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A takeover in Britain shows shareholders still rule the corporate roost

Talk of the importance of stakeholders is just thatFOR MOST people, coming into work is about more than picking up a pay slip. Not...

Japanese companies want to win back their battery-making edge

They think that solid-state technology will help them do soWHEN YOSHINO AKIRA, a Japanese chemist, worked on rechargeable batteries in the 1980s, it was...

Wave goodbye to the handshake?

IN THE 1800S greeting an associate in the West meant doffing your hat. A hand may have been kissed. But seldom was it shaken—a...

Universal Music is a hit

Investors rush to sample the streaming boomA ROCKSTAR’S WELCOME greeted Universal Music Group when it launched on Amsterdam’s Euronext exchange on September 21st in...

Peter Thiel, scourge of Silicon Valley

FOR A MAN who wants to live for ever, Peter Thiel has already done enough in his 53 years to leave mere mortals exhausted—and...

The revival of Berlin Inc

The German capital reasserts itself as a business hubCONVENTIONAL WISDOM has it that the capital of Europe’s most powerful economy is poor, bolshie, chronically...

IMEC offers neutral ground amid chip rivalries

The brain trust at the heart of the $550bn semiconductor industryLEUVEN IS PERHAPS best known to the general public as the birth place of...

Two new shocks for American shopping

Big retailers must cope with shortages and with consumers’ stampede back to the aislesVISITORS TO a big supermarket in America these days could be...

The vanishing allure of doing business in China

IT IS NOTHING new for foreign firms to endure shakedowns by the Chinese Communist Party. As far back as revolutionary times, Chairman Mao’s victorious...

Who needs expats?

The case for shuffling staff around was looking stretched even before the pandemicIF CHIEF EXECUTIVES are the monarchs of the corporate world, the cadre...

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