Streamlining decision-making, focus of Renault-Nissan alliance: Jean-Dominique Senard

Japan’s Nissan and France’s Renault have agreed to strategically retool the alliance so as to put themselves on a more equal footing. In an interview to Le Figaro, Renault’s chairman Jean-Dominique Senard drew attention to the fact that Renault and Nissan must streamline decision-making; he also mentioned that boosting the companies’ cross-shareholding is not currently…

Prices of small electric to shoot up significantly: VW’s chairman

With next generation electromobility options coming packed with sensors and electronics, input costs have rise significantly. Adding to that pressure is the EU’s push to meet tougher-than-expected greenhouse gas emissions targets which aims to bring it down by 37.5% by 2030. In an interview to German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, Volkswagen’s chairman Hans-Dieter Poetsch stated,…

Audi to sink in $15.9 billion into autonomous driving, digitalization and e-mobility

Audi is taking a very systematic approach to the future of mobility. On Tuesday, Volkswagen’s Audi stated, it would sink in $15.9 billion (14 billion euros) through 2023 in autonomous driving, electric mobility and digitalization. For the next five years, Audi has projected its total expenditure to be around 40 billion euros, said the carmaker…

Nestle under pressure to sell its stake in L’Oreal

Activist hedge fund Third Point, led by investor Daniel Loeb, has been pressurizing Nestle to sell its stake in L’Oreal. On Monday, in a report published by the Financial Times which triggered fresh rounds of speculation, Paul Bulcke, Nestle’s Chairman, stated the company’s stake in French cosmetics firm L’Oreal was “something active on the board’s…

Swiss-startup SEBA Crypto AG raises $103 million in latest funding round

SEBA Crypto AG aims to be the bridge between new age financial instruments and traditional institutions. It wants to build a bank that will offer cryptocurrency services to companies and investors while at the same time extend traditional banking services to firms. In an interesting development, SEBA Crypto AG, a Swiss startup, has raised $103…