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John Browne's body

12 January 2007 By Hugo Dixon

The oil giant’s CEO, long considered Britain’s best businessman, became a lame duck after losing power struggles with his chairman. Browne’s legacy as a great industrialist has been tarnished by mishaps in the US, creating questions over whether BP is too big to manage. The new CEO Hayward is taking over at a difficult time. He must restore confidence among investors against a backdrop of falling oil prices.

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