Fuganto Widjaja, Sinar Mas: a new start

Fuganto Widjaja

The founder’s grandson has set out to modernise the family-run conglomerate

Premium carmakers see China drama ahead

Analysts say sales fall will mean luxury brands warn on profits

Airlines invest in DIY to improve services

Groups including BA trial permanent electronic bag tags

Small-cap Week, August 29

SkyePharma, Tavistock, Oxaco, and MTI Wireless Edge featured

Inmarsat completes satellite network

UK company says network will improve web connectivity

Third time unlucky for Monsanto’s Grant

Chief executive has failed three times to buy Syngenta

Cars: share and share alike

Potentially as disruptive as self-driving cars or electric engines

CRH options not Manifold in a downturn

Irish giant might yet have cause to regret big deals

A man walks past a post office in Tokyo, Thursday 6 July 2006. Japan Post and Rakuten Inc., operator of a major virtual shopping mall, plan to jointly enter the Internet auction business, sources close to the matter said Thursday. Starting in September, the state-run postal firm's Yu-Pack parcel service will be used to deliver goods bought via an auction system that allows both buyers and sellers to remain anonymous.
Japan Post hopes the partnership will boost its Yu-Pack business.

Japan Post eyes freebies for IPO delivery

Brokers fret over how to make a very heavy package appealing

Bouygues lifts telecoms arm profit target

Goal of attaining €300m cost savings next year set to be bettered

Irish builder taps US housing recovery

CRH snaps up glazing company CR Laurence for $1.3bn

Tata mothballs South Wales steel plant

Agency workers at risk as production ceases at hot strip mill

Tesla technology is not rational

To profit from the electric car race, you have to back the winner. Missing out is costlier than picking a loser, writes Philip Delves Broughton

Uralkali plans $1.3bn share buyback

Move could be a prelude to the Russian company delisting from London

UK ponders filling stations of the future

Nissan joins Foster and Partners to update electric car refuelling

Monsanto sweetens Syngenta takeover bid

Deal would cement group’s global dominance in agriculture

Apologia for City’s China bulls

Chief of a typical stockbroker attempts to clarify recommendations

US carmakers wage battle over worker pay

UAW union is under pressure to prove it can win a higher share of Detroit Three’s profits for its members

Fuji Heavy: American beauty

The carmaker should do well if the US dollar does, too

Airbus eyes legal action against Japan

Possible move comes after European aerospace group loses $2bn helicopter contract to rival


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