Paris Eiffel Tower La Defense

Macron’s Man is Sniffing Out Europe’s Business Opportunities

France’s Benjamin Griveaux is rising up the ranks of the French president’s inner circle, and he’s been handed a special mission by Emmanuel Macron...
Oil Rig

Schneider’s Persistence Pays Off As French Group Takes Control Of Aveva

After several attempts, UK-based Aveva finally gives up majority stake in FTSE software company, gifting shareholders a bonus pay day… By Darren Parkin FRENCH industrial giant...
Duqm Port Muscat

Duqm Or Bust!

Tiny port on the Arabian Sea is set to become one of the most economically strategic places on earth… By Darren Parkin CHANCES are you’ve never...
Lego

Building Blocks Of Success Are Proving Hard To Find For Lego

Beleaguered plastic toy firm is facing a fresh crisis as sales dip, profits slip, and jobs are shed… By Darren Parkin WHEN the Great Depression sent...
Salmon

Scottish Salmon – What’s the catch?

It’s one of the biggest businesses in Scotland, but ask ten different experts about the state of the salmon industry and you’ll get ten...
Make Up

L’Oreal sells Body Shop

L’Oreal never quite managed to get to grips with what it bought from Dame Anita Roddick in 2006, but was it all worth it? WHEN...
Notes Brazilian Real Notes in Hand

Brazil: Eternal Country of the Future

Can the South American giant emerge stronger from its latest crisis? By Jason Agnew “Brazil é o pais do futuro e sempre será.” It was a...
Volvo XC60

Swede Electric Dreams

Is Volvo’s bid to become all-electric the shrewdest business move of the year, or a cynical ploy to capitalise on the world’s mounting affection...
Mike Meldman, George Clooney, Rande Gerber

That’s the spirit!

George Clooney isn’t just a pretty face. It turns out the Hollywood heartthrob is also a shrewd businessman… By Darren Parkin WHEN celebrated actor George Clooney...
Cathay Pacific 747

Cathay Pacific losing altitude

Once held up as a benchmark of luxury long-haul air travel, the company’s determination not to jump on the low fair bandwagon looks like...