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    Report: VW boss Piëch denies plans to step down

    Reports by German newspaper Handelsblatt claimed that sources close to Volkswagen's chairman and former CEO Ferdinand Piëch have said that the 76-year-old chairman will step down amidst health problems, but VW is denying the reports, according to Reuters. A VW spokeswoman said, "Dr. ...

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    Report: Wife of VW paterfamilias Piëch up for Audi supervisory board

    In a move seen as yet another way for the controlling Piech-Porsche family to leverage its muscle over the continent's biggest automaker, Ursula Piech – wife of chairman Ferdinand Piëch – is set to join the Audi supervisory board at the annual shareholder's meeting on May 16. ...

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    Report: CEO says Volkswagen's buying spree is over

    After adding Italian motorcycle icon Ducati to its stable and spending $5.6 billion on the rest of Porsche, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn says he's done shopping for a while. "We have enough to do at the moment in taking our twelve brands to where we want to be," Winterkorn tells German ...

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    Report: Piech says Alfa Romeo sales could increase fourfold under VW ownership

    Alfa Romeo builds some really good-looking rides, but that apparently hasn't translated into profits for Fiat. In a recent interview with Forbes, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne reportedly called the Italian brand a "money loser," and sales of the marque have consistently underwhelmed. But while Fiat ...

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    Report: Volkswagen eyeing Ferrari stake?

    If Volkswagen has taught us anything, it's that you can never be too rich or have too many high-dollar automakers under your umbrella. Europe's largest auto group already encompasses Lamborghini, Bugatti and Bentley, is in the process of absorbing Porsche, and makes a couple more six-figure ...

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    Report: Ferdinand Piech finalizes will that protects his VW/Porsche shares from the kids

    Ferdinand Karl Piëch, head of the Volkswagen Supervisory Board and grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, knows that nothing lasts forever – especially, life. The VW boss man has his mind on his money while his family has his money on their minds. Piëch, born in 1937, has recently ...

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    Rumormill: Volkswagen interested in Ducati... still

    Ducati 1098R - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Rumors of a possible motorcycle brand for Volkswagen aren't anything new. It's a well-known fact that Ferdinand Piëch, Chairman of Volkswagen's Board, wishes that the German automaker had purchased Ducati back in 1985 when the Italian ...

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    Volkswagen reportedly comes to terms with Stuttgart leadership to absorb Porsche

    The family soap opera surrounding the attempted takeover over of Volkswagen by Porsche may soon conclude if a reported deal is approved next week. Porsche SE, the holding company that owns automaker Porsche AG, has attempted to secure its independence by acquiring a controlling interest in ...

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    Did Porsche, Piech punt VW CEO?

    The surprise resignation of Volkswagen CEO Bernd Pischetsrieder may have been orchestrated by VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech (grandson of Ferdinand Porsche) and major VW shareholder, Porsche.Analysts have long speculated that Piech was grooming Audi CEO Martin Winterkorn as Pischetsrieder's ...

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    Volkswagen CEO Bernd Pischetsrieder's job is safe -- for now

    The two-day meeting of Volkswagen's supervisory board ended with the subdued endorsement of CEO Bernd Pischetsrieder (at right) and his ForMotion restructuring plan, with a pronouncement by chairman Ferdinand Piech approving a five-year extension to Pischetsrieder's contract seemingly ...


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