08 septembre 2007

Apple faces serious difficulties in selling its "IPhone"

Although Apple has launched its mobile phone "IPhone" on the market since two months with the hope of selling 10 millions units until the end of 2008, the American group currently faces serious difficulties in marketing the phone that combines benefits of telephone and mobile radio connected to the Internet. After the fever of the begining, sales of the "IPhone" were very low due to the high price of the phone. A price that varies between 500 and 600 dollars, depending on storage capacity ranging from 4 to 8... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2007

The merger of "Gaz de France" and "Suez" ignites competition on the French market for energy

After months of difficult negotiations, which took place under the blessing of the Elysee, Gaz de France (GDF), which mostly belongs to the French state, and the private group of energy "Suez" announced last Monday their agreement on their merger into an entity that will be the largest gas supplier and second largest producer of electricity in France. But the birth of that entity, which will be named "GDF SUEZ", ignites competition in the energy market, which began to be liberalized, especially in the field of... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2007

Rising prices of raw materials: African economies threatened

Although Africa is the main source of most raw materials in the world, African economies are threatened by the high prices of these materials which have become a burden on consumers in the black continent characterized by rising rates of poverty. After several months of calm, the price increase became once again one of the major concerns of the citizens of several African countries. Economists believe that rising of raw materials' prices, including oil, influences on the main food such as cereals. Rising raw materials prices... [Lire la suite]
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