Lithography lessons

Canon tries to break ASML’s grip on chipmaking tools

Good luck with that

Spread bets

Why big oil is beefing up its trading arms

A volatile world makes for choppy markets, and choppy markets make for rich profits


How big is the role of luck in career success?

Lubar: lucky beyond all recognition

Thrivers in India

Meet India’s mega-wealthy

The ranks of the ultra-rich are swelling


Are America’s CEOs overpaid?

Unions are taking aim at the soaring compensation of bosses

Control shift

Are America’s allies the holes in its export-control fence?

The goals, resources and reach of anti-Chinese technology sanctions vary widely

Shielding the shield

Taiwan will not surrender its semiconductor supremacy

How to defend an industry that everyone covets

Bought for parts

A $3.8bn deal points to the future of car-parts suppliers

A merger between Schaeffler and Vitesco will create a global components champion

Selling your sole

Why young consumers love Birkenstocks

The ancient German sandal-maker goes public

A royal mess

The fall of China’s “manganese king” may hit global EV supply chains

And leave a hole in Xi Jinping’s economic plans


Weight-loss drugs are no match for the might of big food

The world is as addicted to fattening foods as it is to fossil fuels


Trialling the two-day workweek

The results of one firm’s experiment with a bold new idea