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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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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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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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Air-traffic control

German Lufthansa vice president Christoph Franz intends to cut spending budgets by 2011: about one billion Euro are to be saved by optimizing structures, projects, products and processes. In doing so, he wants to skip any advice from external experts, with one exception: Arthur D. Little is...
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The global truck and bus industry will experience market...

Latest report from ADL predicts that mastering new powertrain technologies will be critical within the rapidly evolving commercial vehicle market

The impact of the global financial crisis on the truck and bus industry has been profound. However, other forces such as increasing divergence in market requirements and new powertrain technologies are driving major changes in the commercial vehicle (CV) industry, which are fundamentally changing...
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Automotive

M&A needn't spell inefficiency for corporate...

With half of all M&A deals failing, 'Winning the Merger Decathlon' outlines the 10 steps to ensuring mergers generate long-term corporate value

With the global liquidity crisis set to fuel new merger and acquisition (M&A) activity this year, a new report by global management consultancy Arthur D. Little claims that despite the growing experience with mergers over the last seven years, the failure rates stay at a high level.   To...
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Strategy

Microfinance looks set to emerge as a new asset class

New report from Arthur D. Little reveals how microfinance institutions are surpassing repayment rates and exhibiting promising risk and return ratios

No longer limited to third world countries, according to a new report released today by global management consultancy Arthur D. Little, microfinance is thriving as it finds untapped demand within the European market. Founded on microcredits, microfinance programs extend small loans to the world's...
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Financial services

Trading up: Sustainable businesses must prepare for post-...

A new report by Arthur D. Little reveals how uncertainty over future carbon trading policy could leave companies exposed if they do not implement...

Emissions trading has been described as the most economically efficient way to force carbon emission cuts, however, a new report released today by global management consultancy Arthur D. Little warns that uncertainty about the nature and scope of post-2012 global carbon trading policy has left...
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Arthur D. Little warns regulators: Address Gallagher Review...

Three months after Gallagher findings announced, biofuels industry innovators and investors remain uncertain about future investment

Unless governments begin to act now on policy initiatives to regulate the potential negative impacts of biofuels, the industry risks losing its momentum and failing to realise its role in the renewable energy mix, warns a new report released today by Arthur D. Little, the global management...
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Utilities & alternative energy

Value in Focus

New Arthur D. Little study reveals Nordic, Spanish and UK banks lead Europe in cost-efficiency, while their German and Portuguese peers lag behind

The Spanish bank Banco Popular has topped the list of Europe's most cost-efficient banks, according to a new study released today by Arthur D. Little. Kaupthing, from Iceland, and Swedish bank Svenska Handelsbanken round out the top of the list, which ranks Europe's largest financial institutions...
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Financial services