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Earnings: Dark Clouds Hang Over Europe's Bellwethers

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Jacob
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Economic Ups and Downs
Jacob   8/1/2012 5:43:08 AM
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Jennifer, you are right, there is a global economic slowdown, especially in EU countries. This financial outcome shows that such slow down has effect the turnover and profit of companies. I think from 2000 onwards, there are many twist and turns in economic conditions and companies are struggling hard for their business.

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Perception vs truth?
Barbara Jorgensen   7/31/2012 3:00:32 PM
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I've been listening to earnings conference calls for several quarters now and this nagging pessimism just isn't going away. Until this quarter, execs were generally philosophical about the market: not a double dip, etc.; btb on the upswing...but the results are pretty ugly. I might have just crossed over from skeptic to believer: just because you are pessimistic doesn't mean the market isn't in the pits...

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Partnership at a disadvantage
WaqasAltaf   7/29/2012 3:23:42 AM
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Nokia is a such a huge giant with so many dependant companies that bad news on its part badly reflects on others as well. Its partners, such as STM, might be thinking that their association with Nokia might get them label of partner of a weak company unable to find good alternates.

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Re: looks bleak
WaqasAltaf   7/29/2012 3:20:52 AM
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@ Bolaji

Agreed. Its the frequent gossips that causes us to believe in the hype. Its just a slowdown and not a completely negative scenario. However, for European economists, its time to analyze that what factors can affect their long term competitiveness. 

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Re: Dark Clouds Over Europe
WaqasAltaf   7/29/2012 3:17:12 AM
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@ electrnx_lyf

True. Its now more about comparatives. If two companies are sustaining losses, question now is, what to do to sustain the lesser loss. However, what should be of more concern to the analysts is the companies that are not giving breakeven results even. 

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Re: Dark Clouds Over Europe
elctrnx_lyf   7/28/2012 9:38:50 PM
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All the executives in the world talk about the times of uncertainty and difficulties in economic predictability. the only way organisations becomes successful would be ready to accept some loss, some negative growth but still work hard with right investment going on.

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Re: Will Germany tremble?
Himanshugupta   7/28/2012 11:44:22 AM
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I think overall economic situation for Germany is much better than other countries. Siemens AG might have problems due to the electronics industry having problems in general. I donot think Germany is going anywhere in red, its situation is very strong.

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Re: Dark Clouds Over Europe
syedzunair   7/28/2012 9:04:54 AM
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Taimoorz, you are correct. The cost cutting measures should be applied to divisions or functions where the cut will not have an impact that will bring the entire structure down. For example, if you cut down the budget on education than in the future the country will face problems in getting technical resources for work. And, above all the upcoming generation will have lesser avenues of getting educated. Hence, the entire economy will suffer. 

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Will Germany tremble?
Hospice_Houngbo   7/27/2012 10:30:16 PM
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"Over in Germany, Siemens AG (NYSE: SI; Frankfurt: SIE) had even less rosy news."

German economy has been in good shape compared to other european countries. Will that Siemens revenue loss have a significant impact on the country's economy?  

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Re: looks bleak
Hospice_Houngbo   7/27/2012 9:45:44 PM
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@FLINGSCOT,

Good thinking. Analysts may be blowing things out of proportion. We know that they are doing their job, but they are too must "alarmist" sometimes.

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