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Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

What problems does Uber currently face?

Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

Social network participation among Fortune 500 CEOs Positive trends point to a US embrace of solar power

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Strategy The Lonsdale Consortium has acquired a 50-year lease on Australia’s biggest port, thanks to a $7.3bn bid that far exceeded expectations

Port of Melbourne leased to Lonsdale consortium for $7.3bn

The Lonsdale Consortium has acquired a 50-year lease on Australia’s biggest port, thanks to a $7.3bn bid that far exceeded expectations

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Strategy The microblogging site is expanding its video advertising programme, allowing users to monetise their creations

Twitter users to profit from their videos

The microblogging site is expanding its video advertising programme, allowing users to monetise their creations

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Strategy Amid the ongoing battle with terrorist organisations, EU powers urge the European Commission to ban end-to-end encryption

France and Germany call for encryption ban

Amid the ongoing battle with terrorist organisations, EU powers urge the European Commission to ban end-to-end encryption

Strategy Taxi app Uber has agreed to merge its business in China with rival taxi firm Didi Chuxing

Uber to merge with China’s Didi Chuxing

Taxi app Uber has agreed to merge its business in China with rival taxi firm Didi Chuxing

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Strategy Non-profit investment funds could bring sustainable development and economic growth to some of the world’s poorest communities

Start-ups can be more effective than financial aid

Non-profit investment funds could bring sustainable development and economic growth to some of the world’s poorest communities

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Strategy The first wave of robot workers is just around the corner, but whether they can replace human employees is a question that is yet to be answered

Why you should hire robot workers

The first wave of robot workers is just around the corner, but whether they can replace human employees is a question that is yet to be answered

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Strategy The standard line of encouragement is that, with hard work and perseverance, a technology start-up will thrive. But, odds are it will be gone within a few years

Why your start-up will probably fail

The standard line of encouragement is that, with hard work and perseverance, a technology start-up will thrive. But, odds are it will be gone within a few years

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Strategy Forward-thinking organisations are throwing out the old hierarchies in favour of having employees look after themselves

The end of managers – workers are now able to supervise themselves

Forward-thinking organisations are throwing out the old hierarchies in favour of having employees look after themselves

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Strategy Resolute Forest Products is following through on its strategy of building for the future

Resolute explains how to build a green business

Resolute Forest Products is following through on its strategy of building for the future

Strategy With Brazil on the cusp of a new political era, bespoke and relevant business education is more important than ever

Brazilian management is ready to take on the world

With Brazil on the cusp of a new political era, bespoke and relevant business education is more important than ever

Strategy The world’s major oil producers failed to reach an agreement on freezing output, after the Saudis refused to allow Iran an exemption

Doha meeting ends with no deal

The world’s major oil producers failed to reach an agreement on freezing output, after the Saudis refused to allow Iran an exemption

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Strategy Apple contributed to a resurgent bond market this week with the announcement it would sell up to $12bn in corporate bonds

Apple issues $12bn worth of bonds

Apple contributed to a resurgent bond market this week with the announcement it would sell up to $12bn in corporate bonds

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