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Cartrawler: was thrown into emergency debt restructuring talks as its business was hit by the grounding of airline fleets internationally amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Management in CarTrawler, the Dublin-based travel software company hit badly by the Covid-19 crisis, is investing in a rescue refinancing of the busin(...)

‘When companies are small, they can be more flexible and responsive, whereas when they grow, they become a pyramid where information is passed from bottom to top and decisions from top to bottom. In the internet era, this is too slow,’ says Haier’s chief executive, Zhang Ruimin

In 1985, shortly after Zhang Ruimin had reluctantly taken over running the small and near bankrupt Qingdao General Fridge factory in China, legend has(...)

By the time puberty strikes, girls are already playing down their ambitions, frightened to fail, or to be seen as “pushy”, “bossy” or a “show off”. Illustration: Getty Images

For women, ambition is sometimes seen as a dirty word. The rationale seems to go that it’s one thing to have success foisted upon you; it is another, (...)

Home lender Permanent TSB tumbled 7.29 per cent to €1.73 on very light trading. Photograph: Alan Betson

Politics dominated markets on Monday, with risk appetite withering in Europe as Italy lurched toward fresh elections. The region’s shares and currency(...)

Advertisers will be keen to target owners of autonomous cars who will have nothing else to do behind the wheel

On the face of it, there’s only good news here. Autonomous cars are very much the coming thing, and they represent a potential future for motoring tha(...)

Dalton Philips. Photograph:  Mike Goldwater

Dalton Philips, the former chief executive of the British supermarket chain Morrisons, and the Brown Thomas group, has been named as the new head of D(...)

Dalton Philips has been appointed chief executive of  DAA for a seven-year term

Dalton Philips, the former chief executive of the supermarket chain Morrisons and Brown Thomas, has been named as the new head of DAA, the former Dubl(...)

Sony’s Betamax VCR launched in 1974. In 1976, rivals JVC came out with their own VHS format VCR, which doubled the recording time available. Within a decade the Betamax had become virtually obsolete. Photographs: Getty Images

The Museum of Failure has opened its doors in Sweden, showcasing a collection of product innovations that have proved to be anything but successful. T(...)

The City of London. It  has long been a hub for specialist and wholesale insurance, and about €84bn  of premiums were written there  in 2015

London’s share of some of the world’s fastest growing insurance markets is shrinking, putting its position as a global centre for the industry under t(...)

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has quit Donald Trump’s business advisory group after coming under criticism. File photograph: Reuters

Uber Technologies chief executive Travis Kalanick has quit Donald Trump’s business advisory group after coming under criticism for taking the position(...)

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