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Ryanair

Ryanair is benefiting from the current recession, says airline boss Michael O'Leary. But he’s suffered a dampner not only in his attempts to negotiate crisis-induced super-discounts with Airbus, airports are also no longer willing to meet the Irish low-cost airline part-way in its demands for...

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Fears over Chavez Threaten Oil Auction

The future of one of the world's biggest oil auctions is in jeopardy as Venezuela's socialist government and oil companies remain at loggerheads over terms to develop a key oil field. Repeated delays in the bidding for rights to exploit the Orinoco Belt reflect investor concerns about political...

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Chrysler’s Bankruptcy Protection

Dr. Thomas Schiller was invited to this 30 minutes live programme to address Chrysler’s bankruptcy protection issues. Chrysler, the third-largest American automaker, filed for bankruptcy last Thursday after months of negotiations with regulators, unions and creditors fell apart when a small...

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Air-traffic control

German Lufthansa vice president Christoph Franz intends to cut spending budgets by 2011: about one billion Euro are to be saved by optimizing structures, projects, products and processes. In doing so, he wants to skip any advice from external experts, with one exception: Arthur D. Little is...

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The End of Oil

Price fluctuations, supply uncertainty and climate change are three substantial reasons why oil can no longer play its current dominant role in the energy mix of the future. This is the conclusion reached by Peter Hughes, Director of Arthur D. Little.

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Zurück in die Realität

Not only do flat sell well because they are fancy, but also because they offer some new functions like displaying photos and movies from the internet. TV therefore increasingly develops into a multimedia happening, says Ansgar Schlautmann, on the occasion of the forthcoming IFA. The topic ‘...

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Benchmarking eco-friendly performance

Chris Smith, a principal at Arthur D. Little’s Sustainability and Risk practice in the UK is quoted in the article ‘Benchmarking eco-friendly performance’ from The Times newspaper’s Sustainable Investments supplement. The article looks at the financial trade-off of investment in sustainable...

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Crazy - but with a method

The recession doesn't stop the gulf airlines from their expansion plans. A new study by Arthur D. Little identified that one reason is that their operating costs are 30 percent lower than the European market leaders'. There are multiple causes for this: wages are lower, fleets are newer and more...

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Efforts increase to improve sustainability

Davide Vassallo,  is quoted in the leading article of the Financial Times’ Energy Efficient Buildings supplement. The article looks at how ‘big name’ buildings, such as the Empire State Building in New York, are being overhauled to reduce their environmental impact. Davide is quoted as saying...

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Strukturwandel im Flottenservice

Until recently the service market for fleet customers had been neglected. This is the result of a current study performed by Arthur D. Little. Today the importance of requirements of business customers is ever increasing.

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