Economics

Tesco CEO: A New Life in Austerity

Interesting commentary in today’s FT.com by Philip Clarke, CEO at UK retailer Tesco. Key part: “The most important question of our time is how government can improve people’s lives without simply borrowing more money. It is up to government to set a framework in which companies can be competitive: low taxes, sound money, low interest […]

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Economics

CFO.com: “Is Reputational Risk a C-Suite Priority?”

Good piece on CFO.com today on repetitional risk, something I get asked a lot about but is still kind of hard to nail down sometimes. This reference to the the work of Prof. Robert Hoyt, is a nice way to thin about it: Robert E. Hoyt, a professor of risk management and insurance at the […]

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Economics

P&G Changes Tide Packaging After Poisoning

Just when you think these kind of stories are over, there comes this in today’s WSJ.com: “Procter & Gamble Co. PG -0.13% will add a double latch lid to containers of its new Tide Pods detergent following reports that some children have mistaken the colorful, gumball-sized packets for candy. Poison centers have received nearly 320 calls this month about […]

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Economics

Supply Chain Integrity at Product Level: New Article Published

I have just published, along with my co-author Justin Picard (Chief Scientist at Advanced Track and Trace in France), a new article on product level integrity and risk in the new World Economic Forum “Enabling Trade Report 2012”. The World Economic Forum’s Global Enabling Trade Report series focuses on measuring whether economies have in place […]

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Economics

GM Food Debate Stirs in US

Excellent piece in NYT.com today by AMY HARMON and ANDREW POLLACK regarding the growing drive to label genetically modified (“GM”) food in the US. Quote: “For more than a decade, almost all processed foods in the United States — cereals, snack foods, salad dressings — have contained ingredients from plants whose DNA was manipulated in a laboratory. Regulators and many […]

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Online Seminar: Managing energy costs in energy intensive industries – best practice and tools for maximising profit margins

Managing energy costs in energy intensive industries – best practice and tools for maximising profit margins

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012
Start time: 2.30pm BST

With ever escalating energy prices eroding already pressured profit margins, managing energy costs becomes a priority for energy intensive industries world-wide. What strategies exist to mitigate today’s raising energy costs? What are the latest tools available to forecast, assess and manage price risk?

Join Energy Risk Editor Stella Farrington and a Panel of experts for a Seminar exploring the challenges faced by corporations and find out about key trends and tools in integrated energy risk management.

 

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Economics

Logistics Management: “Can speculators profit from declining oil?”

Interesting editorial from Derik Andreoli today on Logistics Management web site about the role of speculation in oil prices. Quote: “As a logistics manager, understanding that oil and fuel prices are a function of supply and demand rather than the rogue actions of “evil speculators” is important. If speculators are driving prices above a level supported by the fundamentals, […]

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