Outlook First Standard Chartered, then Experian, and now Sainsbury’s. It’s shaping up to be a year of boardroom upheaval, and it’s still only January. Who next? Well, a little bird tells me Schroders’ veteran chief executive Michael Dobson has sounded out confidants in the City about the idea of him becoming chairman of this granddaddy of fund managers, succeeding 69-year-old Andrew Beeson.
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Wednesday 29 June 2011
Financial services firms have learned nothing about treating customers fairly in the last eight years, according to the man who regulates the industry – Hector Sants, chief executive of the City watchdog, the Financial Services Authority.
Sunday 26 June 2011
Investors will be taking a close look at results statements from two of 2010's biggest Stock Exchange listings, Betfair and Ocado.
Friday 24 June 2011
A powerful general has called Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai a "security threat" and accused him of taking instructions from Westerners who are seeking "illegal regime change".
Wednesday 22 June 2011
The rumour mill turned its attention back towards Man Group last night, as reheated speculation that the world's biggest listed hedge fund manager could be a target helped it to surge up the blue-chip index's leaderboard.
Tuesday 21 June 2011
Alisher Usmanov has increased his shareholding in Arsenal beyond the 29 per cent mark.
Thursday 19 May 2011
Land Securities signalled its intention to build more prime London offices yesterday to exploit the prospect of an "even more acute"-than-expected gap between supply and demand.
Saturday 23 April 2011
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Northern Rock is going back into the securitisation market for up to £370m of funding three years after its reliance on packaging mortgages as bonds drove it into state ownership.
Saturday 12 March 2011
The luxury group Mulberry has raised profit forecasts for the third time in four months as the well heeled, both in the UK and overseas, snapped up its leather goods.
Monday 07 March 2011
The John Lewis Partnership will launch its first ever retail bond this morning to raise £50m. The five-year bond will have a fixed annual return rate of 4.5 per cent, plus another 2 per cent paid in gift vouchers.
Friday 18 February 2011
Virgin Media's chief executive Neil Berkett hailed a "year of great achievement" as it recorded its highest ever annual revenues and bust through the £1bn mark in one quarter for the first time.
Friday 11 February 2011
If President Hosni Mubarak finally does go it would represent the beginning of the end for the authoritarian era in the Arab world. If he is eventually ousted it will be as important, if not more so, than the Egyptian Revolution and the overthrow of the monarchy in 1952. And it will preface one of the most critical periods of modern Egypt and the Arab world; one full of risks and possibilities. But that time was not last night.
Thursday 20 January 2011
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Thursday 28 October 2010
Choreographer Jonathan Burrows can spin small worlds out of very little – in his duets with composer Matteo Fargion, he's made intricate and appealing dances out of a few gestures and patter syllables. For this new show, presented as part of Dance Umbrella, he works on similar lines with performer Chrysa Parkinson. Their new work Dogheart rambles more than those earlier duets, with some of the charm but much less focus.
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