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Arthur D. Little: Global CXOs predict return to pre-...

New survey of global executives shows executives look beyond cost cutting and remain dedicated to longer-term issues like talent retention, risk...

A majority of CXOs in every economy and industry predict that despite the current cost pressures caused by the global economic downturn, they will return to pre-recession conditions by 2011.  According to its new survey of over 360 CXOs worldwide, management consultancy Arthur D. Little found...
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Mobile banking

Next generation handsets and customers’ growing access to mobile internet are driving a new wave of sophisticated mobile banking offers

A new report released today by management consultancy Arthur D. Little entitled “Banking on the Go” has identified investment in mobile banking as a promising revenue growing opportunity for the global financial services industry.  Moving well beyond simple text-based balance updates, mobile...
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Financial services

Islamic finance comes of age

With global financial markets in flux, sharia-compliant banking is an increasingly attractive option for Western investors and financial institutions

A new report released today by management consultancy Arthur D. Little entitled “Islamic Finance Comes of Age” has identified a surge in activity around Islamic finance as a promising opportunity for the global financial services industry as it emerges from the current recession.  With Islamic...
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Financial services

Arthur D. Little sees mobile payments surging ahead with...

Arthur D. Little forecasts global m-payment transaction volume to reach approximately $ 250 billion by 2012, an increase of 68 per cent p.aM-payment...

In the last five years, markets with mobile payment offers have matured with a variety of players entering the industry value chain and new services being launched. Initially, there was a race to enter the market and a strong rivalry between different technological propositions that would...
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Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Arthur D. Little: Study on the “Future of Mobility in 2020”

The automotive industry is experiencing an unprecedented crisis. The entire industry is in a state of paralysis, disagreeing on whether the crisis...

According to Marc Winterhoff, Director and Head of Arthur D. Little’s German Automotive & Manufacturing practice, “We think this scenario is based on a false assumption, because the financial crisis is an amplifier, but not the cause, of the massive sales slump. The fundamental change in...
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Automotive

Arthur D. Little awarded Nordic commercial due diligence...

ACQ Finance Magazine has announced that Arthur D. Little for the second consecutive year has been selected winner in the publication‘s annual awards for achievement in the private equity field. This year, Arthur D. Little has been elected Nordic commercial due diligence advisor of the year 2009....
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Strategy

Chemical capital efficiency: success despite the crisis

Arthur D. Little reviews the performance of leading global chemicals players to identify competitive advantage in the crisis

In its recent study, "Capital efficient chemical companies," global management consultancy Arthur D. Little (ADL) analyses the capital strategies of the world's top 70 chemicals players, and finds that those firms that were able to manage their CAPEX during last decade's economic boom are...
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Chemicals

Making microinsurance sustainable and profitable

New report from Arthur D. Little urges financial services companies to consider why now is the time to move into the low-income insurance market 

As the world grapples with global economic recession, no one is left more vulnerable to unexpected accident, illness or disaster than the four billion people living on less than $2 per day. According to a new report released today by global management consultancy Arthur D. Little, offering...
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Financial services

Arthur D. Little & Dubai Internet City urge MENA...

Report reveals operators could gain competitive advantage by addressing carbon emissions

Telecom operators in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have yet to fully realise how energy and carbon management will impact their future growth, according to a report released today by global management consultancy Arthur D. Little and Dubai Internet City, the region’s largest managed ICT...
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Telecommunications, Information technology, Media & Electronics (TIME)

Arthur D. Little: Avoiding post-merger innovation-lag

New report urges businesses to consider R&D integration in the earliest stages of M&A activity

With the financial downturn fuelling a predicted increase in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2010, a new study by management consultancy Arthur D. Little warns that without strategic forward planning, R&D functions will suffer; risking delayed time-to-market for new products, and...
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Technology & innovation management