Europe is getting a double dose of bad news as Jaguar Land Rover is cutting jobs, while Ford of Europe has unveiled a new turnaround plan aimed at cutting costs. Starting with the Blue Oval, Ford said it is working to implement a “comprehensive transformation strategy” which will see the company adjust its lineup to better meet consumer demand. While the company didn’t go on an American-style killing spree, Ford said it will focus on profitable and growing vehicle segments, while eliminating products in less profitable areas. This effectively means more crossovers and less MPVs. As part of this effort, Ford reconfirmed it has begun discussions to end production of the C-Max and Grand C-Max at its plant in Saarlouis, Germany. Ford also announced plans to crease production at its transmission plant in Bordeaux, France this August. Besides these changes, Ford of Europe will cut costs by reducing the complexity of its existing lineup in an effort to … [Read more...] about Ford And Jaguar-Land Rover Ready To Slash Thousands Of Jobs In Europe
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Sergio Chapa, Houston Chronicle Published 3:11 pm CST, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Houston-based oil field service company Baker Hughes has landed a three-year service contract with Saudi Aramco. Houston-based oil field service company Baker Hughes has landed a three-year service contract with Saudi Aramco. Photo: Mark Mulligan, Staff Photographer Photo: Mark Mulligan, Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Houston-based oil field service company Baker Hughes has landed a three-year service contract with Saudi Aramco. Houston-based oil field service company Baker Hughes has landed a three-year service contract with Saudi Aramco. Photo: Mark Mulligan, … [Read more...] about Baker Hughes lands three-year service contract with Saudi Aramco
The trends facing the NFL could be worrisome: TV ratings dipped last season, pundits are complaining about low scoring this year and youth participation is declining amid concerns about the sport’s potential for injury.But even as its home-field advantage grows tenuous, the league is gaining a foothold in the land of the other football (aka soccer) — the United Kingdom.The U.K. — and overseas markets in general — represent a Red Zone opportunity for the NFL: a legitimate chance for a score.As the Ravens prepare to play a game Sunday in London for the first time, a league executive touted the growing number of American football fans in Britain and dared to imagine that an NFL team could one day locate there and consistently command attention alongside soccer, tennis and cricket.To be sure, there are issues — the long flights from the United States and the five-to-eight-hour time differences between Great Britain and the U.S. mainland. The Ravens game … [Read more...] about With Ravens game, NFL sees opportunity in London, land of the other football
0 Comments Poll: Was the Good Friday Agreement a success or failure? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk We asked our online readers to reveal if they would vote differently now. Here are some of your responses. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/good-friday-agreement/poll-was-the-good-friday-agreement-a-success-or-failure-36793003.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/article36656206.ece/e768c/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-03-01_opi_38948744_I1.JPG Email We asked our online readers to reveal if they would vote differently now. Here are some of your responses. Walton Dallton (68), Belfast In 1998 voted: For Vwote same way again? Yes Why? I don’t ever want to go back into the past, it was horrible. One had to live through it to know it. Gerard Trainor (60), Belfast In 1998, voted: for Vote same way again? yes Why? I think back to what it was like before — endless funerals, riots, shootings and bombings, plastic bullets, British Army and RUC harassment. The … [Read more...] about Poll: Was the Good Friday Agreement a success or failure?
Brown Advisory in Fells Point turned 20 this year. The firm now manages about $42 billion in assets and recently expanded its business in the United Kingdom.CEO Michael Hankin reflected on the firm's founding and its growth, as well as his efforts to clean up the Inner Harbor waters.Brown Advisory opened a London office in 2008, largely serving institutional clients. You've recently expanded your business, focusing on expatriates in the United Kingdom. Can you elaborate on what you're doing there and why this new focus?We have been impressed with the interest of non-U.S. investors in U.S. equities. We believe that this is a recognition that the U.S. still provides the best environment for building successful businesses. For us, this trend has meant that in just five years, our assets from non-U.S. clients have grown to more than 10 percent of our total client assets. That figure includes non-U.S. banks and insurance clients who offer our equity strategies with their private clients. … [Read more...] about 5 Questions for Michael D. Hankin, CEO of Brown Advisory