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    1. January 23, 2015

      General Electric boosted by aviation and power units

      General Electric, the US manufacturing and finance group, has reported underlying earnings for the fourth quarter of 2014...

    2. January 20, 2015

      Tesco, Terry Leahy and the importance of keeping shtum

      There is a framed picture that every retired leader should hang on the wall next to the photographs of their meetings with...

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      Who are the greatest business pioneers of all time? With the help of your nominations,...
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      The boom in airliner orders may be coming to an end – and there is little respite for ...
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    1. January 16, 2015

      Can investors judge chief executives’ performance?

      When Serco announced the appointment of Rupert Soames as chief executive last February, shares in the outsourcer rose by...

    2. beyondbrics

      January 15, 2015

      Oil price slump cleaves divisions between EM winners and losers

      The skidding prices of oil and other commodities are starting to cleave sharp divisions between those emerging market (EM)...

    3. January 8, 2015

      US export economy fails to import jobs

      This month, brace yourself to hear plenty of rhetoric coming out of Washington about “exports” and “jobs”. As a new...

    4. January 6, 2015

      Handbag discounts hurt Michael Kors

      Sentiment on luxury retailer Michael Kors soured further with the latest blow coming from analysts at Credit Suisse, who...

    5. December 22, 2014

      Healthcare at heart of robust year in M&A

      Market wisdom has it that most takeovers destroy value in the long-run. But the world’s largest companies seem to have had...

    6. December 22, 2014

      Alstom to pay record $772m fine for bribery

      French industrial group Alstom SA pleaded guilty on Monday to paying more than $75m in bribes to government officials around...

    7. December 21, 2014

      Rolls-Royce chief Rishton admits it’s time to deliver

      The Mickleover Court Hotel in Derby wins no prizes for architectural beauty. But its no-nonsense, utilitarian air was a...

    8. December 19, 2014

      US insists Alstom not GE pays $700m settlement

      Alstom will unexpectedly have to pay the entirety of its expected $700m settlement with the US Department of Justice to...

    9. December 17, 2014

      General Electric: Being Boring

      Why do investors in the finance sector — and the managements they install — detest the idea of boring banks? Look at General...

    10. December 16, 2014

      GE upbeat despite oil price fall

      General Electric on Tuesday gave an upbeat view of the outlook for the group’s earnings, even though it has been hit by the...

    11. December 16, 2014

      Alstom nears $700m DoJ bribery settlement

      Alstom is nearing a deal with the US Department of Justice to pay about $700m to settle foreign bribery charges in relation...

    12. November 24, 2014

      United Technologies chief executive steps down without any explanation

      The chief executive of United Technologies – the US manufacturer of Pratt & Whitney jet engines and Sikorsky helicopters –...

    13. November 24, 2014

      Innovation that succeeds by exploiting the past creatively

      If you have ever attended an innovation conference, you will be familiar with consultants’ graphs that show how, say, the...

    14. November 23, 2014

      Regulatory concerns hold back 3D printing on safety

      On a quiet, crosstown street in Chelsea, New York City, 10 machines resembling microwave ovens line the walls of the...

    15. November 16, 2014

      Airbus patents flying doughnuts

      Airbus’s flying doughnut Airbus’s design for a future aircraft looks less like a conventional airliner and more like...

    16. November 13, 2014

      Alstom set for €4bn share buyback

      Alstom is set to return as much as €4bn to shareholders following the deal by the French group to sell most of its energy...

    17. November 13, 2014

      SmartThings/Wink: gadgets to harmonise the connected home hubbub

      My “smart home” makes me feel stupid. I have tried many domestic gadgets over the past year, in an attempt to get to grips...

    18. November 5, 2014

      Alstom’s pivot to rail rewarded with rising sales

      A record order intake led France’s Alstom to predict rising sales at its rail arm this year, countering fears the group...

    19. The World

      November 3, 2014

      Montebourg goes to business school

      Michael Stothard in Paris Arnaud Montebourg, the socialist former French industry minister best known for threatening to...

    20. October 30, 2014

      Former Alstom UK manager to be charged with India bribes

      The first individual to face charges stemming from the UK Serious Fraud Office’s investigation into Alstom, the French...

    21. October 29, 2014

      The fiendish bond market needs a radical rethink

      Shares in Verizon rose. Or they fell. Whichever, the point is that it is easy to keep track. The US telecoms group has one...

    22. October 26, 2014

      Banks join wave of investors in cyber security start-ups

      Banks are among a new wave of companies including technology and industrial conglomerates taking stakes in cyber security...

    23. Business Blog

      October 22, 2014

      Strategy: when Grandad knows best

      The implications, opportunities and challenges of increased longevity are beginning to dawn on many companies, as our Silver...

    24. October 20, 2014

      Obama’s moonshot probes the space inside our skulls

      Every president needs a blockbuster science project to crown his time in the White House. While John Kennedy reached for the...

    25. October 20, 2014

      Rolls-Royce sets out on path to rebuild investor confidence

      John Rishton is contrite. The chief executive of Rolls-Royce admits the flagship British engineering group did not handle...

    26. October 19, 2014

      Move up or move on

      Serene Nah was GE Capital’s chief financial officer for greater China and had bright prospects in the group where she had...

    27. October 17, 2014

      Honeywell rewarded after strong earnings

      Industrial giant Honeywell was rewarded by investors after the company beat earnings expectations on the back of “relative”...

    28. October 17, 2014

      Jack Welch on the executive MBA he created in his own image

      Widely regarded as one of America’s most influential business leaders of the past 50 years, Jack Welch, who left General...

    29. October 17, 2014

      General Electric upbeat on ‘pockets’ of growth

      General Electric sees “pockets” of growth in many of its main markets, in spite of the volatility in the world economy, and...

    30. October 16, 2014

      FT-BC Index: US companies miss top slots

      A striking feature of the FT-Bowen Craggs Index is that the top performers are almost all European. The highest-ranked US...

    31. October 13, 2014

      FT-BC Index: Treasures and grumbles

      It is interesting to see what puts companies right at the top of the index, but also to highlight hidden nuggets elsewhere....

    32. October 13, 2014

      FT-Bowen Craggs Index 2014: Overview

      The world’s largest companies own “magic devices” that allow them to talk to half of humanity at a trivial cost – and few of...

    33. October 12, 2014

      Wellcome Trust looks for new chair to succeed William Castell

      The Wellcome Trust, the UK’s biggest charitable foundation, has begun a search for a replacement for Sir William Castell who...

    34. October 10, 2014

      Corporate break-ups should make us happy

      I have been working for a living for more than 30 years now, and one of the things I have noticed along the way – in others...

    35. October 8, 2014

      Citi to shrink bad bank with OneMain IPO

      Citigroup filed for an initial public offering of its subprime consumer lending business OneMain Financial that is valued at...

    36. 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...

    37. October 3, 2014

      Siemens’ energy arm warns on profit margins

      Siemens expects fierce competition in the market for gas-fired power generation equipment to cut its profit margins over the...

    38. October 1, 2014

      CEE countries: From industrial dinosaurs to world-class growth rates

      At the sprawling Fiat plant in Kragujevac, southeast of Belgrade, eastern Europe’s old economy meets the new. The site was...

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