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Smith & Nephew hits on growth outside Europe

British joint replacement maker Smith & Nephew has reported "stand-out" growth in emerging markets, helping offset sluggish trade closer to home.<p>The artificial hip and knee specialist posted an 18pc rise in sales across emerging markets <b>in the second quarter</b>, helping buoy global revenues, which rose …

Fonterra moves to curb China baby milk scandal

Fonterra, the New Zealand dairy giant, has vowed to hunt down hundreds of tons of potentially lethal baby milk formula "in the next 48 hours" as it tries to contain the fall-out from another safety scandal in China.<p>The news that Fonterra had <b>discovered bacteria that can cause botulism in 38 tonnes</b> …

Is Your Company An Industry Leader? http://bit.ly/1cGX55M Between work and your personal life, it may seem impossible to account for all of your opportunities for growth. There are the obvious differentiators, like developing a higher-quality product or being the cost leader in your area, but there are many other factors that contribute to your company being labeled an industry leader. Here's a checklist of 10 things that can serve as catalysts for your company, helping you rise to the top and stay there.

Why Companies Are (Finally) Falling All Over Each Other To Become Best Places To Work

Smart companies have figured out that happy workplaces mean bigger bottom lines and winning the talent battle. Which is only good news for you.<p>Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.<p><i>–Former U.S. General and President</i> …

World GDP

FOUR years after the worst of the financial crisis and the world appears to be faltering again. According to <i>The Economist's</i> calculations, world GDP …

Castles in the sand

WITH seven months to go before the 2014 winter Olympics, Sochi is a gigantic construction site. Lorries run up and down dusty roads, excavators turn …

Black Sea

Why is so much oil carried by train?

A DEVASTATING explosion flattened dozens of buildings in Lac-Mégantic, a small town in Quebec, on July 6th. Fifty people are feared to have died when …

Flashy motor

CAR lights used to be simple: a bulb behind a white, amber or red lens. When halogen and xenon headlights came along, though, they got complicated. …

Wounds and scars

<b>The barbarism that is female genital mutilation</b><p>MORE than 125m girls and women alive today have been subjected to female genital mutilation of some …

The Great Deceleration

WHEN a champion sprinter falls short of his best speeds, it takes a while to determine whether he is temporarily on poor form or has permanently lost …

Markets

How did Estonia become a leader in technology?

WHEN Estonia regained its independence in 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, less than half its population had a telephone line and its …

Is Georgia really committed to European values?

GEORGIA’s relationship with the European Union seems to be moving in the right direction. On July 22nd, negotiators concluded talks over a Deep and …