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  • With many companies nearing the first-to-second generation transfer phase, Asian family businesses have been forced to learn the art of succession planning quickly. CampdenFB looks at what the region is doing to meet the challenge.  

  • South Australian chocolate-maker Haigh’s is now in its fourth generation – and it tastes sweeter than ever.

  • Conglomerate Murugappa is sometimes dubbed southern India’s Tata Group, CampdenFB talks to its fourth-gen chairman about his plans for the family business.

  • The Bharti Foundation’s educational programmes aimed at India’s poorest people could dramatically improve their lives,
    and change attitudes towards women.

  • A 100-year-old Australian boot business is looking to the future. CampdenFB talks to Rossi boots about keeping Australians well-shod for three generations. 

  • A next-gen member of the famous Clarks shoe dynasty felt the weight of responsibility of the family business. He’s met that head on by his own entrepreneurial efforts – making shoes.

  • A number of acquisitions and sales have made headlines as family businesses around the world look to consolidate operations.

  • Phoebe Hearst Cooke, a member of the Hearst family and well known for her philanthropic endeavours, died on 18 November aged 85.

  • Danish family business AP Moeller-Maersk’s plans to reduce investment in its flagship container shipping division is simply part of its goal to “create a more balanced group”.

  • Billionaire Lakshmi Mittal appears to be betting on a strong recovery of the UK’s construction industry, by investing more than £200 million (€248 million) of his family’s money into the sector.

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