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No point in pursuing billionaires

The gap between the richest and the poorest is growing not only in the overall world population, but also within the HNW segment, our data shows. Wealth management firms have to remember this when forming their propositions.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Mar 2015
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Product Launch Analytics Innovation of the Week: a brand new way to enjoy granola - in soup

In Asia, consumers are less likely to eat cereal for breakfast than soup or fish. New Nagatanien Soup De Taberu Granola ("Granola to Eat with Soup") takes a popular Western breakfast favorite and adapts it for Asian tastes with granola in an instant soup for breakfast or lunch. New in Japan, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2015
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Investors still prefer the human touch

Retail investors would likely fare better by putting their money into index funds, but many still prefer to trust human judgment when making their investment decisions.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2015
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Samsung Pay's MST gives it an edge, for now

Samsung had been quiet on the mobile payment front but has recently made noise with the launch of its Samsung Pay service. While its NFC and MST functionality will provide Samsung Pay with wider acceptance, the advantage will be short-lived.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2015
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Forget craft beer; brewers go crazy over flavored malt "cocktails"

The beer industry's obsession with craft beer may have hit a peak of sorts with AB InBev's snarky Super Bowl ad mocking craft beer lovers as soft and undeserving of "brewed the hard way" beer like Budweiser. Controversy aside, large brewers now seem to be looking beyond craft beer as the next great growth opportunity by embracing new flavored malt beverages in cocktail-inspired flavors.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2015
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No deterring foreign property buyers in Australia

The Australian government's proposal to charge a fee to foreign nationals buying residential property and to fine those who break foreign investment laws will do little to counteract affordability issues.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Mar 2015
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Charter Savings Bank faces struggle for savers

Charter Savings Bank - which commenced operations in the UK on March 2, 2015 - will have its work cut out to win over savers in a market that remains dominated by the high street banks.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Mar 2015
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Kirin Brewery displays its strategic failure: misjudging consumer trends

Japan's beer overall market has been shrinking for over a decade. Beer-makers in Japan have been facing great struggles to rekindle sales. At the beginning of 2015, major firms released their 2014 results, showing how strategic decisions made clear differences to growth. Kirin Brewery's results were not impressive, and look to have been caused by mistakes in its promotional and product focus.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2015
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Three influential factors that are driving the growth of flexible packaging

Flexibles-based packaging is showing growth and diversity in applications in what appears to be all markets worldwide. Sustainability is the main driver (flexibles are typically lighter than other comparable formats), although the recyclability of flexibles is under scrutiny. Regardless, there is a step change in its many constructions that is underway this decade that is worth reflecting upon.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2015
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Amazon the benchmark for insurance aggregators

UK insurance aggregators are aiming to transform their sites into one-stop-shops for consumers, with e-commerce giant Amazon the blueprint for the future.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2015

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