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2011 was nothing for retailers to write home about

2011 was a challenging year for retail, particularly for those in home-related sectors. A stagnant housing market prevented many first-time buyers from getting on the property ladder, and homeowners were reluctant to sell in a buyer's market.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jan 2012
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2012 is destined to go down as the year of oddball liquor flavors

You have to be 21 to drink alcohol beverages in the US, but if you want to design an innovative new alcohol drink, think like a 12 year old. That seems to be the new mantra in the liquor category, judging from 2012's record-setting crop of unusual new alcohol beverage flavors.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Nov 2012
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2013 is shaping up as the "summer of shandy"

If 1968 was the "summer of love" then 2013 is in the running to be the "summer of shandy." All of a sudden, alcoholic beverage makers from around the world have become obsessed with these beer and lemon or lemonade blends. While beer and lemon have been dance partners for decades, they have never had the marketing push and attention that they are currently enjoying.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2013
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2013: brighter prospects for competition in UK retail banking

Although the level of competition in UK retail banking has remained stubbornly low despite the disruptive effects of the 2008 financial crisis, there will be substantial changes in 2013. Relaxed capital requirements for new entrants, easier account-switching procedures, and the launch of bank accounts by at least two high-profile new entrants will significantly alter the landscape.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jan 2013
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2013: micro-managing finances through the mobile

Consumers attempting to stick to a budget have a number of tools available to them through their mobile phones to aid the management of their money. Regular micro-management of finances facilitates saving and keeps track of everyday spending. Third-party providers are currently leading the field but these tools are a clear next step for mainstream banking apps.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jan 2013
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2013: mortgage market enters the new year on an optimistic note

The UK mortgage market is set for its strongest year since the credit crunch began in 2008, as the Funding for Lending Scheme increases mortgage availability and consumer demand rises on the back of historically low rates.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jan 2013
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2013: the year of the cloud

The lackluster performance of NFC-based wallets globally compared to the relative success of cloud-based payment models using bar and QR codes suggests that the latter will continue to see rapid development in the year ahead.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jan 2013
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2017: a turning point for wealth managers

The 2007-08 financial crisis has had an enduring effect on the composition of the global retail savings and investments market and has put significant pressure on wealth managers, but the situation is slowly improving.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2013
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2030 decarbonization target narrowly defeated

The UK government's Energy Bill passed its third reading on June 4, 2013, and will proceed to the House of Lords without the inclusion of a divisive decarbonization target.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jun 2013
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2030: conventional thermal to fill nuclear gap in Germany

Germany's dependence on fossil fuels - namely gas and coal-fired generation - will continue beyond 2030 according to Datamonitor's 2030 power forecast, driven by the assumed exit from nuclear generation by the end of 2022 when some 4GW of nuclear capacity comes offline.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jun 2013

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