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CommentWire
CommentWire

H&M: cheap fashion brings serious success

H&M's Q4 profits hit $220.4 million - and its plans to expand in the US are finally coming to fruition. The strong results are likely to continue into 2002, but the company might be able to raise revenues still further by diversifying into non-clothing products that capitalize on its strong brand name.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jan 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Sony Ericsson: challenging Nokia for the top spot

The statement follows Sony Ericsson's announcement earlier in the week that it would focus on higher-margin devices. In short, the company wants to take Nokia's crown in producing premium products that still command huge market share. The power of its twin brand name, and Sony's expertise in consumer electronics, leave it with a better hope than many.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Feb 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Telia: results look chilly

Scandinavia's largest telco is having a tough time. Its operations outside Sweden are struggling: in particular, the Danish and Finnish mobile operations and the international carrier unit give cause for concern. Telia now plans to introduce efficiency measures and reduce investment. However, this could damage long-term prospects.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Feb 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

AstraZeneca: Arimidex is the new gold standard

The cancer drug showed outstanding results compared to the current gold standard, tamoxifen. Indeed, Arimidex could be the ideal aromatase inhibitor - and judging by these results, AstraZeneca's marketing power will ensure that the drug becomes a major cancer product.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Feb 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Carbonated drinks: French drink the highest proportion on-the-go

Published By Datamonitor
21 Feb 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Investment products: customers prefer face-to-face

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Telia/Sonera: huddling together for warmth

The Nordic telcos would fit together well. Telia's international expansion has been half-hearted, while Sonera's has been over-ambitious - but combining them would create a company well placed to fight the threat from Orange and Vodafone in Scandinavia. The main problem is political: government interference has stopped previous Telia merger plans.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Retail banking: top banks have 98% of deposits in Sweden

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Mutual funds: held by 59% of Swedish adults

Published By Datamonitor
03 Apr 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Party food: strong growth ahead in Europe

Published By Datamonitor
03 Apr 2002

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