23rd May 2011
From Reuters, how Toyota is trying to use social networking so consumers can be ‘friends' with their cars. Information technology and telematics are expected to play a key role in adding value to future cars, and become a marketing tool as consumers look for connectivity not just from their laptops and phones but also with their cars.
The Telegraph is reporting on the relief from the travel companies that the ash cloud is unlikely to cause widespread disruption throughout Europe.
However, in the Guardian, shares in listed airline groups were suffering this morning as the prospect of another volcanic ash cloud closing down UK airspace loomed into view.
Also from the Guardian this weekend, the sale of Jimmy Choo, luxury shoe brand for 500m. Showing the strength of the luxury goods sector.
The Independent, is looking in to the emerging middle classes in the Bric countries, especially China. And UK fund managers are offering private investor the chance to make money from the explosion in the Chinese middle class.
The Wall Street Journal writes about how the European markets are being affected by recent elections in Spain and the ongoing issue of eurozone debt problems.
This is Money is looking in to the underhand tactics being used by companies to lower their pension cost, but at the expense of their workers.
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