What resources/capabilities did Cemex have that it sought to exploit internationally? Cemex is known to have the largest cement capacity around the world. It also began to diversify horizontally into areas such as petrochemicals, mining and tourism in order to reduce the risk related to its dependence on a highly cyclical core business. But its main focus was on the cement industry.
Since consumers will be more likely to support American vendors, this will keep the American businesses running and not force them to cut costs to compete with imports. As long as American businesses do not have to cut costs and layoff workers to compete with imports, the American job base stays stable and possibly could grow.
Since the Walton Work Wear line is in the production stage, its accumulated development costs should be capitalized. The Carroway Cool Top has not started it commercial production which would allow the development costs not to be amortized yet. Also interest costs on loans to generate financing for the R&D activates of a product can be capitalized rather than expensed. The capitalization of interest would allow CCL to reduce taxable income in the future when it is more profitable. I would recommend that CCL make the above changes immediately so that the financail statements are not incorrect.
It removes the section of the tax code that is biased against the formation of capital (Meehan). It eliminates the death tax, capital gains tax and double taxation of savings and dividends (Meehan). Families and individuals are not required to report dividends, interest or other business-related income; this income is taxed at the business level (Meehan). The flat tax makes it unnecessary to pay interest, dividends and other business tax at the individual levels (Meehan). A flat tax employs territorial taxation, which is when the government only taxes income that is generated within national borders (Meehan).
If we drill here, as I have stated, we spend less money; by spending less money, we can keep more money here from taxes and shipping costs, lowering the prices at the pumps, because the oil companies will not be getting taxed as much, leaving them room to drop the prices. Drilling ANWR is better than it is bad. All of the money we could keep, and make in America would boost our economy in a much needed forward motion. This gives businesses extra money in pocket, leaving them some money to expand themselves and higher more employees, which will lead to even more money! ANWR is not an environmental threat, so I ask, Why not?
If there are buildings or industries nearby that use natural gas, the fact that there is a gas terminal is nearby will save money as it will not be needed to transport it from farther away. The area is a good place for development due to the natural harbor there, which means that oil tankers, ferries, boats etc., use the deep water there. The area is also rather sheltered, which would reduce erosion of the coast, meaning that buildings there would have a lower chance of being damaged. Also, the land is flat which means that it will be easier to build on. Figure 2b is a good place to build on for many reasons.
Arcor was always investing in new equipment and technology. These efficiencies gave Arcor an edge to react quickly to an increase in demand. Arcor established exclusive third party distributors, such as wholesalers and supermarkets. Arcor viewed distributors as salespeople, promoters and deliverers. Arcor believed the distributors were an integral part of the business and built strong relationships with them.
Since JP Morgan Chase and Merit Enterprise Corp have a well established relationship, that will most likely make an application process easier and Merit might be able to negotiate a low interest rate. The process of obtain a loan might be much faster than raising money by going public. One of the advantages of this option is that Merit Enterprise Corp. would remain a private company. The main advantage of staying private is the fact that private companies are not required to disclose details about their operations. They also do not have to answer to shareholders.
In the view of implementing differentiation strategy, the bank should focus on creating products or services that are perceived as unique. In this case, Mountain Bank should concentrate on product or service developments that the customers value rather than preserving the lowest price and make them unique that would be seen as different from all the other banks. From this perspective, a stable exceptional customer service which has lower turnover rates at employee level would be an option to follow this strategy. Also training of employees at teller positions would create better relationships with customers and let the employees to behave more flexible to guide the customers in the current line or even to offer new products or services. In the view of implementing cost leadership strategy, Mountain Bank should develop a pricing method with lower prices comparing to its competitors in order expand its lines to real estate and mortgage banking and corporate banking lines.