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Unemployment, Productivity Improvement and Global 5000 Companies

The economy appears to be getting better .. albeit in fits & starts ... and corporations are reporting strong results on a year over year basis. Yet, there is still a high unemployment rate in many countries. Some argue that real job growth will be the result of...

Global 5000 Companies Update — M&A activity changes the picture

One of the things we do with The Global 5000 companies database, is to keep track of the acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, acquisitions and bankruptcies of the companies.  As we have seen, the past couple of years saw a fair number of Chapter 11 reporting.  We are...

2 Japanese Steel firms Merging

This week, two more Global 5000 companies announced they were merging ... Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Industries.  Just watching The Global 5000 companies on a regular basis we see mergers and combinations on a regular basis. This one feels different. It is not...

Another Global 5000 Company Merger and an Important GM Release

One thing about watching the companies that are part of  the Global 5000 - there is always something interesting to watch as these firms continue to look for growth and improving their business. This morning reports included the news that two companies in the...

Chinese Bank Signs Deal to Buy US Branches

In a news report today, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has agreed to a deal to buy US branches of Bank of East Asia of Hong Kong. ICBC is 70% owned by the government of China and is number 13 in The Global 5000 banking sector with approximately $70...

Numbers Can Be Head Scratchers

Like many of us these days, we have been watching for the hopeful signs of economic growth and much of the attention naturally turns to GDP and GDP growth. While we 'kind of'  know what GDP represents, the details are best left up to the economists -- those of the...

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