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Hans Smits, topman van de haven van Rotterdam blijft...

Full page interview with CEO of Port of Rotterdam, Hans Smit, and former ADL director (currently president of Advisory Council for Arthur D. Little Netherlands). Mr. Smit remains positive despite the negative impact of the crisis on traffic in Rotterdam.

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Innovation driven acquisitions: ready to kick start the...

Innovation driven acquisitions: ready to kick start the revival of the M&A market? These types of acquisitions are of continued importance and might even breathe life into the M&A market.

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Laurent Ledoux, economiste et philosophe

Interview with Laurent Ledoux, a former ADL director at the Brussels Office, on his work as managing director of BNP Paribas Fortis' public banking department.

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World Airport Report

All good things come to an end with airport passenger growth being no exception! After years of robust expansion 2009 looks dismal: Some airports like Vienna and Brussels will have to live with double-digit plunges. There are noteworthy differences among the regions though.

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Innovation Hunting can revive mergers and acquisitions

A dedicated article to Arthur D. Little on innovation being a driver for M&A activity. Herman Vantrappen, a Director in Arthur D. Little’s Strategy and Organisation Practice in Belgium is featured.

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The Dual Platform Paris-Amsterdam

This article is on the merger of Air France and KLM and its effect on the business. Mathieu Blondel, a manager at Arthur D. Little in Paris is quoted on how companies with multi hubs exist elsewhere and citing major airline holding companies who function out of 4 or 5 large hubs.

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The Eternal Circle

45% of all expenditure in German industry is on materials, with costs for personnel costs not even reaching 20%. Businesses are paying out approximately 500 billion euros per year for steel, plastic and intermediate products. More efficient production processes and more modern technical plants...

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Silence for the merger and acquisition storm

We are heading towards an increase in merger and acquisition activity, however this article questions whether this is the calm before the storm. Herman Vantrappen, a Director in Arthur D. Little’s Strategy & Organisation Practice in Belgium is featured as saying the key for future M&A...

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The employers claim government support for access to credit

Governments need to support the companies in getting easy access to loans. The Arthur D. Little crisis survey “Waking up in a new world” is mentioned with a quote from Michael Traem, the Global CEO of Arthur D. Little included.

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The white giant

Decrease in milk sales, price pressure from foreign competitors, angry farmers: The milk business is getting harder and harder. The consulters from Arthur D. Little see only one solution for the Austrian dairies: expansion.  “It would be economically reasonable for them to look to new markets in...

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