The year in business: who were the winners and losers?

From the collapse of Carillion to the arrest of Carlos Ghosn, 2018 was a tumultuous year

• Days into 2018, the government outsourcing and construction business Carillion collapsed into bankruptcy. Its chairman, Keith Cochrane, chief executive, Richard Howson, and former finance directors Zafar Khan and Emma Mercer were eventually branded “delusional” by MPs as the full extent of the failings at the company became clear in bruising hearings. The bankruptcy is estimated to have cost the taxpayer £150m.

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