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  1. February 11, 2014

    Michelin: treading forward

    Kicking the tyres is meant to test their quality. It’s worth applying the exercise to Michelin’s full-year earnings. On...

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    February 11, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE The debt ceiling has not gone away, but it should, says Cardiff. Cardiff also has some...

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  1. December 5, 2013

    French job cuts and plant closures meet barely a peep of protest

    Every week for four months, Philippe Dorge sat in a basement room under fluorescent lights to thrash out differences between...

  2. September 29, 2013

    Mouthwatering prospects in Manchester’s quest for culinary glory

    Nowhere awaited the latest edition of the Michelin guide last week more anxiously than Manchester. The city, without a star...

  3. September 9, 2013

    Formula E signs up DHL and Qualcomm as sponsors

    Motor sport’s new electric car world championship has signed up Qualcomm and DHL as sponsors ahead of the launch on Tuesday...

  4. September 2, 2013

    Hankook poised for first US tyre factory

    Hankook Tire is poised to build its first US plant in a move to bolster its presence in the world’s second-largest car...

  5. August 4, 2013

    Family values carry businesses through good times and bad

    With a new Baby Windsor gladdening the hearts of royalists, how timely that researchers at S&P, the debt ratings merchant,...

  6. July 29, 2013

    Michelin overcame cultural gulf at Shanghai joint venture

    The story. In 2008 Shanghai Michelin Warrior Tyre Company was among the worst-performing Michelin factories worldwide. The...

  7. July 26, 2013

    Letter from Lex: a week of waiting

    It was a week of waiting – and not just for the world’s media camped outside a London hospital awaiting the royal baby....

  8. July 25, 2013

    Michelin: tyre pressure

    Useful things, tyres. Not only do they keep transport rolling and make excellent vegetable planters, but they are a good...

  9. July 25, 2013

    Michelin offers hope amid European auto slump

    Michelin, the French tyremaker, offered a glimmer of hope for Europe’s recession-stricken auto markets as it reported a 40...

  10. July 16, 2013

    Telecom Italia hit by spin-off setback

    Media and telecoms stocks were among the biggest losers as European markets fell for only the second time in nine trading...

  11. July 2, 2013

    Fresenius slides on US dialysis decision

    Shares in dialysis treatment provider Fresenius Medical Care tumbled on fears over cuts to its US payments as European stock...

  12. June 10, 2013

    Michelin to cut 730 jobs in French plant

    Michelin is to cut 730 jobs at one of its French plants, prompting angry protests from trade unions, as the tyremaker became...

  13. May 30, 2013

    French unions strike deals on labour reform for sake of jobs

    When the call came this week from the European Commission for France to step up the pace of economic restructuring –...

  14. May 1, 2013

    Lombard Odier undergoes transformation to limit its liabilities

    Patrick Odier’s business card is a vivid symbol of Swiss frugality and pragmatism. It is printed on both sides, with the...

  15. April 10, 2013

    Lenders behind elevated Eurofirst

    European banking stocks were in high demand as investors sought out riskier assets amid a continent-wide rally. The regional...

  16. March 12, 2013

    European tyremakers

    Surfers chase the perfect wave. Less happily, Europe’s auto sector is chasing a trough. Hopes that the collapse in demand...

  17. February 24, 2013

    European companies hit by euro’s strength

    Because it’s not worth it: Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and chief executive of L’Oréal recently described the euro as...

  18. February 24, 2013

    Minister rejects anti-France ‘falsehoods’

    Arnaud Montebourg, France’s firebrand industry minister, has accused the country’s growing band of economic critics of...

  19. February 21, 2013

    French bosses admit business fears valid

    The bosses of several of France’s biggest companies have weighed in to the controversy over comments by the head of a US...

  20. February 19, 2013

    Danone at the fore of Eurofirst rally

    Danone led the advance on Tuesday as European equity markets climbed strongly after three sessions of losses. The French...

  21. February 17, 2013

    European earnings hopes reined back

    Expectations for corporate earnings growth in Europe have fallen rapidly over the past few weeks after companies including...

  22. February 14, 2013

    Renault accelerates amid optimism

    Earnings surprises were behind the biggest moves in Europe on Thursday in one of the busiest days so far for the European...

  23. February 12, 2013

    Finmeccanica arrests trigger sell-off

    The arrests of two executives at Finmeccanica as part of a probe into alleged corruption in India triggered a sell-off in...

  24. February 12, 2013

    Michelin / Goodyear: plenty of air left

    Considering the car crash that is the European auto manufacturing industry, it is no small achievement that the tyre...

  25. February 12, 2013

    Michelin chief upbeat despite slow going

    For a man who has just said he expects no growth this year in profits or sales volumes, the chief executive of Michelin is...

  26. January 17, 2013

    ASML shares up but outlook lower

    News that ASML, the world’s largest chipmaker, enjoyed its second best financial year sent its shares rallying to a more...

  27. November 7, 2012

    Bridgestone – where’s the bounce?

    It does not do calendars like its rival Pirelli. Nor does it produce restaurant guides (Michelin). It does not even supply...

  28. October 23, 2012

    Michelin defies gloom on Paris exchange

    French tyremaker Michelin stood out during a dour session on European equity markets after a rise in quarterly revenues...

  29. October 16, 2012

    Ibex 35 energised by Madrid rescue report

    Banking stocks gained as investors grew more confident that Spain was edging closer to a formal sovereign bailout. News that...

  30. October 1, 2012

    Banco Popular hit by refusal to seek aid

    Banco Popular fell sharply as Spain’s sixth-biggest lender refused to take key rescue funds to bolster its capital base. The...

  31. September 19, 2012

    Porsche boosted by court-case dismissal

    Porsche’s shares received a fillip after a German court dismissed two cases which had been hanging over the luxury-car...

  32. July 13, 2012

    From uptown to upriver

    When the 19th-century industrialist Jonathan T. Carr set out to build the world’s first garden suburb he settled on a...

  33. April 15, 2012

    New rules will decimate profits

    New accounting rules that will stop companies from padding their earnings statements with anticipated pension fund returns...

  34. April 13, 2012

    Pitt Cue/Burger and Lobster

    If two trends characterise eating out in London over the past couple of years they are the reappropriation of “junk” foods...

  35. April 10, 2012

    Michelin unveils US expansion

    Michelin, the French tyre manufacturer, will invest $750m in South Carolina by building a new factory, expanding another and...

  36. April 6, 2012

    Rothschild family: banking on change

    Tellson’s Bank in A Tale of Two Cities, with branches in London and Paris, symbolised conservatism and connectedness in...

  37. April 2, 2012

    Case study: The ecosystem behind innovation

    The story. In 1998, Michelin launched the PAX System, which would allow drivers with a punctured tyre to continue for 125...

  38. March 27, 2012

    Green capital: Vitoria-Gasteiz ticks all the boxes for European Commission accolade

    At first glance, Vitoria-Gasteiz, the modestly sized administrative capital of the Basque country, seems to have nothing in...

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