The iPad and iPhone have sealed Apple’s standing as the world’s most valuable tech company, but the company’s leadership will be challenged to live up to Steve Jobs’ vision

Raucous TV it pays traders to watch

CNBC is good a place as any for Cook to update market on Apple, writes Robert Armstrong

Apple loses key music streaming executive

Ian Rogers leaves two months after launch of Beats1 radio service

Special Reports

Ever-growing online outlets offer marketers more varied points of contact and fresh forms of doing business

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Chief finance officer, information services, regulation and risk, analysis strategy, retail, cash management, finance functions

‘The Silo Effect’, by Gillian Tett

A look into the problem of tunnel vision in business and politics — and how it might be overcome. Review by Felix Martin


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Impact of key events and new product launches
Explore the legacy of iPod
Explore the network of worldwide legal cases

Apple to debut new iPhone

Stakes are high as group strives to defy waning smartphone growth

The wild world of robot investing

Automated computer programs have changed how markets function

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OnePlus 2: smart where it counts

Chinese smartphone’s many strong features include the price

China slide belies consumer market health

Nimble companies maintain profits as spending habits evolve

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Tesla technology is not rational

To profit from the electric car race, you have to back the winner. Missing out is costlier, writes Philip Delves Broughton

Best Buy: what’s in store

Gadget shoppers sometimes need customer service

Apple: selective disclosure

Company’s bold answer to fear in China is the first step to improving its valuation

Apple leads technology stock recovery

Share price claws back $78bn after opening down 10%

Many angry cooks spoil a business broth

Top Noma chef’s call for better behaviour echoes conventional team management

Market turmoil leaves tech sector exposed

Investors wary over companies valued on growth prospects

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Japan iPhone supplier turns focus to cars

Maker of optical film for electronics expands into new industries

Apple sells biggest Aussie dollar bond

Sale follows euro, yen, Swiss franc and sterling issues

China: unfavoured nation

People in glass global powerhouses shouldn’t throw stones

Lacklustre launch tests Xiaomi dominance

Uncharacteristic wobble from leading group comes amid increasingly saturated Chinese market

D Telekom executive calls for ad subsidy

Likes of Google and Facebook ‘should pay’ for data consumption

Apple hits the road for test car

Group eyes former naval base that is used as a vehicle test site

HTC: rings a bell

A leader reduced to an also-ran; we’ve heard this story before

S&P 500 stays remarkably calm

US stock market stuck in tightest range since 1926

Smartphone maker HTC to cut 15% of staff

Move to trim 15,000-strong workforce follows third-quarter loss forecast

Foxconn hopes to evade pitfalls in India

Much rides on success of huge push by contract electronics manufacturer

Investors not tempted by cheaper Apple

Nervous markets keep portfolio managers on the sidelines

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Activist investors mind their manners

Investors are realising they can have more success outside the US by taking a different approach

Q&A: Apple bodes ill for the bull market?

Sliding stock price breaks key level for first time since 2013

Vacation gadgets: what to pack

The challenge of fitting luggage, screens and add-ons in one case

BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 01: Red Beats by Dre headphones are seen on display behind iPads and iPhones at the Apple Store on December 1, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. On World AIDS Day, December 1, Apple is donating a portion of sales at the company's retail and online stores around the world to a global fund to fight the disease. In addition, for the following two weeks, the company, in cooperation with the brand Product Red, also known as (RED), will offer 25 apps for sale whose proceeds will go directly to the initiative. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images for Apple)

Apple boost in music streaming battle

Free trial of new service attracts 11m users in first month

Fitbit tumbles despite healthy results

Device-maker sees off Apple Watch but stock hit by profit-taking

China concerns bring Apple down to earth

Shares hit lowest level since January as other tech stocks suffer

Dollar’s gain slices $100bn off US sales

Stronger greenback adds to difficulties in seeking growth abroad

Sharp to quit North America TV market

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

Blue-chip groups face China slowdown hit

Investors cautious about industrial company vulnerability

A visitor looks at High Speed Material Handling Solution Arm robot Fanuc M-6iB/2HS made by Fanuc Ltd. at The International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo, Wednesday, November 30, 2005. Photo by Haruyoshi Yamaguchi

Fanuc: cheerless chappie

Trend of robot maker’s margins will be critical to stock performance

US business pledges climate change action

Plans could mean $140bn in green investments, says White House

Concerns grow over EU digital rules targets

US secretary of commerce questions Brussels’ motives

Apple removes Nest from US stores

Refocus on devices that support iPhone’s Homekit and Healthkit

Daimler: as good as it gets

A stunning set of results, but times will get tougher

Invisible ads on apps ‘mislead marketers’

Infection of mobile devices costs users and advertisers

‘Jumbo’ bond deals help add liquidity

Merger finance and shareholder returns drive growth