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Logistics Are Hot in Europe

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syedzunair
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syedzunair   4/25/2012 1:30:20 PM
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Jennifer: 

I hope so too. It happens in the other sectors often. I am not too sure about logistics though. 

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Jennifer Baljko   4/24/2012 3:27:43 PM
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syedzunair - Let's hope so: "Strong competition may also lead to price cuts for the customers. "

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Jennifer Baljko   4/24/2012 3:26:38 PM
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jbond - good point. Will be interesting to see how this shifts competitive stratgies globally and how strong local companies respond.

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Jennifer Baljko   4/24/2012 3:21:21 PM
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Barbara - good question.. this is just a guess, but I think many companies here are still worried about effect a prolonged recession could have on balance sheets for the next four to eight quarters. Many parts of Europe are still struggling considerably, and that weighs down the whole continent.

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Jennifer Baljko   4/24/2012 3:17:58 PM
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WaqasAltaf - Agree acquisitions like this could stimulate some economic recovery for the region, but many other issues need to be addressed before the debt crisis is under control. Guess we'll see what comes out of the European Central Bank summit next week in Barcelona.

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Jennifer Baljko   4/24/2012 3:13:52 PM
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Hi Anna - Totally agree:  " Investment of this nature is highly required to kick start the economy. " 

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syedzunair   4/24/2012 2:44:34 PM
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@jbond: 

Not only will it strengthen global logistics but will probably encourage more fierce competition amongst the two logistics giants. Strong competition may also lead to price cuts for the customers. 

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jbond   4/24/2012 1:27:12 PM
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This is definitely a case of some countries or regions woes benefiting others. With FedEx and UPS continuing to build on their shipping empires, we should hope that it strengthens overall global logisitcs.

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Anna young   4/24/2012 7:19:58 AM
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You're absolutely correct WaqasAltaf. The shareholders will benefit so will the European stagnated economy. At least it'll help to reduce the high unemployment rate in Europe.

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FLYINGSCOT   4/24/2012 6:15:50 AM
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These trends could indicate rosy prospects for the logistics business in Europe or simply be the normal consolidation that goes on during tough times where bigger fish eat smaller fish.  I believe Europe is in for tough times for several years to come so I reckon it is consolidation in a tough market.

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