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The bosses of two famous French firms struggle to keep customers

You see her after the third glass ALEXANDRE RICARD wants to talk boxing. He runs Pernod Ricard, a firm that sells Chivas whisky and Absolut vodka,…

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Ford has a clear plan to fix its present failings

Hackett plays it safe LIKE any mechanic with a misfiring car, Ford’s new boss has had his head under the bonnet working out what needs…

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Tech giants are building their own undersea fibre-optic networks

Only 6,599km to go WHEN Cyrus Field, an American businessman, laid the first trans-Atlantic cable in 1858, it was hailed as one of the great…

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Goldman Sags

BY TRADITION, Goldman Sachs makes risky financial wagers and stays icy cool under pressure. A bad trade on Treasury bonds in 1986 almost killed it,…

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Panipat, the global centre for recycling textiles, is fading

Tools of the shoddy trade WHEN the doors open to the warehouse at Ambey Spinning Mills in Panipat, a city 90km from Delhi, it seems…

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