Chipmaker Avago buys Broadcom for $37bn

Companies scramble to boost their exposure to growth markets

UK recovery dogged by poor exports result

No upwards revision to Q1 growth of 0.3%

China stocks plunge more than 6%

Shanghai Composite ends winning streak with a bang

Gina Rinehart ousted from family trust

Richest Australian’s daughter takes control after bitter battle

BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 11: (CHINA OUT) Li Hejun, Chairman of Hanergy Holding Group, attends the 2013 China Central Television (CCTV) Financial Forum at China World Trade Center Tower III on December 11, 2013 in Beijing, China. The three-day forum opened on Tuesday ahead of the "2013 CCTV China Economic Person Of The Year Award". (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

HK watchdog confirms probe of Hanergy

Chairman had dismissed talk of investigation as ‘purely rumour’

Dimon hits out at ‘lazy’ shareholders

JPMorgan chief criticises moves to vote against his pay deal

Apple eyes car as ‘ultimate mobile device’

Executive at iPhone maker hints at group’s automotive ambitions

The Shazam Entertainment Ltd. logo sits on a wall as an employee uses a smartphone in this arranged photo at the company's headquarters in London, U.K., on Friday, July 26, 2013. Billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil SAB has invested $40 million in the London-based company behind the software with more than 70 million active users every month. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Shazam to launch image-recognition service

Music identification app turns to augmented reality for marketers

China’s Dongguan sex trade trial begins

‘Hotel king’ first of 46 in court after Xi’s ‘Sin City’ clampdown

Jawbone sues Fitbit on eve of IPO

Company claims rival poached employees who knew trade secrets

Lamborghini joins fast lane into SUVs

Italian group is latest marque to eye expanding segment

Comment & Analysis

Fifa president Blatter plays a long game

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Goldman goes astray on Grand Theft Auto and productivity

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Develop leaders long before they are required

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"This talk of 10-week holidays but high productivity does make me think who has gotten it right. On the one hand it does make the French seem lazy and inefficient by getting so much time off but if they can still get the necessary work done but be able to enjoy life outside of work that much more, then perhaps they do have a better system set up."
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