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The business week (7-11 November 2016) in an infographic

12 November, 2016

Another end-of-the-business-week infographic where we look at some of the business news that attracted our attention during the week.

Ferrari Q3 2016 Results & Comparison with Rolls-Royce | Monday, 7 November 2016

Ferrari shipped 1,978 cars in the third quarter of 2016 (July-September) while Rolls-Royce sold 941 cars in the same period. Both brands had higher sales than in Q3 2015.

Marks & Spencer (M&S) Current Stores and Future Plans | Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Marks and Spencer plans to open 200 “Simply Food” stores in the UK, close 53 stores outside the UK (all its stores in: China (10 stores), France (7), The Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia) and 60 “full line” stores in the UK. In total, there are 1,382 M&S stores worldwide.

Effect of US Elections / Donald Trump’s win on stock markets | Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Donald Trump’s win certainly had an influence on stock markets. Initially the Asian markets had a decline (ASX 200: -1.9%, Nikkei -5.4%, SSE & SZSE: -0.6%, Hang Seng: -2.2%, NIFTY 50: -1.3%) but then the European ones showed signs of improvement (• FTSE 100: +1.0%, CAC 40: +1.5%). The infographic features a timeline and a mirrored world map to show what happened when.

EU Court rules that Rubik’s Cube shape is not a trademark | Thursday, 10 November 2016

Rubik’s Cube lost  its EU trademark protection; it should be patented instead. It has sold since 1980, 400 million units!

Alibaba’2016 11.11 (Singles Day) Global Shopping Festival | Friday, 11 November 2016

We wrote about Alibaba, the most popular Chinese online marketplace, a week ago when they announced their quarter results. The Singles Day (11 November) seems to be their most important (and prolific) day: this year they had an all-time sales record of US$ 17.8bn. At peak time the website was receiving 175 thousand orders per second!

Sources:
BBC Business Live
Monday, 7 November 2016
Tuesday, 8 November 2016
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Thursday, 10 November 2016
Friday, 11 November 2016

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