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Nuclear power to support future growth in Hungary's energy consumption

In Datamonitor Energy's latest update to its power supply and demand forecasts for Hungary, nuclear power will continue to play a major role in the country's energy supply, having accounted for the largest portion (almost 40%) of energy in 2013. Significant funding has been allocated to increasing nuclear energy generation, with two 1,200MW plants predicted to come online in 2023 and 2026.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jul 2014
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Promising signs for NFC in Brazil

RioCard TI's recent move to become a member of the OSPT Alliance is a clear admission that a unified and interoperable ecosystem is key to widespread NFC adoption in Brazil. Its move is a major stepping stone for NFC's future within payments and ticketing.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jul 2014
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The rise of beer in India shows no sign of stopping

Although the Indian alcohol industry has traditionally been dominated by stronger spirits, over the last five years beer has been able to make its presence felt with a CAGR of 14.98%. With over 47% population under 25, very low per capita consumption of beer (1.64 liters per person), and sufficient production of the raw material (barley), India has a sea of opportunities for the beer industry.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jul 2014
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Using digital technology to enhance the out-of-home dining experience

Digital technology is becoming more and more common in restaurants as a tool to enhance the customer's experience and increase sales. With 74% of global consumers owning a smartphone, according to Datamonitor's Consumer Survey in 2014, people are increasingly familiar with Internet-enabled devices, and foodservice operators are capitalizing on this trend by implementing guest-facing technology.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2014
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HSBC/LGT deal shows Europe is worth a second look

The acquisition by LGT Bank of HSBC Suisse's book of primarily European client assets suggests that the region is finally recovering as a source of wealthy clients. Expect more assets to change hands as banks become more motivated to buy and sell.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2014
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New EU allergen legislation: tactics to turn a crisis into an opportunity

The Food Information for Consumers Regulation coming into effect across the EU as of December 13, 2014 changes food labeling for the foodservice industry. Rendering allergen information mandatory on labels and on food that is pre-packed, sold loose, or served out-of-home, the new EU regulation brings some fundamental changes to the way restaurants and caterers operate.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2014
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Aviva selected top insurer by small brokers

According to a Datamonitor Financial survey commercial brokers most commonly place business with Aviva for eight of 14 products. Demonstrating a favored position among small brokers, there remains room for Aviva to make its mark with larger brokers.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2014
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RBS opts for a digital future

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is to meet customer demand for online and mobile interaction by putting digital distribution at the heart of its personal and business banking proposition.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2014
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Bottled fruit cider: driving growth in a declining pub industry

As summer approaches, cider is bucking the trend of declining on-trade drinks consumption in the UK. Once a drink associated with West Country farmers, cider has been re-invented and is appealing to a new, younger audience. Brewers should build on the resulting increase in on-trade cider consumption to ensure that the drink's place at the bar is firmly established.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2014
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Overcapacity persists in the private motor market

The private motor insurance market continues to be shaped by the excess capacity present in the market. This is likely to persist for the time being, as exposure reductions by one player are met with growing appetite by others.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Jul 2014

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