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A strategy of growth through investment, Tereos' successful gamble - 09/09/2020

French agri-food cooperative Tereos, a domestic market leader and the world’s second in its field, has been described as struggling with debt and falling prices. However, the company performance has significantly improved recently, just when its competitors started to give up and close enterprises. When sugar prices picked up again, Tereos proved to be the only French company in the sector to be...

Donald Trump's wealth loses $ 600M over the year - 09/09/2020

Donald Trump lost $ 600 million in a year as his wealth fell by almost 20%, to $ 2.5 billion. Almost all of his assets fell by millions of dollars, most of all - a golf club in Miami and buildings in New York. The fortune of US President Donald Trump fell by $ 600 million in a year, according to the American Forbes. The newspaper published the annual ranking of the 400 richest Americans, in which...

GM invests $ 2B in electric car maker Nikola - 09/09/2020

The largest US auto concern General Motors has announced purchase of an 11% stake in Nikola, an electric vehicle manufacturer, for $ 2 billion. In addition to the stake in the company, GM has received the right to appoint one person to its board of directors. Nikola Motor company was founded in 2014, the name was given in honor of the name of the inventor Nikola Tesla. The company initially set...

VW: We are ready to overtake Tesla - 09/07/2020

Volkswagen AG cars manufacturer intends to produce up to 1.5 million electric vehicles by 2023, that is, the same as the American manufacturer Tesla. This was stated in an interview with the German Welt am Sonntag by the Chairman of the General Works Council Bernd Osterloh. “If Tesla builds three factories, which will produce from 300 thousand to 500 thousand cars, then, consequently, we are...

Honda and GM decide to create a strategic alliance in North America - 09/04/2020

Japan's Honda Motor and US General Motors on Thursday signed a letter of intent to create an alliance in North America, which could include cooperation on procurement and common transport platforms. Honda officials hope the alliance will generate significant cost savings in North America, The Wall Street Journal reported. In April, the companies announced that they had agreed to jointly develop...

Juul may leave European and Asian markets - 09/04/2020

E-cigarette maker Juul intends to continue to lay off staff and is considering withdrawing from the European and Asian markets, The Wall Street Journal reported. In total, the products of the American company may disappear from store shelves in 11 countries. Faced with criticism from the authorities and falling sales, the company announced in the spring that it was laying off about a third of...

Citigroup becomes first American bank to obtain depository license in China - 09/03/2020

American bank Citigroup received a license to operate as a depository bank in China. Now the bank can deal with the custody of his clients' securities and sell custody services to local investment funds.  Citigroup became the first American bank to receive such a license in China, as well as the first among the five largest depository banks in the world. Recently, more and more American...

McDonald's accused in racial discrimination - 09/02/2020

More than 50 Black former franchisees of the fast food chain McDonald's have accused the company of racial discrimination and are demanding compensation in court for a total of about $ 1 billion. The plaintiffs, who filed a complaint against the company in a Chicago court, say McDonald's executives forced their Black partners to open franchised establishments in disadvantaged areas, while...

Berkshire Hathaway pays $ 6.3B for 5% in Japan's largest trading companies - 09/01/2020

On August 31, US billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway investment fund announced the purchase of five percent stakes in five of Japan's largest trading companies: Itochu, Marubeni, Mitsubishi, Mitsui and Sumitomo. The total amount of the transaction, according to media estimates, based on the price of the companies' shares last Friday, amounted to $ 6.3 billion. Trading companies are...

Coca-Cola will downsize 4,000 employess within operational restructuring - 08/31/2020

Beverage maker Coca-Cola has announced a reorganization of operations that will cut about 4,000 jobs. The cuts will primarily affect the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The company's business will be divided into nine new divisions within four geographic segments, compare to 17 current divisions. As a result, the company hopes to streamline operations, eliminate duplication and achieve...
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