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Government at a Glance 2013

The OECD has just published the report “Government at a Glance 2013”. The study argues that governments need to be more inclusive, transparent, receptive and efficient. This year’s edition of Government at a Glance measures the performance of governments in the OECD’s 34 member countries through more than 50 indicators ranging from hospital waiting times …
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World Quality Report 2011-2012

This report by Sogeti, Capgemini and HP is the third in a series of annual surveys examining the state of application quality and testing practices across industries and geographies. As in previous years, the report includes detailed profiles on the state of quality assurance (QA) across a broad spectrum of industries including consumer products; retail and …
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Beyond austerity: A path to economic growth and renewal in Europe

With multiple pressures on growth and constrained public finances, Europe needs structural reform to return to past GDP growth rates. A number of European countries have already taken the initiative in adopting new reforms, with demonstrable success. If the rest of Europe emulated their best practices, the region could add between four and 11 per …
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Paving the Way: Maximizing the Value of Private Finance in Infrastructure

The World Economic Forum has just launched the report, “Paving the Way: Maximizing the Value of Private Finance in Infrastructure.” Due to the economic crisis governments cannot meet ballooning infrastructure investment needs while still cutting costs. The study claims that a major part of the solution lies in increasing private sector investment to meet the …
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Most Profitable Firms in Americas

Brazil’s state-owned oil and gas giant Petrobras became the second most profitable public firm in the Americas in 2009, according to a study published by consulting agency Economatica. Petrobas garnered a net profit of 28.9 billion reals (16.6 billion U.S. dollars) last year. Petrobras’ profit in 2009 was only lower than that of U.S. oil …
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Electric Vehicles: A Force for the Future

Most of the major automotive manufacturers are investing heavily in electric vehicle design and manufacturing. Governments and other public sector bodies are making significant investments in the development of electric vehicles and introducing various tax credits, incentives and subsidies. Meanwhile, energy companies and other industries have also set their sights on electric vehicles. But most …
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Empowering ideas. A look at ten of the top emerging issues in the power and utilities sector

According to a new report published by Deloitte, organizations are faced with constantly shifting environmental, regulatory and consumer demands and many traditional utilities companies are having trouble finding, and getting regulatory approval, for investments that provide a rate of return commensurate with all the risks facing the industry. Similarly, when organizations do have access to …
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