Nuts and bolts of robot-human relations

In many ways robots have helped make the workplace safer, and statistics bear this out

Ride the wave of public opinion with care

Bend over too far to back a cause and you might come a cropper

Investors work up sweat in wearables race

Mad rush for Fitbit shares highlights lack of access to private fundraising rounds

FILE - JUNE 11: According to reports, Rupert Murdoch is preparing to step down as the CEO of 21st Century Fox, June 11, 2015. WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 19: Rupert Murdoch listens to U.S. President Barack Obama make remarks at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting, at the Four Seasons Hotel, on November 19, 2013, in Washington, DC. Obama discussed immigration reform and the health care rollout, among other topics. (Photo by Drew Angerer-Pool/Getty Images)

King Murdoch divides his realm

Fox mogul may not know his Shakespeare but at least is trying to set up an orderly transition

Activists’ neat Twist on investor rights

By demanding more from Samsung, Elliott takes on cozy culture

Bad sign when media pay outstrips bankers’

Big awards are becoming common among communications companies, and not just as part of a deal

Lightning action is best to scare banks

Making fines more predictable would make them easier to plan for as a cost of doing business

Stakes high as Walmart takes on Amazon

Battle between giants will probably hurt other online rivals

Goldberg stood for tech’s nurturing side

The SurveyMonkey chief was highly talented but also unpretentious and truly meritocratic

US Flash Crash Trader...Navrinder Sarao at Westminster Magistrates Court. The US Department of Justice wants to extradite Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, on charges of wire fraud, commodities fraud and market manipulation. Mr Sarao told the hearing that he opposed extradition to the US. Credit:Priscilla Coleman/MB Media
©Priscilla Coleman/MB Media

Exchanges need self-regulatory balance

The Sarao case highlights problems facing US organisations

HSBC’s talk of moving HQ sounds familiar

Bank tends to get restive whenever it is unhappy with tax or regulatory changes

Investors right to question megamergers

Historically mergers and acquisitions have been value destroying

French courts end up funding banks

Regulators potentially reward lenders they suspect of wrongdoing

Corporate traders aren’t exactly saints, either

Kraft allegations suggest corporates are not immune to the thrill of rate-rigging

Companies profit via doing the right thing

Employers such as Microsoft and Walmart see it as good business to enhance employees’ conditions

Changing domicile easier said than done

But if UK bank levies keep rising the costs are easier to argue

Banks still struggle to learn from mistakes

Santander’s US arm fails stress tests for second year in row

RBS job cuts draw attention to staff numbers

As 14,000 roles go big surprise was so many investment bankers still worked there

Tech groups must get serious about security

Lawsuits against Lenovo could force tech groups to take security more seriously

Intangible assets find homes in Aim

There is a reason why the junior market has been dubbed ATM


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