Aston Martin hires former JLR executive

Aston Martin has appointed a new finance chief who spent more than a decade in charge of the purse strings at Jaguar Land Rover. Kenneth Gregor has joined the firm as its new chief financial officer, the latest in a raft of changes at senior management level. Mr Gregor served as Jaguar Land Rover’s chief […]

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JLR’s first all-electric car has been improved – here’s how

Jaguar Land Rover’s first all-electric vehicle, the Coventry designed and engineered Jaguar I-Pace, has been improved in a number of ways. The upgraded version of the performance-focused SUV features a number of improvements designed to make it an even more tempting proposition for motorists thinking of making the switch from an internal combustion engine to […]

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Houses up for sale in Stratford-on-Avon for under £200k

Stratford-Upon-Avon is a market town dating back to the 12th century and, of course, the birthplace of Sir William Shakespeare. This alone makes it a very popular destination for tourists, with an estimated 2.5million visiting each year. But what’s it like for people seeking a more permanent move to this historical town? Over the last […]

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Six properties up for sale in Rugby for under £170k

A market town on the eastern border of Warwickshire, Rugby is the birthplace to the sport that shares its name. There are properties to suit most pockets from 2-bed flats for less them £50k, to extensive homes commanding seven-figure sums. Our search is more modest though, keeping the prices to below £170k, ideal territory for […]

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10 barn conversions on sale now in Warwickshire

If life in the country is appeals and you’re looking for something a little different to the norm, then a barn conversion, with vaulted ceilings and an open-plan aspect may be just what you’re after. The thing about such bespoke properties is they tend to come with a price tag to match. So we decided […]

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UPDATE 1-Barrick Gold alerts authorities after fake press release claims it sold Lumwana mine

JOHANNESBURG/LUSAKA () – Barrick Gold on Thursday said there is “absolutely no truth” in a press release circulated on social media in Zambia claiming the gold miner sold its Lumwana copper mine. The fake press release, dated June 15, claimed Barrick had sold its Zambian copper mine to Metalinvest Capital Corporation and Zambia’s National Pension […]

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Venezuela orders banks to sell dollars from fuel sales to forex market

CARACAS, June 18 () – Venezuela’s central bank has ordered local banks to sell dollars received through gasoline sales to the government’s foreign-exchange system to boost supply of hard currency to the cash-strapped economy, three sources familiar with the requests said. Following decades of subsidizing gasoline so heavily that it was nearly free, Venezuela this […]

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Semiconductor manufacturers reach deal to supply U.S. defense chips

() – Globalfoundries and SkyWater Technology have reached a deal to supply semiconductor chips to the U.S. defense industry and work on new technology, the companies said on Thursday, as the industry moves toward more U.S. manufacturing. Globalfoundries, a California-based semiconductor manufacturing firm owned by the United Arab Emirates’ sovereign wealth fund, already supplies defense […]

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UPDATE 5-Brexit deadline looms over day of Anglo-French solidarity

LONDON () – Prime Minister Boris Johnson told France’s President Emmanuel Macron that talks on a post Brexit deal cannot drag on into the autumn, as the French leader visited London to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s call for wartime resistance, French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he meets Britain’s Prime Minister […]

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UPDATE 2-Trump to nominate lawyer Crenshaw to fill SEC Democratic commissioner slot

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission logo adorns an office door at the SEC headquarters in Washington, June 24, 2011. /Jonathan Ernst/File Photo WASHINGTON () – The White House announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Caroline Crenshaw to fill a Democratic vacancy at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission […]

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Italy court acquits former Seat Pagine Gialle board members, auditors

MILAN, June 18 () – An Italian court on Thursday acquitted 15 former board members and internal auditors of directories firm Seat Pagine Gialle in a trial over allegations of fraudulent bankruptcy, according to a lawyer representing two of the defendants. The people were charged in connection with a 3.5 billion euro ($3.9 billion) special […]

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UPDATE 1-Trump to nominate lawyer Crenshaw to serve as Democratic SEC commissioner

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission logo adorns an office door at the SEC headquarters in Washington, June 24, 2011. /Jonathan Ernst/File Photo WASHINGTON () – The White House announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Caroline Crenshaw to fill a Democratic vacancy at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission […]

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Startup led by ex-Goldman Sachs HR chief launches diversity and inclusion index

NEW YORK, June 18 () – Eskalera, a technology startup led by Goldman Sachs former human resources head Dane Holmes, has launched an index to measure corporate diversity and inclusiveness, the firm said on Thursday. Eskalera’s software collects information on employee sentiment and company culture and combines it with HR data to generate a score […]

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Wirecard investor DWS says has sold down position, considering legal action

LONDON, June 18 () – Asset manager DWS, the fund management arm of Deutsche Bank, said it has further sold down its position in embattled German technology company Wirecard and was considering legal action. On Thursday Wirecard’s auditor refused to sign off its 2019 accounts over a missing $2.1 billion, sending its shares down 60% […]

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UPDATE 4-Macron visits London to mark de Gaulle’s WW2 resistance call and talk Brexit

LONDON () – French President Emmanuel Macron visited London on Thursday for a ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of General de Gaulle’s call for wartime resistance, and to discuss Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson welcomes France’s President Emmanuel Macron at the NATO […]

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UPDATE 3-Prudential sells Jackson equity stake to Apollo-backed Athene for $500 mln

LONDON/BOSTON () – Prudential (PRU.L) sold a minority stake in its U.S. business, Jackson, to Apollo Global-backed Athene Holding (ATH.N) for $500 million, the insurer said on Thursday, in the first phase of its plan to create an independent U.S. business. FILE PHOTO: The logo of British life insurer Prudential is seen on their building […]

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UPDATE 2-Atlantia asks EU to intervene in concession row with Italy

(Adds Atlantia letter, EU spokesman, asset manager comment) By Francesca Landini and Stephen Jewkes MILAN/BRUSSELS, June 18 () – Infrastructure group Atlantia has asked the European Commission to intervene in a political dispute over its motorway concession, accusing the Italian government of breaching EU law in an escalating two-year row. The future of the concession […]

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Turkey’s ruling party fights its corner over wrestler joining bank board

FILE PHOTO: Hamza Yerlikaya of Turkey celebrates after winning the gold medal in the greco-roman wrestling 96kg division in the European Wrestling Championships in Moscow April 27, 2006. /David Mdzinarishvili ANKARA () – Turkey’s ruling AK Party defended the appointment of a former wrestling champion to the board of a major state bank, saying those […]

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Wirecard short sellers hit jackpot after shares dive 60%

LONDON () – Short sellers’ months-long pursuit of Wirecard (WDIG.DE) paid off spectacularly on Thursday when shares in the German fintech company plunged a record 60%. FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Wirecard AG, an independent provider of outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payment transactions is seen in Aschheim near Munich, Germany April 25, […]

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