EzyBusiness Weekly 5 - Construction Industry, HTC, Richer Sounds, Thomas Cook and Asda
The Weekly 5 is back with a whole host of stories from the world of business! If anyone is unfamiliar with this regular feature it aims to provide you with a short summary of some of the most significant and interesting stories of the week in business and industry. This helps keep you up to date with the news, whilst at the same time provide you with examples of business theories in action in the real world.
This week's top 5 Business stories, as chosen by our EzyBusiness team:
Construction Industry - This week a few admissions have been made by firms in the construction industry in regards to their duty of care for the environment, we discuss the implications of this and apply to a well known business reporting approach.
HTC Handsets - HTC have pulled some of their latest products from the Chinese marketplace, we try to predict what this means for the long-term strategy of the business.
Richer Sounds' Generous Offer - The traditional electronics retailer are in the process of changing the ownership structure of the business to one which puts employees first, we assess the consequences of this ownership structure on staff motivation.
Thomas Cook's Travel Stutters - The travel company announced a half-year loss of over £1bn, we take a look at the reasons for this and whether it is anything to worry about for the firm.
Asda's Cocktail of Problems - The supermarket announced a fall in sales to compound the bad news of the blocked merger with Sainsbury's, we take a look at the problems Asda have faced recently and assess the future implications for the firm.
For each topic, we have designed a question to help your students use the skills they have developed in class and apply them to real-world situations.
Stay tuned for further editions of the Weekly 5 released on Friday's during term time!