Ford CEO Alan Mulally To Highlight European Introduction Of Ford SYNC™ With MyFord Touch
European Business Express
José Francisco de Conrado, Chairman of MicroBank, tells the story of how one day his assistant told him someone was in reception wanting to talk to the Chairman, not a manager, only the Chairman would do, he said. So the assistant invited him in, and he said he wanted to thank the Chairman personally. He had been working in a supermarket, but with the recession he was made redundant. He really didn’t know what to do. He felt at 55 years old he was on the scrapheap. But, he had an idea.
According to data from HSBC, China will be the biggest economy in the world by the end of the decade. Indeed, it is thought that by 2030 Asia’s economy could be larger than that of the US and European Union combined. However, for many European companies, Asia is still an unknown territory which can be seen to offer huge opportunities as well as threats.
Capgemini Consulting, the global strategy and transformation consulting brand of the Capgemini Group, has announced figures from the latest edition of its Global Trade Flow Index*. Its analysis shows continued growth in global trade flows in Q4 2010, with an increase of 2.5 percent, although at a slightly slower pace than the 4.67 percent trade growth recorded in Q3 2010, due to the threat of a sovereign debt crisis in the EU and inflation in developing economies.