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Commodity prices likely to rise further in 2018: World Bank

Oil prices to average $56 a barrel in 2018, up from 2017 average of $53/bbl Oil prices are forecast to rise to $56 a barrel...
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Kwon Oh-joon named VP of World Steel Association

Posco chief being lined up to lead steelmaking through potentially turbulent years ahead… By Darren Parkin KWON Oh-joon, CEO of South Korean steel manufacturer Posco, has...
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Airbus strikes a deal with Bombardier

Just as the Canadian firm looked like it was being grounded by massive US tariffs, a European saviour with a long-term plan comes to...
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World’s richest woman dies

Obituary: Liliane Bettencourt: 1922 - 2017 Controversy and questionable politics were never far away to divert attention from some remarkable skill at leading an industry...
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Steel Merger Looks To Create Industry Giant

Two behemoths of the industrial world look to tie the knot and save thousands of jobs as they create one of the world’s largest...
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VW Sticking to its Smoking Guns

Electric dreams are no threat to the diesel engine, according to the boss of Volkswagen. Has Matthias Mueller got a cunning long-term plan, or...
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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...
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Economic growth steady through the summer – Growth Indicator

Private sector growth held broadly steady in the three months to August, according to the CBI’s latest Growth Indicator. The survey of 716 respondents across...
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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...
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On a roll

All good things must come to an end, but just as the propulsion industry was preparing to write off the iconic brand of Rolls-Royce,...