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Fiat Chrysler refuses to merge with Renault because of “uncertainty with French government” - 06/06/2019

Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) withdrew its proposal to merge with the French Renault SA. "It became obvious that there are currently no political conditions in France for the successful completion of such a deal," the FCA press release says. Sources of The Wall Street Journal reported that the company is dissatisfied with too high demands of the French government....

Boeing finds faulty parts in 737 NG and 737 MAX aircraft - 06/04/2019

Boeing found a defect in their aircraft. It is suspected that substandard parts were installed on several hundred 737 NG and 737 MAX airliners. A statement about this was made against the background of the company’s attempts to convince air carriers of reliability of the aircraft. Earlier it was reported that the ban on flights of the Boeing 737 MAX can be lifted in the United States in...

Filippo Ciarletti Executive Vice President and CTO at Mars&Co: "A strategy consultant must develop his architectural skills, i.e. the ability to put together science, creativity and the human dimension." - 06/03/2019

Mr Filippo Ciarletti, Italian born, raised in Switzerland, with degrees at Ecole Centrale de Paris (ECP), the MIT and INSEAD, followed by thirty five years in strategy consulting at Mars&Co where you serve as Executive Vice President and CTO. That should give you a rather unique perspective into the business challenges ahead. Could you first tell us how you see the fit between your personal story...

Analyst: Jeff Bezos’ quit will have a negative impact on Amazon shareholders - 06/03/2019

Amazon’s shareholders will remember for a long time the day when Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos stops managing his brainchild. The risk that everything collapses is rather great. Nevertheless, Bezos is quite capable of changing the course of events or at least easing the financial blow that will be inflicted on the company's investors. All he needs to do is formulate plans for his future successor more...

Uber is losing record amount of money - 05/31/2019

Losses of Uber in the I quarter have amounted to $ 1 billion. Recently, Uber became a public company, and everyone was looking forward to its first official financial report. There was nothing for shareholders to rejoice: losses have not been reduced, but, on the contrary, reached records. Despite revenue growth of 20%, the loss of $ 1.034 billion exceeded last year’s loss of $ 478 million....

Australian watchdog sues Sony for malfunctioning games - 05/30/2019

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) filed a lawsuit against Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe due to the fact that the company refused to return money to customers for malfunctioning video games for the Sony PlayStation console. The ACCC report states that Sony has provided false information to Australian customers on its website and on the PlayStation online store....

Norway's pension fund to dump gaming and alcohol companies shares - 05/29/2019

Norway's largest pension fund KLP will refuse to invest in companies that receive more than 5% of the proceeds from gambling and the sale of alcoholic beverages. The fund manages assets of about $ 80 billion, including pension savings of state civil servants. KLP intends to sell so-called "sinful shares" in the amount of about $ 320 million, reports The Financial Times. Among the 90 companies...

Alibaba ponders listing in Hong Kong after record IPO in New York - 05/28/2019

Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is considering a possibility of raising $ 20 billion through placement of shares in Hong Kong after a record IPO in New York held in 2014. It is reported by Bloomberg, citing informed sources. According to them, Alibaba is working with financial advisors, discussing possible terms of placement. The company may apply for an IPO in Hong Kong...

Renault, Fiat Chrysler shares jump after merger offer - 05/27/2019

Renault SA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV shares jumped on Monday after the Italian-American automotive corporation FCA proposed a merger with the French Renault. The deal can create the third largest automaker in the world in terms of production. Fiat shares gained about 19% at the start of trading in Milan, while Renault shares rose by 16%. Fiat said the merged business would be 50% owned...

NASDAQ refuses to buy Oslo Stock Exchange - 05/27/2019

The NASDAQ exchange operator has withdrawn its offer to buy Oslo Børs VPS Holding ASA, the Oslo Stock Exchange operator, the company said in a press release. The NASDAQ offered 158 NOK ($ 18.2) per share for the company, but it failed to enlist support of a sufficient number of shareholders. Oslo Børs is also being eyed by the operator of the Euronext stock exchanges, which also evaluates its...
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