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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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Micro-insurance benefits from well-tried techniques in...

After the success of banks’ “microcredit” to poorest, insurers also want to contribute to reduce social disparities. An Arthur D. Little study determine strategic keys of microinsurance (Financial Services VP : Emerging markets in microinsurance (Thiemo Rehlaender, Jens Ellrich, Erik Almqvist,...

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Biofuels a threat to thousands of jobs

This is article is from one of Finland’s leading business newspapers and is on how biofuel is currently threatening hundreds of jobs

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Pharmaceutical sector is recruiting again: thanks to biotech

In a study published in June 2008, Arthur D. Little developed 2 scenarios based on employment figures in the pharmaceutical industry. Each scenario leads to extremely different conclusions and reveals conflicting stakes.

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The Future of Chrysler

Dr. Thomas Schiller was invited to share his insights with the audience in this programme. Recently, Chrysler has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and announced that it's entered into an agreement with Italian automaker Fiat to keep a vastly scaled-down version of Chrysler going.

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The PMU "gets ready to launch a global offer of sports...

For several months, CEO, Philippe Germond has launched a global offer on sports betting to be ready for the opening of gaming and betting market to competition on January 1st 2010. A study carried out by Arthur D. Little has recently estimated that market at 3.4 billion euros.

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