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Public interest or protectionism? Britain vs France redux

Public interest or protectionism? Britain vs France redux | BUSS 4- topics | Scoop.it

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, May 22, 2014 6:53 AM

Really good stuff for goverenment intervention essays

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Amazon profits thin as expenses jump

Amazon profits thin as expenses jump | BUSS 4- topics | Scoop.it
Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.
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Tesco announces 6% fall in profit

Tesco announces 6% fall in profit | BUSS 4- topics | Scoop.it
UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to £3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen.
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Rolls-Royce blames strength of pound for profit slump

Rolls-Royce blames strength of pound for profit slump | BUSS 4- topics | Scoop.it
Company says rise of sterling against dollar, along with £30m cost to fix product problem will reduce profit by £70m this year

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, May 1, 2014 7:15 AM

"The strength of the pound and a one-off charge for fixing a product problem will reduce Rolls-Royce's profits by £70m this year.

The engineering giant said sterling's rise against the US dollar and the euro would cost it £300m in reduced revenue and £40m in profit, Rolls said in a trading update."

The impact of the exhange rate.....

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Tesco to launch own-brand smartphone

Tesco to launch own-brand smartphone | BUSS 4- topics | Scoop.it

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, May 6, 2014 9:54 AM

good article on Tesco and its new marketing strategies, there is also some information on the Chief executive which may be useful for leadership and management.

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Top 10 Companies With Successful Social Media Marketing Campaigns on Facebook - Social Media Strategies Summit Blog

Top 10 Companies With Successful Social Media Marketing Campaigns on Facebook - Social Media Strategies Summit Blog | BUSS 4- topics | Scoop.it
  Facebook rules- at least from a digital campaign perspective Companies have many social media marketing options to build hype around their products and even more ways that haven’t been
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Ryanair makes loss as low fares hit

Ryanair makes loss as low fares hit | BUSS 4- topics | Scoop.it

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, February 3, 2014 3:37 AM

Cost leadership looks like a strategy that is becoming more and more difficult to make competitive profit levels from.  "Ancillary revenue" is up by 13%  though...all the extra charges we have come to expect from Ryanair

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Barclays to cut up to 12,000 jobs

Barclays to cut up to 12,000 jobs | BUSS 4- topics | Scoop.it

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, February 11, 2014 6:02 AM

Barclays is a great company to folow for your BUSS4 essays, with lots of material on all of the topics on the BUSS4 syllabus

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Amazon's 'dirty cloud' criticised

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While Apple, Facebook and Google are praised for using green energy, Amazon still has a long way to go according to Greenpeace.
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Amazon launches shopping via Twitter

Amazon launches shopping via Twitter | BUSS 4- topics | Scoop.it
Online retailer Amazon announces a partnership with Twitter that allows users to add products to their shopping carts by tweeting a special hashtag.
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UK jobless rate at five-year low

UK jobless rate at five-year low | BUSS 4- topics | Scoop.it
The UK's unemployment rate falls to a five-year low of 6.8% while the number of people in work rises to a record high, official figures show.
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John Lewis to open convenience store

John Lewis to open convenience store | BUSS 4- topics | Scoop.it

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, May 2, 2014 10:14 AM

strategy and product development...

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Who has benefited from low interest rates?

Who has benefited from low interest rates? | BUSS 4- topics | Scoop.it

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, April 29, 2014 4:37 AM

This explains the impact of interest rates - low interest rates really well and could be very useful for essays on the economic environment.

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Can the UK's ageing population usher in a new age of economic prosperity?

Can the UK's ageing population usher in a new age of economic prosperity? | BUSS 4- topics | Scoop.it
It's predicted that over 20 million Brits will be over 65 within 30 years. Can we see this as an opportunity rather than a burden, with older people providing an ever-growing market and an invaluable workforce?
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9 Companies Doing Social Media Right and Why |

9 Companies Doing Social Media Right and Why | | BUSS 4- topics | Scoop.it
Great ideas and tactics to transform your online presence by integrating social media into your marketing strategy.
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Top 20 Lifestyle Trends Affecting Global Business

Foresight and consulting firm Social Technologies analyzes the business implications of 20 major trends shaping the lives of global consumers.

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Yvonne Bailey's curator insight, February 6, 2014 5:59 AM

great stuff for the social environment