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Volvo’s IPO will keep it ahead in the electric-car race

And raise cash for its Chinese owner, GeelyVOLVOS SPORT subtle reminders of their Swedish heritage, from tiny blue-and-yellow flags adorning some models to the...

Shein exemplifies a new style of Chinese multinational

AMANCIO ORTEGA, founder of the Zara fast-fashion empire, got his start selling bathrobes in northern Spain. Erling Persson of H&M peddled women’s clothing in...

How bosses should write books

CHIEF EXECUTIVES are not, it goes without saying, the world’s most natural writers. They do not rise to the top without laserlike ambition, a...

Why companies need middle managers

Organisations embrace flat hierarchies at their perilEVERY LARGE business has a boss and minions, who do most of the work. What comes between the...

The music industry is an unexpected victim of a plastics shortage

The strange knock-on effect of supply-chain bottlenecksAT THE START of 2020 Green Lung, a London heavy-metal act with a cult following, were about to...

Ford and General Motors fight it out to electrify

IN 1909 THE founder of General Motors (GM), William Crapo Durant, offered to buy Ford for $8m. Henry Ford spurned the advance, making way...

Going public? Here is a how-to guide

"A FLOTATION is like your own funeral. You usually do it only once,” deadpans the chief financial officer of a software company that recently...

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...

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