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Le Conglomerateur Formidable

Macy’s buys Tiffany. At first sight, the purchase of a controlling stake in Italy’s Gucci by France’s Pinault-Printemps-Redoute certainly looks this way, because Gucci is one of the world’s leading purveyors of high-priced luxury goods, and “PPR” is very much a middle-market retailer group.But, with its seriously diversified interests, PPR is clearly more than just a retail company. Its business-to-business ...

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Driven

Honda CEO Tadashi Kume has brought his company into the global marketplace; but, without a centralized plan, will he be able to avoid in-fighting between U.S. and Japan Honda?

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