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  1. October 13, 2013

    Europe defence groups urge technology sharing

    Some of Europe’s biggest defence companies have called on their governments to help them win foreign contracts by allowing...

  2. October 11, 2013

    Transparency over ‘proffers’ will make bribes hard to hide

    When a government hands out a valuable resource, whether it is permission to build on open land or a concession to drill for...

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    Western defence companies are on the back foot as deep cuts work their way through the...
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  1. October 9, 2013

    Turkey builds domestic defence industry

    Many countries have tried to use offset programmes to create an indigenous defence industry, but Turkey is one of the...

  2. October 9, 2013

    Probes into Portugal’s submarines deal

    Corruption allegations surrounding Portugal’s 2004 purchase of a pair of submarines from German contractors HDW, Ferrostaal...

  3. October 9, 2013

    Defence groups fear UAE investment penalties

    Defence company executives fear they have exposed themselves to millions of dollars of penalties in the United Arab Emirates...

  4. October 9, 2013

    The history of defence offsets

    Countries have long used weapons sales to boost their economies. In the years after the second world war, US President...

  5. October 9, 2013

    South Africa deals embroiled in controversy

    When in the 1990s South Africa agreed a $4.8bn deal to buy warships, submarines and aircraft from Germany, Sweden, Italy and...

  6. October 9, 2013

    Q&A: what are offsets?

    Few people know that defence companies make huge promises as they compete with each other to win government contracts for...

  7. October 9, 2013

    Defence groups’ sweeteners swell to $75bn

    Western defence companies have agreed $75bn of sweetener deals, ranging from helping Omani fishermen to financing an Emirati...

  8. October 9, 2013

    Offsets: methodology used in FT study

    Most defence companies do not reveal the value of their offset obligations and the few that do use proprietary and differing...

  9. October 9, 2013

    Offset side deals spark calls for transparency

    For the past few years, BAE Systems, Europe’s biggest defence contractor, has reaped some of its biggest dividends from an...

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