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01 - FedEx

Delivery to the frontline

Before September 11, shares in the Memphis-based courier company, FedEx, were around $40 each. A decade on and a string of highly lucrative defence contracts later, they now trade at around $90 (€74). In 2010 alone, the company received $1.4bn (€1.1bn) from the US Department of Defense, mostly from long-standing contracts involving the transport of soldiers and supplies. But with imminent troop withdrawals from both Afghanistan and Iraq, FedEx’s military prospects look to be diminishing. Experts from the Project…



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