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Rolls-Royce is on a roll

Iconic marque's CEO reveals how Donald Trump helped lift sales to record levels - and how trade wars could undo it all

Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller- Otvos, seen here with the Rolls-Royce Phantom, fully expects this year to be the best in Rolls-Royce's existence, barring scenarios beyond the company's control: "Given what I feel looking at my order books today, I'm pretty confident about another record year," he said.


Customers like that not only exist, they helped Rolls-Royce sell 4,107 cars in 2018, the company's chairman and chief executive Torsten Muller-Otvos told The Business Times over the telephone.

That was enough to make last year the best one in the iconic car maker's 115-...

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