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  • The world is changing incredibly quickly, business is speeding up, new competitors emerge from other markets. Life is more complex and inter-connected than ever. Leaders have to partner with their peers in order to make these new challenges a success.
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Wiserlinks Knowledge

  • The world is changing incredibly quickly, business is speeding up, new competitors emerge from other markets. Life is more complex and inter-connected than ever. Leaders have to partner with their peers in order to make these new challenges a success.
  • This blog presents ideas for action.
 

Jean-Bernard Girault

Total buys Engie’s upstream LNG business for $1.49 billion

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Platts | 14/11/2017

Platts Total has bought Engie’s portfolio of upstream LNG assets for $1.49 billion, the French oil and gas major said Wednesday. The deal would boost Total’s volumes to around 40 million mt/year of LNG by 2020, “making Total the second-largest global player among the majors with a worldwide market share of 10%,” said Patrick Pouyanne, […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

JPMorgan buys fintech start-up WePay

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CNBC | 02/11/2017

CNBC JPMorgan has agreed to buy payments start-up WePay, in its first major acquisition of a financial technology (fintech) firm. The investment bank said Tuesday it would provide its 4 million small businesses clients with WePay’s payments technology. “With WePay, Chase is taking the work out of payments for both our business clients and the software […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Peugeot bets on utility cars, premium SUVs to boost Brazil sales

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Reuters | 18/10/2017

Reuters French car maker Peugeot SA on Wednesday said it was focusing on utility vehicles to lift its market share in Brazil and would offer a similar set of models as it sells in Europe. The plan is part of the company’s strategy to improve consumer perception of its products and, as a result, its […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run

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TechCrunch | 18/10/2017

TechCrunch Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it’s acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently with its own brand. tbh had scored 5 million downloads and 2.5 million daily active users in the past nine weeks with its app that lets people anonymously answer kind-hearted multiple-choice questions about friends who then […]

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Google acquires HTC team in $1.1 billion agreement to beef up hardware division

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| 05/10/2017

BUSINESS INSIDER   Google has signed a $1.1 billion cooperation agreement with HTC, the technology company said in a statement on Thursday, after trading of HTC shares were halted on Taiwan’s stock exchange before the announcement. The move, first rumored earlier this month, is the search giant’s latest attempt to juice up its growing hardware division. Click here to […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Daimler and BMW May Merge Their Car-Sharing Divisions

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HYBRIDCARS | 22/08/2017

HYBRIDCARS Daimler’s Car2Go and BMW’s DriveNow may be merging their car-sharing services, according to a hint by the chief executive of DriveNow’s partner, Sixt. CEO Erich Sixt, who heads the Germany-based car rental company named after him, would not confirm that talks are under way, but suggested that it is in motion. “At the last […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Chinese startup Toutiao raising funds at over $20 billion valuation

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REUTERS | 22/08/2017

REUTERS Chinese news aggregator Toutiao, backed by Sequoia Capital and CCB International, is raising at least $2 billion at a valuation of over $20 billion in its latest funding round, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The fundraising comes after the startup raised $1 billion at an $11 billion valuation toward the end of […]

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Renault increases presence in Chinese car market

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Financial Times | 11/07/2017

Financial Times Renault has moved to strengthen its presence in the Chinese market, agreeing a joint venture with Brilliance China Automotive to tap into the country’s booming minivan market. The venture, which will be 49 per cent owned by the French carmaker and 51 per cent owned by Brilliance, will get Rmb1.5bn worth of fresh […]

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Amazon cornered Whole Foods into not seeking more bids, filing shows

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Reuters | 11/07/2017

Reuters Amazon.com Inc told Whole Foods Market Inc it would not engage in a sale process for the U.S. grocer that involved other bidders, a regulatory filing showed on Friday, shedding new light on the $13.7 billion acquisition. The previously undisclosed details on the negotiations show how Amazon used its deep pockets and brand as […]

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