Blog: Olly WehringQuote of the Year - call off the search

Olly Wehring | 17 February 2009

I know it's only February, but I think we can already sum up 2009 in one soundbite.

I take my hat off to you, Coca-Cola Hellenic, for this line:

"In the absence of reliable economic assumptions and currency forecasts, we believe that our past practice of providing annual earnings guidance would not be meaningful in the current environment."

Hear, and, indeed, hear.


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