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A new gold rush is onof American firms determined to corner a share of the growing Soviet market for manufactured goods.
The large pool of female labour has become increasingly important to industry. But as competition hots up, firms find that more than equal pay is needed to attract the women. Factory creches have been successful. Leslie Kenton investigates.
The British visit of Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka underlines the rise of Japan's industrial might. Japanese management training, closely linked with the country's unique culture, has played a key role in the industrial success. Raymond Brown reports.
Former Cadillac salesman Irvin Rector is Burroughs new British managing director. Described as a North Dakota Whirlwind Rector has hustled to establish Burroughs as a major threat to Britain's ailing computer industry. John Lawless reports.
DURING THE TEN weeks before New Yearthe deadline set by the Paris Summit of 1972 for the establishment of the various new European policiesCommission President FranoisXavier Ortoli is determined to see the human face of his giant institution firmly established.
Companies who want to avoid the risk of an exemployee giving confidential information to a competitor can insert restraint clauses in staff contracts. But, warns Ewan Mitchell, the clauses should be reasonable and enforced when necessaryotherwise they are liable to be flouted.
The doomsday threat to world oil supplies is rapidly becoming a fact of life. This winter could see a savage twist in the spiral of problems the shortage has created. Roger Eglin reports.
When Arnold Carr was a 13year old office boy, he vowed he'd be boss. Now 70, Carr has built a wide ranging industrial combine, Thomas Ward, which has earnt the title the Harrods of Industry. Ken Gooding reports
IT WAS BOTH ironic and appropriate that the Prime Minister chose Lancaster House to announce his Phase Three proposals. In such sumptuous surroundings it would perhaps have been more fitting if Mr. Heath had been able to declare triumphantly that the inflationary battle had been fought and won....
Suggestions schemes have been around for many years, but many companies find they can be usefully profitable. The problem is finding a formula which satisfies workers and management. David Harvey reports
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