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    1. October 20, 2014

      Electrolux finds European consumer demand weaker than anticipated

      European consumer demand and the continent’s economy are disappointing again, according to Electrolux’s chief executive,...

    2. October 7, 2014

      Why my front door is not web-ready

      Last month in The Economist I read a scenario of a future home in which all manner of objects, connected to each other in...

    1. September 8, 2014

      Electrolux: the one-two

      The fight for supremacy in fridges just became a world heavyweight bout. Electrolux, the Swedish white goods maker,...

    2. September 8, 2014

      Electrolux to buy General Electric’s appliance arm for $3.3bn

      Electrolux is going to head to head in the US with its bigger rival Whirlpool in the battle to sell the most washing...

    3. August 14, 2014

      Electrolux in talks with GE over sale of appliances business

      Electrolux has confirmed it is in talks to buy General Electric’s appliances business, as the US conglomerate continues to...

    4. April 25, 2014

      Whirlpool and Electrolux see growth ahead

      Whirlpool and Electrolux, the world’s two largest makers of home appliances, said a modest US housing recovery and the slow...

    5. April 25, 2014

      Electrolux: dust enough

      It’s not a rumour any more. Europe’s economic recovery has begun. A small, but encouraging example: surprisingly good...

    6. FT Alphaville

      February 10, 2014

      Europe's anaemic earnings story

      There are no Googles and Apples in Europe. So Societe Generale’s global quantitative research team pointed out on Monday...

    7. January 31, 2014

      Electrolux predicts first growth in European sales for four years

      Electrolux is forecasting a pick-up in demand in Europe for its core domestic appliances for the first time in four years as...

    8. January 30, 2014

      Electrolux triggers union dispute in Italy

      Plans by Electrolux, the Swedish appliances group, to slash wages at its factories in Italy have triggered union protests,...

    9. December 13, 2013

      Electrolux applies emerging market lessons to wider business

      Christmas shoppers in Stockholm’s upmarket NK department store have a chance this year to show just how much of a dedicated...

    10. October 25, 2013

      Volvo and Electrolux announce job cuts as they miss forecasts

      Fears over the fragility of the European recovery led two of the biggest names in Swedish industry to announce more cut jobs...

    11. beyondbrics

      July 16, 2013

      bb review: Reinventing Giants

      Close your eyes. Picture the most innovative, most entrepreneurial, and most customer-driven company in the world. Got it?...

    12. June 9, 2013

      Paola Dubini

      Paola Dubini is an associate professor in business administration at Università Bocconi in Italy, including SDA Bocconi...

    13. beyondbrics

      May 27, 2013

      [video] Shifting the manufacturing footprint

      Keith McLoughlin, Electrolux chief executive, tells Louise Lucas, consumer industries editor, he is seeing a shift in...

    14. April 28, 2013

      Henderson revamp starts to pay

      Henderson Global Investors’ revamped Global Equity Income fund is showing the green shoots of a performance U-turn,...

    15. April 5, 2013

      At home: Marcus Wallenberg

      On a cold, blustery morning in Stockholm, Marcus Wallenberg, chairman of SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken) and former...

    16. March 20, 2013

      Scandinavia: Model management

      The two men joke, finish each other’s sentences and defend the other from attack. “You start!” jokes one when the subject...

    17. March 20, 2013

      Equity rules choke growth, warn chiefs

      The future of European industry is in danger as the difficulty of winning equity financing threatens the development of new...

    18. February 25, 2013

      Vestas seeks to double chairman’s pay

      Vestas, the Danish wind turbines group under attack from shareholders, has proposed retroactively more than doubling the pay...

    19. February 21, 2013

      Atlas Copco hits success seam in services

      Deep beneath Atlas Copco’s headquarters lies a mine, the only one in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Ronnie Leten, chief...

    20. February 18, 2013

      Vestas investors demand audit probe

      Investors calling for an independent inquiry into Vestas are accusing the Danish wind turbine maker of using an accounting...

    21. December 18, 2012

      Whirlpool – spin cycle ends

      It is all coming out in the wash for Whirlpool investors. After a brutal 2011, the US appliance maker’s shares have returned...

    22. October 22, 2012

      Philips / Electrolux – machines at extremes

      From “passionate pink” vacuum cleaners to sun-inspired wake-up lamps, appliance companies are pulling out the design stops...

    23. October 22, 2012

      Philips offers light amid markets gloom

      A trio of forecast-beating earnings reports offered traders some grounds for optimism on Monday as wider European indices...

    24. October 22, 2012

      Electrolux sales rise despite Europe woes

      Home appliance maker Electrolux on Monday reported a 6 per cent rise in net sales in the third quarter of 2012, compared...

    25. September 26, 2012

      Electrolux builds on 70% rule

      When Electrolux launched a new washing machine recently in Brazil its engineers wanted to include a separate ultrasonic pen...

    26. September 17, 2012

      SSAB warning stings Europe’s steelmakers

      A profit warning from Swedish steelmaker SSAB cast a shadow over the sector in Europe on Monday. The steelmaker said it...

    27. September 17, 2012

      Electrolux serves up chef-style kitchens

      Aspiring celebrity chefs – with €80,000 to spare – will for the first time be able to buy Michelin-starred restaurant...

    28. July 19, 2012

      Price rises lift profits at Electrolux

      Electrolux, the world’s second-largest maker of home appliances by revenue, reaped the rewards again of pushing through...

    29. July 19, 2012

      Nokia shares lifted by well-received results

      Forecast-beating results propelled Nokia to the top of the FTSE Eurofirst 300 on Thursday as European shares were lifted by...

    30. June 20, 2012

      Telecom Italia gains on spin-off talk

      Rumours over deal activity propelled some of Europe’s biggest gaining stocks on Wednesday. Telecom Italia led gains across...

    31. May 31, 2012

      AstraZeneca prepares for upheaval

      The new chairman of AstraZeneca says his top priority is finding a permanent chief executive for the troubled Anglo-Swedish...

    32. April 25, 2012

      Electrolux boosted by price rises

      Successful price increases in the US and strong emerging market growth helped Electrolux, the home appliance group, to...

    33. beyondbrics

      April 19, 2012

      TCL gets nod for TVs for Ikea

      For those who moan endlessly about unsightly cables running out of the TV or DVD player, help may at last be at hand....

    34. April 12, 2012

      Social Business Myths Debunked

      Social media started in the consumer realm, but has quickly translated into business practices, and for good reason. Social...

    35. April 2, 2012

      GE takes $1bn risk in bringing jobs home

      Jeff Immelt, General Electric’s chief executive, says the decision to put $1bn into the group’s domestic appliances business...

    36. beyondbrics

      March 21, 2012

      Samsung: popularity lessons from Sweden's Wallenbergs

      Samsung, South Korea’s biggest conglomerate, could do with some tips from Sweden’s Wallenberg family about how to become a...

    37. February 2, 2012

      Electrolux sees weak demand in Europe and US

      Demand for appliances in developed countries will remain sluggish this year, according to Keith McLoughlin, chief executive...

    38. October 30, 2011

      Appliances: slow cycle

      They resemble twins, separated at birth and raised on different continents. Sweden’s Electrolux and Michigan’s Whirlpool,...

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