Archive: février, 2012

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INTERNATIONAL M&As : NEWS BRIEF.

OECD ECONOMIES ARE IN THE DOLDRUMS, BUT THE TREND IN GLOBAL MERGERS AND ACQUISIITONS HAS RARELY BEEN MORE BUOYANT. INTERNATIONAL M&A INVESTMENT IN 2011 REACHED APPROXIMATIVELY  $1000 BILLION AS AT END OF DECEMBER 2011, A 30 % INCREASE OVER 2010. TRADITIONALLY, M&As HAVE BEEN CLASSIFIED ACCORDING TO THE RELATIONSHIP EXISTING BETWEEN THE ORGANIZATIONS AND PRODUCTS [...]

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L’INNOVATION, UN REMEDE CONTRE LA CRISE ET LA DESINDUSTRIALISATION ?

C’EST AU CHATEAU DE LA MUETTE QUE S’EST TENU MARDI 7 FEVRIER 2012 L’ATELIER DE L’OCDE ORGANISE SOUS L’EGIDE DE L’ASSOCIATION DES JOURNALISTES ECONOMIQUES ET FINANCIERS SUR LE THEME : « L’INNOVATION, UN REMEDE CONTRE LA CRISE ET LA DESINDUSTRIALISATION ? LES NOUVELLES CONTRAINTES ET OPPORTUNITES DES ENTREPRISES ET DES GOUVERNEMENTS ». LE FIGARO, LE MONDE, LES [...]

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WHY ARE INNOVATION AND GROWTH IN KNOWLEDGE ECONOMIES STILL AN ISSUE ?

CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION HAVE BECOME THE RECOGNISED HOPE FOR SOLVING BOTH EMPLOYABILITY AND SOCIETAL CRISIS. TODAY, THE WORLD ECONOMIES ARE FACING SOME EXTRAORDINARY CHALLENGES. THE EFFECTS OF THE RECENT ECONOMIC DOWNTURN ARE STILL BEING FELT, WITH NATIONAL DEBT LEVELS RISING AND UNEMPLOYMENT REMAINING HIGH. ACCOMPANYING THIS IS CONTINUED GLOBALISATION OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES. ITS DISTINCTIVE FEATURES [...]

FACE BOOK IPO

FACEBOOK’S IPO : HOW MUCH IS THE MARKET WILLING TO PAY FOR IT ?

ON FEBRUARY 1ST THE SOCIAL NETWORK ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR AN INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING THAT COULD VALUE IT AT BETWEEN $75 BILLION AND $100 BILLION. A $100 BILLION PRICE WOULD  HARDLY BE CHEAP, BUT OTHER TECH GIANTS ARE WORTH MORE : GOOGLE’S MARKET CAPITALISATION IS $190 BILLION, MICROSOFT’s $250 BILLION AND APPLE’s $425 BILLION. AS WE [...]

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THE PRESIDENT- ELECTION CAMPAIGN IN FRANCE ALMOST IN THE PIPELINE…

FULLY 15 CANDIDATES HAVE DECLARED, ALTHOUGH SOME MAY DROP OUT BEFORE THE FIRST ROUND OF VOTING ON APRIL 22ND. FRANCE’S PRESIDENT, NICOLAS SARKOZY, HAS NOT YET OFFICIALLY DECLARED HIS CANDIDACY, NOR HELD A CAMPAIGN RALLY. POLLS SUGGEST Mr. HOLLANDE WILL WIN :  WE AT WWW.CONVERSATIONPRIVEE.COM DON’T BUY IT…AT LEAST FOR 2 REASONS :  FIRST OF ALL, [...]

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