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Articles for July 2005

What's the big deal? The great urge to merge is taking managers' attention away from the basics

Businesses have always felt the need to reshape their portfolios from time to time. What is different now is the need to do so at speed, worldwide and in competition not just with traditional industry rivals but with well capitalised finance groups worldw
English, language of lost chances: The curse of not having to learn another tongue to get by is costing us dear

AS WE have all known since we won the right to host the 2012 Olympics, 300 languages are spoken in London. It's just a pity the natives can only manage one.
A Russian business revolution

Aluminium giant Rusal is being saved from Soviet slackness
Morris's labour of love

The former union leader has a powerful message: concentrate on getting meaning out of the job you're doing now.