Self-igniting cigarettes’ future light up

Cigamatic invests €2m in product patented in 83 countries

Rentokil deploys tech to outsmart pests

Group embraces sensors to snare bigger share of £10bn market

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PwC tops Deloitte to lead the Big Four

Acquisition of Booz & Co powers consulting revenue growth

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Amazon in Dash to lead internet of things

Automated replenishment service to be built into appliances

Italy defends EU tariff use against China

Debate comes over whether to label China a ‘market economy’

Nest opens door to ‘smart home’ growth

Company to bolster developer platform and launch online store

Ralph Lauren on the importance of a name

Brand protection maxim holds true

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Altria clouds SABMiller deal prospects

Marlboro owner’s 27% stake gives group a voice in AB InBev talks

JT to buy Natural American Spirit for $5bn

Deal to distribute brand in all markets outside US

Lego enters new dimension with digital

Danish group hopes to win out with toys-to-life game

Vertu credits Apple for luxury tech boost

Smartphone maker says market for high-end products has widened

Creaming profits in a world of luxury

Big beauty brands target Mexico but it is not all plain sailing

Tod’s chief rules out sale

Founder says exclusive shoe brand Roger Vivier could be sold

Reckitt targets India condom price curb

Chief executive urges New Delhi to axe longstanding controls

Watch industry smart enough to face tests

Sector already has hands full without rise of gadget rivals

China revs up market economy status bid

Push comes as China seen to be reversing track on market reforms

‘Made in Japan’ is back in vogue

Weaker yen makes reshoring Japanese manufacturing viable

Hewlett-Packard: turnround tales

Meg Whitman’s self-marked test overstates the improvements

Apple Watch software update delayed

WatchOS 2 intended to be a substantial overhaul but held back to deal with unexpected glitches

Lines blur in marketing to children

Toymakers are generating their own content to reach kids online


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