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Demystifying the Credit Crunch

The credit crunch and its implications

The term “credit crunch” has entered the popular lexicon. Barely a day passes when the media is not opining on the topic. Rarely does an economic event have such a profound ripple effect on institutions and individuals throughout the world.

Real Options for the Future Energy Mix

Coming to the right decisions

In the coming years, both the demand for climate-friendly energy generation and the replacement of aging conventional generation facilities will lead to large capital investments and planning efforts in the utility sector.

Advanced Metering Management

Deploying the new technology for business success

Environmental and economic pressures have seen many utilities reconsidering the use of smart metering technology to end the high operational costs associated with traditional energy usage monitoring and enabling a broader range of service offerings to consumers. In its latest report, Arthur D....

Meeting the automotive CO2 challenge

Global cities as pacemakers of regulation

The CO2 debate is changing the automotive landscape. Changes in buying criteria and their impact on automotive sales could become a real challenge for automotive OEMs in the short term.

Capturing Value in the mHealth Oasis

An Opportunity for Mobile Network Operators

mHealth has been hailed as the next major development for mobile networks operators (MNOs), but could it be just wishful thinking from a sector desperately seeking additional revenues to offset margin erosion? While few commercial offers currently exist, mHealth is firmly on the agenda for many...

Building a New Equilibrium

Measuring Externalities to Demonstrate the Value of Investment in Oil & Gas Projects

Hydrocarbons continue to be the world’s most economical, prevalent and reliable energy source. However global tensions occur when the economic, social and environmental impact of exploration and production activities are combined with market, geopolitical and technical risks.

Major Transformation in CEE TV Markets

Shake Up Likely to Continue

TV markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are booming, with strong growth in multichannel households, viewing time and revenues. Fuelled by this rapid growth, the rules of the game are changing and competitive pressure is increasing. With digital terrestrial TV (DTT) and over-the-top TV (...

The Beginning of the End for Oil?

Peak Oil: A Demand-side Phenomenon?

The consensus is that oil will resume its long-term growth trend when the world emerges from the current recession. However, there is a distinct possibility of a radical shift in the energy path the world is following and an uncertain future for oil demand.

Defying Downturn through Innovation

Innovation Restructuring: re-investment as an alternative to lay-offs

Amid the restructuring of innovation activities in response to the recession, businesses must take care to position themselves to take advantage of the upturn when it comes.

Technology & innovation management

Innovation Excellence in Logistics

Value Creation by Innovation

In the field of logistics, the importance of innovation is still underestimated and underexploited. However, the current fluid marketplace offers many opportunities. This study was conducted by the European Logistics Association (ELA) together with Arthur D.