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    1. January 22, 2016

      Philips lighting unit sale to Chinese group collapses on US concern

      Philips’ plans to sell a lighting business to a Chinese-backed private equity fund have collapsed after the $3bn deal...

    2. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Philips' $2.9bn Lumileds disposal falls apart

      Philips’ planned $2.8bn disposal of its lighting components business to a consortium of Chinese private equity...

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    1. January 17, 2016

      It’s 9am and your heart rate is 65 bpm

      The global market for wearable medical devices is growing rapidly. Armed with sensors, devices that capture and...

    2. October 26, 2015

      US may block Philips’ $3bn Lumileds sale

      Philips’ $2.9bn deal to offload its lighting components business was thrown into doubt on Monday after US regulators...

    3. September 15, 2015

      Philips to spin off lighting arm and step up medical tech drive

      From the earliest lightbulbs and transistor radios to the first flatscreen televisions, Philips was Europe’s...

    4. August 2, 2015

      Industrial giants caught in LED headlights

      Shoppers at the Carrefour hypermarket in Lille no longer have to ask for help to find items on special offer — instead...

    5. August 2, 2015

      Square peg in a circular economy hole

      Since the birth of the industrial revolution, the global economy has been based on a linear “take, make and waste”...

    6. April 28, 2015

      Philips restructuring triggers 27% fall in profits

      Philips’ chief executive predicted a better performance in the second half of 2015 after restructuring charges knocked...

    7. April 23, 2015

      Time has come to cast net wider as pesticide resistance grows

      The humble lightbulb is not often counted among the tools used to fight infectious disease. But, as questions hang over...

    8. March 31, 2015

      Philips sells LED and car business stake to PE groups for $2.8bn

      Philips has sold off a majority stake in its LED and car business to private equity investors for $2.8bn as part of its...

    9. March 19, 2015

      LG Chem and rivals tip bright future for OLED lighting

      LG Chem is leading a charge by South Korean and Japanese companies to grab a bigger share of the nascent and...

    10. March 5, 2015

      GE and Philips scan Africa medical market

      Judging by the long and determined-looking queue waiting to meet Samuel Were in London last week, executives from...

    11. January 27, 2015

      Philips insists it is on track with split plan as profits fall

      Philips capped off a miserable 2014 with a 66 per cent drop in net income but insisted it was on track with a plan to...

    12. December 17, 2014

      Philips to buy US medical devices group Volcano for €800m

      Philips is proposing to buy US medical device group Volcano for €800m, as the Dutch electronics group focuses more on...

    13. October 20, 2014

      Philips shares fall amid weaker trading in Russia and China

      Shares in Philips fell after the Dutch conglomerate swung to a net loss in the third quarter because of weaker trading...

    14. 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...

    15. September 26, 2014

      Week in Review, September 27

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Hampton leaves RBS chairmanship to...

    16. September 23, 2014

      Philips: ex uno, plures

      Out of one, many. This inversion of the US slogan fits the executives and bankers who split up companies (the bankers...

    17. September 23, 2014

      Philips to split off lighting group in end of conglomerate era

      Philips is to turn off the lights 123 years after it made its first incandescent bulbs, under new plans to split its...

    18. September 11, 2014

      CME names Cees Vermaas to lead European business

      CME Group has appointed Cees Vermaas, former chief executive of the Amsterdam stock exchange, to head its growing...

    19. September 3, 2014

      Europe slaps cartel fine on global chipmakers

      Brussels has imposed a €138m cartel fine on groups including Samsung and Philips for rigging the European market for...

    20. July 21, 2014

      Philips looks ahead after quarter of weak sales

      Philips is confident its second-half earnings will beat those in the same period last year in spite of a difficult...

    21. June 30, 2014

      Philips: LED Zeppelin

      In painting, the interplay of light and dark draws in the viewer. The eye flits from vivid colour to the shadowy...

    22. June 30, 2014

      Philips to merge lighting components businesses

      Philips is to merge its LED and automotive lighting businesses and create a standalone unit with sales of about €1.4bn...

    23. June 24, 2014

      Corporate videos put employees in the frame

      Many people use YouTube and Facebook to achieve “15 minutes of fame” in their personal lives by making videos about...

    24. May 27, 2014

      Blake Cahill: Multitude of tools and platforms ‘make job incredibly complex’

      Now that consumers have a wealth of online reviews, social-network conversations and price-comparison websites at their...

    25. May 21, 2014

      Green Economy: Repurposing shows potential for high added value

      While the construction industry generates large amounts of waste, a company called Dirtt is cleaning up. It makes...

    26. April 22, 2014

      Currency volatility and EM slowdown dent Philips profits

      Electronics maker Philips warned of more difficulties in the year ahead as it blamed currency movement and weakening...

    27. March 23, 2014

      Shortlist: Nominees for the 2014 FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards

      Drivers of Change Alibaba, Chinese ecommerce platform Bitcoin, decentralised virtual currency Google, US...

    28. February 23, 2014

      Europe yearns to bridge gap on recovering economies and earnings

      Pace of corporate recovery Although Europe’s economies appear to be on the path to recovery, this has not yet started...

    29. January 28, 2014

      Philips / Siemens: rocky restructuring

      Toothbrushes are not gas turbines. But, in spite of obvious differences in underlying asset portfolios, there are...

    30. January 28, 2014

      Philips worried by emerging market instability

      Philips warned that economic jitters and social unrest in emerging markets such as Ukraine and Turkey would make 2014 a...

    31. FT Alphaville

      January 28, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, NEWS Honda has become the first Japanese carmaker to export more cars from the US than it...

    32. December 23, 2013

      Philips examines Russia operations over Magnitsky allegations

      Philips, the Dutch electronics maker, has become the first foreign company to be affected by the Magnitsky Act, a US...

    33. December 23, 2013

      European manufacturers: tooling up

      Take a good look at those presents Santa supplies on Wednesday. Chances are that many were made in China or in other...

    34. December 9, 2013

      Risk-transfer accelerates out of pension funds

      Corporate pension schemes are set to transfer more liabilities to financial institutions through so-called bulk annuity...

    35. December 2, 2013

      Philips rebrand

      Client: Philips Agency: in-house Territory: global Verdict: 3/5 The latest revamp from Philips is all about trying to...

    36. October 28, 2013

      Pioneering heart operation heralds Philips’ shift in strategy

      A team of Israeli doctors have conducted heart surgery while monitoring their progress with a floating, real-time...

    37. October 21, 2013

      Philips shares bound to three-year high

      Shares in Philips rose to their highest level since mid-2010 on Monday after Europe’s largest electronics company...

    38. October 21, 2013

      Philips: seeing the light

      Let there be light. And there was light, or at least more demand for the environmentally friendly LED variety. And the...

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