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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. While the performance of...
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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...
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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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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 group...
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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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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. Energy efficiency improvements, alternative...
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