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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...
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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 75...
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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. Little’s TIME Practice in Spain, was interviewed on the issue and explained the opportunity Android means for...
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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. His thoughts are included in this...
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"Opinion - showcase of the nation" - guest...

Austria's most important daily newspaper "Die Presse" cited Stefan Höffinger in connection with the latest discussion about the new Airport Terminal "Skylink". "Airports are the marketplaces and traffic junctions of the 21st century" ... "Airports as realisation...
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Crisis forces everybody into economy class

In February 2009 airless sold 21.1 percent less premium tickets than in February 2008, whereas in economy class it was only 8.3 percent less. Ralf Baron, practice leader of Arthur D. Little’s Travel and Transportation team thinks that even though sales of premium tickets will pick up again after...
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The three steps to Energy plans of the future

The German Industry spends 45 per cent of expenditures on material costs, but less than 20 per cent on labour costs. German companies pay about 500 billion Euro for metals, plastics and raw materials each year. The modernisation of production assets could save up to 100 billion Euro, concludes a...
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