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Why Porsche would be mad to bid for Volkswagen

29 November 2006 5:58 pm

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

Think outside the jargon box

29 November 2006 5:56 pm

‘Dinosaurs ... think inside the box. Dolphins ... occupy the space outside the box.

The myth of affordable housing

29 November 2006 5:53 pm

The latest non-job in Britain’s town halls is the affordable housing officer

The streets are alive with hip-hop — but there’s still plenty of gold beneath them

29 November 2006 5:49 pm

In the mountains south of Zurich, as winter approaches, the farmers bring their cows down.

The kitchen table tycoons

23 November 2006 8:39 am

Judi Bevan says that new technology has at last created real liberation for women — by enabling them to run successful businesses from home

Ignore your conscience: big oil still beats green power

23 November 2006 8:34 am

If you are the kind of person who believes the things the City says, you might by now be almost convinced that we don’t really need oil any more.

Boston’s in a hole and still digging. Will London’s Olympics go the same way?

22 November 2006 6:29 pm

On the way into Boston from Logan Airport, you pass a cavernous, closed-off tunnel entrance, full of construction vehicles, looking at night like an avant garde set for Siegfried.

The City’s new boom market: philanthropy

15 November 2006 4:43 pm

Simon Nixon says the new rich are eager to give billions away — but that their largesse is best used as ‘social risk capital’, not as a substitute for state welfare

It’s surprising what you can buy from an ice-cream van in Scotland’s Manhattan

15 November 2006 4:13 pm

It’s surprising what you can buy from an ice-cream van in Scotland’s Manhattan

The promise of real profits from a weird virtual world

8 November 2006 5:23 pm

Cosmo Lush explores the bizarre byways of Second Life, the latest internet phenomenon, and explains how big brands plan to make money out of it

Flawless, timeless, almost priceless

8 November 2006 5:21 pm

White diamonds are the world’s most expensive gems.

A year in exile, but still in the game

8 November 2006 5:18 pm

Richard Orange meets Bill Browder, the investor who is banned from Russia but remains bullish about its future

What makes a great businessman: a silver tongue or a killer instinct?

8 November 2006 5:15 pm

‘Who’s the most impressive business leader you’ve ever met?’

Men with guns are the new dotcoms

2 November 2006 8:20 am

Matthew Lynn finds private military contractors such as Colonel Tim Spicer — formerly known as mercenaries — responding to demand in a high-growth business sector

How the first multinational was hijacked by greed

25 October 2006 4:42 pm

George Trefgarne draws lessons for today’s shareholders and corporate executives from a new history of the East India Company

The City’s surprise success story

25 October 2006 4:39 pm

Once synonymous with men in red braces peddling junk bonds

Amaranth: how to lose $6 billion in a fortnight

25 October 2006 4:33 pm

Jonathan Davis continues our debate about hedge fund risks and rewards with an analysis of a spectacular crash

Time to invest in Korean reunification? I know a man who did

25 October 2006 4:30 pm

As the absurdly coiffed and probably deranged Kim Jong-Il fingers his nuclear button

The day the City entered the modern world

19 October 2006 10:22 am

Martin Jacomb recalls Big Bang — the 1986 reforms which killed off London’s traditional ways of dealing in stocks and shares — and judges it a resounding success

Before and after the Bang

19 October 2006 10:20 am

Before and after the Bang

Monetary genius? I beg to differ

18 October 2006 4:59 pm

Monetary genius? I beg to differ

The gateway to African economic revival in a place once famous only for a hijacking

18 October 2006 4:58 pm

The gateway to African economic revival in a place once famous only for a hijacking

Leadership, clarity and a very thick skin

11 October 2006 4:30 pm

Judi Bevan assesses the qualities of Allan Leighton, the former supermarket boss who is determined to make Royal Mail a first-class service despite fierce competition

Switching channels

11 October 2006 4:19 pm

Matthew Vincent says advertising revenues hold the key to picking shares in the media sector