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Posts written in November 2015

Will the new Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) erode Embraer’s market share?


In the 1990s, Embraer and Bombardier identified a gap in the production of an aircraft sized for efficient operation in the regional jet market in Europe, Asia, Africa and, particularly, in the United States. Regional American airlines were increasingly demanding an aircraft designed specifically to serve markets that can be optimized with 37 to 110 seat capacity equipment. The production of Embraer Regional Jet-145 (ERJ-145) launched the company into the lucrative regional jets market in 1996, only two years after privatization. Prior to 1996, Bombardier was the sole player in… Read more

Electricity: change in the global industry


It’s an economic rule of thumb that the richer the country, the greater its demand for electricity. As the global economy grows, this correlation should be good news for the companies that generate and sell power. Things are actually a little more complicated than that. The power companies are operating in an industry that is changing in several ways. Most governments are now committed to reducing their countries’ greenhouse gas emissions. Power generation is a significant contributor: in countries where thermal generation from fossil fuels is predominant, this industry can account… Read more

Activision Blizzard to seize mobile gaming crown?


US video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. has announced a deal to buy mobile game producer King Digital Entertainment Plc (creator of Candy Crush Saga) in a deal worth a reported $5.9bn, over $1bn less than King Digital’s valuation at its 2014 IPO. Activision Blizzard, publisher of global franchises such Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, will pay $18.00 for each of King Digital’s outstanding shares – a 20% premium on the closing share price on 30th October 2015, but still a knockdown price on King Digital’s $22.50 IPO… Read more