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US retail sales have seen a rise for the seventh consecutive month in April amid economic recovery. Sales picked up 0.4 percent, higher than the 0.2 percent expected by most economists, according to data from the Commerce Department.
Mzolisi (Zoli) Diliza – Chief Executive, Chamber of Mines of South Africa, spoke out last week at the Next Generation Mining Summit on mining futures within the continent.
Scott Blake Harris is the General Council for the US Department of Energy, and has recently spoken out at the NGU US summit (hosted by GDS International). He was nominated in the position by President Barack Obama in March 2009, and was confirmed by the United States Senate in May 2009...
Despite the global recovery, sixteen countries have had their ratings downgraded since the start of 2010 showing a prevalent commercial risk. However, Australia has bucked the trend with its risk grade being upgraded and even championed as the "safest country to invest". However, to...
Six billion PC-buyers ‘processor unaware’ says AMD’s Nigel Dessau, despite Intel spending ‘billions’ on advertising. “It’s time marketing executives stop hiding behind meaningless metrics and deliver clear ROI instead…” “Our biggest competitor has spent billions of dollars trying to...
Why F.C. Barcelona are taking the battle to the boardroom, and beating Real Madrid (and Manchester United, and Chelsea) all over again. These are good times for F.C. Barcelona. The world’s favourite team* has just won Spain’s La Liga title, and an incredible six pieces of silverware...
The United States spends around $2 trillion a year on healthcare expenses, more than any other country across the globe, but critics are still questioning if the country’s finances will be able to support the reform. The much publicized Healthcare reform has taken its effect on the ...
It’s a big week for WWE, who have not only confirmed that next week’s guest host for Monday Night Raw will be none other than second-man-to-walk-on-the-moon Buzz Aldrin, but that the show will also mark the final appearance of Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart.
The growth of LNG within Latin America relies on stable and consistent input from both the governments and industry but the time to act is now, is this the bright future we have been led to believe?
“Actually Skype has been an incredibly successful business since we cut ties with eBay,” offers Christopher. “We have 560 million users globally at this stage. We did $713 million of revenue last year, which marks a 30 percent increase year-to-year, and the company's been profitable fo...
“The practice involves treating people really decently, listening to them, being compassionate when they have problems in their personal life or when their performance dips, trying to understand what's really going on in their life rather than just simply trying to manage them to absol...
The NG Healthcare Committee believe it is the responsibility of the healthcare Giants to support the smaller midsized companies and a meeting such as the NG Healthcare summit (hosted by GDS International) by openly discussing there implementation techniques.
The continent's mining industry is continually expanding and adapting to changing conditions with more international companies scrambling for a piece of the continent's resources. But is now the time to start considering the environmental impact.
IBM is a company so broad and diverse, that it comes as no surprise a commitment to corporate social responsibility has taken such a precedent for the firm.
The Lego Group began its life in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen, a carpenter from Billund in Denmark, who began making wooden toys in 1932. By 1934 the company was known as Lego – from the Danish phrase leg godt, meaning “play well”. While the introduction of plastic moulding me...
The US has set itself some tough targets to combat climate change, but which is the right solution? Officials have been experimenting with solar solutions, smart grids, tidal and wind power, but the latest polls – and market developments – have shown solar is the choice for the wise. ...
The role of IT in the next few years is crucial for any organization seeking to gain strides over the competition. CIOs in Australia recognize 2010 as an opportunity to explore IT best practices, which will not only optimize infrastructure in a cost-effective manner, but create opportu...
Speaking from ITC Holdings’ new headquarters in Novi, Michigan, Welch explains to Adam Burns, Editor-in-Chief at MeetTheBoss.tv, his vision of the utility system in the US and how this led him to start-up ITC.
Tesco’s Billionaire lifestyle for ‘Value’ Air miles
“A driven-ness to design, which ultimately speaks to the passion of design, the driving aspect, the essence of what we are about.” Laurenz Schaffer (President BMW DesignWworks)
Booming investment within China and India has created a vast amount of pressure on MENA oil reserves, but Libya could hold the solution.
Sat lonely in my office, I remembered about a website that did everything that ‘Dan the Mexican’ could do and more, a site that pushed our message out to a bespoke and targeted audience, a site that supplied me with just as valuable information as ‘Dan the Mexican’ would give me during...
Louis Pierre Wennes (former deputy CEO of the group) gives his first public interview since his resignation exclusively to MeetTheBoss.tv. Louis resigned from France Telecom in October last year after twenty-four of his staff commit suicide.
Urgent meetings are being held by the financial leaders of American Healthcare companies in the wake of Obama's Healthcare Reform being passed 219 - 212 in the House of Representatives. The introduction of this policy heralds a transformation in the fabric of American society, and the...
Finance Giants have met at the recent FST US summit to discuss ECM – practical solutions to a green problem
“If you look at diabetics in the West, your typical type two diabetic tends to be overweight, and hyperinsulinemic. In many Asian countries, diabetics are very different and tend to be hypoinsulinemic”
The European Committee has just voted against consumer pressure to introduce a traffic light colour code for food labeling. Leaders meet to Discuss at the NGF Summit
Jeff Hayzlett, CMO of Kodak, sits down with MeetTheBoss.tv to discus how an impressive corporate turnaround has let their customers know “It’s time to smile”.
In another exclusive interview for MeetTheBoss TV, Jeff Hayzlett CMO for Kodak, shares his vision on the future of social media and how Kodak are utilizing Facebook and Twitter as saleable technology resources.
“One key factor facing the utilities industry is emphasis on using environmentally sustainable resources and smart technology to reduce the environmental impact.” Said a spokesperson for the illustrious NGU 20 consortium chaired by Mr Fareed Al Yogout, President National Power Company ...
“The EU has set itself an enormous energy policy challenge over the next decade which will involve massive capital investment into new technologies, huge investment into grid infrastructure and replacing existing capacities as older plants reach the end of their lives,” says Michael Le...
The week that Coca Cola’s staff are sporting uniforms made from recycled bottles at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Esat Sezer, CIO of Coca Cola Enterprises, explains candidly to meettheboss.tv how going Green is more than just a Corporate responsibility. Esat Sezer is the current SVP ...
Dan Satterthwaite – Head of HR for DreamWorks speaks out for MeettheBoss.TV on his training techniques and getting a creative workforce motivated in dark economic times
“An effective compliance program embedded in the ‘right’ compliance culture has become the best practice standard within global jurisdiction.” Says NGP 20 Chair Willy van Buggenhout VP WW Healthcare Compliance at Johnson & Johnson
Previously thought to rest in the fictional novels of Sir Barri or Robert Stevenson, Pirates have made a resurgence over the past decade in the oil and gas rich coasts of Asia. Owing to such real threats leaders in the Oil and Gas industry will be meeting at the NG O&G APAC summit (hos...
With the recent announcement of the Merck & Co acquisition of Schering & Plough, Fred Hassan the former Chief Executive Officer has been speaking to Meettheboss.TV on the future of the pharmaceutical Industry, mergers, acquisitions and the resistance felt? Last year Fred over saw th...
JetBlue flew 2.11 billion revenue passenger miles last month, compared to 1.93 billion in January 2008, such growth is encouraging, but the company warns of growing costs throughout 2010. Its apparent due to aircraft maintenance, the volatile fuel market, and the need for greener trav...
Tom Purves the current CEO of Rolls Royce Motor Cars reaches the end of his tenure, he gives an exclusive interview to MeettheBoss.TV
Citi, which has ceded a 27 per cent stake to the US government in return for repeated bail-outs, has continued to invest during the crisis
Will leaders be able to come up with sustainable solutions in time to meet demand? Is investment in new technology too late to stay Green in the short term? All Eyes are on the NGU EU summit to find out.