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The car industry (1): Tata to the rescueFeb 16, 2019
...FROM THE ECONOMIST Jaguar Land Rover, Britain's biggest carmaker, is in a hole RANGE ROVERS, the pricey range-topping models from Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), flaunt interiors swagged in leather and wood. Such opulence distracts attention from the car...
The car industry (2): Entente non-cordialeFeb 16, 2019
...FROM THE ECONOMIST The Renault-Nissan alliance and its former chief are still in limbo CARLOS GHOSN's long sojourn at the top of the car industry ended suddenly when Japanese prosecutors boarded his plane in Tokyo last November to...
Automotive engineering: Look! No brakesFeb 16, 2019
...FROM THE ECONOMIST The use of regenerative braking in electric cars will change the way people drive, and also the market for components IN ####, WHEN Louis Antoine Krieger started making electrically powered horseless carriages (pictured above), he introduced a...
The labour market: True coloursFeb 16, 2019
...FROM THE ECONOMIST Men still pick "blue" jobs and women "pink" jobs. Does this matter? EVERY YEAR a few women become the first of their sex to hold a particular job. The stars of #### include Tennessee's first female...
American banks: Bigger is beautifulFeb 16, 2019
...FROM THE ECONOMIST American banking's biggest merger since the financial crisis may herald further consolidation. Good GIANT BANKS are made, not born. Today's American behemoths were formed by a dizzying series of deals in the decade before the...
Bartleby: Engaged or vacant?Feb 16, 2019
...FROM THE ECONOMIST Why companies are keen to survey their workers HOW DO YOU rate this sentence? Please give a number between one and five where one is "I've stopped reading already" and five is "give this columnist a...
Chip-making: Swanning inFeb 09, 2019
Schumpeter: Good copy, bad copyFeb 09, 2019
Manufacturing’s revival: Making it in AmericaFeb 09, 2019
...FROM THE ECONOMIST American manufacturing companies large and small have a spring in their step A DRIVE ALONG the narrow county roads of Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, used to be a sleepy affair. You would spot a pumpkin farm, the odd...
UNIQLO: Back to basicsFeb 09, 2019
...FROM THE ECONOMIST The third-largest clothing retailer wants to dominate the world from Asia WHEN ASKED what guides his vision of UNIQLO, Tadashi Yanai, its founder and chief executive, pulls off the shelf the #### autumn/winter collection catalogue...
Food retail: FoodfightFeb 09, 2019
...FROM THE ECONOMIST A new law decrees French supermarkets must get greedier GIVEN THAT five supermarket chains control around ##% of all organised food retailing in France, the authorities there may seem justified in probing how competitive the market really...
Bartleby: Do you want ethics with that?Feb 09, 2019
...FROM THE ECONOMIST A ##-year battle to improve the image of a fast-food chain EVERY DAY McDonald's serves ##m customers, more than the population of Britain or France. The company has what is estimated to be the...
US economy: Pensions - Uncalculated riskFeb 09, 2019
...Pensions: Uncalculated risk America's public pension plans make over-optimistic assumptions about returns PROMISING A PENSION is a long-term and expensive business, especially if the payout is linked to earnings. But whether the employer is private or public...
Canada finance: Cryptocurrencies - Taking it with youFeb 09, 2019
...Cryptocurrencies: Taking it with you What happens when your bitcoin banker dies? BITCOIN WAS introduced to the world in August ####, in the aftermath of the financial crisis. According to its techno-libertarian fan-base, one of its main attractions...
US business: Crude awakeningFeb 09, 2019
...Energy and Climate: Crude awakening ExxonMobil and the oil industry are making a bet that could end up wrecking the climate IN AMERICA, THE world's largest economy and its second biggest polluter, climate change is becoming hard to ignore...
Germany economy: Time to worryFeb 09, 2019
...Germany's economy: Time to worry An economic golden age in Germany could be coming to an end THE WORLD is used to a thriving German economy. A decade ago, during the financial crisis, it shed relatively few jobs, as...
US politics: A new boss for the World Bank - A qualified passFeb 09, 2019
...A new boss for the World Bank: A qualified pass David Malpass is America's candidate to lead the World Bank. He should get the job IT HAS LONG been obvious that the boss of the World Bank should be...
Iran/MEA politics: Pushing on an open doorFeb 09, 2019
...The Iranian revolution (#): Pushing on an open door Iran was not predestined to become a regional hegemon. Its rivals helped it FLUSH WITH victory at home in ####, Iran's new rulers turned their attention abroad. "I hope that...
Israel politics: Thus spoke NetanyahuFeb 09, 2019
...Israel's election: Thus spoke Netanyahu An odd Hebrew word says a lot about Israeli politics IT IS NOT easy to translate the Hebrew word davka. It means something like "despite it all" and "because of", but with a sense...
Nigeria politics: Battle of the big menFeb 09, 2019
...Elections in Nigeria: Battle of the big men President Muhammadu Buhari has disappointed. His opponent could be worse NOTHING SEEMS awry on arrival at the Ajaokuta Steel Company near Lokoja in central Nigeria. Nestled in scrubland are rows of depots...