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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...

Salesforce gets some Slack

Marc Benioff has his sights set on tech’s big leagueMARC BENIOFF got the idea for the “ohana” corporate culture on a sabbatical in Hawaii....

The surprising resilience of American restaurant chains

The secrets behind successful pandemic gastronomyCOVID-19 HAS been brutal for big tenants of American shopping centres, such as clothing stores and cinemas. Not so...

How China’s Jin Jiang and Huazhu put Marriott and Hilton to shame

Two Chinese hospitality groups thrive as Western rivals struggleCOVID-19 HAS, received wisdom has it, been terrible for hotels. The share prices of the eight...

Congress wants to boot Chinese firms from American exchanges

A spat over Chinese firms listed in AmericaFOR 18 YEARS American regulators have implored Beijing to let them inspect the China-based auditors of Chinese...

Volkswagen’s boss takes on the unions

The fight may cost him his jobFIVE YEARS ago the Porsche and Piëch families, who control just over half of Volkswagen’s voting rights, poached...

Nestlé gives a flavour of the future

SWITZERLAND IS KNOWN for its timepieces. But it is also home to another business that for most of its history has operated with metronomic...

How the pandemic is forcing managers to work harder

Remote work brings benefits to employees and employers alike—but requires more effort on the part of executivesBUSINESSES ARE still struggling to understand which of...

The dawn of digital medicine

LAST JANUARY Stephen Klasko, chief executive of Jefferson Health, which runs hospitals in Philadelphia, chatted to a bank boss. The financier told him that...

How Enel became Europe’s climate centurion

BACK IN THE 1980s a young Francesco Starace was working in the Saudi desert on a wasteful fossil-fuel project. His task was to build...

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