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Tuesday 19 May 2009
Alliance Boots has posted robust full-year trading profits and sales, as customers seek comfort with its anti-ageing cream during the recession, but the health and beauty giant revealed deep job cuts at its wholesale pharmaceutical division.
Thursday 29 January 2009
Boots Opticians is to merge with Dollond & Aitchison, the high street retail chain said today.
Tuesday 09 December 2008
Lord Mandelson, the Business Secretary, will apply pressure to the heads of some of Britain's biggest companies tomorrow to get them to speed up payments to small businesses.
Tuesday 09 December 2008
Friday 05 December 2008
The City grandee Sir Nigel Rudd is to add the chairmanship of Invensys to a curriculum vitae that already includes board positions at two other FTSE 100 companies.
Friday 27 June 2008
Private equity deals have continued to dry up in the wake of the credit crunch, with the value of buyouts worldwide tumbling to a four-year low during the last quarter.
Wednesday 11 June 2008
The health and beauty specialist Alliance Boots is to target the world's largest emerging markets after revealing soaring profits for the year in which it was taken private in an £11.1bn private equity deal.
Sunday 23 March 2008
"Moonlighting" by MPs must end, Gordon Brown is being urged, in a drive to clean up British politics.
Wednesday 05 March 2008
The value of UK companies falling into foreign hands hit record levels last year, according to Government numbers, marking the country's fourth consecutive year as a net seller of companies.
Wednesday 27 February 2008
Jon Moulton, founder of Alchemy Partners, yesterday warned the private equity industry to prepare for the collapse of further deals this year, before turning his anger on the "enemies" outside and inside the buyout industry.
Thursday 14 February 2008
Private equity-backed companies have contributed £140bn in tax to the UK economy over the past five years, according to a new study commissioned by the industry trade body as part of its charm offensive to bring greater transparency to the market.
Tuesday 15 January 2008
Sunday 02 July 2006
Sunday 30 October 2005
Saturday 17 July 2004
Twenty years ago the SDP/Liberal Alliance tried to "break the mould of British politics". They failed. But their successors, the Liberal Democrats, have now at least managed to break the mould of British by-elections.
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