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Sep 10 2008

The threatened German car industry – revisited

Published by under Europe,Opinion

First published on my old blog on 24/2/2007. 

I’m cracking the bottle of Shiraz from South Africa I just bought – even though it’s in the middle of the day. Why? Because I’m feeling good about the last two articles I wrote (see my posts on the German car industry and the best magazine in the world – The Economist). [Read on]

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Sep 10 2008

Naspers, MTN among world’s top value-creators

Published by under Companies

South African media group Naspers and telecommunication company MTN Group are among the best in the world, when it comes to creating value for shareholders. At least, that was the case in the five years from 2003 to December 2007.

According to research of the Boston Consulting Group (it studied 5,000 companies around the globe with a market capitalisation of more than €1 billion) no media/publishing company in the world created more value for its shareholders in the 5-year period to 31 December 2007 than Naspers. [Read on]

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Sep 09 2008

Sex and the city (of Berlin)

Published by under Europe,Opinion

First published on my old blog on 2/8/2005. 

A while back I complained about the hairstyles (and lack of femininity and sex appeal) of female politicians. All over the world, but particularly in Germany. Last week the German weekly financial magazine Wirtschaftswoche published a quote which “spoke” to me.  [Read on]

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