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Apple’s first iPhone at the launch in 2007: “Sixteen years ago, this would have been difficult to imagine, given that China was much poorer and the iPhone and phone apps had not been invented”

One Financial Times article that caught my eye this week concerned the success of Meituan Dianping, whose “Everything app” enables Chinese consumers t(...)

Attendees record the final sales tally at an event at Alibaba’s headquarters marking Singles Day. Photograph: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Alibaba Day Alibaba’s annual Singles Day sales extravaganza/mass-scale marketing wheeze remains one of the more intriguing ecommer(...)

Lionel Barber is to step down as editor of the Financial Times

Lionel Barber is to step down as editor of the Financial Times, ending a 14-year tenure that put the newspaper on a profitable footing even as its tra(...)

Consider, too, the many employees forced to wait while antitrust regulators scrutinise deals, with only the dreaded merger “synergies” – often shorthand for job losses – to look forward to.

Plenty of ordinary workers deserve sympathy but this week mine is reserved for staff at Refinitiv. Until October last year, Refinitiv was the trading(...)

US stocks tumbled to a one-month low on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

“A lot of red on the screen” was how traders summarised the market performance on Friday as global news hit markets. European stocks took serious dam(...)

The job cuts, exceeding 7 per cent of Nissan’s 138,000-strong workforce, come as Nissan struggles to improve dismal profit margins in the US

Nissan plans to expand job cuts to over 10,000 to help turn around its business, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, as pr(...)

I have always thought the office toilet was more important than one might think and last week I found some research that backs up my hunch

For the past two months I have stopped doing something at work that I thought I would do for ever. I no longer flush the loo. Nor does anyone else in(...)

Alphabet’s Google moved production of its US-bound motherboards to Taiwan. Photograph: iStock

HP and Dell Technologies plan to move as much as 30 per cent of their notebook production away from China to avert US tariffs, the Nikkei cited anonym(...)

Chinese workers assembling a cheaper local alternative to the Apple Watch in a factory producing thousands every day in Shenzhen, in southern China’s Guangdong province. Photograph:  Getty Images

Apple has warned that proposed tariffs on imports of iPhones and its other flagship products from China to the United States would “tilt the playing f(...)

China is a key market for Apple as well as a major production centre for its devices. Photograph: iStock

Apple has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15 -30 per cent of their production capacity from China to southeast Asi(...)

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