17 Total Quotes

Hilary Cook Quotes

The global economy is still pretty good. U.S. unemployment down to 4.7 percent is very good. China's still looking bubbly. Unless it goes very pear-shaped on the global front, it doesn't look too bad.
Hilary Cook
#Economy

Consolidation now is probably a good thing.
Hilary Cook
#Consolidation

Germany and Japan can drag the rest of the world along with them.
Hilary Cook
#Germany

It is ironic because lower raw material prices and particularly lower oil costs is pretty good news for the global economy, but not very good news for the indices when so many of the companies are making such a big proportion of their profits from them.
Hilary Cook
#News

Oil is uncomfortably high; it is inflationary, ... If you are struggling a bit on the continent, as Germany is, you really do not want high input prices.
Hilary Cook
#Germany

It's been an extraordinary start to the year for European stock markets.
Hilary Cook
#European

Germany and Japan can drag the rest of the world along with them. Japan's partly being driven along by China and partly by internal structural reform. It is very good news.
Hilary Cook
#Germany

All this mergers and acquisitions activity is quite extraordinary.
Hilary Cook
#Acquisition

There are genuine concerns about economic growth globally, and there's earnings pressure from a lot of places.
Hilary Cook
#Growth

In these competitive markets and with Wal-Mart breathing down your neck, it's all about grabbing the opportunity to expand in regions where you've got critical mass. It's better to be successful in a few countries and leave it at that than be in every country and be struggling.
Hilary Cook
#Opportunity

There's renewed confidence - companies are feeling happy, they are feeling pretty good about life. They are saying we don't need this money for a rainy day: we can buy extra growth.
Hilary Cook
#Confidence

The shares had enjoyed an extraordinary debut, much better than we expected, but they are very vulnerable to any disappointment, ... The City never likes nasty surprises and this is a difficult business model to predict.
Hilary Cook
#Disappointment

There's relief (in the market), coupled with some good corporate news from GM. Certainly the U.S. durable goods data today is very important. Oil prices are steady and that helps too.
Hilary Cook
#News

The end game is to sell out to GM, ... There are too many players trying to win customers in the mid-sized market.
Hilary Cook
#Trying

The big surprise has been that the inevitable hit to the U.S. economy from the hurricane hasn't hit the market yet -- this market doesn't want to lie down.
Hilary Cook
#Economy

It looks like a strategically good move. These are property and cash-flow assets, and that's why they are worth so much money.
Hilary Cook
#Worth

There is a lot more competition. You will see more discounting. Retailers have to accept lower margins.
Hilary Cook
#Competition