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The first BMW X4 takes its leave…

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A pioneer celebrates an anniversary. The 200,000th BMW X4 has now come off the production line at the BMW plant in Spartanburg/USA. With its extrovert design, versatile driving properties and dynamic character, the first ever mid-range Sports Activity Coupé in the premium segment has built up an impressive fan community within just a little over four years. The anniversary vehicle, a BMW X4 xDrive20d (combined fuel consumption: 5.6 – 5.4 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 149 – 142 g/km) in the paint finish Alpine White metallic, will be deliver... Read More »

Starbucks named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

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Since 2007, Ethisphere has recognized companies who demonstrate achievements in transparency, integrity, business ethics and compliance, and act as drivers to influence positive change in the business community and societies around the world. Companies are evaluated in several categories: reputation, leadership and innovation; ethics and compliance program; governance; corporate citizenship and responsibility; and culture of ethics. In 2018, only 135 companies were recognized, spanning 23 countries and 57 industries worldwide. Starbucks is o... Read More »

Danish business embraces digital to create jobs and save lives

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They knew that the internet was a great way to reach customers, but they also knew they were missing basic skills to market online so they decided to sign up for Google Succes online, a program that taught them how to improve SEO (search engine optimization), use Google AdWords to create online ads, and measure their ad performance with Google Analytics. After joining the program in 2016, Mark and Anders have increased the number of people trained from 360 to 3,200. They’ve also grown from two to 30 staff, recruiting many ex-army people, and... Read More »

Forbes Media Acquires UK Online Publication, The Memo

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Forbes Media announced today the acquisition of the British online business publication, The Memo, for an undisclosed amount. The deal will result in the founding of the first full-fledged editorial team that’s focused on European content, with The Memo’s Founder and Editor, Alex Wood, taking on the role as European Editor. The acquisition of The Memo is part of the company’s wider expansion plans in Europe and will enable the publisher to strengthen its presence in Europe and its European content on Forbes.com. Forbes will look to further e... Read More »

Upgrade for MINI Connected – MINI gets even smarter and more digitally advanced. Launch of a new generation of personalized services

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From March 2018, all new MINI models will be available with the option of a built-in 4G SIM card that will usher in a new era of connectivity. The new digital services it enables will be available in 43 markets worldwide following the launch of the new-generation MINI Connected. This will allow MINI drivers to access a digital world of personalised services designed to make day-to-day mobility and planning even easier – and, in so doing, integrate the MINI seamlessly into their digital lives. The first models to be made available with this n... Read More »

H&M to dress the Swedish teams for 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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H&M will create outfits for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The collection will also include a full and extensive wardrobe for all the Swedish teams to wear in the Olympic village for both training and leisure. The pieces will be developed in collaboration with the Swedish Olympians, who will give their input and test the garments in the collection. “It is such an honor for H&M to dress both the Swedish Olympians and Paralympians for the upcoming Games in PyeongChang. The designs will bring together sport, functionality and fashion... Read More »

DHL and BVL School of Logistics re-launch their Corporate Automotive Logistics Academy (CALA)

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In the last few years, the first modules were tested in Europe, America and Asia. The findings were integrated into the new concept. For the next three years, CALA will be offering three LABS in Europe, America, Africa and Asia Pacific. “With its eight automotive competence centers in the most important automotive countries around the globe and its integrated supply chain management portfolio DHL Global Forwarding is a longlasting and important partner of the automotive sector. CALA reflects our idea to shape our future together. The ongoing... Read More »

Lexus Returns as the Official Automotive Partner of NYFW: The Shows for the Sixth Consecutive Season

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Lexus will continue its successful #HowFashionTravels campaign this season, providing a fleet of courtesy transportation vehicles for show-goers and industry insiders traversing the official NYFW venue at Spring Studios. This season, Lexus will sponsor a fashion presentation in partnership with Marvel titled, “Black Panther: Welcome to Wakanda.” The presentation will feature one-of-a-kind looks and capsule collections from 10 designers, inspired by the highly anticipated Marvel film, “Black Panther.” The bespoke pieces will be installed in a... Read More »

Gazprom’s 13th Investor Day held in New York and London

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Taking part in the events were Andrey Kruglov and Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairmen of the Gazprom Management Committee, Vsevolod Cherepanov, Member of the Management Committee, Head of Department, Mikhail Rosseev, Deputy Chief Accountant, Kiril Polous, Head of Directorate, and management representatives of the Company’s structural units and subsidiaries, such as Gazprom Neft, Gazprom Export, and Gazprom Energoholding. As usual, the Investor Day attracted a wide range of portfolio managers and analysts from major global investment funds an... Read More »

Porsche sets new quality benchmarks with its Inno-Space

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This February, the first innovation will be put to the test: the look and feel test using augmented reality. By the end of the year, this concept is then set to be integrated into the production process. The test offers a fast and reliable means of highlighting deviations from the specified perfection level, enabling time savings and a significant increase in the analysis quality. The Inno-Space forms an interface between the present and the future of quality management, allowing innovations to be developed and established so that they can b... Read More »

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