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India questions Reliance Industries’ payments to politicians, while macadamia sales rocket. 

The conviction of Thomas Kwok on corruption charges is a big moment in Hong Kong, because its tycoons are rarely brought before the courts. Anyone hoping it is the start of a revolution will be disappointed, though. 

All of John Mills’ children have worked for his business JML, but only one remains and the company is now manager-owned. Is this the shape of family firms to come? 

Then Italian designed does more than make fancy corkscrews, he is an expert myth-maker too. And there are lessons in his autobiographies for all leaders trying to build legitimacy after a succession.

When Francois Pinault, the head of the Kering group of luxury brands, appointed Patricia Barbizet as the new head of Christie’s, he was giving a vote of confidence is one of the select band of family business specialist managers

When Heather Cho, the daughter of the owner of Korean Air, went crazy over the way her nuts were served to her the world reacted with anger (and laughter). But her behaviour is typical of the arrogant chaebols. Her outburst could cost them dear. 

A new list of Germany’s 500 wealthiest individuals and families reveals to what extent the country’s economy and culture is dominated by the family-owned Mittelsand firms.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who owns a large chunk of News Corp, failed to back Rupert Murdoch during a recent shareholder revolt. Now it is clear that he holds the cards in the firm’s succession saga.

Lee Jae-yong is quickly making changes at Samsung, now that it seems certain that he has taken the reins of the business. Recent management changes and acquisitions suggest he’s taking it in an exciting new direction.

Eugenio Re Rebaudengo, the son of art collector Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and her industrialist husband Agostino, talks dead squirrels, crazy artists and why selling art online is the future.