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  • BMW Sees Year of Growth Opportunities for Auto Industry

    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, the world’s biggest maker of luxury autos, expects global demand for cars to rise this year, underpinning its goal to sell a record number of cars.

  • Altana Forecasts Sales to Double by 2020, Helped by Acquisitions

    Altana AG, the German specialty chemicals maker owned by billionaire Susanne Klatten, plans to double sales to 3.5 billion euros ($4.8 billion) by the end of the decade, boosted by acquisitions.

  • Altana Chief Says M&A Appetite Undiminished After Rockwood Deal

    Altana AG, the chemical-maker that bought Rockwood Holding Inc.’s clay-additives unit last year for $635 million, will achieve half of its target of doubling sales by the end of the decade via acquisitions, according to Chief Executive Officer Matthias Wolfgruber.

  • Nazi Goebbels’ Step-Grandchildren Are Hidden Billionaires

    In the spring of 1945, Harald Quandt, a 23-year-old officer in the German Luftwaffe, was being held as a prisoner of war by Allied forces in the Libyan port city of Benghazi when he received a farewell letter from his mother, Magda Goebbels -- the wife of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

  • The World’s 200 Richest People

    Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.

  • Altana Can Make Acquisitions of $1.4 Billion, Sueddeutsche Says

    Altana, the German chemical maker owned by Bayerische Motoren Werke AG heiress Susanne Klatten , is seeking acquisitions and can spend 1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) without jeopardizing its credit rating, Sueddeutsche Zeitung said, citing an interview with Chief Executive Officer Matthias Wolfgruber .

  • Most European Stocks Drop as Finance Ministers Discuss Support Through IMF

    Most European stocks declined, following two weeks of losses for the Stoxx Europe 600 Index, as euro-area policy makers discussed channeling additional financial support through the International Monetary Fund.

  • BMW Owner Gives $930,000 to Merkel Party Before Cap Block

    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG’s controlling family last week donated 690,000 euros ($930,000) to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party, just days before Germany successfully blocked stricter European Union regulations on carbon dioxide emissions.

  • Altana Takes Another Look as Rockwood Sells Divisions

    Altana AG, the German specialty chemicals maker owned by billionaire Susanne Klatten, may look again at buying parts of U.S. rival Rockwood Holdings Inc. after it abandoned a bid for the whole company in 2008.

  • SGL Carbon Sees No Full Takeover by BMW and Klatten, FAS Reports

    Germany’s SGL Carbon SE doesn’t see a full takeover as likely by Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and the carmaker’s heiress Susanne Klatten, Chief Financial Officer Juergen Muth told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

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