Duncan Shand: Why CEOs don’t trust marketers. And how to fix it

OPINION: I read a story last week about why CEOs don’t trust their marketing chiefs. One thing in the story that stood out for me was that the average tenure of a marketing director is only 40 months and it’s getting shorter. Why do marketing directors have the highest turnover

Covid 19 coronavirus: Coromandel mayor lax on scanning despite Covid-19 community scare

By RNZ A Thames-Coromandel civic leader says news of a Covid-19 community case and snap lockdown are shocking, but will probably not make her scan the tracing Covid-19 QR codes more often. Thames-Coromandel District Mayor Sandra Goudie told Checkpoint she would not normally scan in when visiting locations. She added

Faurecia wins bidding tussle over auto lights maker Hella

FILE PHOTO: French car parts supplier Faurecia’s logo is seen during the company’s investor day in Paris, France, April 19, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File PhotoFRANKFURT (Reuters) – French car parts suppliers Faurecia on Saturday agreed to acquire a majority stake in German automotive lighting group Hella, trumping rival bidders, and will

Deal to create $22 billion German property giant stumbles

DUESSELDORF (Reuters) -Europe’s biggest real estate takeover could fall through, at least for now, after Germany’s Vonovia warned on Friday that it likely had not secured the backing of enough shareholders in its target Deutsche Wohnen.FILE PHOTO: An office building of the German property group Deutsche Wohnen is pictured in

NASA to investigate UFOs after military pilots spotted high speed ‘objects’

"Do aliens exist?" This is a question raised by scientists, philosophers and conspiracy theorists alike. It seems that the world might have some more clarity on that question as later this month The Pentagon plans to publish a 'bombshell' report on unidentified flying objects. At the same time, Bill Nelson,

COVID-19: Vaccinations to be made compulsory for care home staff and looked at for NHS workers

Coronavirus vaccinations will be made compulsory for care home staff, Matt Hancock has confirmed. New legislation will mean from October, subject to parliamentary approval and a subsequent 16 week grace period, anyone working in a CQC-registered care home in England for residents requiring nursing or personal care must have two

Blackstone nears $3 billion deal for Soho China – Bloomberg News

Slideshow ( 2 images )(Reuters) -Blackstone Group Inc is nearing a deal to buy office developer Soho China Ltd in what would be its biggest real estate investment in the Asian country, Bloomberg News reported here on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Hong Kong-listed Soho China could be

Toshiba shares surge on imminent CEO resignation, bidding war expectations

TOKYO (Reuters) – Shares in Japan’s Toshiba Corp surged on Wednesday, propelled higher by reports of more plans of bids for the conglomerate and expectations that its embattled chief executive would soon resign.FILE PHOTO: Toshiba Corp CEO Nobuaki Kurumatani attends a news conference at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

Pfizer to halt biosimilar output in China, sell assets to WuXi Biologics

FILE PHOTO: Pfizer logo seen outside their building in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., March 2, 2021. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriBEIJING (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc has decided to stop producing biosimilar products in China and sell a unit in the eastern city of Hangzhou to WuXi Biologics Inc, the U.S.