Business

It is often said that a small coterie of billionaire business dynasties have huge power in Hong Kong. But is it really true that they dominate the economy? And anyway, is that such a bad thing?

Rocket’s IPO, run by the three Samwer brothers, has a huge IPO. 

They rarely get enough recognition, but classic mid-market Mittelstand companies deserve to be championed. 

Whatever the fate of the Chiquita banana brand it will be in the control of a family. A far cry from its beginnings as a state-run company, and a sign of things to come. 

All to often family business stories only get reported when there is a family feud, and families are rarely given credit when things go right. That should change. 

The sale of Drambuie, a Scottish alcoholic drink, might seem like the end of a story but in fact the drinks business is ever-more owned by families.