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Packaging Innovation of the Month: plant your shampoo bottle and watch a tree grow

The use of "natural" ingredients and plant extracts in personal care product formulations may be commonplace nowadays, but incorporating actual plant material into the packaging of such products is an altogether different matter and still relatively unusual in this sector.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2015
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Threat to niche motor market as Gibraltar's insurers consider exit

Under pressure from incoming Solvency II rules, a number of Gibraltar-based firms are reportedly in danger of entering run-off. Home to several niche motor insurers, the resulting consolidation and market exits may harden the non-standard segment.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2015
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Card providers should look to transactors for growth

Card providers have historically valued revolvers rather than transactors due to the interest income they provide. However, it is those higher-income customers who pay off their balances regularly who stand to offer further long-term value.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2015
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Techstars: Datamonitor Financial to collaborate with Techstars

On March 23, 2015, Barclays launched the second wave of its Accelerator initiative, aimed at fostering fintech entrants. 10 startups will be guided through a 13-week development program, aimed at refining their concepts into viable propositions.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2015
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Account portability is no panacea

The Financial Conduct Authority has mooted account portability as a remedy to the low switching levels in the UK current account market. However, without providing more reasons to switch, simply making it easier to do so is likely to be ineffectual.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2015
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Can South Korea's Missha get back its "past glory" from new markets?

Touted as South Korea's "first successful budget cosmetics brand," Missha has recently had a tough time maintaining its dominating status in Asia Pacific. Recent news reveals that Missha has reported a loss in operating profit, sales, and net profit, resulting in it being overtaken by rivals The Face Shop and Innisfree as a leading low cost cosmetic brand in South Korea.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2015
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PLA Innovation of the Week: coffee as art a new way to beautify your home-brewed latte

Baristas have been creating art out of foamy steamed milk for years, but doing the same at home can be difficult. Takara Tomy Arts' Deco Latte takes the coffee shop concept home with a latte art maker featuring 10 different designs to add a new touch to any latte, with no art skills required. New in Japan, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Mar 2015
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Equities finally return UK HNW investors' affection

UK high net worth (HNW) investors hold over two thirds of their portfolios in equities - double the global average. After a volatile 2014 this risk-seeking attitude is starting to pay off, but wealth managers must be on guard.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2015
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Comparethemarket.com explores new advertising frontiers

Insurance aggregators should look to diversify their marketing investments following Comparethemarket.com's collaboration with Cinema First.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Mar 2015
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Classic car owners left confused by insurers

UK insurers need to offer better clarity in their definitions of a classic car and the requirements to insure these vehicles, as consumers are often left confused.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Mar 2015

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