Makoto Uchida named new Nissan CEO

Nissan Motor named Senior Vice President Makoto Uchida as chief executive officer. The automaker also appointed Mitsubishi Motors Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta as its COO. “The board concluded that Uchida is the right leader to drive the business forward,” Nissan chairman, and acting CEO, Yasushi Kimura said in a statement. “We expect Uchida to […]

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UK retail sales down in August

Bad news for UK economy. Retail sales unexpectedly fell on the month in August after shoppers bought less online than the month before when major sales promotions encouraged them to splash out, official figures showed on Thursday. Monthly retail sales volumes dipped by 0.2%, the Office for National Statistics said, compared with an average forecast […]

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Nicole Junkermann business leader

Nicole Junkermann is a London-based entrepreneur and investor. Born in Düsseldorf on April 27, 1980, Junkermann is the founder of NJF Holdings, which includes NJF Capital, NJF Private Equity, NJF Real Estate and The JJ Collection. As a business leader she is focused primarily on the crossover between the media and technology sectors. Nicole Junkermann is among a […]

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Japan’s exports slump again

Here we go again. Japanese exports fell for an eighth straight month in July, weighed down by shipments of auto parts and semiconductors, as slowing economic growth and trade wars raise fears of a global recession. The value of shipments abroad dropped 1.6% in July from a year earlier, according to the finance ministry. Economists surveyed […]

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China ready to fight Trump on trade

China on Friday (Aug 2) vowed to fight back against US President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to slap 10 per cent tariffs on the remaining US$300 billion in Chinese imports. This move ended a month-long trade truce. China’s new ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, said Beijing would take “necessary countermeasures” to protect its rights. He […]

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