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Press releases 2009

London faces significant threats but also important opportunities as a global private banking centre
According to Booz & Company Private Banking Survey

London, 2 December 2009 —  UK private banks have faced a difficult period, but opportunities still exist for them to grow accordingread more >

Marketing strategists at Lufthansa, Unilever and win CMO of the Year awards
London, 23 November 2009: International jury honours the ‘Champions’ League’ of European marketing at the “CMO of the Year” award presented for the fourth time, in Frankfurt.

Thierry Antinori, Executiveread more >

UK R&D expenditure behind competition, finds new Booz & Company study
Nine in 10 companies cite innovation as “critical” to preparing for upturn

London, October 27, 2009: Top British companies are not investing as much in R&D as their international competitorsread more >

Governments must support the deployment of nationwide broadband networks to overcome private sector hurdles
London, 12 August 2009: Private investment in next-generation broadband networks will lag until there is greater certainty over revenue, regulation, and technology from government policymakers, according to a new reportread more >

Digitalisation: no longer the music industry’s worst nightmare, but its growth driver
London, 31 July 2009 - Increasing digitalisation and the success of the internet have led to dramatic sales losses in the music industry. Changed patterns of behaviour in media useread more >

Winning companies "Cut Costs and Grow Stronger" while positioning for post-recession upturn
Booz & Company presents action-based prescriptions for positive change through world-class company examples including Frito-Lay, Tata, Pfizer, Google, Lego, and more
London, 20 July 2009: As companies continue to
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Global concept for climate protection for the tourism industry
Joint report by the World Economic Forum, international organisations, and Booz & Company provides for the first time the CO2 footprint of the entire travel and tourism industry

Multi-billionread more >

Global gas surplus may reach 15%
Worldwide demand for natural gas will drop for the first time in the history of international gas markets
London, 11 June 2008 - strongly negative forecasts for industrial output
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Booz & Company completes combination with Katzenbach Partners
London and New York, 4 June 2009 – Global management consultancy Booz & Company Inc. announced today that it has completed the previously-announced combination with U.S.-based management consultancy Katzenbach Partners,read more >

Booz & Company and Sylvia Ann Hewlett Associates form exclusive alliance to offer talent management strategies to global companies
London, 29 May 2009 – Global management consulting firm Booz & Company has announced an exclusive alliance with Sylvia Ann Hewlett Associates LLC, the consulting arm of the Center for Work-Life Policy, toread more >

Data centres need to become more efficient to remain economical
Up to 40% efficiency gains possible
London, 22 May 2009 – A new cross-industry analysis of European data centres has shown that if providers carry on with current
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CEO turnover declines despite economic storm
Record departures in financial services and energy
Boards are seeking older and more experienced CEOs to lead in tough times
UK turnover rate remains steady
London, 12 May 2009 –
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Survey reveals opportunities for telcos as the recession bites
26% of customers plan further cutbacks in the next six months
Companies need to plan for enduring changes in consumer behaviour 
London, 12 May 2009—The next six months
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Middle East logistics and transportation market to hit US$27 billion by 2012
London, 7 May 2009 – The transport and logistics sector in the Middle East region is showing substantial growth rates and yielding attractive operating margins, according to a new report byread more >

Katzenbach Partners to combine with Booz & Company
London and New York, 24 April 2009 Booz & Company and Katzenbach Partners are pleased to announce that they have signed a letter of intent under which U.S.-basedread more >

UK consumers will move from thrift to ‘trading down’ and ‘cutting out’ in the next six months
Half of UK consumers plan to further cut back spending over the next six months
63% have already reduced spend and 51% plan to make further cuts
Changes in buying
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UK drops in rankings for travel and tourism competitiveness
London, 4 March 2009 – Switzerland, Austria and Germany once again have the most attractive environments for developing their travel and tourism industries. However, the UK has dropped outread more >

Multinational companies strengthening commitment to China despite economic challenges
New AmCham Shanghai/Booz & Company study finds that while reporting increases in manufacturing costs and declining sales, many companies see continued opportunities in China

London, 20 February 2009 – Risingread more >

UK telecommunications market facing further consolidation
London, 12 February 2009 — With total sales in the UK for traditional voice and data services set to fall for the first time, the UK telecommunications market is likelyread more >

Senior managers lack confidence in corporate leadership’s plans to counter economic crisis
40% question credibility of their company’s plans to navigate crisis 

A third of CEO/board level respondents are sceptical about their own plans

Many hard-hit companies are not sufficiently focused onread more >

Better risk management discipline might have helped prevent the credit crisis
Banks must go back to basics and create a framework with three key lines of defence

London, 30 October 2008 - While a number of external factors have been blamedread more >