Sotheby’s battle framed by art tastes

Loeb’s eye for paintings wins a proxy adviser’s endorsement

Singapore uncorks Asia wine hub potential

Record sales in southeast Asia lure western merchants

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Interview: a perfect lemon tart wobble and promoting from within are key to building a culinary empire

Apple shares jump on iPhone sales

Stock split announced as $30bn added to capital return plan

China’s car lobby warns foreign brands

Local joint ventures need to develop own technology

China becomes the iPhone growth story

Popularity of older phones in emerging markets puts shine on Apple

Battle begins for smartphone home screen

‘Super-apps’ offer new levels of control and personalised data

Woolworths chief preaches power of size

Deal for David Jones stores gives retailer ‘scale to compete’

Nike’s FuelBand runs into trouble

Group considers pulling wearable device out of competition

JLR’s China factory to rival UK quality

Head of operations says company will add new Chinese brand

Digital push takes root amid shake-up

Corriere della Sera chief faces opposition from boardroom and staff

Show of strength in global sales battle

The UK needs its exporters to fire on all cylinders

UK cruise ports on course for record year

Walmart’s English experiment

The vast US retailer is learning from a UK ‘click and collect’ trial

Anglo American plots exit from Rustenburg

Miner determined to withdraw from troublesome platinum mines

Injured ex-soldiers bring discipline to work

Chauffeur service hires ex-servicemen and injured military personnel

China crackdown hits cognac industry

Closures of karaoke and hostess bars disrupt key profit channel

The power of yellow

The colour of daffodils and Easter sunshine, yellow is now being worn to stand out in the workplace

Albemarle & Bond banks on tradition

Short-cut to summer shirts

Out of the shade

Small sunglasses labels are offering craftsmanship and creativity

Power in the handbag

‘The black and capacious bag comes with a juice pack. I would recommend it wholeheartedly to my lawyer/banker friends’

Chocolatiers: licking their lips

Need to focus on faster-growing markets while managing developed ones

Mulberry reverses high-end foray

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