In a surprise move, satellite-TV operator DISH Network ( DISH ) has made a $25.5 billion bid for Sprint, the U.S.'s third-largest wireless operator.
Michael Dell may be at risk of losing his namesake company. Dell ( DELL ) confirmed Monday weekend reports that private equity firm Blackstone Group has submitted preliminary takeover proposals to Dell’s board that would value the struggling computer maker at $14.25 a share
Volkswagen's 2012 numbers weren't particularly positive and its outlook for the current year was for stalling in second gear. Lex's Julia Grindell and Nikki Tait discuss the continuing impact of the depressed European car industry on VW. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
Mobile connectivity is already changing how we live, a fact being shown like never before at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Daniel Thomas, telecoms correpondent, reports on how the industry's biggest companies are showing off how they are changing the world. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video
As labour costs in China's coastal hubs continue to soar, many companies are expanding into the farthest corners of China. The FT's Kathrin Hille reports from rural Henan province on the impact one of Foxconn's new factories is having on the local economy and examines the sustainability of China's growth model. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit www.ft.com/video
BY Meghan Foley | December 16 2012 6:20 PM In 2012, the year in which PC shipments declined for the first time in more than a decade, much attention was given to the rising popularity of the smartphone.
Climbing demand for commodities in the past decade boosted shipping and encouraged shipbuilding. Just as giant bulk carriers take a while to stop, so does building them.
Traditionally known for its high-tech manufacturing and low-cost automakers, South Korea is now trying to upgrade its image as a sophisticated exporter of fashion and beauty products. The FT's Simon Mundy explores Seoul's ambition to become a fashion capital.
Ask any business leader or management expert what defines the best technology companies and the ability to innovate will be top of the list. The FT's Ravi Mattu reports on how openness, collaboration and agility are the lifeblood of a new high-tech innovation revolution
Japan's Toyota is cutting production of vehicles for the Chinese market amid tensions between the two countries over a cluster of islands in the East China Sea. Lex's Stuart Kirk and Julia Grindell discuss what may be more a strategic than a reactive decision. Related article: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4dcc9850-06f4-11e2-92ef-00144feabdc0.html For more commentary from the Lex team, visit http://www.ft.com/lex http://www.FT.com/