US shale industry passes first real test

Companies respond to price plunge with dramatic cost-cutting

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Bold leader needed after Viacom battle

Philippe Dauman’s departure creates an opportunity to change direction

Maersk must find way back to sales growth

Danish conglomerate may break up to weather ‘perfect storm’

China Inc has sights beyond Liverpool

Country’s spending spree shows signs of picking up

Banks cannot stop being villains of the piece

Ultra-low interest rate environment forces banking industry to be more creative

Alan Rubenstein the CEO of the Pension Protection Fund. Picture by David Parry/FT

Pension deficit system needs to change

Black-and-white approach to obligations fails to address reality of situation

Cisco adjusts its systems for the cloud

Routers are still core, but hardware maker is cutting workforce and shifting business model

Feeling the sharp end of a unicorn

Philippine telecoms group licks its wounds after Rocket Internet stake

Is the gloom on China’s economy overdone?

Analysis of 765 banks shows threefold rise in write-offs and bad asset disposal since 2013

City workers’ options for redundancy help

Insurers look to profit from financial sector workers with post-Brexit vote anxieties

UK PM should overhaul energy policy

Biggest indictment of present policy is its failure to deliver the capacity that Britain needs

Walmart, Verizon and GM make digital bets

Big companies buy and invest in internet groups in order to catch up with rivals

Poland scarred despite forex loan rethink

Investors relieved by Swiss franc climbdown but concerns about political environment persist

PSBC offer is China sentiment litmus test

Listing of China’s fifth-largest bank by assets should be judged on quality of investors it attracts

Out-of-court bond exchanges challenged

Bond exchanges have come to represent more than half of all corporate restructurings

No prizes for runner up in Brics race

Brazil has underperformed as reliably as its sports people until recently excelled

Best coast tech looks to cloud for growth

Tech titans seek new markets to maintain their growth

King’s Citi role highlights revolving door

There must be robust regimes in place to cover such moves

The need for speed in UK retail

From drones to same-day delivery trucks, Britain could pave the way for change

Clinton feat highlights workplace sexism

Slow ascent for women especially in media and tech groups

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