Vijay Govindarajan: “What you need to forget will help you in the future are the very things that are helping you today. What you need to forget requires having a vision of the future.”

A successful strategy for the long-term growth and prosperity of a business involves envisaging the future while forgetting the past and, at the same (...)

The Iseq’s bigger companies had mixed fortunes with Ryanair shares down 0.5 per cent.  Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Most European and US markets were ahead yesterday, with the S&P 500 Index at a four-month high, as investors shook off oil’s losses on failed out(...)

Lego said sales grew by a “double-digit” percentage rate in all its regions, including the US, faster than the toy industry’s expansion which was mostly in the “mid-single digit” range. (Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters)

Lego A/S said net income jumped 31 per cent last year as a new video game helped Europe’s biggest toymaker gain market share in all its regions. Net (...)

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Industry-wide sales of Star Wars-licensed merchandise totaled about $700 million in the United States in 2015

Hasbro reported its biggest jump in quarterly revenue in nearly five years, beating analysts’ estimates by a wide margin, driven by demand for toys ba(...)

 Newly-released Barbie dolls featuring three new body types from Mattel: toymaker was reportedly approached by Hasbro about a potential transaction late last year. Photograph:  Mattel/EPA

Hasbro and Mattel have held talks about merging two of the world’s biggest toymakers, according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that wou(...)

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei:   Lego has dropped restrictions on bulk orders of its toy bricks after facing a storm of criticism for refusing to sell thousands of them to Ai. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei published photographs of himself with Lego hanging off his moustache and beard on Wednesday, celebrating the toymak(...)

Rey played by Daisy Ridley. Hasbro has tweeted: “We love your passion for Rey, and are happy to share that we will be including her in the Monopoly: Star Wars game, available later this year”

Star Wars heroine Rey is to be added to an updated Monopoly game based on the latest blockbuster film after angry fans objected that her character had(...)

There has been a surge in demand for Lego products in the run-up to Christmas.

Some children may not get their Christmas wishes fulfilled this year as Lego’s factories, although running at full speed, may not be able to make enou(...)

Lego, the Danish toymaker, said first-half sales rose 23 per cent, helped by growth in Asia. Revenue increased to 14.1 billion kroner (€1.88 billion).(...)