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    1. 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 in...

    2. 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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    1. 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 take...

    2. 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 prefer...

    3. 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...

    4. 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 European...

    5. 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 smart...

    6. 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 second...

    7. 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 background....

    8. 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...

    9. 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 their...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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 demand...

    13. 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 internet-related...

    14. 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 to...

    15. January 28, 2014

      Philips / Siemens: rocky restructuring

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

    16. 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...

    17. 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 imports....

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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 reported a...

    24. 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...

    25. October 9, 2013

      Big companies show they are in with the in crowdfunding

      Whenever the concept of peer-to-peer lending is advocated by business leaders or politicians, it is generally assumed that...

    26. September 29, 2013

      The Academic Week Ahead: 30 Sept – 6 Oct

      Monday – September 30 Raise £100m London Business School is celebrating the launch of its campaign to raise £100m by 2018....

    27. September 17, 2013

      Philips: target slippage

      Hopes raised, hopes dashed. Having watched Philips deliver on two years of restructuring – lifting margins at group and...

    28. September 17, 2013

      Philips announces €1.5bn share buyback amid efficiency drive

      The rejuvenation of Philips took another step on Tuesday, as the century-old Dutch electronics group announced a €1.5bn...

    29. July 25, 2013

      Siemens: margin shortfall

      One step forward, one step back. A 6 per cent tumble in Siemens shares on Thursday, following the German behemoth’s latest...

    30. July 22, 2013

      KPN jumps on Telefónica takeover talk

      Bid activity in the telecoms sector and Swiss banking results helped lift European equity markets on Monday. KPN, the Dutch...

    31. July 22, 2013

      Philips: on a roll

      Close your eyes and imagine a roller-coaster. Then think of the Philips share price. Few companies’ stock has oscillated...

    32. July 22, 2013

      Philips bolstered by rising demand for healthcare equipment

      Philips, Europe’s largest electronics company, reported that second-quarter earnings rose 78 per cent compared with a year...

    33. July 18, 2013

      Consolidation key to revival of Japan Inc

      The dismissal last month of Satoshi Hasegawa, president of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, came as a shock to corporate Japan....

    34. July 9, 2013

      Brussels joins €22bn stimulus initiative

      Brussels is to team up with a number of large European companies to co-invest more than €22bn in key sectors in an effort to...

    35. July 8, 2013

      Osram / Siemens: lightbulb moments

      Forewarned is forearmed. Among copious cautions set out by lighting group Osram ahead of its spin-off from Siemens was the...

    36. July 7, 2013

      Philips bets on high-tech healthcare spending revival

      Philips, Europe’s largest electronics manufacturer, is doubling down on research and development investment in high-tech...

    37. July 4, 2013

      Philips must learn to work as one unit

      Guests at a capital goods conference in southern England came smartly to attention the other week when it was Frans van...

    38. June 26, 2013

      Competition is fierce for slices of a smaller pie

      In Gyor in Hungary, exactly halfway between Vienna and Budapest – and a stone’s throw from the border with Slovakia – stands...

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