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Students battle for supremacy in global business simulation play offs

Chicago, April 28th, 2014:  More than 1760 business students from 36 countries have competed in the Capsim Spring Challenge with 12 teams – from Lebanon, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, India and the United States – qualifying for the 48 hour playoffs last weekend. Read more »

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In February 2014, Samsung launched Gear Fit, the first digital fitness wristband with a curved display. The same month, FitBit’s Force device faced a total withdrawal after some buyers developed skin rashes. ‘Wearables’ are a hot trend in electronic devices and the market is producing plenty of gain – and plenty of pain – as manufacturers join the race to be number one.
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Here to stay – oh, really?

Over the 2013/14 holidays, General Motor’s Australian subsidiary Holden ran an aggressive advertising campaign with the slogan Holden is Here To Stay. A mix of well known local sporting identities, car dealers, racing drivers and ordinary folk all tell the camera “we’re here to stay” – a message received cynically in communities about to be ravaged by plant closures and job losses.
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Fashion

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For investors, there are few businesses as fickle as fashion. Abercrombie & Fitch – the one-time undisputed monarch of the cool-teen’s fashion kingdom – is in trouble after what fashionista.com described as CEO Mike Jeffries’ “jerky, condescending statements, like that Abercrombie’s clothes are only for “cool, good-looking” people, i.e. people who aren’t fat.” The company suffered losses throughout 2013, its share price tumbling from a high of $54 mid year to a low of $32 in December.
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easyjet

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EasyJet – the British-born low cost airline that launched in the mid-90’s with the slogan ‘flights as cheap as a pair of jeans’ – announced record profits of US$641million in 2013, more than 50% over its results in 2012. Southwest Airlines, the US low cost airline that started it all in the 1970s –with hostesses in orange hot pants and white gogo boots – also finished 2013 with record profits, its 41st consecutive year of posting a profit.
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