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  1. March 13, 2014

    Manufacturers demand co-ordinated European energy policy

    Europe’s leading manufacturing lobby group warned on Thursday that a lack of co-ordinated action on energy competition was...

  2. March 5, 2014

    Swedes must scrutinise VW bid for Scania

    The sale of a national champion is normally accompanied by wailing and gnashing of teeth in its home country. But the...

  1. December 15, 2013

    Alert over Europe’s struggle to compete

    Europe’s 50 top industrialists are sounding the alarm about Europe’s gap in competitiveness to US and Asian rivals,...

  2. January 15, 2013

    AstraZeneca’s new chief shakes up top team

    AstraZeneca’s new chief executive has replaced the company’s head of research and development and the top commercial...

  3. October 2, 2012

    AstraZeneca’s new chief suspends buybacks

    AstraZeneca’s new chief executive asserted his authority on his first day in the job by suspending share buybacks for the...

  4. August 28, 2012

    Roche executive named AstraZeneca chief

    AstraZeneca has poached a top executive from Roche to head the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company as it seeks fresh deals...

  5. 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...

  6. April 27, 2012

    AstraZeneca needs new chief and new strategy

    No one disagrees on the cause of AstraZeneca’s current financial malaise. The problem – as David Brennan, the chief...

  7. April 23, 2012

    Gout firm cure for AstraZeneca afflictions

    Gout was historically associated with overindulged dandies who were past their prime. So it is apt that AstraZeneca, a...

  8. April 9, 2012

    AstraZeneca faces calls for shake-up

    Some of the biggest investors in AstraZeneca are calling for a radical shake-up of the board and executive team, as a new...

  9. March 30, 2012

    AstraZeneca gives workers a bitter pill

    Telling 7,300 employees, or 12 per cent of staff, they are being made redundant is awkward for any company. To follow such a...

  10. March 1, 2012

    AstraZeneca names new chairman

    AstraZeneca has reinforced its Swedish roots with the appointment of Leif Johansson, chairman of telecoms group Ericsson, as...

  11. January 2, 2012

    Three cheers for new year trepidation

    Hurrah for uncertainty! Three cheers for trepidation! As the world tiptoes gingerly into 2012, let’s celebrate the...

  12. December 7, 2011

    Europe warned on erosion of R&D base

    Europe’s industrial research and development base will erode over the next 10 to 15 years unless European countries produce...

  13. April 28, 2011

    Volvo welcomes slowdown in Asia sales

    Volvo, the Swedish truckmaker, has welcomed the slowdown in its Asian business as a sign that China is settling into a more...

  14. April 27, 2011

    Volvo raises forecasts for US and Europe

    Volvo has raised its forecasts for the European and North American truck markets this year in a sign of confidence that...

  15. March 16, 2011

    Persson to succeed Johansson at Volvo

    Volvo, the world’s second-biggest truckmaker, has named Olof Persson to take over as chief executive when Leif Johansson...

  16. February 4, 2011

    Volvo’s Europe and US truck orders surge

    Volvo’s chief executive declared “the old world is fighting back” after reporting a surge in truck orders from the US and...

  17. February 4, 2011

    Volvo upbeat in spite of missing expectations

    Volvo’s fourth-quarter profits missed expectations but the Swedish truckmaker raised its outlook for truck sales in North...

  18. January 31, 2011

    Industry warns Europe on competitiveness

    Europe needs to take “urgent steps” to stay competitive or it will risk falling behind Asia and the US, according to 50 of...

  19. January 11, 2011

    Volvo chief becomes contender for Ericsson role

    Leif Johansson is in contention to become chairman of Ericsson after he steps down as chief executive of Volvo this year,...

  20. December 8, 2010

    Johansson to step down from helm of Volvo

    Leif Johansson is to step down next summer as chief executive and president of AB Volvo, the Swedish truckmaking group said....

  21. October 22, 2010

    Volvo chief warns on currencies

    Volvo’s chief executive has warned world leaders against igniting a currency war that could derail the recovery in trade as...

  22. October 22, 2010

    Volvo reports demand on road to recovery

    Volvo said the global truck market was continuing to recover from last year’s deep downturn as it narrowly beat expectations...

  23. October 10, 2010

    Volvo confident of fending off Asian threat

    Volvo is braced for growing competition from Asian truckmakers but European manufacturers can remain dominant on the global...

  24. October 10, 2010

    A man with no regrets

    Leif Johansson takes a seat in a conference room opposite his office in Volvo’s low-rise Gothenburg headquarters. The chief...

  25. July 22, 2010

    Volvo would welcome brake on China’s growth

    Volvo, the world’s second-largest truckmaker, would welcome a slowdown in the Chinese economy and other emerging markets...

  26. July 22, 2010

    Volvo enjoys ‘gradual recovery’ in demand

    Volvo on Thursday hailed a “gradual recovery” in most of its international markets as the world’s number-two truckmaker...

  27. June 21, 2010

    Fears over dearth of engineers in Europe

    Europe needs to take urgent action on skills and education to encourage young people to become engineers or risk losing out...

  28. June 21, 2010

    Fears over dearth of engineers in Europe

    Europe needs to take urgent action on skills and education to encourage young people to become engineers or risk losing out...

  29. June 14, 2010

    Volvo sees slow recovery in truck sales

    World truck sales are reviving, but it will be another two years before they regain their pre-crisis levels in the US and...

  30. June 14, 2010

    European industry heads talk up growth

    Two of Europe's leading industrial bosses have presented surprisingly positive forecasts for their businesses this year, in...

  31. June 13, 2010

    Positive forecasts from European bosses

    Two of Europe’s leading industrial bosses have presented surprisingly positive forecasts for their businesses this year, in...

  32. April 23, 2010

    Volvo surges on strong earnings and forecast

    Volvo’s share price surged by more than 10 per cent on Friday after it reported a stronger-than-expected swing into profit...

  33. March 15, 2010

    Europe must sharpen competition policy

    The European Union is rightly proud of its competition policy. Constantly a work in progress, the promotion of competition...

  34. March 12, 2010

    European sales figures show signs of return to growth

    European companies have started to see an increase in sales in the last quarter, providing a tentative boost to corporate...

  35. March 12, 2010

    Sales growth starts to return in Europe

    European companies have seen a timid return to positive sales growth in the past quarter but still lag behind US rivals in...

  36. March 11, 2010

    Sales growth starts to return in Europe

    European companies have started to see an increase in sales in the last quarter, providing a tentative boost to corporate...

  37. February 2, 2010

    Business plea for unified EU voice

    Europe needs to act with a more unified voice on economic, financial, trade and education issues or face global irrelevance,...

  38. February 1, 2010

    Business plea for unified EU voice

    Europe needs to act with a more unified voice on economic, financial, trade and education issues or face global irrelevance,...

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