Top 10 most valuable global brands

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CNNMoney has just released it’s top 10 most valuable global brands list, and while a few of them aren’t surprising at all, some of them aren’t as expected. Well, for me, anyway.

Apple, Google and IBM take out the first three spots, which is to be expected, but Samsung doesn’t make the list. This surprises me because the last six months or so just about every business magazine I read talks about how Samsung is overtaking Apple in this market or that.

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Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways: Highest Customer Satisfaction in North America

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What is the most important service to earn customer satisfaction?

Well, if the results of the J.D. Power & Associates 2013 North American Airline Satisfaction Study are anything to go by, the answer to that question could be as simple as smiling at your customers.

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Barajas Airport: Happy 80th Birthday! from BID

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 It seems young! But it’s not.

Barajas Airport is turning 80 with 45 million travellers a year, 200 destinations and 65 countries to fly to.

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European Central Bank and the European Crisis

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The European Central Bank’s singular mandate is to maintain price stability within the Eurozone. The bank was launched in 1999 as a political and economic initiative in which governments kept full individual authority to spend and borrow, even as one monetary system was put in place for the entire bloc.

Today the ECB is facing major problems and integration is the most accepted approach towards recovery.

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Paris to Host 2013 ISLQ Award

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What a fantastic setting for an illuminating event. The emblematic city: Paris; the incomparable brand: the Concorde La Fayette at the Palais de Congrès; the prestigious event: The ISLQ Convention.

The atmosphere couldn’t be more ideal to live an emotional high during the 2013 ISLQ Award presentation gala, to take place July 1st in the City of Lights.

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