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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

Axa sells Elevate business to Standard Life

The Financial Times | 12/05/2016

The Financial Times Axa is to sell Elevate, a business which handles nearly £10bn of UK investments, to Edinburgh-based insurer Standard Life. The move is one of a trio of deals worth up to €830m in total that will complete the French group’s exit from UK life assurance. “These transactions would allow Axa to rebalance […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Airbus, Safran finalize space launcher deal

Reuters | 12/05/2016

Reuters Airbus Group and fellow France-based company Safran said on Monday they had signed an agreement for the second phase of a merger of their space launcher activities. The two are combining these activities in response to competition from private U.S. launch provider Space X and in order to prepare for the next version of […]

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Jean-Bernard Girault

Fiat, Google Plan Partnership on Self-Driving Minivans

Bloomberg | 12/05/2016

Bloomberg Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV was the best performer among European automotive shares after becoming the first major carmaker to reach a cooperation deal with Alphabet Inc.’s Google to develop self-driving vehicles. The carmaker plans to develop about 100 self-driving prototypes based on the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid-powered minivan that will be used by Google to […]

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Pfizer approaches Medivation about potential takeover

Reuters | 12/05/2016

Reuters Pfizer Inc has approached U.S. cancer drug maker Medivation Inc to express interest in an acquisition, raising the possibility of a bid rivaling a $9.3 billion offer by Sanofi, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Pfizer’s approach comes less than a week after Sanofi went public with its $52.50 per share cash […]

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Nissan to Buy $2.2 Billion Stake in Scandal-Hit Mitsubishi

Bloomberg | 12/05/2016

Bloomberg Nissan Motor Co. agreed to purchase a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corp., as Japan’s second-largest automaker comes to the aid of its minicar partner rocked by a fuel-economy testing scandal. Mitsubishi Motors will sell about 237.4 billion yen ($2.2 billion) in shares to Nissan, according to a filing Thursday. The purchase is […]

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GE wants become big player in offshore wind, eyes Adwen takeover

Reuters | 12/05/2016

Reuters General Electric wants to become a major player in the offshore wind industry and is interested in buying the Areva-Gamesa offshore joint venture Adwen, GE’s new head of renewables said on Tuesday. Following its takeover of the energy assets of French Alstom, GE in November 2015 created a global renewable energy business unit with […]

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Mitsubishi, Pacific Metals to sell stakes in Indonesia nickel mine to Eramet

reuters | 02/05/2016

Reuters Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp and Pacific Metals Co Ltd will sell their stakes in the Weda Bay nickel mine project in Indonesia to France’s Eramet SA for a total of about 11 billion yen (68.5 million pounds) due to slumping prices. Click here to read full article. About Wiserlinks.

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Safran sells Morpho Detection business to Smiths Group

Reuters | 02/05/2016

Reuters France’s Safran has agreed to sell its U.S.-based Morpho Detection business and related activities to UK engineering firm Smiths Group for an enterprise value of $710 million, the companies said on Thursday. Morpho Detection will become part of Smiths Group’s Detection division, which designs and manufactures sensors that detect and identify explosives, weapons, chemical […]

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Orange Acquires Tigo DRC

Developing Telecoms | 02/05/2016

Developing Telecoms Orange has announced it has completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of mobile operator Tigo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. According to the company the acquisition was influenced by the fact that the mobile market in the DRC is currently the second largest in Central and West Africa after Nigeria […]

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Nokia To Buy Wearables Startup Withings For $191 Million

Newsweek | 02/05/2016

Newsweek Nokia has announced it will acquire French health and wearables startup Withings later this year in a deal worth €170 million ($191 million). The deal signals the faded phone giant’s re-emergence as a consumer brand following Microsoft’s acquisition of its mobile devices division in 2013. The all-cash deal is expected to be completed in […]

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