May 31, 2024

Stellantis and Leapmotor: the era of Chinese cars in the EU

In September 2023, Stellantis launched Leapmotor electric car sales in Italy and Europe, with the aim of capitalising on the growing interest in electric vehicles. The partnership saw Stellantis acquire 20 per cent of Leapmotor, forming the joint venture Leapmotor International. The models introduced include the C10 SUV and the compact T03, both aimed at an urban audience and competitive in the electric vehicle market. This strategic move is part of Stellantis' “Dare Forward 2030” initiative to strengthen its position in the global electric vehicle sector.
May 24, 2024

Gazprom at a loss for the first time in its history

In 2023, Gazprom, the Russian energy giant, suffered its first financial loss in almost a quarter of a century, recording a liability of 629 billion roubles, approximately 6.5 billion euro. This historic event was mainly caused by the repercussions of the war in Ukraine, which led to international sanctions and a reduction in gas exports to Europe. The European Union, which remains partly dependent on Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG), is considering new restrictions in the Russian energy sector. Despite some existing restrictions, Europe increased its imports of Russian LNG, particularly through Belgium, France and Spain. Gazprom's losses reflect the complex dynamics between Russia's domestic energy management and geopolitical relations with Europe, highlighting persistent challenges in energy and politics.
May 17, 2024

Iphone sales drop in 2024: Chinese brands surge

In Q1 2024, Apple recorded a significant drop in iPhone sales, down 9.6 per cent year-on-year, selling 50.1 million units compared to 55.4 million in Q1 2023. This drop allowed Samsung to regain the top spot among smartphone manufacturers. Apple's decline is attributed to intense competition, especially from Huawei, and geopolitical tensions between the US and China. Despite overall smartphone market growth of 7.8 per cent, Apple's market share dropped significantly. These events suggest that Apple will have to review its market and product strategies to maintain its competitiveness, especially in key markets such as China.
May 10, 2024

JBrown: a pillar in the real estate sector

JBrown is an international real estate company based in London, known for its comprehensive approach to real estate, encompassing everything from market research to property sales. In cooperation with FGN Consulting, JBrown is expanding its influence, especially in the Italian market, by exploiting FGN's expertise in marketing and strategic consulting. This partnership allows JBrown to optimise the acquisition of both private and institutional clients, consolidating its presence both in the UK and internationally. The importance and effectiveness of this collaboration was also recognised in an article in Forbes, which highlights how JBrown and FGN are setting new standards in the real estate industry.
May 4, 2024

Lagoon Capital: innovation in financial research

The article illustrates the collaboration between Lagoon Capital, a London-based financial research firm, and FGN Consulting, focused on business development and the acquisition of new institutional clients in Europe and the UK. Lagoon specialises in technical and fundamental analysis of global markets, offering its clients investment strategies that maximise profits while minimising risks. The article highlights how, through their partnership, Lagoon is able to focus on its core competencies while FGN facilitates market growth through targeted marketing strategies and operational support.
April 24, 2024

Milan Design Week 2024: a record success

The 2024 edition of the Milan Design Week marked an impressive milestone with a record 360,000 visitors at the Salone del Mobile and 1125 events at the Fuorisalone, confirming its position as the world's leading design and furniture event. The event generated a significant economic impact, estimated at over 260 million Euro, with a significant increase in international visitors and online attendance. The Fuorisalone transformed Milan into an epicentre of creativity and innovation, with events exploring new perspectives on domestic living and promoting the synergy between design, fashion and art.
April 12, 2024

FGN Consulting on Forbes Italy!

Forbes Italy highlighted FGN Consulting, a company specialising in financial consulting and marketing founded by Francesco Noto in 2017. The article highlights the company's rapid rise, its commitment to innovation and successful partnerships that have led to significant increases in turnover. The founder's passion for art, integrating culture and business, is also highlighted. The final invitation is to read the full article in Forbes Italia to learn more about the success and services of FGN Consulting.
April 5, 2024

FGN lands at the Fuorisalone of the Milan Design Week 2024

The 2023 edition of the Fuorisalone marked a turning point for Milan, attracting 400,000 visitors and setting records for online participation with over 900 events. FGN Consulting announces its presence at the 2024 DESIGN SOCIETY event, demonstrating its commitment to promoting innovation in design and marketing.
March 29, 2024

Reddit enters Wall Street: successful or risky move?

Reddit is set to go public in 2024 with an expected valuation of USD 5 billion. With 73 million daily users and $804 million in revenue by 2023, Reddit's IPO promises to be the largest in the social media industry since the launch of Snapchat. The company, which intends to turn its users into shareholders, explores new frontiers such as artificial intelligence, including a collaboration with Google