Germany | Tagesspiegel | 10 January 2010

Smart and hip newcomers

The cell phone market is fast evolving. "It’s all happening in the Smartphone-business", says Klaus von den Hoff. Not only the cheap segment but also the pricy all-rounders like Apple's iPhone or Google's Nexus One will reap thriving growth-figures within the cell phone market. The laggard in this business is Nokia who are now trying to catch up on this trend.

France | Le Journal des Entreprises | 08 January 2010

Lyons Carex

The rail cargo at high speed

Certified "Grenelle de l’environnement", Carex project has just got a European dimension thanks to the creation of Euro Carex. (...) The study was conducted by Arthur D. Little and reveals that the new railway line could manage a round trip a day in 2012 and up two from 2016.

Spain | Cinco Días | 08 January 2010

Energy market liberalization

Antonio España, Principal from Arthur D. Little's Energy Practice, wrote an article expressing his opinion on a text published by the National Competition Agency which stated competency is still low in the national energy sector. Antonio explained that on the one hand, the switching process is easy and does not affect energy supply, but on the other hand, a relevant share of the market is still being charged a regulated tariff which makes competing nonsense.

France | Le Bien Public | 06 January 2010

Pharmaceutical companies have a pragmatic approach

Considered as the big winner against pandemic flu, vaccine manufacturers have to kiss goodbye the sale millions of doses of vaccines in France, a rather limited financial setback.

Germany | Financial Times Deutschland | 06 January 2010

Thomas Cook re-animates its brand

Seven years ago Thomas Cook closed down its Air Marin. Now the company wants to concentrate on attracting individual tourists and wants to re-animate its brand. The segment called “dynamic packaging” offers customers to configure their individual wishes and needs for their journey. Today, 6% of all bookings are packed dynamically. A recent study by ADL predicts an increase of 30% by 2015.

Chemicals, Sustainability USA | ICIS | 05 January 2010

An uneven recovery

As the chemical industry looks to 2010 for better times, demand will vary significantly by end market and geographic region. Contributed article from Andy Dvorocsik.

France | Visite Actuelle | 01 January 2010

French pharmaceutical Industry

Employment on the decline from 2008

Strategy consultancy firm Arthur D. Little has listed the 3 main reasons explaining why the number of staff representatives in France is declining: the booming market of generic drugs (i.e. from prescriber to pharmacist), the shift of product portfolio towards hospital products (i.e., focused target), regulatory restrictions on product detailing (i.e., limitation of product-related communication, increased tax pressure…)

UK | Top | 01 January 2010

CEO identifies trends for competitive advantage in new book

A full page feature on Innovate Your Company outlining the main talking points from within the book and including quotes from Michael Traem.

Spain | AXA Empresa | 01 January 2010

Crisis impacts on Transport & Logistics

This article explains how the current economic environment affects transport & logistics companies' P&L. Pedro Ugarte, Manager from Arthur D. Little's Madrid's office, was interviewed on the issue. He explained the impact the decrease in the number of movements, the fuel prices and the lower salaries from the UE new members has in these companies' P&L. Pedro adds the difficulty in sharing fuel cost increases with the client and the sector's overcapacity as factors to take into account.

Spain | CAPITAL magazine | 01 January 2010

Railway industry boosts

This article explains how climate change and cities' growth are pushing a sector controlled by three main players (Bombardier, Alstom & Siemens) with some challengers (CAF, Talgo and chinese companies). Alejandro González, Principal from Arthur D. Little's Madrid's office, was interviewed on the issue and explained railway transport is the most efficient and less contaminant means for large urban areas. Alejandro points out the mainrolling stock purchasing decision factors are delivery & deployment reliability, adaptation to national signalling infrastructure, national presence, price and lobbying capacity.

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