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Grand Cinemas appoints CEO, unveils expansion phase

Parent company Gulf Film welcomed Debbie Stanford Kristiansen as new chief of its subsidiary, cinema chain for UAE Grand Cinemas as it prepares to implement plans for its next phase of expansion.

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Coca-Cola splits its US businesses, analysts at odds with decision

Coca-Cola Co's decision to split its bottling division and franchising unit had elicited mixed reactions from analysts and the financial markets. Coca-Cola Co reasoned that it intends to go back to its traditional franchising model after the separation has been completed.

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Microsoft CEO might be Nadella after Qualcomm promotes Mollenkopf as CEO - report

With Microsoft wanting to consider an internal employee for its new chief and its rumored shortlist dwindling with the promotion of Steve Mollenkopf as new Qualcomm chief, a TechCrunch report said the tech giant's new CEO might be Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise chief Satya Nadella by default.

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Coatue Management funded entire $50M round for Snapchat - spokesperson

A spokesman for Snapchat confirmed to VentureBeat that the $50 million in funding raised by the startup was provided by a single investor, and that is Coatue Management.

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Stanley Fischer as Fed vice chair is financial markets' gain - report

A report by former investment banker and Wall Street observer Robert Lenzner highlighted the points why financial markets should welcome the appointment of a conservative and experienced economist like Stanley Fischer a vice chair of the US Federal Reserve.

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Ford's board to pressure CEO Mullaly to decide on potential future at Microsoft

The board of directors at Ford Motor Co is keen to know the immediate career plans of its chief executive officer, Alan Mulally, as speculation about the latter being the next head of Microsoft intensifies.

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Akerson leaves GM from bailout to profitability

Detroit-based company said yesterday on a conference call that the departure of its chief executive officer Dan Akerson was personal, as his wife of over 40 years has been diagnosed with advanced cancer.

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Deutsche Bank's Dixon to leave bank

Deutsche Bank trader Troy Dixon was said to leave the bank and start his own hedge fund, according to sources who asked not to be identified as the matter was held private in nature.

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IT provider Tieto to cut more jobs

Finnish IT services provider Tieto had planned to reduce its workforce by a further 5% following last year's job reduction, said a report from Reuters.

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Lululemon's eyes overseas growth

Lululemon Athletica, a yogawear manufacturer, had been looking into expansion as it sees the overseas market to have a promising growth, said a Reuters report.

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Mullaly, Lawrie shareholders' choice for Microsoft CEO - Reuters

According to several sources who told Reuters, Ford Motor Co CEO Alan Mulally and Computer Sciences Corp CEO Mike Lawrie were endorsed by at least three of Microsoft Corp's top 20 investors for the CEO role.

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JPMorgan Chase to elect 2 new directors for its board

In a statement on Monday, JPMorgan Chase would be expecting Linda Bammann and Michael Neal to fill the bank's Board seats left vacant by its predecessors in July.

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Microsoft to buy Nokia's handset business for $7.2 billion, Elop to transfer

Microsoft said it would be buying the handset business of Finnish company Nokia for EUR5.44 billion or USD7.2 billion, with Nokia CEO Elop and other senior executives transferring to the American multinational software firm.

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Twitter appoints ex-Google biz unit head as Country Manager for Australia

With the opening of its new Australian unit, Twitter confirmed the official appointment of ex-Google unit head Karen Stock as the country manager for Australia.

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Top Japan Equity Strategist hired by Barclays for research

Ex-Morgan Stanley Hajime Kitano was hired as an equity strategist at Barclays Securities Japan Ltd.

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