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Ageas riding high in motorcycle insurance

In recent years Ageas has fought hard to sit at the forefront of motorcycle insurance, and is currently hot on the heels of the market's largest underwriter Aviva. Yet it will require a dogged effort from Ageas to make this niche segment, which hasn't grown in recent years, work for it.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2014
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China: the new Eldorado for foreign cheese-makers

Despite the 2008 scandal when tainted melamine was found in milk and infant formula, China's dairy imports are expected to see growth of over 20% in 2014, led by milk. In particular, processed cheese has gained momentum and its consumption has expanded over the recent past as Chinese consumers develop an appetite for Western flavors, leaving untapped opportunities for foreign producers.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2014
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Barclays mimics Apple with roaming cashiers

The rapid take-up of digital services by the smartphone generation has led banks to consider how to adapt to the changing role of the branch. Barclays UK is removing its branch counters, leaving cashiers to roam around clutching tablets.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2014
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Renewable the star player in Italy

Solar and wind power are set to become key contributors to Italy's power generation capabilities. The country is one of the key success stories for the renewable energy market: currently, more than 20% of its electricity emanates from renewable energy sources, and this is set to increase to 30% by 2030.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2014
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Lack of trust the greatest barrier to advice

Following the defeat of the FoFA disallowance motion in Australia, establishing trust in the advisor-client relationship is becoming more important than ever.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2014
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Westpac branches have high-value potential

As its competitors have continued to slash branch numbers, Westpac maintains its extensive bank network. Yet a shift in product focus might provide Westpac with the return on investment that other banks are shunning.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2014
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Bluebird shows how it's done in prepaid

The traditional prepaid niches such as travel and gift cards are still performing strongly, but prepaid has the potential to disrupt the wider payments space.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jul 2014
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Clarity in renewals will boost competition

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has proposed a number of changes to better inform customers during the renewal process, which is likely to lead to increased competition in the market.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jul 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a ready-to-drink vodka spritz intended to give wine a run for its money

There are not many healthful, refreshing alternatives to wine that are aimed at women. This is this gap that new Nola vodka spritz intends to fill with a fruit-flavored, ready-to-drink vodka spritz that has about half the ABV and 35% fewer calories compared to a typical glass of pinot grigio. New in the UK, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jul 2014
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ASEAN banking scene takes shape

Malaysian banking groups CIMB, RHB Capital, and the Malaysian Banking Society are confirmed to be in three-way merger talks. The combined bank would be the largest player in Malaysia, eclipsing Maybank, the current market leader.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jul 2014

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