ITV
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Under law, if we chose to, we could say to folk who have come from elsewhere who come to the UK looking for work that if they failed to find work, they are a burden on the state, we can tell them to go back home. There is much more profitability in the rules but crucially, if you look at the debate across Europe, the Dutch Deputy Prime Minister was talking about further reforms of freedom of movement and the Prime Minister of Austria was saying so and a number of Europeans are saying that they face electorate and voters who have an ease about how all this works.
Information Age
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Originally written by Nick Ismail on Information Age The quality of service you give to your most valuable asset the customer has an impact on the profitability of your brand. To take your loyalty program to the next level, provide rewards that are personalised and tailored to the interests of each individual. In the business context, customer experience is the perception The post Simple hacks to improve your customers' experiences appeared first on Information Age - Insight and Analysis for IT Leaders .
The Sun Daily - Business
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The Economic Times
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Although SUV Trailblazer has been launched for the Indian market, multi-purpose vehicle Spin, which is among the planned new models, is yet to be launched here. Currently, the company's arm General Motors India sells a range of vehicles, including hatchback Beat, sedan Cruze and multi-purpose vehicle Enjoy, among others. The company, whose Indian arm has managed to cut its net loss to Rs 1,003.39 crore in 2014-15 from Rs 3,812.46 crore in 2013-14, will now focus on "sustainable profitability" in the country. "If GM is going to make significant investments, we need to be certain that they will generate significant shareholder value," the spokesperson said in an emailed response. "Moving forward, our priority remains to establish the right business conditions for sustainable profitability." When asked about the company scaling down Indian operations and downsizing manpower across verticals, including dealer development, sales and marketing, and aftersales, the spokesperson did not comment.
Autocar
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Certainly, it is Jaguar galloping forward on self-belief, conviction and talent and gunning not just for recognition but heaps of buyers, too. It is Jaguar as Alfa would probably like to see itself: Europe’s emerging premium powerhouse, nourished by its long heritage yet now emphatically aimed at profitability. The XE, too, in this particular instance, is all-wheel drive. It can be had with four-wheel drive because you can have the 320d with fourwheel drive. You cannot have a Giulia with four-wheel drive – which makes the second irony of a cold, contrary morning the fact that Alfa’s first rear-drive car in forever has to take on the best of its rivals with one less driven axle than either. If anything, though, that’s merely symptomatic of the mountain it has to climb. There is a phalanx of other factors – the look, the interior, the build quality, the engine, the refinement, the ride, the chassis, the practicality, the price and the prestige, each already deliberated by the competition and meticulously moved towards approval.
The Economic Times
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The stock deserves to trade at 1.7 times 12-month price to adjusted book value as against 2.3 times PABV currently, due to profitability pressure, said HSBC.
Money News Steet Talk
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The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: It was nearing freezing point outside in Helsinki with an overcast Finnish evening sky making it even more difficult, but the temperature inside the boardroom of PKC Group (PKC) was rising as feverish negotiations of over 8 months were about a reach a climax on Thursday. Vivek Chaand Sehgal, the avuncular chairman of Motherson SumiSystems Limited (MSSL), who travels over 300 days a year, had only landed day before from Germany and as he was getting ready to launch his most audacious takeover bid till date, he had to first convince his own board via video conferencing why it was key to buy a company that is almost ten times bigger than the largest acquisition that the company has ever done. But for a man who has spearheaded 14 acquisitions in the last 15 years to make MSSL the largest auto components player in the country, both by revenues and profitability, convincing comes easy.
The Huffington Post
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Proactive Investors USA
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Midatech Pharma (LON:MTPH, NASDAQ:MTP) said the business has the potential to generate double digit top-line growth this year as revenues increased significantly in 2016. Total reported sales were £9mln, up from just £1.4mln in 2015. Dr Jim Phillips, chief executive of the speciality pharma company, said he was pleased with progress and the success of the firm’s “diversified strategy, multiple sources of revenue and innovative R&D pipeline”. He added the £16mln the company raised in November would help propel the company towards profitability. The technology Midatech is all about delivery. Its two platformscarbohydrate-coated gold nano-particles and its sustained release system – are about getting medicines to the right place in the right quantities at the right time. The company's gold nano-particles, or GNPs for short, promise a revolution in targeted therapies for cancer.
The Economic Times
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When contacted, the company's President and Head Business Transformation Nawal Sharma said: "This is a win-win situation for all the three stakeholders which are farmers, bank and company. This will help in increasing our direct sourcing of milk from farmers and faster rolling out of high-margin value added products thereby improving the profitability." The Bank of Baroda would get a readily available customer base for the priority sector lending, he said, adding that bank would also get operational support from the company in identification of farmers and payment management system. "Farmers will get financial assistance at attractive terms with which they can create additional infrastructure leading to higher income. This will also promote digitisation among farmers," Sharma said. He said farmers would get loans up to Rs 4 lakh at less than 9 per cent interest rates.
Variety
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Huayi Brothers Media, one of China’s largest movie groups, forecasts that its full year profitability will be largely unchanged in 2016. Thats despite a dramatic slowdown in the growth of China’s theatrical box office last year. Reporting unaudited data to the stock market, Huayi said that when it delivers its final figures profit could increase by... Read more »
South China Morning Post
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Hong Kong banks are not going to suddenly find their budgets freed up this year. Once again, they will have to maintain a razor-sharp focus on cost reduction, efficiency and profitability. To do that, financial services managers should move beyond tactical cost reductions and focus on generating higher efficiencies. The days of nip and tuck cuts are over. To achieve truly meaningful and sustainable efficiency is not easy. Indeed, in our Top Ten Challenges For Investment Banks 2017...
The Huffington Post
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The Sun Daily - Business
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Sugar prices development will determine the profitability of F&B player like us.” For the financial year ended Sept 30, 2016, F&N’s net profit grew 37.6% to RM385.37 million, from RM280 million previously.
The Huffington Post
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SiteProNews
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47 billion, boosting the firm's 2016 global streaming revenue to $8.3 billion. CEO Reed Hastings told investors Netflix would continue its push for “more content, better product” with original programming that does well in all markets like Marvel’s Luke Cage, The Crown and Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. You should continue to expect us to invest in the viewer experience. Making the content incredible, he told investors during a conference call. And that strategy is all part of a steady fiscal growth, Reed said. We dont really believe in hockey-stick businesses, like suddenly we will turn significantly profitable at 200 million members, he told investors. We think it is much smarter to grow into that bit by bit ... in general you grow into profitability. Netflix is planning to invest more than $6 billion on content this year.
Autocar
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Lotus's first SUV, as imagined by Autocar Lotus’s first SUV is under development; brand aims for it to be lighter and more dynamic than rivals Lotus boss Jean-Marc Gales believes there is a gap in the market for a “lightweight, goodhandling SUV” as he plots the revitalised sports car maker’s future model plans. Gales has confirmed that the first Lotus to appear in a next-generation line-up will be a replacement for the Elise in 2020 , followed soon after by its more hardcore Exige sibling. A new Evora will complete the new range of sports cars by 2022. By this point, Lotus’s SUV may well be ready for production as a fourth model line, with the Norfolk-based company joining the likes of Porsche , Jaguar , Maserati , Lamborghini , Aston Martin , Rolls-Royce and Bentley in recognising the benefits an SUV can have in boosting profitability. Gales told Autocar recently that work on a prototype SUV model had started.
Voice Of America
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Ross also said China talks about fair trade, but its practices fall short of its rhetoric. Ross told senators that he is not anti-trade, but favors "sensible" trade that benefits U.S. workers and companies. If confirmed by the Senate, Ross is expected to play a larger-than-usual role in U.S. trade issues. He said examining trade policy with Canada and Mexico will be a "very early topic." Ross, the 79-year-old chairman of a private equity firm, is known in financial circles as the "king of bankruptcy" for buying and restoring distressed companies to profitability. After developing a specialty as a banker in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring, Ross launched W.L. Ross in 2000 and earned part of his fortune by investing in troubled factories in the industrial U.S. Midwest, sometimes generating profits by limiting employee benefits. Earlier this week, Ross agreed with the Office of Government Ethics to divorce himself from his business affairs.
Proactive Investors USA
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Along with oil and gas, these areas currently produce more than one million barrels per day of wastewater. There is significant potential to produce more oil and wastewater should there be an opportunity for increased profitability on a per barrel basis due to lithium extraction. MGX is investigating the possibility, with its oil industry partners, that large areas of older oil production, as well as oil sands, may once again become viable due to the addition of value from extraction of the minerals contained in the wastewater.
The Points Guy
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The integration of American and US Airways was practically flawless despite it being the largest, most complex airline merger in history. And throughout the integration process, American has maintained a close eye on delivering profitability and shareholder return while also investing more than $3 billion in new customer products and services that include greater onboard connectivity, new entertainment and dining choices, upgraded lounges and new city pair services. American is also spending billions more to upgrade its fleet with hundreds of new aircraft. Etihad Airways won the award in 2016, Southwest won it in 2015 and Delta won in 2014. American adds this award to its two previous titles — in 1988 and 1981. Overall, this is a nice honor for American, and what the carrier is doing for its employees is pretty admirable.
Voice Of America
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Adweek
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Teams are empowered to experiment, innovate and implement faster. The key difference between their models and ours is that they have mastered how and when to do less managing, which unleashes their teams to accomplish more. You can see this letting go of direct control in the way Hollywood studios operate. They understand that profitability comes from creative success, which at its core comes from the teams. You cant make a bad movie good by managing. They manage the prep and follow-through (financing and distribution) but unleash teams to handle everything in between. When a studio does overmanage, the old cliché, add a talking dog, applies. Teams get discouraged, and the work product goes to hell. So Hollywood leaves the talent alone, and they dont promote talent into management. By contrast, agencies routinely move stars and firefighters out of the team and into the hierarchy of management.
BBC Parliament
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Yes or no? Yes. Mr Speaker, almost two thirds of the agricultural experts from the UK are to the EU. We heard from the premise to yesterday, it is an increasing possibility we could revert to World Trade Organisation rules after exiting the EU. Does he agree with the NFU in Scotland to save the potential for 20% tariffs as a result of WTO rules will be damaging for the profitability of Scottish agriculture? with the minimum of barriers and tariffs.