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Mark Leftly sees the British technology company's ageing investors fail to prevent its sale to Schneider Electric

France’s Schneider agrees £3.4bn takeover of Invensys

France's Schneider Electric has agreed a £3.4 billion deal for Invensys in a move that could lead to jobs cuts for UK workers.    

Invensys selling Britain out

A French swoop on Invensys would call time on a British engineer that traces its orgins back to the 19th century.

Invensys dives after Emerson walks away

Shares in Invensys tumbled by 14 per cent yesterday, after it was forced to make an embarrassing U-turn and admit US giant Emerson had made a £2bn-plus bid approach but gone away.

HMRC chief under pressure to quit over Goldman Sachs tax let-off

Top official admits error but denies lying to MPs after bankers avoided multimillion pound bill

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Inquiry launched into exam errors

Almost half a billion pounds was wasted in a project to build fire control rooms that was flawed from the start because it failed to win the support of fire and rescue services.

Co-operative groups outpace wider economy

Britain's co-operative sector outperformed the wider UK economy last year in a boost for businesses owned by their employees or customers. Co-operatives UK said the combined turnover of mutual organisations rose 4.4 per cent last year. The biggest growth was at employee-owned firms such as John Lewis and Suma Wholefoods, while the customer-owned Co-operative Group's £14bn revenue made it the biggest business.

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