Marsh announces expert as new digital chief

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Insurance broker and risk advisor Marsh has announced the appointment of Tamara Simpkins Franklin (pictured) as chief digital, data, and analytics officer, effective October 01. Franklin will be based in New York and report to John Doyle, president and CEO of Marsh.

In her new role, Franklin will be responsible for designing and implementing digital technologies and enhancing Marsh’s use of data and analytics. She holds degrees from Yale and Harvard, and has more than 25 of experience leading digital transformations for large multinational organisations.

Franklin joins Marsh from IBM, where she most recently served as vice president of media

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Tesla, Costco, Royal Caribbean & more

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Tesla vehicles are displayed in a Manhattan dealership on September 08, 2020 in New York City.

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Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading:

Bristol-Myers Squibb — Shares of the pharmaceutical company rose 1.2% after it announced positive interim results from a phase three trial of an immunotherapy drug for bladder cancer patients. The company said it will continue the trial to collect more data.

General Mills – Shares of General Mills gained 2% after Credit Suisse upgraded the cereal and snack maker to outperform from neutral following the company’s better-than-expected earnings. The

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European Commission urged to further regulate card fees

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The European Commission has adopted a new Digital Finance Package, including Digital Finance and Retail Payments Strategies, and legislative proposals on crypto-assets and digital resilience.

European Commission urged to further regulate card fees

The package aims to boost Europe’s competitiveness and innovation in the financial sector, paving the way for Europe to become a global standard-setter. It aims to give consumers more choice and opportunities in financial services and modern payments, while at the same time ensuring consumer protection and financial stability.

Speaking at the launch of the Retail Payments Strategy for the EU, EuroCommerce Director-General Christian Verschueren said:

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AstraZeneca gets partial immunity in low-cost EU vaccine deal

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Filling and packaging tests for the large-scale production and supply of the University of Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, AZD1222, taking place at a site southeast of Rome, Italy, on September 11, 2020.

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European governments will pay claims above an agreed limit against AstraZeneca over side-effects from its potential COVID-19 vaccine, under different terms to a deal struck with Sanofi, an EU official told
Reuters.

The deals reflect different strategies by two of the world’s top drugmakers for protecting themselves as a debate rages about liabilities for vaccines aimed at ending the pandemic.

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