Uruguay tries to hang on to its buzz

New government wants to marry the cutting edge with the conservative

‘Whoever says he only has success is lying’: Mondragon’s Javier Sotil
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A balance between solidarity and survival

What Basque co-op Mondragon learnt from failure of a key unit

Industrial giants caught in LED headlights

Philips, Osram and GE face decline of traditional light bulb units as new technology takes off

New P&G chief must make his mark quickly

David Taylor will soon face pressure to produce growth

Sharp to quit North America TV market

Struggling Japanese group to sell Mexico unit to China’s Hisense

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: Gorgon City performs at a SoulCycle class at the Spotify House during SXSW 2015 on March 17, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Alli Harvey/Getty Images for Spotify)

SoulCycle spins the wheel for fitness IPO

Cult chain of indoor cycling studios had sales of $112m last year

Procter & Gamble: play it as it lies

Just hit the ball and run backwards

P&G’s slow turnround frustrates analysts

Consumer product group’s fourth-quarter income tumbles 80%

Samsung confirms smartphone drag

Painful reversal of fortunes as flagship Galaxy S6 disappoints

Sainsbury sells unit to LloydsPharmacy

Celesio to take over chain of 281 in-store pharmacies

Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag

British singer calls for end to association amid cruelty claims

BAT beats forecasts as key brands grow

Sales decline at slower rate than competitors

P&G names Taylor as Lafley successor

Company veteran of 35 years to take reins at consumer group

Low-key P&G veteran has big shoes to fill

Analysts hope new CEO’s career has prepared him for task ahead

Royal Mail faces fine for raising barriers

Fair is a word that keeps lawyers busy for decades

France shrugs off the smoking ban

The country that gave us Gitanes may soon enact strict antismoking laws, writes Adam Thomson

Reckitt boss remains nicely focused

Results somewhat overshadow those of rival Unilever

Upbeat Reckitt raises growth forecasts

Dettol disinfectant maker reports 10% profit rise as outlook for Europe and North America stabilises

TV maker Vizio files for IPO

Move caps unusual success in mass-market electronics business

Unilever aims to push deeper into skincare

Push to challenge rivals in high-end personal care

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