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Blue Inc looks east as international expansion gains momentum

Value clothing retailer Blue Inc, with financial backing from its new chairman Sir Stuart Rose and high-profile investors the Reuben Brothers, plans to expand its international presence. The retailer, which already has a growing online operation in the US, Russia, and the Baltic and other Eastern European states, plans to open stores in Ukraine, Latvia, and Lithuania later this year.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2012
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Kazakhstan: state-backed oil producer pressures western consortium for a share in major gas project

International oil companies operating in Kazakhstan, Central Asia's biggest energy producer, are facing an increasingly adverse investment climate. In a bid to loosen the grip of foreign firms on oil and gas projects, the Kazakh government is enlisting an arsenal of regulatory measures, including tax claims, reinstated oil tax duties and production quotas.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2010
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CommentWire

Oil majors face deteriorating investment climate in Kazakhstan

International oil companies have seen their dominance over global hydrocarbon reserves eroded in recent decades. Today, around 80% of total oil reserves are in the hands of state-backed energy companies, and corruption, the rise of resource nationalism and China's ongoing hunt for energy assets are threatening to back oil majors further away from cheap and easily accessible energy supplies.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2010
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Metro Group: negative currency effects and deflationary trends in food hurt sales

Cost-cutting measures helped German retail conglomerate Metro Group to achieve stable EBIT for the third quarter, despite a 4.6% drop in group sales to E15.6 billion caused primarily by declining food inflation and negative currency effects in Eastern Europe. While the rest of the year will remain challenging, growth in international markets will provide a further boost to sales.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Nov 2009

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