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The Political and Financial Markets Commentator  Nov 25  Comment 
Get Obama Toilet Paper For That Special Someone On Your Christmas Giving List! Or, if that doesn't HIT the spot, might I suggest The Obama Punching Bag instead? In light of the rioting, looting and civil unrest following the grand jury decision...
Automotive World  Nov 24  Comment 
Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced that Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) adaptive cloud tiering for Verizon Cloud is now available on the Verizon Cloud Marketplace. HCP...
The Straits Times  Nov 19  Comment 
November 20, 2014 12:55 AM HITACHI Asia will set up a railway signalling systems centre here next year as part of its plans to bring Japanese bullet train technology to South-east Asia.
JCN Network  Nov 19  Comment 
Hitachi, Ltd. today announced that it has secured a S$30million (2.7billion yen) contract with Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) through Hitachi Asia Ltd. to enhance the capability of the Sentosa Express light rail system, with a new Wireless...
JCN Network  Nov 19  Comment 
Hitachi, Ltd. today announced that it will commence a feasibility study on the implementation of a business to develop and operate the Phnom Penh South Special Economic Zone (tentative name), a new industrial park in Kandal Province, Cambodia.
Channel News Asia  Nov 19  Comment 
This is part of the company's plans to tap railway demand in the region, as more ASEAN countries open up for infrastructure investment.
Reuters  Nov 18  Comment 
Italian industrial conglomerate Finmeccanica said on Tuesday Japan's Hitachi had submitted an offer to buy rail assets it has put on the block as part of plans to cut debt.
newratings.com  Nov 14  Comment 
14 November 2014 M&G High Income Investment Trust P.L.C. Disclosure of Interests in Shares under the Transparency Obligations Directive (Disclosure and Transparency Rules) Instrument 2006 M&G High Income Investment Trust P.L.C. (M&G HIT)...
JCN Network  Nov 13  Comment 
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, "Hitachi") announced today that it has unveiled one of the trains being manufactured for the UK Department for Transport's Intercity Express Programme (IEP), the order for which was received in July 2012.
JCN Network  Nov 11  Comment 
Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi America, Ltd. today announced an agreement on joint research with the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) of the U.S. Department of Energy to continue the development of a grid stabilization system.




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Hitachi, Ltd. (HIT), a Tokyo-based global conglomerate, has a highly diversified product mix ranging from consumer electronic products to power plants and electronic devices. Hitachi's emphasis on research and development (R&D) and its application of a wide range of advanced technologies for this purpose, makes it one of the world s largest manufacturers of electronic products. The company operates through seven industry segments. These segments include Power & Industrial Systems (25.6% of 2006 revenue), Information & Telecommunications Systems (21.0%), High Functional Materials & Components (15.2%), Digital Media & Consumer Products (12.8%), Logistics, Electronic Devices (10.9%), Services, & Others (10.3%), and Financial Services (4.2%).

Hitachi operates on a global scale with more than one-third of its business conducted overseas, as indicated by its sources of revenue for fiscal year 2006, ended March 2007. The company generated 59.5% from Japan, 18.1% from Asia, 10.3% from North America, 8.5% from Europe, and 3.6% from other areas. Employing more than 356,000 people worldwide, Hitachi distributes its products in Japan (primarily through its own sales network) and uses overseas sales subsidiaries, joint-venture companies, and unaffiliated distributors for international marketing. Hitachi currently has 920 consolidated subsidiaries and 165 equity-method affiliates. The company's total assets as of March 31, 2007 were $90,259.1 million, compared to $85,221.5 as on March 31, 2006.

Hitachi faces several challenges such as globalization of some of its markets, commoditization of some of its products, stagnation in some industries, fluctuation in exchange rates, and an interest rate hike in China, where Hitachi is expanding its business. To combat the pressure, the company is closing or downsizing unprofitable operations where feasible, seeking joint ventures with competitors, reallocating employees from overstaffed businesses to growth businesses, reorganizing the geographical allocation of its manufacturing facilities, and emphasizing the development of cutting-edge technology. Despite its recent progress and a promising future, Hitachi will have to resolve these key issues before the shares become more attractive.




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