Archive for October, 2012

Philips’ profits more than double in third quarter

The world’s leading manufacturer of lighting and consumer electronics- Philips has more than doubled it’s profits after disposing of its loss making television business.Philips’ net profit for the third quarter was 169 million euros (£138 million) compared to 74 millio euros in the same period last year. Shares in the company rose by 4.6% on […]

October 31, 2012  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Profits, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Businesses, Growing Profits, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

eBay third quarter sales and profits rise

eBay has reported a rise in third quarter sales and profits- as more consumers used it’s website, as well as its payment service PayPal.Net profit for the three months to the end of September rose 14% from a year earlier, to $718 million (£445 million), eBay said. Net revenues rose 15% to $3.4 billion. The […]

October 24, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Growth, Business Profits, Business Sales, Business Win, Digital Business, Ecommerce Business, Global Business, Growing Business, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Online Business Growth, Online Profits Growth, Online Sales Growth, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized, Winning Websites  No Comments

Zara owner Inditex profits rise 32%

The world’s largest clothing retailer, Inditex-  which owns Zara, has posted a jump in first half profit after opening new stores and gaining new customers.Inditex reported a net profit of 944 million euros (£758 million) for the six months to 31 July, up 32% on the same period last year. Net sales rose 17% to […]

October 17, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Global Businesses, Growing Businesses, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Online Business Growth, Online Profits Growth, Online Sales Growth, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

Mobile phone betting boosts Betfair sales

Betfair has announced a jump in sales- with soaring numbers of people using mobile phones to place bets.The online gaming group saw revenues up 13% to £91.6 million in the three months to 31 July. UK growth was up 23%. The number of bets using mobile phones rose 114%, while revenues generated were up 98%, […]

October 10, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Win, Digital Business, Ecommerce Business, Growing Business, Growing Profits, Growing Sales, Online Business Growth, Online Profits Growth, Online Sales Growth, Technological Businesses, Uncategorized  No Comments

Primark’s annual sales grow strongly

Annual sales have grown strongly at clothing chain Primark-  helped by “particularly strong” UK trading over the summer, and a “buoyant” performance in Europe.Owner Associated British Foods (ABF) said like-for-like sales at Primark, which excludes new store openings, rose by 3% in the year to 15 September. Total sales increased by 15%, helped by 19 […]

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