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    1. June 18, 2015

      Murdochs extend ‘poison pill’ defence at News Corp

      News Corp has approved the extension of a shareholder “poison pill” that maintains the Murdoch family’s effective control of...

    2. June 9, 2015

      Plenty left over after Just Eat share issue

      A share issue offered by takeaway app Just Eat to fund the takeover of Australian rival Menulog generated hefty leftovers,...

    1. May 22, 2015

      Monte dei Paschi: Sienese spectacle

      Progress! Last summer’s rights issue from Italy’s Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena raised €5bn. This summer it only needs...

    2. April 28, 2015

      Kier confirms Mouchel takeover

      Kier has stepped up a gear on its road to expansion. On Tuesday, the FTSE 250 building group said it would acquire Mouchel,...

    3. April 17, 2015

      G4S chief executive Ashley Almanza receives 73% pay rise

      The chief executive of G4S, Ashley Almanza, has been rewarded with a 73 per cent pay increase for returning the outsourcing...

    4. March 25, 2015

      Tata Motors confirms $1bn rights issue

      Tata Motors has set out plans to raise as much as Rs75bn ($1.2bn) through a rights issue, as it seeks to cut debt and...

    5. March 23, 2015

      Optimal Payments strikes €1.1bn digital wallet deal for Skrill

      Optimal Payments has expanded its digital wallet with the €1.1bn reverse takeover of rival Skrill in a move that will propel...

    6. March 12, 2015

      Serco: becalmed

      Even the tightest ship needs a fair wind behind it. Rupert Soames, the new Serco chief executive, aims to shore up an...

    7. FT Alphaville

      March 12, 2015

      Markets Live: Thursday, 12th March, 2015

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:06 on 12 Mar 2015. Participants in this session were: ...

    8. March 12, 2015

      Serco shares tumble after final dividend is scrapped

      Serco slumped to a pre-tax loss of more than £1bn last year following a crisis with several large public sector contracts,...

    9. March 4, 2015

      StanChart, Zen and the art of expectation management

      Peter Sands of Standard Chartered adorned his valedictory full-year results presentation with the yin and yang symbol and...

    10. FT Alphaville

      February 27, 2015

      Markets Live: Friday, 27th February, 2015

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:04 on 27 Feb 2015. Participants in this session were: ...

    11. February 26, 2015

      Investors approve Petropavlovsk’s restructuring plan

      Petropavlovsk investors have supported its restructuring plan and rejected an alternative from the stricken gold miner’s...

    12. February 26, 2015

      Standard Chartered: Sands of time

      One person’s “orderly succession plan” is another’s clean sweep of the board. In attempting to portray the latter as the...

    13. February 20, 2015

      Serco shines on hopes of modest cash call

      Serco climbed to its best level since November on Friday as optimism grew that its cash call will be scaled back. Serco...

    14. February 20, 2015

      More reasons not to buy bank shares

      Aldermore is one of the so-called “challenger banks” snapping at the heels of the rhinoceri of the high street. Judging by...

    15. February 18, 2015

      Sapinda proposes alternative Petropavlovsk deal

      Sapinda, the investment group that is threatening to push Petropavlovsk into bankruptcy unless it renegotiates it debt...

    16. February 17, 2015

      Stakeholder pushes Petropavlosk for new debt talks

      A private investment vehicle has bought a significant stake in Petropavlovsk and is threatening to push the troubled gold...

    17. February 13, 2015

      Petropavlovsk urges investors to back refinancing

      Petropavlovsk, the Russian-focused gold mining company chaired by City grandee Peter Hambro, is warning shareholders that...

    18. FT Alphaville

      February 13, 2015

      Markets Live: Friday, 13th February, 2015

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:08 on 13 Feb 2015. Participants in this session were: ...

    19. FT Alphaville

      February 9, 2015

      Markets Live: Monday, 9th February, 2015

      This is the transcript of the Markets Live session ending at 12:04 on 9 Feb 2015. Participants in this session were: ...

    20. January 8, 2015

      Tesco tops FTSE 100 after turnround plan

      Retailers were at the top and bottom of the FTSE 100 on Thursday, as investors welcomed Tesco’s turnround plan but were...

    21. December 22, 2014

      Rangers’ woes deepen as shareholders reject rights issue

      Rangers’ financial woes deepened when the board failed to persuade shareholders to back a rights issue, leaving it to...

    22. 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...

    23. December 12, 2014

      Lewis poised to break Tesco’s habit of ‘diving for the line’

      Dave Lewis, the new chief executive of Tesco, wants to put a stop to “diving for the line”. In retail industry parlance,...

    24. December 8, 2014

      Petropavlovsk shares plunge on $235m refinancing plan

      Petropavlovsk, the struggling Russian gold miner, has set out plans for a deeply discounted rights issue, as part of a...

    25. November 30, 2014

      Falling Serco share price unsettles investors

      Unsettled investors are warning Serco’s new chief executive Rupert Soames that he will struggle to raise cash for a planned...

    26. November 28, 2014

      The elusive efficiency gains of insurance sector M&A

      There is nothing quite like the prospect of “efficiency gains” to persuade shareholders that an ambitious takeover is worth...

    27. November 14, 2014

      In the Middle East, female bodies are a battleground

      After a talk I gave in London a woman in the audience approached me: middle-aged, tall, and wearing a designer dress....

    28. November 13, 2014

      LSE to conclude Russell deal within weeks

      The London Stock Exchange Group said its planned $2.7bn purchase of Russell Investments, the US indices compiler, was ahead...

    29. November 10, 2014

      Things could yet worsen for Italy’s MPS even after a pig’s head

      For the citizens of Siena, October proved a cruel month. The lovely Italian city used to have a thriving bank. It was an...

    30. November 10, 2014

      Serco plans £550m rights issue after profit warning

      Serco admitted to a “dark hour” after identifying an expected £1.5bn in writedowns on key contracts, forcing it to issue its...

    31. November 5, 2014

      Monte dei Paschi to seek up to €2.5bn in rights issue

      Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena’s board has approved plans to raise up to €2.5bn in a rights issue to fill a hole in the...

    32. November 4, 2014

      Consortium plans rescue bid for Petropavlovsk

      A consortium led by a former lieutenant of Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska has launched a rescue bid for Petropavlovsk,...

    33. October 27, 2014

      Shareholders back Mothercare’s rights issue

      Plans to revitalise and modernise Mothercare are set to go ahead after investors backed the struggling retail chain’s £100m...

    34. October 10, 2014

      Tesco’s new chief has a short shelf-life to find answers

      Dave Lewis, the newly-instated chief executive of Tesco, has just 13 days left before he is due to update investors on the...

    35. October 7, 2014

      Tesco: taking the rights track

      If Britain is, as Napoleon had it, a nation of shopkeepers, then the crisis facing its largest retailer should lead to some...

    36. October 6, 2014

      Euro Disney faces €1bn bailout by Walt Disney parent

      Shares in Euro Disney took a rollercoaster-style dive on Monday after the Paris-based theme park announced a €1bn...

    37. October 3, 2014

      Tesco revamps Hudl tablet amid accounting crisis

      Tesco has pushed ahead with the launch of its second-generation Hudl tablet, despite the £250m profit overstatement that has...

    38. October 1, 2014

      UBM plans £563m rights issue to fund bid for Advanstar

      British events group UBM is set to make its biggest acquisition in almost two decades after the company said it would buy US...

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