The popular soft drink maker &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/360/11925_cola.html ' target=_blank>Coca-Cola Co. had to pay attention to its 2005 outlook after sharply lowering its longer-term targets and weakening in key markets including North America, the Philippines and Germany. Its shares were down more than 2 percent in early trading.
The forecast announced Thursday came as a result of an operational review that chairman and chief executive Neville Isdell and other senior managers have been conducting for several months. Isdell was named CEO in May to replace the retiring Doug Daft.
After it turned out that Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov included the Fonbet betting company in the list of backbone enterprises that can count on state support, everyone started talking about these bookmakers.