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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.
  • This blog presents ideas for action.
 

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

Airbus nears deal to sell 30+ A380s to Emirates

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The Economic Times | 14/11/2017

The Economic Times Airbus is close to a deal worth at least $14 billion to sell over 30 of its A380 jetliners to Dubai’s Emirates to seek to secure production of its struggling superjumbo until the middle of next decade, two people familiar with the matter said. The deal, if confirmed, is expected to be announced at the […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s bid, setting the stage for one of the biggest-ever takeover battles

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CNBC | 14/11/2017

CNBC Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm on Monday rejected rival Broadcom’s $103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer undervalued the company and would face regulatory hurdles. Shares of Qualcomm rose as much as 2.5 percent to $66.17, while those of Broadcom fell as much as 1.3 percent to $261.55. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

China’s Fosun Pharma to buy French drug distributor Tridem in overseas expansion push

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SCMP | 02/11/2017

SCMP The ambitious Chinese pharmaceutical company has been expanding its overseas presence in recent years, and the deal could give it access to the French company’s sales network in Africa Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group, one of China’s top drug companies, will buy all the shares in French drug distributor Tridem for 63 million euros (US$73 […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Bayer cuts Monsanto deal value to $63.5 billion on revised debt

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Yahoo! Finance | 02/11/2017

Yahoo! Finance  German drugmaker Bayer has cut the value of its takeover of Monsanto by $2.5 billion, which combined with windfalls from asset sales means it may have to raise less than expected from shareholders. The Monsanto deal is now valued at $63.5 billion including debt, down from an initial $66 billion, because the U.S. […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Uber rides into credit card market with no-fee credit card

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Chicago Tribune | 02/11/2017

Chicago Tribune Uber already has a home on your phone. Now it wants a place in your purse or wallet. The ride-hailing giant this week unveiled a new no-fee, co-branded credit card with British bank Barclays that it hopes becomes a major part of consumers’ everyday spending habit. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

French VC fundraising shows startup money is pouring into Paris

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Independent | 18/10/2017

Independent Two of France’s bigger venture capitalists, Partech Ventures and Idinvest Partners, are closing funds this month, adding to recent examples of investors pouring money into European startup investments. Partech Ventures said on Monday it increased its latest venture fund to €400m (£354m) from the likes of Cisco, Nokia, Renault and others – more than it had initially anticipated when it closed […]

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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

BMW eyes possible electric vehicle joint venture in China-sources

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Reuters | 18/10/2017

Reuters German luxury automaker BMW is looking to form a joint venture with Great Wall Motor in China, which could focus on electric vehicles, according to two sources familiar with the matter on Wednesday. A venture with Great Wall, whose Hong-Kong listed shares leapt 20 percent on the news, would be BMW’s second in the […]

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Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Puts Spotlight on France’s Carrefour

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| 05/10/2017

Bloomberg Carrefour SA, which pioneered the big-box supermarket combining food and general merchandise in the 1960s, has been stepping up efforts to fuse e-commerce and in-store shopping. Amazon.com Inc.’s $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods Market Inc. raises the ante for the French retailer. Click here to read full article

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Alstom, Siemens to merge rail businesses to counter China’s CRRC

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| 05/10/2017

CNBC German industrial group Siemens and French rival Alstom agreed to merge their rail operations, creating a European champion to better withstand the international advance of China’s state-owned CRRC. Siemens will own 50 percent plus a few shares of the joint venture, to be called Siemens Alstom, while Alstom will supply Henri Poupart-Lafarge as chief […]

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