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THE BOTTOM LINE
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The Bottom Line
Saturday 5.30-6.00pm
The Bottom Line
Insight into business from the people at the top
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1 November 2008
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Hugh Pym
Bargain hunting and product cycles are our topics.
Hugh Pym stands in for Evan, and bargain hunting is on the agenda. By some measures, the recent market crash means that stock prices are low. So is this a good time for pension funds to invest? We’ll also find out how a credit crisis is a time of opportunity for security firms.

There’s discussion too about product life cycles. Makers of chocolate and fizzy drinks have it easy. Many have been around for more than a hundred years and changed little, apart from their packaging. Software and fashion are a bit different, and this week we’ll discover how leaders in those two sectors handle the demands of their particular cycles..

Our guests this week:

Nick Buckles
Chief executive, G4S

Mike Lynch
Chief executive, Autonomy

Colin Melvin
Chief executive, Hermes Equity Ownership Services

Belle Robinson
Chief executive, Jigsaw
About the programme

The Bottom Line cuts through confusion, statistics and spin to give you a clearer view of the business world through discussion with people running leading and emerging companies.
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