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BMW picks insider Zipse as CEO to catch up with rivals

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BMW (BMWG.DE) has named Oliver Zipse as its new CEO, hoping the “decisive” company lifer will help the automaker regain its edge in electric cars and win back the premium market lead lost to Mercedes-Benz under his consensus-seeking predecessor. FILE PHOTO: Oliver Zipse, board member of German luxury carmaker BMW attends the Read More

BMW picks ‘decisive’ Zipse as CEO to catch up with rivals

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BMW (BMWG.DE) named Oliver Zipse as its new chief executive late on Thursday, praising his “decisive” qualities after the carmaker lost its edge in electric cars and ceded the premium sales crown to Mercedes under his consensus-seeking predecessor. FILE PHOTO: Oliver Zipse, board member of German luxury carmaker BMW attends the company’s Read More

BMW picks ‘decisive’ new CEO to catch up with rivals

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BMW (BMWG.DE) named Oliver Zipse as its new chief executive late on Thursday, praising his “decisive” qualities after the luxury carmaker lost its edge in electric cars and ceded the premium sales crown to Mercedes under his consensus-seeking predecessor. FILE PHOTO: Oliver Zipse, board member of German luxury carmaker BMW attends the Read More

Aston Martin falls 5% in its London IPO

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You could own James Bond’s car Aston Martin is joining the ranks of listed automakers with an IPO that values the British company at more than $5 billion. But its first day of trading in London got off to a rocky start. The favorite carmaker of fictional British secret service agent James Bond priced its Read More

CQS looking to grow U.S. presence under new CEO Rolet

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(Reuters) – CQS, the London-based global multi-strategy credit-focused asset management firm with $17.7 billion in assets, is looking to grow its presence in the United States, Xavier Rolet, who took over the chief executive officer role from its founder in January, said. “The U.S. has 55% of the world’s financial assets and is the largest Read More

‘Any lie will do’: Watch head of US intl broadcast agency LIE to Congress about RT’s funding

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The CEO of the American agency that governs international broadcasting has made a powerful, if blatantly false, sales pitch for his fight against ‘Russian disinformation’… right after saying “any lie will do” for the Kremlin. John Lansing, the CEO of the United States Agency for Global Media (USAGM), which supervises Voice of America and Radio Read More

Waymo tests Wi-Fi in driverless taxis hoping perks can route it past rivals

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Waymo is rolling out amenities to entice riders to use its self-driving taxis, creating a potential route to profitability in a money-losing industry. A Jaguar I-PACE self-driving car is pictured during its unveiling by Waymo in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The Alphabet Read More

1000s sign petition urging Disney to re-think ban & allow Spider-Man on 4-year-old fan’s grave

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A British father, who lost his 4-year-old son to a rare disease, says he suffered another blow as Disney forbid putting Spider-Man, the kid’s favorite character, on his grave. Yet, thousands quickly teamed up in his support. “We follow a policy that began with Walt Disney himself that does not permit the use of characters Read More