With 11 newcomers - several of them American expats gone to Europe - our list of the most powerful women in global business demonstrates their rise in male-dominated fields, from nuclear energy to mining to oil.
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42. Dominique Hériard Dubreuil
2006 rank: 38
Profits rose 10%, to $197 million last year on revenues of more than $1 billion, but the cognac and champagne company headed by Hériard Dubreuil, 61, still posted a $30 million loss on charges for quitting a major joint venture with its Asian distributor. Rémy also sold off lesser brands - Italian liquors and Dutch spirits.
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