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Electroshocks for the Auto industry

Reasonably priced electro cars for everyday use won't be available tomorrow, says Stefan Lippautz from Arthur D. Little. Currently consumers are willing to pay an extra of around 3,000 Euro for such a car which is why Lippautz sees the biggest chances for these cars in conurbations.

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“What do you consider client orientation?”

Client orientation, argues, Diethart Bühler, MD Central Europe, is most and first of all an innovation topic. It is most relevant to anticipate customer needs at a stage when customers themselves do not realize they have them. This is what H&M, Dacia or Apple did best in the past.

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Bruxelles retarde l'ouverture du marché des jeux en...

In France a bill on the online gaming and betting market has been brought in. The starting date scheduled on 1st January 2010 is most likely to be postponed by 3 months because of the European Commission want some clarification.

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Wind behind in the U.S. and China

This article explains the remarkable growth objectives the U.S. and China do have in wind power generation and how Spanish companies can benefit from them.         The article emphasizes the advantages wind power generation does have: profitability, innovation degree, energy dependence & CO2...

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The biologization of the world

There is still little importance in white or industrial biotechnology compared to medical biotechnology. A recent Arthur D. Little study come to the conclusion that the industrial proportion in chemical sales in 2007 has merely been three to four per cent, what corresponds to a volume of 50 to...

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The aviation-crisis gets worse

The international aviation industry anticipates losses as high as eleven billion US-Dollar for 2009. Particularly the premium-segments-sales are still under pressure. Though the proportion of premium customers will rise again after the recession, it will be far from reaching former levels of the...

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Ambitious potential Opel investor from China

Beijing Automotive Industry Corp is among the potential investors in Opel. Buying a stake in the German firm would make sense for the Chinese car manufacturer, says Thomas Schiller from Arthur D. Little in Beijing. Currently the Chinese manufacturer is strongly dependant from his joint ventures...

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Blue-sky approach sought for imporving early warning

In an article that talks about the need for robust risk management to ensure a bright future for companies, James Catmur, Sustainability & Risk Practice UK, is quoted as saying “we found that only relying on standards and compliance is not sufficient to achieve good risk management...other...

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Android's landing on the mobile arena

The author analyzes how and why Android (Google's mobile operating system) has not reached its sales targets in the first months after its launch. Juan Vera, Principal from Arthur D.

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Water footprint: the key to tracking and reducing use?

Due to the increasing pressure on water resources, this article aims to report on the slow but steady progress of water footprinting. David Lyon from the UK’s Sustainability & Risk Practice spoke at a recent water conference in London organised by Agra Informa.

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