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Amex piggybacks into Chinese mobile payments

For foreign providers to gain traction in China's vast mobile payments market, they need to replicate American Express's strategy by forming partnerships with local players.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Oct 2014
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Knocking down a taboo through packaging: glamorizing feminine hygiene

It has taken a long time, but the market in feminine hygiene - sanitary towels and tampons - is changing with moves that are carving out an overt presence on-shelf and extending that remit through to one's own personal space.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Oct 2014
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A step change in creating an aerosol?

An interesting addition to Pack-Track this year is a packaging innovation that could well represent a new way of thinking in creating an aerosol. It is used by Pokon Naturado for its brand Powerspray Rederdissant Buis Conifers. To be clear, I am not referring to the generic packaging term "aerosol" but the creation of a fine mist from a liquid that can be directional and unit-dosed if required.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Oct 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new seasoning that may kick salt and pepper off the kitchen table

Salt and pepper may currently be the only foods with a permanent spot at the kitchen table, but they might have to move over for new Mrs Dash Table Blends salt-free seasoning, a line of "sprinkle & serve tableside" seasonings used like salt or pepper to add spice and flavor to almost any food. New in the US, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Oct 2014
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SMEs loyal to their insurers

With UK SMEs showing a high degree of loyalty to their chosen insurers, there is a strong case for providers to invest in developing relationships with micro-enterprises early on in their lifecycle.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Oct 2014
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Craft cocktail revolution spurs innovation in at-home cocktail mixers

The craft cocktail trend that has been percolating in pubs, bars, and restaurants worldwide is finally coming home. Craft cocktails are making house calls today thanks to a generation of innovative new mixers that help consumers to make creative new mixed drinks at home.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Oct 2014
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UnionPay faces challenging times

China will allow foreign competitors into its payment clearing service market in late 2015, at which point pressure will mount on UnionPay. To meet the challenge, it will need to innovate at home and build a strong brand offshore.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2014
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HSBC performs U-turn on mortgage distribution

HSBC's decision to start selling mortgages through the intermediary channel marks a momentous change of strategy for a provider that has previously focused solely on direct distribution.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2014
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Foreign banks should target China's emerging middle class

The China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) has relaxed its stance on non-domestic banks. Foreign players should use this opportunity to expand into less crowded markets where the rising middle class represent an attractive segment.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2014
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All change in the offshore market

The performance of offshore centers around the globe has varied enormously in recent years. While some hubs have thrived, others have struggled due to increasing regulation and changing client needs.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2014

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