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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Thursday 18 April 2013
Countrywide Financial, the US mortgage giant rescued by Bank of America at the height of the credit crisis, has settled a mortgage-backed securities lawsuit with its investors, led by the Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System, for $500m (£328m).
Monday 15 April 2013
A falcon found dead in India near the country’s highly militarised border with Pakistan has sparked alarm after it was found to be fitted with a small surveillance camera.
Sunday 31 March 2013
Concerns linger over attacks after France's campaign in Mali
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Amendment to Energy Bill suggested amid growing concerns over energy shortages
Tuesday 19 March 2013
Pakistan has arrested a former militant leader in connection with the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, security officials said.
Sunday 17 March 2013
Property empire Land Securities is betting that the north's flagging economy will soon return to health as it launches a £350m shopping centre in Leeds.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
Conservationists object to housing in one of UK's key habitats for the birds
Northern Ireland: Terrorist attack foiled in Londonderry just minutes before mortars due to be fired at police station
Monday 04 March 2013
'Mass fatalities' avoided in major coup for security forces as three men arrested
Thursday 28 February 2013
The scale of the crisis facing Man Group's new boss was laid bare as clients pulled billions more from its funds and an employee was arrested for insider dealing.
Tuesday 19 February 2013
Sunday 17 February 2013
Islamists have waged a guerilla war in the region for over a year
'We believe the EU is stronger with the UK's involvement': Joe Biden to discuss referendum worries with David Cameron
Tuesday 05 February 2013
The US Vice President, Joe Biden, is in London today for a working lunch with David Cameron, on the last day of a tour of European capitals.
Sunday 27 January 2013
Irish police have said a detective killed near Dundalk in County Louth was shot without warning. Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, 41, a father of two, was murdered as he acted to stop an attempted robbery at a branch of Credit Union bank in Bellurgan, Jenkinstown.
Sunday 27 January 2013
BSkyB investors are anxious to hear what impact online rivals such as Netflix and LoveFilm are having on its pay-TV business – and how its own cut-price web service Now TV, launched last summer, is performing.
Friday 18 January 2013
It is an odd fact of UK life that we are home to the biggest and most sophisticated international financial centre in the world, but it seems unable to meet the demand from the British public for home loans at prices they can afford, and it is equally bad at providing loans for small businesses. It is notoriously reluctant to finance the start-ups and early-stage ventures on which our future prosperity depends, and on the other side of the balance sheet it is totally unable to deliver a reasonable return to savers, either on an individual level or via pension schemes.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 Toddler throws a tantrum at the White House – in front of Barack Obama
- 2 Irish people are travelling home from all over the world so they can vote to legalise gay marriage
- 3 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
- 4 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
- 5 Witch doctor arrested after forcing newborn baby to walk in Indian village