergency...

    35. December 17, 2014

      Man Group buys Silvermine for $23.5m

      Man Group is to buy Silvermine Capital, a $3.8bn leveraged loan manager based in Connecticut, in the latest of a string of...

    36. December 17, 2014

      Increased Kurdish oil exports will add to price pressure

      The semi-autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq expects oil exports to increase during the next year, moving it closer to...

    37. FT Alphaville

      December 17, 2014

      Reminder: US Markets Live, special FOMC presser edition

      Joseph and I will be kicking off at 2:25pm EST (7:25pm in London) at the usual place. We’ll have a few minutes to discuss...

    38. December 17, 2014

      XL Group in talks to buy Lloyd’s insurer Catlin

      Catlin is in talks about a £2.6bn takeover by New York-listed XL Group, in a deal that would represent the largest ever...

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