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  • Making more high-margin loans and lifting pricing back to normal levels will bolster the margin further, Mr. Zeltner said.

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  • Still, banks have profited handsomely from the current economic environment as inflation and annual wage increases of 20%-40% won by unions fuel demand for high-margin consumer credit.

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  • He said Canon's efforts to increase global market share in office equipment — after its acquisition last year of Dutch printer maker Oce NV — will likely be followed by a stronger growth in high-margin office supplies such as toner cartridges for printers.

    Canon Expects Dollar to Strengthen in Second Half

  • The world's largest seed producer by revenue reported a 77% rise in profit for its key fiscal third quarter, beating analysts' expectations and regaining some of the market share it lost after U.S. farmers last year rejected some of its new high-margin products.

    Monsanto Lifts Forecast, Discloses Probe

  • Some high-margin products like exotic mortgage securities have disappeared while others, such as derivatives, will be traded on exchanges, curbing banks' profits.

    No Joke: Times Getting Tough for U.S. Bankers

  • The First-Class mail volume (the high-margin mail which finances the system) per delivery point will be lower this year than at any time since 1970.

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  • Travel agents still account for two-thirds of U.S. airline ticket sales and dominate the market for high-margin corporate accounts prized by carriers.

    AMR Vows to Press Travel Suit

  • Meanwhile, the high-margin items, such as strawberry lemonade, fruit smoothies, and fancy coffee drinks, have protected profits by offsetting cheaper items like $1 hamburgers.

    How McDonald's Hit the Spot

  • Mr. Apotheker has acquitted himself poorly, sure, but the broad plan to get out of commodity hardware while investing more in high-margin software and services seems correct.

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  • But Foster's, Australia's biggest brewer by sales, is a high-margin business, and after missing out on recent deals—including the roughly $7 billion acquisition of Mexico's Femsa Cerveza that Heineken NV sealed last year—SABMiller was keen to secure this one.

    Foster's Accepts Big Bid


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