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Indirect Tax Expert Peter Boerhof Joins Vertex

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 16 dicembre 2019

Vertex, Inc., a leading provider of tax technology solutions, announced that Peter Boerhof has joined as VAT director in Europe. Boerhof joins Vertex from AkzoNobel where he was responsible for leading the global indirect tax function. He has extensive experience in international transactions, business restructuring, merger and acquisition, tax process optimization and tax automation. Unique in the tax technology industry, Vertex’s Chief Tax Office (CTO) provides insight regarding the impact of tax regulations, policy, enforcement and emerging technology trends on global tax department operations. The Vertex CTO group consists of former tax executives from various Fortune 500 multinationals, who bring their in-house tax and industry expertise to Vertex’s solution development, services and customer interactions.
During his career at AkzoNobel, Boerhof designed and implemented a tax control framework, optimized VAT and managed the transition to a centralized tax operating model for global tax processes. He was also responsible for indirect tax planning and compliance for merger and acquisition, supply chain and ERP projects, as well as the implementation of tax automation initiatives like tax engines and robotics. Boerhof also worked at KPN Royal Dutch Telecom managing VAT, as well as Big Four accounting firms Deloitte and Ernst & Young (EY) advising on VAT compliance and optimization processes. Boerhof holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management and a master’s in tax law from the University of Groningen.

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Korea-Expert, 100 Vietnamese Scientists to Gather in Hanoi

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 23 novembre 2018

The inaugural meeting of the Korea S&T United Alumni Association will be held on November 24, 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam.The alumni association is an organization of Vietnamese scientists who studied at leading educational and research institutions in science and technology in Korea, including University of Science and Technology (UST), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).
UST (President: Dr. Moon Kil Choo) hosts the Korea S&T United Alumni Association meeting to promote exchange among Vietnamese alumni who are serving in Vietnam after studying in Korea.
UST is the only national graduate school in Korea that educate researchers for master’s degrees and doctorates by granting graduate course functions to 32 government-funded research institutions. KAIST (President: Dr. Sung-Chul Shin) and Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST, President: Dr. Seung Hyeon Moon) are typical and research-oriented universities with graduate and undergraduate level programs. KIST (President: Dr. Lee Byung Gwon) is the first government-funded research institution in Korea that conducts research activities in basic and applied sciences.Out of over 400 Vietnamese scientists produced by these four institutions, more than 100 scientists who are engaged in activities in Vietnam are expected to attend the event. The launch of the united alumni association will be led by key members, including Bui Ba Chinh (Executive Director, Vietnam Certification Center), President, Vietnamese Alumni Association of UST; Huong Minh Nguyen (researcher, Institute of Biotechnology in Vietnam), a graduate of KAIST; Do Manh Cuong (vice head, Division of Environmental and Community Health, Vietnam Health Environment Management Agency, Ministry of Health), a graduate of GIST; and Nguyen Duc Luong (professor, National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi), President, Vietnamese Alumni Association of KIST.The United Alumni Association is expected to make significant contribution to strengthening unity and harmony among ‘Korea-expert’ Vietnamese alumni in science and technology, promoting exchange in science and technology between Vietnam and Korea, and developing these fields of Vietnam.The meeting will be honored by attendance of a number of leaders in science and technology, including Dr. Moon Kil Choo, President of UST, Dr. Kim Soohyun, Vice President of KAIST, Dr. Seung Hyeon Moon, President of GIST, Dr. Yoon Seok-Jin, Vice President of KIST, and Dr. Kum Donghwa, President of Vietnam–Korea Institute of Science and Technology (VKIST).

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Radius Acquires Amsterdam-Based DB&C to Strengthen European Accounting and Tax Offering

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 novembre 2017

Amsterdam. Global growth expert Radius has acquired De Bruijn en Co (“DB&C”), an Amsterdam-based accounting and tax firm that serves both domestic and international clients in expanding and operating compliantlamsterdamy in the Netherlands. Adding the expert capabilities of the Dutch firm enables Radius to meet rapidly increasing demand for growth expertise in the Netherlands and throughout mainland Europe.“I am delighted to welcome DB&C to the Radius family,” said Stephen Chipman, chief executive officer of Radius. “DB&C is a reputable, well-known firm in Amsterdam and has a fantastic track record of supporting both local Dutch clients and multinational businesses in the Netherlands by providing expert, tailored tax advice and managing their clients’ payroll and accountancy functions. This is a strategically important acquisition for us in response to ever-increasing client demand to directly support their operations in the Netherlands. We are excited about the prospect of better serving our clients directly in Europe by adding DB&C’s experience and expertise to ours.” “We are thrilled to be joining Radius, and to become part of such a well-respected global growth company,” said Wim Krook, managing partner at DB&C. “Our clients will benefit greatly from having direct access to Radius’ breadth of international expansion solutions, and Radius clients doing business in the Netherlands will now have exceptional service from our team in Amsterdam.”

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Expert comment on impact of Brexit on Foreign Direct Investment

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 25 giugno 2016

warwick_campus_2_largeNigel Driffield, of Warwick Business School, has researched the question. Professor Nigel Driffield said: “Our research has found Brexit would greatly reduce the level of foreign direct investment to the UK and for those people who think there might be just a short-term ‘blip’ we have found it will take four years to recover and even then the long-term trajectory will be lower.“EU membership has made inward investment more stable and has increased the long-term trend for the UK, so leaving would make the country less attractive for non-EU investors.”Plus the uncertainty over being in a club where others write the rules, and the uncertainty over access to markets would dominate, and we would remain on a lower long-term trend.”Some argue that with the likely devaluation of sterling following Brexit, small UK exporters may be better able to export, not just to the EU but to the rest of the world. This, however, depends on whether the devaluation also increases their costs, given that 50% of the UK’s exports rely on imported components.”In order to understand the impact that Brexit will have on UK manufacturing, one has to think not in terms of ‘this firm’ or ‘that firm’ but in terms of supply chains, that cross not just countries, but continents. “Many of the most important value chains in terms of UK manufacturing are highly integrated across several European countries. As a result many UK firms and their suppliers are at risk of being less attractive partners in these chains if trade between the UK and the EU becomes more difficult. “This means not just trade costs, but the ease of co-ordinating activities, which is why big business likes trade blocs.”

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Expert comment on how Brexit will impact the UK economy

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 giugno 2016

The UK economy Daniele Bianchi, of warwick_campus_2_large, is an Assistant Professor of Finance and researches financial econometrics, asset pricing and commodity markets. Dr Daniele Bianchi said: “On the whole, the negative impact of Brexit on exchanges rates, on the political landscape, and on international trade agreements, will cause short-term damage to the UK economy, which will be unlikely to thrive in the longer run either. “If the UK votes for leave we should expect a substantial depreciation of sterling across major currencies in the very short-term. Volatility of the exchange rate against the euro and US Dollar is likely to increase as well, reflecting market uncertainty on the consequences, both politically and economically, of leaving the EU with a potential sell-off in sterling denominated assets.”The pound reacted quickly to opinion polls over the last week and will probably keep doing that as news on how the transition procedure to leave the EU unfolds.”Another source of uncertainty that a leave vote could trigger is political uncertainty. Brexit campaigners are a minority in the current government and a vote for Brexit could lead to political turmoil and a call for a new general election.”In the short to medium-term, this could also be reflected in the volatility of sterling against major currencies and financial markets as a whole, making the sterling devaluation persistent in the medium term. “In the longer term the economic consequences of a vote for Brexit are more difficult to estimate although a negative effect is to be expected. Indeed, 55% of the UK’s trade is with EU countries and 30% with countries that have agreements with the EU, agreements which should be re-visited in case of a Brexit. Arguably, leaving the single market would place the UK in a worse situation in discussing trade agreements.”

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Expert comment on Microsoft buying LinkedIn

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 giugno 2016


Expert comment on Microsoft buying LinkedIn Mark Skilton, of Warwick Business School, is a Professor of Practice in the Information Systems & Management Group and researches technology ecosystems around defining value and monetization. He is the author of Building digital ecosystem architectures and Building the digital enterprise. Professor Mark Skilton said: “The acquisition makes sense in respect of Microsoft’s link with enterprise in its cloud platform and portfolio of enterprise business services, it will help Microsoft build out its enterprise services capabilities. “The long running rumours of LinkedIn not being able to develop any new growth strategies, with its net income falling year on year from 2011, have finally come home to roost with the Microsoft acquisition of $26bn in cash.”LinkedIn has grown a user base of 106 million active users, but compared to 310 million active Twitter users and the mighty 1.65 billion Facebook monthly users, LinkedIn has never managed to grow its commercial services in what could have been a strong enterprise market. “LinkedIn makes two thirds of its income from talent solutions in recruiting and job market services that define it and the remainder in selling marketing solutions and premium subscriptions. It has remained the website to go to for professional networking.”

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Expert comment on the LSE saying its merger with Deutsche Boerse could lead to 1,250 job losses

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 giugno 2016

Warwick_Business_School_Scarman_road_viewIf you are looking for expert comment on the LSE saying its merger with Deutsche Boerse could lead to 1,250 job losses John Colley, of Warwick Business School, is a Professor of Practice in the Strategy & International Group and researches large takeovers. He is also a former MD of a FTSE 100 company that was involved in a hostile takeover.Professor John Colley said: “The announcement does not indicate where the job losses will fall, suggesting they will be spread between the businesses. There is concern that the bulk may fall in London as redundancies will be cheaper there than in Germany. Secondly there is some scepticism as to whether this is truly a ‘merger of equals’ or a German takeover. No doubt this will become clearer with time. “Some would say that the LSE and Deutsche Boerse are ‘jumping the gun’ by announcing up to 1,250 job losses or 14% of the workforce, as part of the €450 million savings from the €30 billion merger. “The announcement suggests they do mean business, but it could look impetuous if the European Commission objects to the tie-up. This remains a possibility as there are plenty of competition concerns and, indeed, political sensitivities to the ‘merger of equals’. Treatment of the two clearing houses, LCH.Clearnet and Eurex, is bound to be an issue and the EC is likely to require some assurances around them remaining separate. Otherwise a merger may be viewed as ‘too big to fail’.”The announcement does strongly suggest that shareholder consultation on both sides points to clear support for the merger. Shareholders will not be an impediment to the deal.”Advisor fees on the friendly merger are a staggering €307 million, the bulk of which have been incurred by the LSE. These do seem excessive in view of the limited nature of the necessary work.”There are €160 million of revenue benefits although there is scepticism from many as to whether these are achievable. The combination will be bigger than the two major US exchange networks, ICE and Nasdaq.”

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Expert comment on Volkswagen’s pre-tax profits falling 20 per cent

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 2 giugno 2016

Christian Stadler, of Warwick Business School, is a Professor of Strategic Management and researched Volkswagen for his book Enduring Success.Professor Christian Stadler said: “Volkswagen’s sales and profits being down was to be expected, but the real story is that the company still makes profits. After the emissions scandal many observers expected Volkswagen would struggle to survive.
“Under the circumstances a 3.2 billion euros profit is not bad. Although rivals Toyota reported substantially higher profits of 4.5 billion euros that was aided by a weak yen. But General Motors, the other company competing for the ‘largest car company spot’, had lower profits than Volkswagen.”What becomes more and more obvious is that the emissions scandal is costly, but far from life threatening for Volkswagen. As the first court cases are starting to be settled the true cost is also starting to emerge. A first deal reached in the US in April is estimated to have cost Volkswagen around $10 billion. This is obviously not the end but Volkswagen will manage these payments.”It is also becoming obvious that potential Volkswagen customers don’t care about the environmental issues that much. What they care about is quality and value for money. As long as Volkswagen is handling the settlements well, it is unlikely to have a long-term effect on the company. “The one remaining big question is whether the regulators will introduce changes that will undermine Volkswagen’s product structure. If diesel cars are no longer a good deal in Europe – ie they are no longer regulated in a way that gives them an advantage compared to petrol powered cars – then the company needs to worry.”

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Expert comment: Sombre mood in Greece, despite Eurozone deal unlocking €10.3bn

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 26 Maggio 2016

cartina-grecia-centrale-atticaMarianna Fotaki, a Professor of Business Ethics at Warwick Business School who researches leadership in the EU and economies in transition, has made the following statement:”With another 10.3bn Euros in loans being agreed in a customary all-night marathon by its creditors to see the country thorough till October 2016 in exchange of far reaching reforms, you would think this was a successful ending to a bad long story. Yet no-one is jubilant in Greece; not even the governing left-leaning Syriza coalition.
“Greek citizens feel they have run out of options; the mood is sombre and there is an impending sense of gloom after its government agreed to put the country under the lenders’ supervision for 99 years! “This is deemed necessary given Greece’s insurmountable debt has reached 180% at present, a figure only set to rise further. The promised ‘breakthrough’ debt relief is vague and will only apply from 2018 (after German elections) whilst the unrealistic surplus target reaching 3.5% in 2017 are still expected and will be most likely delivered through further cuts as the Greek economy continues to shrink.”People in Greece are also fully aware that most of the new bailout money will be used to pay for loans their previous governments obtained from the French and German and the troika of lenders (EU, ECB and IMF) have now passed onto the Eurozone citizens.”While by most counts the austerity policies imposed by Greece’s creditors have been an abject economic and moral failure, kicking the can down the road continues while the principles of democratic governance in Greece and Europe are eroded yet further.”

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Expert comment on Three’s takeover of O2 being blocked by the EU

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 Maggio 2016


John Colley, is a Professor of Practice in the Strategy and International Business group and researches large takeovers. He is also a former MD of a FTSE 100 company. Professor John Colley said: “It comes as little surprise that the EU competition authorities have said enough is enough on the rapid concentration of the UK mobile telecoms sector. “Following the merger of T-Mobile with Orange, subsequently purchased by BT, the industry was reduced to four players. The proposed merger of Three with O2 would have made it three players and the evidence from markets elsewhere shows that three players results in higher prices for consumers compared to four. In effect competition reduces and the consumer pays the price for that. “It is clear that the merger would have substantially reduced costs in requiring less shops, marketing, administration, head offices and there would have been benefits in terms of reduced network operating costs. However, the reduced competition would have meant that Three/O2 would not have to pass those savings on to the consumer.”

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Expert comment on Toshiba appointing Satoshi Tsunakawa as its new chief executive

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 Maggio 2016

Warwick Business SchoolSatoshi Tsunakawa as its new chief executive Christian Stadler, of Warwick Business School, is a Professor of Strategic Management and researches succession planning as part of long-term success and is author of Enduring Success. Professor Christian Stadler said: “Toshiba’s decision is right. He has a strong record, with experience including the US market, strategy, and sales. In a highly diversified firm, one of the main challenges for him will be to understand the businesses he had less exposure to.”After a scandal, shareholders and the press typically call for an outside CEO, somebody who can offer a fresh start. While this seems sensible on paper, it is difficult in large organisations for an outsider to master the complexity that takes years to understand.
“In my work on companies which succeeded for more than 100 years, successful companies prefer internal candidates; only 3.2 per cent of the CEOs were outsiders. Interestingly that pattern also holds after scandals.”For example, when Phil Watts resigned after Shell overstated its reserves, Jeroen van der Veer, a Shell-lifer, took over. He managed to make substantial changes during his tenure at the helm of the company, precisely because he was an insider.”Siemens opted for a CEO from outside, Peter Loescher, when it was caught up in a bribery and corruption scandal. He did a great job, dealing with compliance issues, but eventually he was forced to resign, as he was less successful in other business issues. This highlights the danger of appointing outsiders: they present a clear departure from the past, but they are less able to make internal changes.”An important thing to bear in mind: the top job is a lonely job. Most people working for the CEO want to please them. So to learn what’s really going on is not an easy task. Insiders are at an advantage here as they have built networks over their career that allow them to also connect with people a bit further down the corporate ladder.

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Expert comment on AB InBev’s plan to sell SABMiller’s central and eastern European businesses

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 3 Maggio 2016

John Colley, of warwick_campus_2_large, is a Professor of Practice and researches large takeovers. He is also a former MD of a FTSE 100 company. Professor John Colley said: “Competition authority negotiations to win approval for AB InBev’s deal with SABMiller are continuing to take their toll. One major brand included in the latest sale is Pilsner Urquell and its worldwide rights outside the US. Japan’s Asahi might be a possible suitor following their acquisition of Grolsch and Peroni. Within the US Pilsner Urquell is going to Molson Coors as further efforts are made to gain competition authority approvals.”In North America, while MillerCoors has been sold to Molson Coors, there are continuing concerns from anti-trust authorities about control of distribution and AB InBev’s ability to prevent craft beers reaching drinkers. After the disposal of Miller AB InBev still has 45% of the US beer market. It is vertically integrated into wholesalers and many of the others represent AB InBev exclusively. One senses the game is not over either in the US or Europe and that further restrictions will be imposed. “AB InBev’s enormous market shares, post the SABMiller bid, have resulted in major disposals in the US, Europe, and China together with worldwide rights to a number of brands such as Grolsch, Peroni, Miller and now Pilsner Urquell. The main objective of the deal is stronger growth positions in Africa and Latin America. However, the extent of divestments elsewhere needed for competition authority approvals, is continuing to grow.”

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Expert comment on Volkswagen reportedly buying back diesel cars in the US

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 aprile 2016

volkswagenExpert comment on Volkswagen reportedly buying back diesel cars in the US. Christian Stadler, of Warwick Business School, is Professor of Strategic Management and has researched Volkswagen. Professor Christian Stadler said: “What is still uncertain is whether this also resolves issues Volkswagen has with the US Justice Department. There is a pending civil suit and an on-going criminal investigation. If this deal manages to also resolve these issues it is really great for Volkswagen. “From the perspective of the car owners it sounds like a decent deal. They will be able to sell back the car or get the issue fixed. On top of this they will receive some compensation. It remains to be seen how much this is but I presume that even a modest sum will be welcome.”

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Expert comment: Mitsubishi Motors admits falsifying fuel economy tests

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 21 aprile 2016

Expert comment on the news Mitsubishi Motors has admitted to falsifying fuel economy tests. Christian Stadler, a Professor of Strategic Management at Warwick_Business_School_Scarman_road_view with expert knowledge on the automotive sector, has made the following statement:”After Volkswagen Group and its ‘dieselgate’ scandal it is not surprising another automotive firm has been caught out and admitted to manipulating emission test results. It was almost expected and almost comes down to how much can you get away with before you take a step too far. With companies constantly making tweaks and optimisations to get around these tests, there was always the chance that they would eventually cross the line and get caught out.”Where Mitsubishi has an advantage is that this may not quite have the same traction as the VW scandal as we’ve now been exposed to the issue already. They can also learn what went well or what went wrong in how VW handled the situation and know that the best course of action is to fully co-operate and not to hide anything as that would only bring further attention that is obviously not wanted.”

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Expert comment on Yahoo’s revenues falling in first quarter results

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 aprile 2016


The expert comment on Yahoo’s revenues falling in first quarter results. Sotirios Paroutis, of Warwick Business School, is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management and has studied Yahoo.Dr Sotirios Paroutis said: “While slightly better than expectations, Yahoo’s results point to a gradual decline in most financial indicators over time and against key competitors. What parts of the business will be sold to whom and at what price are the next strategic decisions for Yahoo’s management. These decisions will define the legacy of CEO Marissa Mayer as a leader. “Some vocal investors have given the firm’s management until its annual meeting to deliver results on the sales front. While Yahoo’s management participates in daily meetings with a new committee of independent directors to consider strategic alternatives – time is now fast running out. Delivering successfully on the sales front is now a key priority.”

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Expert Comment: Peroni and Grolsch brands sold by AB InBev to Asahi

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 aprile 2016

The expert comment on the finalised acquisition of the Peroni and Grolsch brands by Asahi. Te expert is John Colley, a Professor of Practice at Warwick Business School who has extensively researched mega mergers, has made the following statement: “This deal suggests the merger with SABMiller is close to closing and that they believe they will soon get the necessary regulatory approvals particularly in US, Europe and China. The real prize is stronger positions in Africa and Latin America which are the future growth markets for beer. Elsewhere demand is largely flat. “The deal has come at a high cost with substantial forced disposals in addition to the $106Bn needed to convince SABMiller’s shareholders. Assets sold to allay competition fears include worldwide rights to the Miller brands which went to MolsonCoors, Snow brand to China Resources Enterprise, and now Peroni and Grolsch to Asahi of Japan. “The speed at which the deal has been done demonstrates the determination of AB InBev to complete on the SABMiller deal. This will give them almost 30% of the global beer market. It does mean that the merger will make AB InBev by far the world’s biggest brewer with Carlsberg and Heineken a long way back. Unfortunately, it is difficult to see how this level of concentration will be in the beer drinkers’ best interests. “However the overall price of the deal and the extent of necessary disposals suggests that AB InBev’s shareholders may not benefit either.”Asahi is the biggest Japanese brewer with 38% of the market but little outside Japan. Clearly this signals global ambitions for Asahi as it will give them a strong position in many developed markets. “Access to distribution through these two premium brands and relatively local brewing will mean that Asahi’s own range of Super Dry ales can be introduced to wide distribution. This is at least good news for the beer drinker as it may well lead to more choice and more competition.”

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Expert comment on oil exporting countries failing to agree a cap on oil output

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 aprile 2016

Expert comment on oil exporting countries failing to agree a cap on oil output. He is David Elmes, of warwick_campus_2_large, is head of the Global Energy Research Network and worked for 20 years as a consultant in the energy industry. Professor David Elmes said: “No deal in Doha is not a very surprising outcome, but a significant group of OPEC and non-OPEC oil producing countries meeting at all might indicate a new realisation of the role that oil and gas play in the global economy. While a lack of agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran looks to have blocked any deal this time, the question is what do all the major producers see as the long term picture for oil and gas? “Oil and gas will continue to be a vital part of our energy mix for some time to come, but the rising use of renewables and recent bankruptcies among the commercial coal sector show that oil and gas will have to compete more fiercely with other sources of energy and with the more efficient use of energy.“Well over half the world’s use of oil is in transport and rising fuel efficiency standards offset increasing vehicle demand. Then electric vehicles, smarter urban planning and biofuels also dent the need for increasing levels of oil consumption. Recent research by UKERC and involving Warwick illustrated that if a developed economy such as the UK wants to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, the use of more gas in electricity generation may be limited.“Moving from oil to gas, gas is often seen as a transition fuel with greater use over the medium term while lower carbon alternatives develop. But that asks companies to invest in new gas power stations that wouldn’t be used frequently enough or for long enough to make them the investments that companies can make.”

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Expert comment on China’s latest GDP data due to be released tomorrow

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 aprile 2016

Kamel Mellahi expert comment on China’s latest GDP. Kamel Mellahi, of Warwick Business School, is a Professor of Strategic Management and researches business in China.Professor Kamel Mellahi said: “The slew of economic data coming out of China recently points to a mix of bright spots and areas of concern. A host of key economic indicators are pointing upwards. Exports are up, capital outflow seems to be under control, there is plenty of evidence of robust growth in the service sector, and the pulse of the real estate sector is starting to beat faster. The moribund manufacturing sector is weakening, but this is widely expected. There are no shortage of reasons to be cautiously optimistic about the performance of the Chinese economy.”The new economic data may be knocking the wind out of the argument that the Chinese economy is heading for a hard landing, but I believe it’s premature to think that the economy is bottoming out. It’s far too early to start talking about a V-shaped recovery. Sure, there are plenty of bright spots but there are some genuine areas of concern. Painful reforms are still required to deal with the looming debt crisis, the power and influence of some large state-owned enterprises, and over-capacity in a number of sectors.”The Chinese economy may be hitting a soft patch, but there is still plenty of road bumps ahead. Overall, the structural reforms are heading in the right direction but so far they haven’t gone far enough. Dealing with zombie firms is going to be a thorny process, while the share of debt held by firms is still rising. The measures put in place to deal with this so far do not seem to be very effective.”That said, China has the financial fire power to manage the enormous volume of debt at risk. Plus, the rhetoric does not seem to be matched by concrete actions when it comes to credit support for struggling state-owned enterprises. This may end-up compromising the long-term economic rebalancing strategy.”

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Expert comment on Orange and Bouygues Telecom merger collapsing

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 5 aprile 2016

Warwick. Expert comment on Orange and Bouygues Telecom merger collapsing John Colley, of Warwick Business School. John Colley is a Professor of Practice in the Startegy and International Business Group and researches large mergers. He is also a former managing director of a FTSE 100 company.
Professor John Colley said: “Margins have been struggling in the French telecom market and the merger of Orange with Bouygues was intended to address that. Research from other telecom markets finds that three players have higher prices and lower costs than four. This is no surprise as there are less competitors to compete with and fewer shops, masts, plus less advertising, administration and management.”It is unclear why the deal collapsed and it seems that Bouygues’ directors would lose out in the resulting allocation of jobs. However, clarity over leadership would have reduced execution risk. Undoubtedly competition authorities would be involved as the combined market share of Bouygues and Orange would have been almost 50%, well above the interest threshold. Typically in the telecoms industry the largest player is the most profitable as they enjoy the highest call volumes and customer numbers through what is a fixed cost structure.”But Bouygues is now in play so expect Altice to come back with a second bid, which Bouygues may struggle to reject this time. Bouygues’ shares are down 15% already, which makes a bid from Altice look more attractive than last time.”

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Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 30 marzo 2016

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