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October 25, 2017

Over the last 50 years, the face of modern day business has changed dramatically in response to improvements in transport, technology, and massive changes in the way we communicate.

Over the last 50 years, the face of modern day business has changed dramatically in response to improvements in transport, technology, and massive changes in the way we communicate.

Yet one thing that has not changed is the dominance of family-run businesses as economic powerhouses in the global market.

June 7, 2017

Disruptions in the market, competition and even family relationships concern the next generation of leaders of family-owned businesses interviewed by Deloitte.

Disruptions in the market, competition and even family relationships concern the next generation of leaders of family-owned businesses interviewed by Deloitte.

May 24, 2017

Family office investors should remain steadfast and open minded during this period of political uncertainty, a top wealth adviser says.

Family office investors should remain steadfast and open minded during this period of political uncertainty, a top wealth adviser says.

“People [are] suggesting that markets are horribly expensive and that the global economy is going to slow down precipitously,” Kevin Gardiner, Rothschild Wealth Management’s global investment strategist, said.

“I’d keep an open mind because I’m not sure either of those things are true.”

May 17, 2017

ArcelorMittal doubles earnings after cost-cutting drive; Bombardier’s Beaudoin leaves chairman post amid revolt but stays on board; India’s Ramco Group second-gen chairman dies.

ArcelorMittal doubles earnings after cost-cutting drive

The chief executive of steel and mining giant ArcelorMittal says he is “satisfied” following a first quarter result which saw sales up 20% year-on-year.

Sales in the quarter ending 31 March were $16.1 billion, up from $13.4 billion for the same period last year. Net income sat at $1 billion, compared to last year’s first quarter loss of $416 million.

May 12, 2017

Brewing giant AB InBev profits up but struggles in Americas; Whither Fairfax Media as assets cherry picked; Third-gen takes ownership of billion dollar In-N-Out burger chain.

Mega-brewer AB InBev’s turbulent quarter

Brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has seen revenues and profits increase in the first quarter of 2017 despite a slight dip in beer sales.

The world’s largest brewer, which is headquartered in Belgium and has substantial family ownership, enjoyed a 3.7% increase in revenues to $12.9 billion despite total sales falling by 0.5% to 147.9 million hectolitres.

May 3, 2017

In an election campaign infamous for contradictions and outbursts, one constant factor has been the mission of Donald Trump to have his adult children and son-in-law installed as the power behind his throne.

In an election campaign infamous for contradictions and outbursts, one constant factor has been the mission of Donald Trump to have his adult children and son-in-law installed as the power behind his throne.

April 24, 2017

Donald Trump’s election as the 45th US president has thrust a family business leader into the most important job in the world. What will be the impact on family businesses in the US (and beyond) of having a family business-friendlier figure in charge? Nicholas Moody and James Beech report

Donald Trump’s election as the 45th US president has thrust a family business leader into the most important job in the world. What will be the impact on family businesses in the US (and beyond) of having a family business-friendlier figure in charge? Nicholas Moody and James Beech report

March 3, 2017

The launch of a new video-game console by electronics giant Nintendo this week has brought into focus the pitfalls of succession, according to a Japanese analyst.

The launch of a new video-game console by electronics giant Nintendo this week has brought into focus the pitfalls of succession, according to a Japanese analyst.

This week Kyoto-based Nintendo launched the Nintendo Switch, a powerful gaming device that transforms into a home console, and a piece of hardware that seeks to modernise the many traditions laid out by its former family leader, Hiroshi Yamauchi (pictured, bottom left).

February 28, 2017

Second-gen Lee Jae-yong, the vice chairman and heir apparent of electronics conglomerate Samsung, is to be indicted on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, according to prosecutors.

Second-gen Lee Jae-yong, the vice chairman and heir apparent of electronics conglomerate Samsung, is to be indicted on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, according to prosecutors.

Earlier this month, the 48-year-old was arrested for his alleged role in providing about ₩43 billion ($37 million) to a friend of South Korean president Park Geun-hye to win state approval for a controversial 2015 merger.

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