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• The Wall Street Journal reports this morning that Carrefour plans to name Amaury de Sèze as chairman and José Luis Durán as chief executive, under a plan to simplify its governance structure. The moves, according to the story, appear to reflect “increased influence of billionaire Bernard Arnault and his partner Colony Capital on the France-based retailer,” both of which have built a significant stake in Carrefour.
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