Any other business
Neil Collins says Rolls-Royce’s aero-engine factory is now a shockingly rare example of British excellence — and faces an increasing struggle to recruit home-grown talent
Take control of your own streets
The perma-bear who sees the ice melting
The benefits of privatising BA seem to have worn off — so why not do it again?
Stephen Vines profiles Jardine Matheson, the trading group that has shrugged off upheaval in Hong Kong and shareholder unrest — but still has dynastic issues to address
Mugged by inflation — again
Invasion of nerds leaves India’s high-tech capital yearning for its old identity
Judi Bevan says Justin King has faced a tougher task at Sainsbury’s than Stuart Rose at Marks & Spencer — and that King doesn’t think the City gives him due credit for his efforts
Merryn Somerset Webb says Japan is still a good bet for the medium term, despite the disappointments of 2006
Who’s new in 2007 — and how are things in Sakhalin, Comrade Lobachov?
If you ever happen to find yourself teaching an economics class at a private school, here’s a question you could write on the blackboard.
Open for business again — thanks to mom-and-pop stores and voluntourists
The real 3G phone boom: it’s about girls, girls, girls
Snouts still in the trough — and now bosses want 20 per cent of every profit
The Irishman, the Dutchwoman and the Indian who put the home team to shame
Richard Northedge looks back on a year in which it was all too easy to separate fools from their money — and wonders whether we’re heading for another one
It may be deeply unfashionable to say so, but the much-demonised multinationals do far more for the poor than all the world’s charities put together.
Joanna Pitman suggests some his’n’hers Christmas gifts that offer the added advantage of holding their value
‘I believe it’s the best performing fund in the world,’ says Richards, an avowed Christian not averse to preaching his own book.
Think of this as a two-for-one Christmas special, a City Life column gift-wrapped inside Any Other Business.
Neil Collins meets the trio of former bankers behind Ocado, the online
supermarket which is challenging the giants of the British grocery trade
Richard Orange elicits some blunt opinions on the mining boom from Rio Tinto boss Leigh Clifford
Given that the government’s lust for setting targets has done so much to increase bureaucracy in public services
Jonathan Davis says investors’ disregard for risk has paid off handsomely in 2006 — but it may not in 2007
Matthew Lynn says Porsche is supremely successful in its own niche, but that does not qualify it to run Europe’s largest mass-market car maker