Opinion on Company Issues in South and Central America

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CommentWire
CommentWire

McDonald's: capitalizing on the downturn with an even greater presence

McDonald's has announced plans to open 1,000 new restaurants in 2009, even though the recession is starting to impact on its results. The company could succeed in its gamble by encouraging more consumers to downsize to its cheaper food offering, but it must not completely forget the importance of health and premium trends.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jan 2009
Expert View
Expert View

Mexican outsourcing delivery could be impacted by swine flu

Concerns over swine flu outbreaks in Mexico have led to many governments issuing warnings against non-essential travel to the country. Considering the existing worries over ongoing border violence, as well as potential agent absence, this virus could have a negative impact on the Mexican contact center outsourcing sector.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2009
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Opportunity knocks for big pharmaceutical companies in the credit crunch

Although the credit crunch has left non-financial services companies, including those in the biotechnology industry, without cheap debt, the pharmaceutical industry avoided relying on this resource and has remained cash-rich. As a result, pharmaceutical companies should weather the financial storm and be able to make significant acquisitions, unlike their biotechnology counterparts.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Oct 2008
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Petrobras: increased government involvement has raised anxieties among minority investors

Petrobras has raised $70 billion through a share offering, making it the fourth biggest company by market capitalization in the world. Although the deal provides the company with much-need capital, there is an undercurrent of anxiety among investors over the fact that the Brazilian government now owns almost half of the company, as this may well pose a challenge to its future productivity.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Oct 2010
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Pfizer's acquisition of Wyeth brings scale but will fail to deliver sustainable sales growth

The Pfizer-Wyeth merger will create a prescription pharmaceutical company of unprecedented scale. The combined entity would have recorded total company sales in excess of $70 billion and prescription pharmaceutical sales of over $60 billion in 2008. However, the deal is not a solution to the companies' declining sales outlooks, and profit growth will only be achieved through further cost cutting.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jan 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Reebok: from sportswear to New Age drinks

Published By Datamonitor
21 Feb 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Seagram: will Captain Morgan's mutiny scupper the ship?

Published By Datamonitor
30 Oct 2000
CommentWire
CommentWire

Starbucks: taking coffee back to its roots

Starbucks' internationalization continues apace: it will open its first store in Mexico this year, followed by ambitious expansion throughout the Latin American region. But while coffee shop culture is said to be sweeping Latin America, it remains to be seen whether Starbucks' premium strategy can succeed while economic hardship is rife.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Feb 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tax havens: the loopholes disappear

Many wealthy UK citizens currently place money offshore in order to keep it secret and avoid tax. The European Savings and Tax Initiative will make this more difficult, and result in a decline in the amount of UK money held offshore. Fully compliant territories are forecast to lose more than half of the offshore funds and deposits invested by EU citizens.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2003
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Trauma devices: Chinese market to grow 168%

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2002

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