El Ministerio francés de Economía ha anunciado la compra de un paquete del 4,73 % que eleva su participación al 19,73%.
Francia ha realizado esta operación con el objetivo de proteger sus intereses en la empresa. En un comunicado conjunto con el departamento de Finanzas, Economía señaló que, al término de la operación, el Estado adquirirá 14 millones de títulos del fabricante del rombo por un monto entre 814 millones y 1.232 millones.
Añadió que ya se ha procedido a la adquisición de 9,56 millones de títulos y precisó que la adquisición se hace "a precio limitado" y "protegido por una opción de venta a precio fijo" durante seis meses.
The news is full of transformative technology innovations and business models like advanced connectivity systems, innovative shared mobility concepts, and of course, self-driving cars being showcased and introduced around the world. Certainly the automotive industry plays a big role, but tech companies and new entrants are increasingly becoming the driving forces behind these developments.
The global supplier market is booming, with the average EBIT margin in the industry set to reach an all-time high of about 7.5 percent 2014. The business of powertrain and tire suppliers is more profitable than most, with margins of 8 percent and more. But in the wake of the very good development, the pace of market growth in the supplier industry is expected to slacken in the coming two years, and the level of uncertainty in international markets is expected to rise even further. This is the result of the "Global Automotive Supplier Study 2014" jointly published by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and Lazard.
Ford and GM both used the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week to announce that they want software developers to create apps for their cars, and that they will open up their vehicles’ computer systems just as smartphone makers do with their devices.
Auto companies have experimented with software that connects phones and cars, but Ford and GM are the first to open the way for any software developer to create an app that runs on a vehicle. The move is intended to make cars more attractive to younger buyers. But giving third parties some control over the driver’s experience isn’t without potential risks to driving safety and to security.
A range of global mega trends are blurring the traditional boundaries of the automotive model. Automakers face environmental challenges, growing urbanization, changing customer behavior and the growth of the emerging markets.