The business week (17-21 October 2016) in an infographic
Another end-of-the-business-week infographic where we look at some of the business news that attracted our attention during the week.
Betting companies merging | Monday, 17 October 2016
Betting companies were making news in the early days of the past week. On Monday Ladbrokes and Coral suggested to sell 359 betting offices which is a condition in order for the two companies to be merged. On Tuesday on the other hand William Hill decided to stop discussions with Amaya for a potential merger.
DB Cargo UK: 893 planned redundancies | Tuesday, 18 October 2016
On Tuesday DB Cargo announced plans to cut 893 jobs in the UK. The company also reported 33% fall in coal trains and 78% fall in steel trains for the period 1 January to 30 September 2016 compared to the equivalent period in 2015.
Hotel Chocolat: Preliminary Results for the period ended 26 June 2016 | Wednesday, 19 October 2016
The results show that the company goes from strength to strength: 7 new stores, 12% revenue increase and 93% increase of pre-tax profits.
Retail Sales in Britain (percentage of Internet Sales): September 2016 | Thursday, 20 October 2016
Excluding motor fuel 15% of all retail sales in Britain in September 2016 were done via the internet: an all-time record. Most likely the trend will continue.
Mercedes record unit sales (July-September 2016) | 21 October 2016
And we conclude the infographic similarly to last week: car sales. Mercedes-Benz increased its sales by 11% in the third quarter of the year (July-September); that’s 565,600 new cars. Sales in China were 20% up (pretty much same as Volkswagen sales presented last week).
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