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  2. Crédit Agricole - Wikipedia

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    In May 2008 Credit Agricole identified €5billion of asset disposals including the bank's 5.6 percent stake in Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo, which was worth an estimated €3 billion. The group purchased in August 2006 Emporiki Bank for €2.2 billion which it later sold for one euro after suffering €6 billion of losses in the investment.

  3. Mechanical Turk - Wikipedia

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    The result of the challenge was the Automaton Chess-player, known in modern times as the Turk. The machine consisted of a life-sized model of a human head and torso, with a black beard and grey eyes, and dressed in Ottoman robes and a turban—"the traditional costume", according to journalist and author Tom Standage, "of an oriental sorcerer".

  4. Willemstad - Wikipedia

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    Willemstad (/ ˈ w ɪ l ə m s t ɑː t, ˈ v ɪ l-/ WIL-əm-staht, VIL-, Dutch: [ˈʋɪləmstɑt] (); Papiamento: [wiləmˈstad]; English: William Town) is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

  5. Palmyra - Wikipedia

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    Daniel Schlumberger conducted excavations in the Palmyrene northwest countryside in 1934 and 1935 where he studied different local sanctuaries in the Palmyrene villages. From 1954 to 1956, a Swiss expedition organized by UNESCO excavated the Temple of Baalshamin.

  6. List of INSEAD alumni - Wikipedia

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    INSEAD (Institut européen d'administration des affaires) has more than 50,000 alumni worldwide, comprising more than 150 nationalities.

  7. Extinction Rebellion - Wikipedia

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    Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a global environmental movement, with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.

  8. Eneos Holdings - Wikipedia

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    ENEOS Holdings, Inc. (ENEOSホールディングス株式会社) is a Japanese petroleum and metals conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.In 2012 the multinational corporation consisted of 24,691 employees worldwide and, as of March 2013, JX Holdings was the forty-third largest company in the world by revenue.

  9. IHS Markit - Wikipedia

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    Markit was founded in 2003 as Mark-it Partners, a financial data provider for daily credit default swap pricing. The company grew via joint ventures and by acquiring other companies, merging with IHS in 2016. Merger. In 2016, Englewood, Colorado, US–based IHS and London, England-based Markit merged. Jerre Stead was the chief executive from ...