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Socially distanced Thanksgiving weakens appetite for big turkeys

Smaller gatherings raise demand for smaller birdsIN BARNS OR pens, or already in freezers, 40m American turkeys await their fate. More than half of...

Unshackling France SA

IF DINNER PARTIES were permitted in locked-down France, it is not hard to guess what would set le tout Paris aflutter. For months bankers,...

Why fair play pays

A new book argues that decency pays off in business as well as in lifeNICE GUYS finish last. That pithy motto was coined by...

Why is Uber selling its autonomous-vehicle division?

Self-driving cars were meant to be its futureIN 2016 TRAVIS KALANICK, then Uber’s chief executive, described self-driving cars as mission-critical. If somebody managed to...

Why more Indian business disputes are settled elsewhere

Companies prefer the speed and impartiality of foreign arbitratorsAMAZON, VODAFONE and Cairn Energy operate in different industries: e-commerce, telecoms and oil-and-gas exploration, respectively. But...

Can SAP’s new boss reset its business model?

Christian Klein has the right ideas. Implementing them will not be easy“COUNT ON US, hold us accountable and together we will reinvent the way...

A formidable alliance takes on Facebook

Investors don’t seem to careLETITIA JAMES, New York’s attorney-general, couldn’t be blunter in describing the antitrust case lodged on December 9th against the world’s...

Disney plans to match Netflix in its spending on streaming

It promises a splurge on “Star Wars”, Marvel heroes and moreDISNEY’S THEME parks may be closed and its cruise ships docked, but the entertainment...

Companies have raised more capital in 2020 than ever before

IN MARCH THE corporate world found itself staring into the abyss, recalls Susie Scher. From her perch overseeing global capital markets at Goldman Sachs,...

Swiss multinationals narrowly avoid new ethics standards

A referendum on stakeholderism wins the popular vote but fails to secure enough support from cantonsCORPORATE CHIEFTAINS can barely keep tabs on what their...

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