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BMW
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG (German pronunciation: (_ listen ); German for Bavarian Motor Works_), usually known under its abbreviation BMW
BMW
(German pronunciation: ( listen )), is a German luxury vehicle , motorcycle , and engine manufacturing company founded in 1916. It is one of the best-selling luxury automakers in the world. The company is a component of the Euro
Euro
Stoxx 50 stock market index . Headquartered in Munich
Munich
, Bavaria , BMW
BMW
is the parent company of Mini and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars . The company produces motorcars under the BMW Motorsport division and motorcycles under BMW Motorrad , and plug-in electric cars under the BMW i
BMW i
sub-brand and the "iPerformance" model designation within the regular BMW
BMW
lineup
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BMW (other)
BMW
BMW
is the German manufacturer Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (otherwise known as Bavarian Motor Works). BMW
BMW
may also refer to: * Biodegradable municipal waste
Biodegradable municipal waste
* Bomwali language 's ISO language code * Best Man Wins , a 1948 film directed by John Sturges, and based on a story by Mark Twain
Mark Twain
* Boy Meets World
Boy Meets World
, a television series produced by The Walt Disney Company SEE ALSO * BMW
BMW
Motorrad , the motorcycle brand of BMW * BMW
BMW
Sauber , the Formula One branch of BMW * BMW
BMW
Manufacturing Co
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Designworks
DESIGNWORKS, A BMW
BMW
GROUP COMPANY, is a global design consultancy based in Newbury Park, California
Newbury Park, California
, United States
United States
, with design studios in Munich
Munich
, Germany
Germany
, and Shanghai
Shanghai
. Established independently in 1972 by Charles Pelly , it was acquired by BMW
BMW
in 1995 and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of BMW
BMW
Group. Its current president is Laurenz Schaffer. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Services * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYThe design studio was founded in 1972 by designer Charles Pelly . The company opened in Malibu Canyon
Malibu Canyon
with only three designers and grew out of Southern California's design trends that took root in a vibrant car culture
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Talk
TALK may refer to: * Conversation , interactive communication between two or more people * Speech , the production of a spoken language * Interaction , face to face conversations * Compulsive talking , beyond the bounds of what is considered to be a socially acceptable amount of talking * Communication<
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List Of Business Entities
A BUSINESS ENTITY is an entity that is formed and administered as per commercial law in order to engage in business activities, charitable work, or other activities allowable. Most often, business entities are formed to sell a product or a service. There are many types of business entities defined in the legal systems of various countries. These include corporations , cooperatives , partnerships , sole traders , limited liability company and other specifically permitted and labelled types of entities. The specific rules vary by country and by state or province. Some of these types are listed below, by country
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Aktiengesellschaft
_AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT_ (German pronunciation: ; abbreviated AG pronounced ) is a German word for a corporation limited by share ownership (i.e. is owned by its shareholders ) and may be traded on a stock market . The term is used in Germany , Austria , Switzerland , South Tyrol and for companies incorporated in the German-speaking region of Belgium . It is also used in Luxembourg (French pronunciation: ​ ), though the French-language equivalent, _ Société Anonyme _, is more common. CONTENTS * 1 Meaning of the word * 2 Legal basis * 3 Structure * 4 Similar forms * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 Further reading MEANING OF THE WORD _ Example for an Aktie_ for 1000 Reichsmark (RM)
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Ticker Symbol
A TICKER SYMBOL or STOCK SYMBOL is an abbreviation used to uniquely identify publicly traded shares of a particular stock on a particular stock market . A stock symbol may consist of letters, numbers or a combination of both. "Ticker symbol" refers to the symbols that were printed on the ticker tape of a ticker tape machine. CONTENTS* 1 Interpreting the symbol * 1.1 Other identifiers * 2 Symbols by Country * 2.1 Canada * 2.2 United Kingdom
United Kingdom
* 2.3 United States
United States
* 2.3.1 Single-letter ticker symbols * 2.4 Other countries * 3 See also * 4 References INTERPRETING THE SYMBOL Stock
Stock
symbols are unique identifiers assigned to each security traded on a particular market. For example, AAPL is for Apple Inc.; OODH is for Orion DHC, Inc.; and HD is for Home Depot, Inc
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Frankfurt Stock Exchange
The FRANKFURT STOCK EXCHANGE (Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, FWB) is the world's 10th largest stock exchange by market capitalization . CONTENTS * 1 Organisation of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange * 2 Trading venues Xetra and Börse Frankfurt * 3 Market surveillance and protective mechanisms * 4 History * 5 References * 6 Further reading * 7 External links ORGANISATION OF THE FRANKFURT STOCK EXCHANGELocated in Frankfurt , Germany , the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is owned and operated by Deutsche Börse AG and Börse Frankfurt Zertifikate AG . It is located in the district of Innenstadt and within the central business district known as Bankenviertel
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Automotive
The AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY is a wide range of companies and organizations involved in the design , development , manufacturing , marketing , and selling of motor vehicles , some of them are called automakers. It is one of the world's most important economic sectors by revenue . The automotive industry does not include industries dedicated to the maintenance of automobiles following delivery to the end-user, such as automobile repair shops and motor fuel filling stations . The term _automotive_ was created from Greek _autos_ (self), and Latin _motivus_ (of motion) to represent any form of self-powered vehicle. This term was proposed by Elmer Sperry . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Safety * 3 Economy * 4 World motor vehicle production * 4.1 By year * 4.2 By country * 4.3 By manufacturer * 5 Company Relationships * 5.1 Stake Holding * 5.2 Joint Ventures * 6 Top Vehicle Manufacturing Groups By Volume * 7 Car Makes "> Thomas B
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Rapp Motorenwerke
RAPP MOTORENWERKE GMBH was an aircraft engine manufacturer in Germany . It was in operations at the turn of the 20th Century and underwent numerous mergers and changes before becoming BMW
BMW
. CONTENTS * 1 Early engines * 2 Wartime production * 3 BMW
BMW
Type III * 4 Rapp Motorenwerke
Rapp Motorenwerke
changes to BMW
BMW
GmbH * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY ENGINES Karl Rapp and Julius Auspitzer founded Karl Rapp Motorenwerke GmbH (Rapp Motorenwerke) with a capital stock of RM 200,000 on 28 October 1913 on the site of Flugwerke Deutschland GmbH (after the company went into liquidation). General Consul Auspitzer was the company's sole shareholder, with the operational side of the company managed by Karl Rapp
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Automobilwerk Eisenach
The AUTOMOBILWERK EISENACH (AWE) was an automobile manufacturer in Eisenach
Eisenach
, Germany
Germany
. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Fahrzeugfabrik Eisenach
Eisenach
* 1.2 Reorganized as Dixi * 1.3 BMW
BMW
takes over * 1.4 After the War: EMW/ BMW
BMW
* 1.5 VEB Automobilwerk Eisenach
Eisenach
* 1.6 Closure after reunification * 2 Production table for cars manufactured 1898 - 1991 * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYFAHRZEUGFABRIK EISENACH 1898 Wartburg Heinrich Ehrhardt founded the FAHRZEUGFABRIK EISENACH (FFE) in Eisenach
Eisenach
on 3 December 1896 as a stock company. Initially he produced bicycles and guns , but after two years he started to produce a motor car which he called the Wartburg , a licensed model of the French Decauville
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Franz Josef Popp
FRANZ JOSEF POPP (14 January 1886 in Vienna
Vienna
– 29 July 1954 in Stuttgart
Stuttgart
) was one of three men responsible for the founding of BMW AG and the First General Director of BMW
BMW
AG from 1922 to 1942. A number of different candidates have been put forward as the “founders” of BMW
BMW
AG. In the absence of Karl Rapp
Karl Rapp
, Gustav Otto
Gustav Otto
, Max Friz
Max Friz
or Camillo Castiglioni
Camillo Castiglioni
the company would probably never have been born. However, Franz Josef Popp
Franz Josef Popp
can lay claim to being the prime force in the development of the mobility company we know today. He was “General Director” of the company from its foundation until he was forced to relinquish his position in 1942
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Karl Rapp
KARL FRIEDRICH RAPP (24 September 1882 in Ehingen (Danube) – 26 May 1962 in Locarno
Locarno
) was a German founder and owner of the Rapp Motorenwerke GmbH in Munich
Munich
. In time this company became BMW AG
BMW AG
. He is acknowledged by BMW AG
BMW AG
as an indirect founder of the company. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Aircraft engine manufacturing * 3 Rapp Motorenwerke
Rapp Motorenwerke
- the BMW
BMW
foundation * 4 Later life * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFELittle is know of Karl Rapp's childhood and adolescent years. However, it is known that Rapp learned the engineering profession and was employed by Züst
Züst
automotive company from approx. 1908 to 1911. It is believed he was active as a technical designer with Daimler Benz until 1912
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Camillo Castiglioni
CAMILLO CASTIGLIONI (22 October 1879 – 18 December 1957) was an Italian-Austrian financier and banker, and was the wealthiest man in Central Europe during World War I
World War I
. Nicknamed “Austrian Stinnes ”, he was active in aviation 's pioneering days and invested in the arts . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Aviation
Aviation
financing * 3 BMW influence * 4 Failed speculation and bankcruptcy * 5 Philanthropy * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links EARLY LIFE Castiglioni was born in Trieste
Trieste
, then Austria–Hungary
Austria–Hungary
(now part of Italy) to the chief rabbi of Trieste. It is not known when Camillo developed his interest in aviation, but it is known that he was passionate about flying
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Munich
MUNICH (/ˈmjuːnɪk/ ; German: _München_, pronounced (_ listen ), Bavarian : Minga_ , Czech : _Mnichov_) is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria , on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps . Munich is also the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg , and the 12th biggest city of the European Union, with a population of around 1.5 million. The Munich Metropolitan Region is home to 6 million people. The city is a major centre of art, advanced technologies, finance, publishing, culture, innovation, education, business, and tourism in Germany and Europe and enjoys a very high standard and quality of living, reaching #1 in Germany and #4 worldwide according to the 2015 Mercer survey
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Bavaria
BAVARIA /bəˈvɛəriə/ German : _Bayern_ ; Czech : _Bavorsko_), officially the FREE STATE OF BAVARIA (German : _Freistaat Bayern_ ) is a federal state of Germany , occupying its southeastern corner. With an area of 70.550,19 square kilometres (27,200 sq mi), Bavaria is the largest German state by land area. Its territory comprises roughly a fifth of the total land area of Germany. With 12.9 million inhabitants, it is Germany's second-most-populous state (after North Rhine-Westphalia ). Bavaria's capital and largest city, Munich , is the third largest city in Germany . The history of Bavaria stretches from its earliest settlement and formation as a duchy in the 6th century CE (AD) through the Holy Roman Empire to becoming an independent kingdom and finally a state of the Federal Republic of Germany . The Duchy of Bavaria dates ba