Amazon’s play for Twitch poses a dilemma

Group has little choice but to experiment though it may prove expensive

Woman in a boardroom

Norway leads push for gender equality

Lack of female representation remains a problem despite boardroom quota

Singapore must keep its reform edge

Island-state must stay on its guard to keep its regional edge

UK account holders flock to Swedish bank

Handelsbanken turns conventional banking ideas on their head

Summer box-office decline hits Hollywood

Unlike previous years there have been no box-office bombs

What next for M&A now bubble has burst?

Shift in stance by the US government is an important indicator of future M&A volumes

Li Ka-shing and Jardines’ entwined worlds

One flies under the radar, while the other is dubbed ‘Superman’

‘Brexit’ threatens London’s prospects

Dublin seen as alternative for US banks to UK capital

App split follows Three Stages of Facebook Grief

Messenger fracas a reminder of challenges facing social network

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at his office in Chigi Palace in Rome August 8, 2014. Photographer Alessia Pierdomenico
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Renzi promises ‘open door revolution’

Italian PM’s openness to foreign investors is a break with the past

Corporate India jewels need some sparkle

Nation’s energy groups could be revamped to rival global players

Bankers reflect on work-life-pay balance

Wall Street banks need to address long hours and lower wages

City folk find value in land of ‘The Archers’

Wellcome Trust pays £250m for Co-op’s 40,000-acre farming business

Rush to print is no cause for celebration

Demerged newspapers and magazines left to stand on their own feet

Sanofi gains with global view in drug R&D

French pharmaceutical company benefits from US subsidiaries

Markets fret and rejoice over China

World has come to depend on the country’s high rate of growth

Prosecuting bankers would be a start

A mix of regulations and litigation is needed in the sector

Loyal users key for Snapchat and Twitter

Popular new networks could rob established players of vitality

Easy credit conditions benefit the few

Danger signs despite improving economic conditions in Europe

Expats in China should read GSK potboiler carefully

GSK case has increased the risk factor for foreign executives

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