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Amazon targets expansion in US healthcare sector
16 November 2017

The next stage in Amazon’s horizontal expansion will not be prescription medicines, according to press reports in the US, but medical equipment and supplies.


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Pension pains persist as US Postal Service paints gloomy outlook
15 November 2017

Fiscal 2017 was an extremely challenging year for the U.S. Postal Service, its annual results showed on November 14 – and the outlook remains gloomy, given mail trends and its own significant funding needs.


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DP DHL hints at major expansion in e–retail
14 November 2017

Deutsche Post DHL Group is becoming both brave and ambitious in its aspirations for growth in the e–retail logistics space. The Bonn–based giant is hinting that it is about to seriously expand its presence in the grocery e–retail market in Germany.


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Mexican supply chains face disruption whether NAFTA renegotiations fail or succeed
14 November 2017

If NAFTA renegotiations fail, Mexico will clearly suffer, but even with a new agreement, changes to rules of origin could easily disrupt supply chains.


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2018 emerging markets: What lies ahead?
09 November 2017

Now is an important time to be thinking and talking about emerging markets. Although global growth has been slow over the last few years, there are finally signs that it is beginning to pick up.


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Wincanton continues to deliver against organic growth strategy
09 November 2017

Wincanton delivers a good overall performance on the back of new contract wins and expanded contracts with existing customers.


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Qatar Airways looks to position itself in airline consolidation
08 November 2017

Qatar Airways is looking to advance the process of consolidation in the airline sector with a declared ambition to create a “mega–carrier”, having just completed another move in its strategy of investing in other large long–haul carriers


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Blockchain and Smart Contracts
06 November 2017

One of the other aspects of Blockchain technology is its ability to be used to define so–called ‘smart contracts’, which can exist and operate independently of any centralised control


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Tesla Encounters Automotive Logistics
06 November 2017

Tesla appears to have bumped into the reality of automotive logistics, as difficulties in its production operations cause financial losses and problems for customers.


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Russia threatens Netherlands over air cargo at Schiphol
02 November 2017

A rather odd incident has blown–up between the Netherlands and Russia. Confirmed reports state that Russia has threatened the Netherlands with a ban of over–fly rights in Russia airspace


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