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Ford Profit Surprise 2009-11-03

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While its cross-town rivals stumbled through bankruptcy this summer, ‘The Ford Motor Company’ pressed its advantage, and delivered surprising news on 2009-11-02 MO that its cost-cutting efforts and improving sales helped it earn nearly 65 000 million GBP in the 2009Q3. (more…)

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Hiding Recession Spending 2009-01-25

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Hide the ‘Hermès‘ orange and the ‘Tiffany‘ blue — today’s wealthy consumers are asking for unmarked bags to disguise their luxury purchases.

Last week, Ms.Kathleen Fuld, wife of  ‘Lehman Brothers’ C.E.O. Mr.Dick Fuld, stopped by the ‘Hermès’ boutique on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue to buy some holiday gifts. As she paid for her purchases, she vetoed the store’s signature orange bag and asked for a plain white one instead. (more…)

Scottish House Prices Still Rising 2008-04-15

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Scotland is the only part of the UK where house prices are continuing to rise according to ‘The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (‘The RICS’), who state that 90 per cent of its members reported that costs were either rising or staying the same.

However, new buyer enquiries (more…)