The unwanted consumer? Beware the harbingers of failure, warn researchers

The unwanted consumer? Beware the harbingers of failure, warn researchers

Positive product feedback is a good thing, right? Not if it is from a ‘harbinger of failure’ who repeatedly buys niche market and flop products, warn researchers.

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In a worse case scenario, Grexit could lead Greece’s GDP to decline 4-6% in 2015, and by 10%-14% in 2016, Solomon said.

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Chr Hansen also benefitted from the appreciation of the US dollar, with revenue measured in euros increasing by 13%, according to the company's Q3 results

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