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2009-01-19 03:38:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sasol (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL) today announced that as part of the Group's ongoing legal compliance programme, Sasol Limited's Chief Executive, Pat Davies, and his management team initiated a competition law compliance review of all Sasol businesses in July 2008. In addition to this compliance review, the Sasol Limited Board of Directors, on recommendation of management, commissioned a review of the adequacy of competition law...

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2009-01-13 16:40:00

Yahoo Inc. has announced that Carol Bartz, former chief executive of software company Autodesk Inc., will be their next chief executive. Analysts said that Bartz will be a stabilizing influence on the troubled Internet company.  However, Yahoo shares fell 2 percent as investors learned of the announcement. "I think the market may be a little bit disappointed that Yahoo's not going with someone who isn't a little bit more savvy when it comes to technology and media," said Todd Greenwald,...

2009-01-08 07:30:00

In Search of the Interminable Bottom CEOs See Flat Dow, Higher Oil and Interest Rates NEW YORK, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief Executive Magazine's CEO Index, the nation's only monthly CEO Index, sunk to another all-time low in December, according to 245 top executives surveyed. Executive confidence in America's economy is under 50 percent of what it was just three months ago, and less than 25 percent of what it was a year and a half ago. In all the turmoil, one CEO tried to keep a sense of...

2008-12-04 08:46:00

Unprecedented Pessimism in America's Corner Office NEW YORK, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chief Executive magazine's CEO Index reached its lowest level ever in November, hitting 50 points (set at 100 points when polling began in October 2002). The CEO Index, the nation's only monthly CEO Index, has now dropped 56 percent in the preceding 12 months. In November, four out of the five indices -- Current Confidence, Future Confidence, Business Condition, Investment and Employment -- reached...

2008-10-13 06:00:25

By Brad Stone When the e-commerce giant eBay emerged from the last U.S. recession seven years ago with an aura of invincibility, its chief executive, Meg Whitman, boasted that "eBay is to some extent recession-proof." As the online auctioneer's revenue and stock price kept climbing, one of its main rivals, Amazon.com, just limped along. How times have changed. Whitman, now one of the heads of Senator John McCain's campaign for the U.S. presidency, retired from eBay this year as the...

2008-10-07 03:00:08

TOKYO and CHIPPENHAM, England, October 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sosei Group Corporation ("Sosei"; TSE Mothers Index: 4565) and Vectura Group plc ("Vectura"; LSE: VEC), announce results of two Phase II studies evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of NVA237 presented at the annual congress of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) in Berlin, Germany. The new data show that NVA237 (glycopyrronium bromide), a novel inhaled long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA), provides...

2008-10-07 00:00:02

By Stephen Foley DICK FULD, the chief executive of collapsed investment bank Lehman Brothers, was forced to defend his multi-million dollar bonuses and lavish lifestyle, as Congressional leaders tore into him in hearings on Capitol Hill. Mr Fuld has become the face of the credit crisis since he lost his battle to save the firm he has led for 15 years, and his appearance yesterday was the first of a string of hearings that furious lawmakers are planning into the evolution of the banking...

2008-09-30 00:00:31

By Cherie Gordon A cornish pressure group has announced its support for the chief executive of a hospital trust whose management methods are the subject of a review, following a highly critical report into the financial performance of his previous trust. Health Initiative for Cornwall (HIC) has said that John Watkinson, chief executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has the best interests of patient care at heart and is raising questions about an alleged witch-hunt against him....

2008-09-30 00:00:26

Business News In Brief TELECOMS Mobile phone giant Vodafone has promoted two directors to run its emerging markets division and appointed a new UK chief executive, in the latest move by chief executive Vittorio Colao. Earlier this month, Vodafone said it would separate its emerging markets division into two and hire two new bosses to focus on the group's higher growth markets. Nick Read, chief executive of Vodafone UK, has been appointed chief executive of its Asia Pacific and Middle East...

2008-09-25 15:00:37

By VAN DEN BERGH, Roeland AIR NEW ZEALAND is warning of airlines folding in coming months, and says it will put smaller planes on services to London to save more than $100 million in fuel costs annually. Chief executive Rob Fyfe says the decision follows an unrelenting rise in jet fuel prices -- which shot up another US$6 on Thursday night to reach US$172 a barrel -- and reducing passenger demand. "At these levels few airlines are expected to be able to operate profitably," he said....


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2013-09-08 08:21:15

Steven Paul Jobs, better known as Steve Jobs, Born, February 24, 1955 and died October 5, 2011, was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies." Jobs also...

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