Lifts in new turn – to the left and right

ThyssenKrupp cable free lift

‘Holy grail’ design would allow multiple lifts to use the same shaft

Industrial metals beat wider slump

Chinese carmakers help lift prices of materials such as zinc and aluminium

Dubai World moves to restructure debt

State-owned company eyes fresh investment as economy improves

Takata told to recall faulty US airbags

Japanese group will face $35m in fines if it does not comply

Groups to raise capital equipment spending

Businesses look to tech in drive to improve their productivity

Royal Mail warns on rural delivery threat

Competitors ‘cherry-picking’ densely populated areas

Ingram Pinn illustration

Cheap energy is the new cheap labour

For companies wondering where to locate, the world has turned upside down

French sell-off plan an optical illusion

Law allows state to rake in billions while continuing to pull strings of leading companies

Deere warns of weaker demand for tractors

Farm equipment maker hit by fall in crop prices

Deere shares slide as profits disappoint

Falling crop prices hit demand for farm machinery

Samsung sells chemicals and defence stakes

Sales worth Won1.9tn part of heir apparent’s moves to cement control

Wolseley sees US and European divergence

Group’s American businesses build on foundations of growth

France suspends Russian warship delivery

Hollande toughens his stance over controversial arms sale

Baltia: the oldest, newest, airline that isn’t

American hopeful with one ageing Boeing 747 aircraft in Michigan hangar

Cadillac chief keeps brand’s prices high

New boss says strategy may cost carmaker market share

Honda fails to report 1,700 accidents

Lapse in reporting system for potential safety defects

US seeks documents from Brazil’s Petrobras

SEC issues subpoena over probe into state-controlled oil group

United Technologies chief in surprise exit

Chenevert gives no reasons for sudden departure

Onex to pay up to €3.75bn for SIG

Buyout group to buy second-largest maker of drink cartons

Petrobras alleged scam weighs on Brazil

Investors worry corruption scandal could freeze development

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