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Michele Ferrero, the man who turned his family confectionery business into a global giant, has died at the age of 89. We look at his extraordinary career. 

They are a special breed – able to work well with powerful families and grow the businesses they oversee

The Japanese spirits brands’ CEO talks, a Brazilian mogul’s tweet lands him in trouble, and other family business news of the week. 

When the daughter of the outdoor wear brand’s founder took over the business she decided to make it as sustainable as possible. The result is deeply impressive. 

If even the powerful matriarch of the L’Oreal dynasty can be preyed on it can happen to anybody. Families should make sure their succession plans involve the older generation. 

The sixth-generation watch-maker is angry about the effect of the Swiss franc’s appreciation on exporters, but still positive about his own niche brands. 

Peter Wallenberg, who died this week, will be remembered as the man who saved the family investment vehicle Investor AB, despite early doubts about his skills. 

The promotion of Ariane de Rothschild hints that the intensely male culture that has always dominated the banking family might be starting to thaw.  

Asia’s richest man has split his company in half, making his family and shareholders a lot of money. Like many of Hong Kong’s other tycoons, he just seems to get better with age.  

Since the dark days of 2011, when he was considered damaged, the News Corporation mogul has managed to wrongfoot his critics, boost his wealth and position his sons as heirs apparent.