GM chief Mary Barra discusses trade, fuel economy and EVs at Goldman Sachs

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EU citizens at risk from May’s ‘hostile environment’ after Brexit, warns former UK civil service chief

Reuters Exclusive: The former head of the UK civil service tells BI that EU citizens could be targeted after Brexit. Lord Kerslake says the Home Office must reassure Europeans living in the UK that they will not suffer the same treatment as Windrush citizens. “Given what happened with Windrush, the onus is now on the […]

Google’s AI chief on AutoML, autonomous weapons, and the future

Roughly one month ago, news broke that Apple had poached Google AI chief John Giannandrea, and he was quickly replaced by Jeff Dean, leader of the Google Brain research division. The longtime Googler took over as AI chief at a time when AI continues to spread to all Google products and services and the company is making […]

Elon Musk hung up on NTSB chief during call about Tesla crash probe

Enlarge / Telsa CEO Elon Musk speaks onstage at Elon Musk Answers Your Questions! during SXSW at ACL Live on March 11, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW) On April 11, Robert Sumwalt, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, called Tesla CEO Elon Musk to tell him that the […]

Facebook appoints ex-FCC chief as head of public policy

Now that Facebook is facing the possibility of stronger government oversight, it’s putting someone who knows how the government works in charge of public policy. The social network has appointed former FCC chief Kevin Martin, who led the agency from 2005 to 2009 under the Bush administration, as interim head of US public policy. Martin […]

Deutsche Bank gets a new chief executive

THE supervisory board at Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest lender, has been sounding out replacements for its chief executive for weeks. On April 8th it made its choice: Christian Sewing, an experienced insider. He starts with immediate effect, replacing John Cryan, who became joint chief executive in 2015 and sole boss a year later. It is […]

Britain's ex-MI6 chief thinks Western intervention saves lives, really wants to bomb Syria

A former UK intelligence chief appeared on the BBC to push for Western strikes on Syria, and also found time to suggest an earlier intervention from the US and its allies may have saved lives. The former head of MI6 was interviewed on the BBC’s flagship Today program on Thursday. It’s an interview that may […]

'We categorically want to avoid confrontation with Russia' – NATO deputy chief

Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller says that the Alliance does not wish to face military conflict with Russia, but still blames it for a “troubling pattern of behavior,” from Ukraine to Salisbury. “We would categorically want to avoid a situation where confrontation with Russia is inevitable. And that’s exactly what our decision-making is […]

A $165 billion investment chief identifies the ‘single winner’ in a market that’s made a drastic U-turn from last year

GAM The stock market has resumed its normal, sharp swings in both directions after a historically quiet year. Amid the volatility in February and March, a “single winner” emerged, according to Larry Hatheway, the head of investment solutions and chief group economist at GAM. “With the advent of two-way markets, where people who buy stocks can make […]

F1 news: Ferrari claim made by Mercedes chief Toto Wolff at Bahrain Grand Prix practice

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas went second-fastest behind Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo in the first session earlier today, with team-mate Lewis Hamilton in fifth. But Ferrari fought back in the second session at the Sakhir Grand Prix Circuit, with Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel clocking the two quickest laps. Third-quickest Bottas was more than half a […]