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The move follows on from the 2010 agreement to enhance defence co-operation including sharing aircraft carriers, joint expeditionary forces and training

The Business Matrix: Thursday 16 February 2012

Losses leave bitter taste at Thorntons

Fiji carrier chooses Rolls-Royce engines for aircraft

The aero-engines maker Rolls-Royce has bagged a $210m (£133m) contract from Fiji's national airline, Air Pacific.

Investment Column: Rolls-Royce deserves its premium rating

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Rolls Royce plant 'may go abroad'

Engine maker Rolls-Royce has come under fire after admitting it is considering building a new hi-tech facility overseas rather than in the UK.

Rolls settles legal row with P&W

Rolls-Royce has settled a legal row over patent rights on commercial jets with US rival Pratt & Whitney (P&W), in a case that had threatened to delay deliveries of Boeing's new 787 passenger aircraft.

Qantas settles A380 case with Rolls for A$95m

Qantas has reached a A$95m (£62.5m) settlement with the engine maker Rolls-Royce over a mid-air explosion last year that required one of its Airbus A380 aircraft to make an emergency landing with 469 people on board, and forced the Australian carrier to ground its entire fleet of the superjumbos.

Rolls-Royce bags $2.2bn order at Paris Air Show

Rolls-Royce flew the flag for the British contingent on the first day of the Paris Air show yesterday, bagging a $2.2bn (£1.4bn) order with Brazil's TAM Airlines to provide engines for its fleet of Airbus A350 jets.

Airliner makes emergency landing

An airliner carrying 149 people was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its Rolls-Royce engines caught fire in mid-flight.

Business Diary: IRS picks right men for the job

We are looking forward to the Investors Relations Society's annual conference next month. Speakers include Sir Roger Carr, the chairman-elect of the CBI, and Andrew Shilston, the finance director at Rolls-Royce.

Market Report: Analysts engineer rises for IMI and Rolls-Royce

Engineering stocks were in focus last night, as both Rolls-Royce and IMI found themselves propelled up the blue-chip index by bullish brokers.

Rolls-Royce and Daimler eye Tognum engine-maker

Rolls-Royce is in talks with Daimler about the possible acquisition of German engine-maker Tognum, the UK engineering giant said yesterday. The two companies are in "constructive discussions" over the plan for each to acquire equal stakes in Tognum, which is a leading supplier of engines and powertrains for ships, trains, and heavy industry.

Engines run smoothly again as Rolls-Royce is named top brand

It experienced a wretched year that saw its chief executive step down and the failure of one of its engines that could have resulted in the crash of an Airbus plane carrying 469 passengers. Then last week one of its bosses accompanied David Cameron on his ill-fated tour to bang the drum for Britain's defence industry.

Investment Column: Ladbrokes remains a solid long-term bet

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