Murdoch cautious despite 27% Q4 profits rise

Alarcon, Camille
July 2008
Marketing Week;7/31/2008, Vol. 31 Issue 31, p89
Trade Publication
The article reports on the financial performance of News Corp. for the fourth quarter of 2008. The company reported a 27% rise in the profit due to the strong performance of its film studios and cable television (TV) channels, and its British newspaper business, News International, reported slightly higher profits due to a drop in depreciation costs on printing equipment. Rupert Murdoch, chairman of News Corp., has warned that the challenging economic outlook would affect its future earnings.


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