Opinion in Netherlands

Published within

« | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | ... | » »|

Type Product title / description Pub Price
CommentWire
CommentWire

Ahold: trouble in the US ongoing

Ahold's strong Q4 trading in the Netherlands could not offset the losses incurred in the US, where long running underperformance continued, even though US like-for-like sales declines were clearly exacerbated by a weak dollar. This could prompt activist shareholders Centaurus and Paulson & Co to step up their pressure on the retailer to break up its operations.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Air France-KLM: still flying and unifying

Since their merger in May 2004, Air France and KLM have continued to operate as separate airlines, with their own branding, networks and hubs. However, the group has indicated that the cargo businesses will be brought closer together under a unified management body. This would be a significant step in its slow but steady restructuring.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jan 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Air France-KLM: still flying high

Second-quarter net profit at Air France-KLM has almost quadrupled, showing that the Franco-Dutch airline group is now delivering the long-term cost and synergy targets it promised. Yet while the company's financials have benefited from increased passenger numbers and tighter control of operating costs, challenges may still lie ahead for the group.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Nov 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Air France/KLM: alliance yet to take off

Air France [AF.PA], KLM [KLM.AS] and Alitalia [AZPla.MI] are in discussions with a view to a management tie-up. Question marks over regulatory approval are hindering negotiations, but if a deal can be reached to allow KLM's entry into SkyTeam, this will radically alter the landscape of global airline alliances.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Sep 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Air France/KLM: the merger has taken off

KLM [KLM.AS] and Air France's [AF.PA] merger plans will now be put forward to EU and US regulatory authorities. With the latest step in the consolidation of the airline industry, the sector has entered a new era where small-medium national companies will struggle to survive on their own.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Oct 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Akzo Nobel/Schering-Plough: good deal all round

Following months of speculation, the hybrid Dutch group Akzo Nobel has announced its decision to sell its healthcare business unit following a lucrative $14 billion cash offer from Schering-Plough. The US pharmaceutical company stands to gain access to one of the strongest women's health portfolios in the industry, and a CNS franchise that boasts a potential blockbuster in asenapine.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Mar 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

AstraZeneca: first market approval for Crestor

Although Crestor will be the first third generation statin to launch in western markets, the drug will not make as significant an impact as Pfizer's Lipitor. Safety-driven delays to Crestor's launch mean that it will be competing in a more mature market, and AstraZeneca will have trouble matching the marketing strength of top players Pfizer and Merck & Co.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Nov 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Atol/KPMG: it's all about upsell

Atol has pipped KMPG Consulting US to the post, acquiring KPMG's Dutch and UK consultancy arms for $610 million. The downturn has left tech firms searching for new revenue streams, and Atol believes KPMG is the solution. Although the units are not cheap, the deal should allow Atol to broaden the range of services it offers clients and therefore boost profits.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jun 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

BA/KLM: a deal back on the cards

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Baan: SSA may take on the challenge

Baan is among a batch of companies that Invensys has put up for sale. Invensys now wants to focus on production management after a dismal financial performance in weakening trading conditions. While Baan is likely to sell for a fairly low price in the current market, Invensys will finally be able to concentrate its attentions elsewhere.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Apr 2003

« | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | ... | » »|

No help is available.