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Can Julius Baer snag another?

Reports that Julius Baer is interested in Coutts' international arm could mean a quick sale, but another major acquisition on the heels of recent ones would be a challenge not to be taken lightly.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: fragranced milk from Japan, for consumers that hate the smell of milk

Milk is a nutritional powerhouse, but many consumers will not drink it because they just do not like the smell of milk. That problem is overcome in a clever new way with Meiji New Style Milk fragranced milk, which has the subtle aroma of apple or peach, without the taste of either. New in Japan, it is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2014
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Apple's Sun Tzu moment with UnionPay

Apple has carefully planned its foray into the mobile payments arena. The tech giant's deal with China UnionPay shows that in the battle to win the mobile payments race, relationships are just as important as technology or first-mover advantage.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2014
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Education the only way to grow D&O

The UK D&O sector remains stagnant as insurers struggle to increase penetration at the smaller end of the market. Educating businesses about the importance of D&O cover seems the only way forward, making more effective methods of doing this vital.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2014
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Scottish energy industry survives major scare

The uncertainty and risk surrounding Scottish independence damaged renewable energy in the country, as projects faltered while funding was in doubt. The no vote should put the industry back on track.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Sep 2014
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Professional indemnity in need of a shake-up

Professional indemnity insurers are missing out on significant potential business in the form of SMEs that provide advice. In an increasingly litigious society these businesses face a number of risks, and must to be educated on the need for cover.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2014
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Alipay poised for global acceptance

The strength of the Chinese e-commerce market is pushing e-tailers around the world to accept Alipay, which will eat into the market share of established online payments players.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2014
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PNC Bank shows the branch is not dead

US-based PNC Bank has significantly increased its in-branch product sales following a pilot scheme, showing that banks can repurpose their branches as routine activity migrates towards digital channels.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2014
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The potential implications for UK pubs and bars of e-cigarette regulation

In 2006-07 a smoking ban was introduced across the UK, contributing to a 10% fall in on-trade beer sales. The effect was felt hardest by smaller local pubs, and the ban encouraged chain pubs to focus on food. With the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes now helping to offset the effect of the ban, what will the likely effects on UK pubs and bars be when e-cigarettes start being regulated?

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2014
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Shanghai-HK Stock Connect a win for China

The launch of the Shanghai-HK Stock Connect scheme in 2015 will change the way in which Chinese HNW individuals invest. For wealth managers in China this should mean better, more lucrative business.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2014

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