NORTH SEA PROFIT SQUEEZE
Similarly to Shell, BP is another oil major that has said it would consider acquisitions even as it sheds operations in higher-risk, higher-cost regions such as Nigeria and Iraq.
Many businesses find themselves caught in a profit squeeze
, with skyrocketing expenses on one side and stagnant revenues on the other.
But the growth in investor payouts is slowing amid a profit squeeze
on British firms, according to analysis by Capita Registrars.
It is however part of a wider picture that is seeing the pace of dividend growth slow down, following a profit squeeze
on UK firms.
The net effect means that doing the same things in the same ways eventually leads to a profit squeeze
BUYING SPREE, PROFIT SQUEEZE
In its most recent buy, announced the same day as Sharp's bailout deal, Sony agreed to pay $643 million for a 10 percent stake in scandal-tainted camera and endoscope maker Olympus Corp .
Among the major pillars of Dubai in the United Arab EmiratesAAE (UAE) renowned tourism economy, Emirates appears to have entered a period of acute profit squeeze
, as a
Summary: Emirates, the biggest international airline, said it will combat a profit squeeze
from higher fuel costs by slashing fares to fill its 500-seat Airbus A380s, heightening competition for Air France-KLM and British Airways.
The BRC reckons stores can't take the profit squeeze
much longer and will switch to offering bigger discounts but on a small number of items.
It was apparent that the profit squeeze
was reflecting a combination of militant wage pressure pushing up .
This may not only dash retailers' hopes of cleaning out their inventories in the last shopping days before Christmas but may mean even greater-than-normal post-holiday price cuts and a further profit squeeze
The modest recovery of the late 1970s in Australia soon burned itself out in sectional wage disputes, flow-on pay rises in other sectors, a profit squeeze
, an investment strike and consequent stagflation.