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3G mobile: advance Australia fair

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

AEP: joining the rush back home

US utilities from AEP to Reliant are running scared from competitive retail markets outside the US. Only TXU, which also has to face deregulation back home in Texas, is presently capable of operating successfully in such a challenging environment.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jul 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Australia: economy teetering on the brink of recession

Fresh on the heels of discouraging unemployment data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, several large Australian companies have announced job cuts. These cuts could prove costly for the general economy, as a high rate of employment and a relatively stable financial system were widely perceived to have shielded Australia from the worst ravages of the global economic crisis.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jan 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Auto parts: suppliers strike back Down Under

For several years, carmakers have focused their energies on cost reduction, squeezing suppliers' margins and often forcing them to restructure their own businesses. The Walker Australia strike represents something of a reversal - but in the long term, it's more likely to damage the Australian parts industry than save it.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Apr 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

BHP Billiton: mad dogs and aluminum

It's been a good week for BHP, which also managed to resolve a long-running pollution dispute and gain approval for another oil joint venture. Last year's merger has left the Anglo-Australian company in a strong position to invest in new markets and distance itself from old mistakes. If it carries on as it has, BHP is set for a strong future.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

BNP Paribas: making deals

French giant BNP Paribas will buy Cogent from Australia's AMP. The move is one of a string of deals that BNP Paribas has pursued as part of its international expansion, proving there is some conviction behind its global aspirations. However, it still has much to do before it can rival the likes of Citigroup and HSBC.

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Cable & Wireless Optus: big boys carve up the Lucky Country

Published By Datamonitor
08 Feb 2001
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CommentWire

Constellation/BRL Hardy: giants of the New World

The rise of wines from the new world has helped to reshape the industry, with Australia now the world's fourth largest wine exporter behind France, Italy and Spain. Consolidation among new world producers is seeing them capitalize on the production boom to emerge as global leaders. Nevertheless, their old world competitors have not given in.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jan 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Foster's: changing the barrel

Wine is rapidly replacing beer as Foster's favorite tipple: it now accounts for 41% of sales. Still more M&A activity is likely, taking this percentage still higher. But while wine is showing higher growth than beer, Foster's should be wary of neglecting its less glamorous business too much. Plenty of rivals would be happy to take advantage of Foster's lapses.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Foster's: distinctive strategy pay off

Recent rumors have linked wine and brewing group Foster's with a possible merger with Southcorp, while Foster's has itself been seen as a potential takeover target. But Foster's has stayed clear of the rampant large scale consolidation in the drinks industry, and appears to be benefiting from going its own way.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Feb 2003

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