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November 23, 2012
06:10 EDTF, WMT, BX, EADSY, DDAIF, GE, ALU, GSOn the Fly: Periodicals Wrap-Up
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Ford (F) expects to increase its total number of dealers in China to about 490 nationwide, after adding about 115 in 2012. Ford has said it planned to introduce 15 new vehicles and 20 advanced powertrains in the country by 2015, the Wall Street Journal reports...Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) India unit suspended a few "associates" as part of a bribery probe, a major setback as the retailer prepares to expand its presence in India, the Wall Street Journal reports...REUTERS: Blackstone Group (BX) and China agribusiness company New Hope Group are in the final round of bidding for Australia's largest poultry producer Inghams Enterprises, a deal that could be worth up to $1.5B, sources say, Reuters reports...Germany plans to buy a 3% stake in EADS (EADSY) from France as the two governments move to take equal stakes in the Airbus parent, according to the daily Handelsblatt. That means Germany will acquire fewer EADS shares from Daimler (DDAIF) than expected, forcing the carmaker to sell shares in the open market, Reuters reports...BLOOMBERG: GE (GE) is in talks to acquire Italian defense company Avio SpA from buyout firm Cinven Ltd., which rejected a previous offer from two private-equity funds, sources say, Bloomberg reports...Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) is in talks with Goldman Sachs (GS) about obtaining a loan to strengthen the unprofitable network equipment vendor’s balance sheet, sources say, Bloomberg reports.
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July 23, 2014
06:23 EDTEADSYAirbus group submits bid as Denmark looks to replace F-16s, WSJ reports
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06:07 EDTEADSYAirbus signs MOU with Hawaiian Airlines for six A330-800neos
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05:22 EDTDDAIFDaimler AG reports Q2 EPS EUR 1.97 vs. EUR 2.65 last year
Reports Q2 revenue EUR 31.54B vs. EUR 29.69B last year. Reports Q2 EBIT EUR 3.1B vs. EUR 5.24B last year. Reports Q2 Daimler Group sales up 4% to 628.857 units vs. 605,823 units last year. Reports Q2 Mercedes-Benz Cars sales up 3% to 418,685 units vs. 404,711 units last year. Reports Q2 Daimler Trucks sales up 2% to 126,066 units vs. 123,763 units. Reports Q2 Mercedes-Benz Vans sales up 9% to 76,009 units vs. 69,436 units last year. Reports Q2 Daimler Buses sales up 2% to 8,097 units vs. 7,913 units last year.
July 22, 2014
15:49 EDTBXBlackstone to buy majority stake in Service King from Carlyle, WSJ says
Blackstone's (BX) purchase from Carlyle Group (CG) of the majority stake in the repair chain values the company at about $650M, according to The Wall Street Journal, citing a source. Reference Link
14:25 EDTBXBlackstone to buy majority stake in Service King from Carlyle, Dow says
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13:29 EDTFFord taps Galhotra to lead Lincoln brand
Ford earlier today announced that Kumar Galhotra – currently the company’s vice president of Engineering, responsible for all Ford and Lincoln vehicles globally – will be vice president and president of the company's Lincoln brand, effective Sept. 1. This new dedicated position, reporting to Ford President and CEO Mark Fields, is designed to accelerate Lincoln even further as a world-class luxury brand, the automaker added. Succeeding Galhotra is Jim Holland, who is named vice president, Vehicle Component and Systems Engineering, effective Sept. 1, Ford added. Holland will report to Raj Nair, group vice president, Global Product Development.
11:03 EDTFFord announces retirement of Chief Technical Officer Mascarenas
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07:24 EDTDDAIFMercedes invests in training, distribution to catch up in China, WSJ says
Daimler's (DDAIF) Mercedes-Benz unit is investing in China to build its biggest training facility in the world for car dealers and to add 100 new distribution outlets as it works to close the gap in the country with German automaking rivals BMW (BAMXY) and Audi, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:23 EDTEADSYAirbus 'successfully' performs METRO test with A350 MSN001
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07:17 EDTFNational Association for Business Economics to hold a seminar
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06:55 EDTWMTWal-Mart reduces prices more intensly for back-to-school, Bloomberg says
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06:34 EDTGSGoldman, others close to $2B Huarong agreement, Reuters says
Goldman Sachs and other private equity firms such as Warburg Pincus, Khazanah Nasional, CITIC Group, China International Capital, Fosun Group and COFCO are nearing an agreement to purchase up to a 20% stake in China Huarong Asset Management for approximately $2B, according to Reuters, citing people familiar with the matter. Reference Link
06:24 EDTDDAIFMercedes aims to outpace China luxury car sales growth, Bloomberg says
Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz foresees outpacing the growth in industry sales of luxury cars in China this year, after merging two rivaling sales networks and adding new models including its new C-class sedan, according to Bloomberg, citing comments from the head of Mercedes-Benz in China Nicholas Speeks. Speeks said the car manufacturer is confident that deliveries will exceed 300K units next year with sales this year reaching close to 250K units. Reference Link
July 21, 2014
09:31 EDTGEGE gas engine technology chosen for power project in Mexico
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09:05 EDTGEGE unit invest $5M in Mebane manufacturing operations
GE’s Industrial Solutions business is investing $5M to strengthen its Mebane North Carolina operations, adding production and testing capabilities that enhance the customer experience. The investment builds on the company’s local footprint that was expanded in October 2013 with the grand opening of GE’s Power Equipment and Power Components global headquarters in Cary, North Carolina. The investment will enable Mebane operations to transition to a dedicated, regional customer experience center where co-located teams will work collaboratively to streamline manufacturing processes and bring new electrical distribution technologies to market. Production of GE’s automatic transfer switches for the data center market is also included in the transition, creating approximately 60 jobs and related growth to the local economy.
07:30 EDTGEGeneral Electric annual targets a 'stretch,' says JPMorgan
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07:18 EDTGEAlstom CEO not concerned over complexities added to deal by France, FT says
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06:47 EDTGSGoldman signs preliminary agreement with Socar unit, Reuters says
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06:42 EDTWMTWal-Mart adds over $102M to Indian wholesale unit, Reuters says
Wal-Mart added fresh funds worth $102.9M into its Indian wholesale division last month, according to Reuters, citing a filing made by its Indian business to the Registrar of Companies. The filing detailed that the funds were allotted as share application money. Reference Link
06:29 EDTEADSYAirbus aiming for pan-European drone deal to rival Taranis, Bloomberg says
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