Week in review, August 23

week in review

Berkshire, Apple, BHP Billiton, and car parts suppliers featured

Chinese car probe takes unexpected turn

Landmark ruling benefits foreign carmakers and domestic buyers

Johnstone to retire as chief of SKF

Scotsman leaves Swedish ballbearings maker after 38 years

Rusal restructures $10bn debt pile

Aluminium producer began negotiations last year

Labour and Wait: Leather Tool Case, £80.00. Hammer, £48.00. Screwdriver Set No. 3, £42.00. A toolkit fit for a king. www.labourandwait.co.uk
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Techtronic: trade of the tools

Hong Kong manufacturer deserves more attention

Costain reports record £3.2bn order book

Engineering group’s strategy to target large customers pays off

Icahn signals a move on Hertz

Shares fall after cut to earnings expectations

Carillion courtship that ended in tears

An amicable bid for a rival quickly turned toxic

Carillion abandons pursuit of Balfour Beatty

Rejection ends hope of creating £3bn construction powerhouse

Balfour to revalue public-private deals

Analysts predict portfolio could be worth as much as £1.2bn

China fines 10 Japanese car parts makers

Regulator accuses manufacturers of price collusion

PM urged to protect defence spending

UK called on to spend more to retain credibility

Hertz: pain for gain

Car rental group’s problems are never-ending, but optimism endures

Arab world must fight Isis on its own turf

If Iraq’s neighbours will not address the threat, outsiders can achieve little, says Shashank Joshi

China sets first fines in car sector probe

Bovis profit surges on robust UK market

Group plans improved dividend based on confidence in strategy

Uneggspected shows power of political risk

Nothing funny about Crimea’s move to buy Avangardco operations

Balfour in talks to sell US arm for £700m

China says Mercedes-Benz fixed prices

Foreign carmakers brace for fines over pricing practices

China cars: limited partners

Government’s fiddling in the car market has not worked as planned

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