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The new year provides the perfect occasion for family businesses around the world to assess their 2009 performance, attempt to learn the lessons of the recession and work out how best to seize the opportunities 2010 presents. It is also the time for to review the outgoing year and look forward to the possibilities of 2010, writes Katie Barker

Volkswagen AG, the family-controlled car manufacturer, announced today it plans to take a 19.9% stake in the Japanese car company Suzuki Motor Corporation.

The latest hiatus in the world’s financial markets brought about by Dubai’s current debt crisis is clearly a concern to family investors in the region, but it should be viewed as good news, the CEO of a leading family office in Abu Dhabi exclusively told

Despite presenting a range of variables to rival the riskiest asset class, the thoroughbred horse breeding and racing industry is an international business backed by some of the world’s wealthiest individuals and families, writes Paul Golden

The global economy has been battered by the most severe crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, but one area has been heralded as a possible saviour – clean technology, writes Mike Scott

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