How much longer can Asos defy gravity?

Share in the online retailer rose 15 per cent after a 14 per cent drop in profits

illustration for The Connected Business October 2014 special report by Oivind Hovland
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Supply chain helps to boost innovation

The growing expectations of customers in the digital era are presenting challenges for technology developers

Jaguar Land Rover prepares for China push

Carmaker plans to build premium saloon to challenge German rivals

JLR China plant caps five-year resurgence

First factory in key car market to feed domestic demand

China steel exports disrupt markets

Faltering domestic demand leaves producers looking abroad

Corporate India frets over debt levels

Nation’s industrial and banking sectors enter new political era still undercapitalised

Honeywell and DuPont hit by EU antitrust

Collaboration over coolant to meet emissions rules falls foul

BAE Systems makes cyber security push

Defence company pays $232.5m to increase foothold in US market

Takata sinks as US urges airbag fix

Unusual warning from NHTSA sends company’s shares down 23%

Lockheed Martin boosted by pension change

Net sales in 2015 expected to decline at a ‘low single-digit rate’

Rolls-Royce aims to rebuild investor confidence

CEO faces up to reality of second profit warning in eight months

Industry hopes next generation of aircraft will encourage sales

Modified engines, wings and controls bring improved efficiency

Ukraine crisis casts a cloud over the European market

The conflict has been a drag on recovery

Caterham carmaker enters administration

Cash-strapped racing franchise under threat amid mystery over identity of owners

SHV buys Dutch animal feed group Nutreco

Family-owned trading company looks to diversify

German companies consider job cuts

Industry is feeling a surfeit of production capacity and workers

Ferrovial in A$1bn bid for Transfield

Shares in Australian infrastructure group up 27% on Spanish offer

Platform Specialty grabs Arysta for $3.5bn

Ackman-backed chemical group will double its size with Irish deal

Entu insulated as chill hits junior market

Plucky business has net cash and yield on shares is 8%

Companies target $15tn silver economy

Ford develops seat to detect heart attacks as pharma and biotech sectors boost investment

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