Japanese firms struggle to fill vacancies as job-to-applicant ratio hits 43-year high
Japan’s paradoxical labour market has seen unemployment rise despite an increase in the number of jobs available to applicants
Takata agrees to sell majority of assets to KSS following bankruptcy
After a decade of safety crises, Japanese part maker Takata has filed for bankruptcy, agreeing to sell its assets to Key Safety Systems
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World Health Organisation elects first African director-general amid mounting pressure
Former Ethiopian Health Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been elected after nearly two years of public campaigning
Hundreds of jobs to be cut as Cathay Pacific posts first annual loss in almost a decade
Hong Kong’s flagship airline is set to undergo its biggest restructure in 20 years after posting its first annual loss since the global financial crisis
JAB Holdings to buy Panera Bread for $7.5bn
JAB Holdings, the owner of Krispy Kreme and Jimmy Choo, has agreed to buy Panera Bread in the US’ biggest restaurant deal to date
UK develops recession-detecting warning system
The Office for National Statistics has introduced new measures to enable UK policymakers to identify and respond to recessions faster
State Street votes to bridge gender gap
Prominent asset manager State Street will vote against companies failing to address their gender imbalance within the next year
Standard Life to acquire Aberdeen in £3.8bn deal
Standard Life has agreed a deal to purchase Aberdeen Asset Management, creating the largest fund manager in the UK
SoftBank strengthens with Fortress acquisition
Tech giant SoftBank has opted to buy private equity firm Fortress; diversifying its portfolio and driving the company’s ‘SoftBank 2.0 transformation strategy’
The rebranding of corporate raiders
They’re the bane of board members and a lifeline for shareholders, yet there has been a rise fall and revival of corporate raiders
Blackberry is alive, but where does it go from here?
Blackberry – once the must have device in business, but now its almost become a dinosaur in the modern-touch screen landscape. How did this happen?
Driverless car manufacturers enter a brave new world
Consumer demand for autonomous vehicles is on the rise, and will only continue to grow. If traditional carmakers want to keep up with Silicon Valley upstarts, they’re going to need to start thinking outside the box
The gig economy and its long-term effects
As more employees turn to self-employment, the rise of the gig economy could have far-reaching effects on the corporate employment model
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