Summit Notebook

Will environment be forgotten in crisis? OMV says no.

October 22, 2008

wolfgang_ruttenstorfer.jpgThere are some who say the economic downturn means ambitious plans to fight global warming should be put on ice.

A philosophical look at the habits of the super-rich

October 13, 2008

rtx8vgi.jpgThe credit crisis may be hitting the man on the street hard, but spending by the “other half” on the latest super yacht or Damien Hirst work of art looks set to carry on relatively unaffected.

Video – Car makers speed into Russia

September 15, 2008

U.S. and Asian automakers are rushing to lure Russian consumers to offset declining sales in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Ask a Car Maker …

September 12, 2008

 

The U.S. autos sector has hit a wall like some kind of crash test dummy – record gas prices, rising supply costs and sales hitting a 15-year low. Can car makers ride it out?

Paper makers bet on sector despite clouds ahead

August 22, 2008

metsopaper_head_web.JPGDespite the dark cloud hanging over the forestry sector, most industry leaders said they still see the paper business as a good investment.

Huhtamaki CEO tells how to lose one’s shirt

August 20, 2008

paper02_web.jpgCombining paper and packaging production may seem like the obvious union, but head of Finnish packaging maker Huhtamaki said it proved time and again to be a money loser and his company will not go that route.

No mangoes, no cappuccinos without packaging

August 20, 2008

huhtamaki_ceo2_web.JPGIf you think that packaging produces loads of unnecessary waste, think again, says head of ice-cream and fast-food packaging maker Huhtamaki.

No gain without pain for European paper makers

August 20, 2008

The current slew of bad news was necessary to get European forestry companies to act, the head of the world’s top paper and board maker Stora Enso said on Wedstora_ceo_web.JPGnesday.

Audio – The waiting is the hardest part

June 24, 2008

holliday1.jpgFor Marc Holliday, chief executive of SL Green Realty Group and Gramercy Capital Corp, the Tom Petty lyrics ring especially true.

Audio – Bubbles are fun — for awhile

June 23, 2008

schwartz.jpgSure thing, kids LOVE the bubbles. The blowing, the running around, the popping.