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Carmaker gears up to launch its first mass-market electric vehicle


Saikawa named successor as Ghosn seeks to boost ties with Renault and Mitsubishi


Company pledges to hit higher profit targets after aborted bid raised questions over operations

Unusual move for board of listed business comes as bank deals with accounts scandal

Company blames saturation among ‘early adopters’ as it tries to reassure investors

Hopes for double-digit return on equity at top 12 institutions fail to materialise

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In an era when innovators are prized, fewer investors are able to hold management to account

Kraft Heinz’s failed Unilever bid shows the food industry has run out of growth

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Severstal prospectus warns of risks including state interference

New concessions demanded to cover further delays and technical problems for A400M

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Sector shows signs of revival after deals and new sector alliances shake up market

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