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Can Japan's granola boom spark a breakfast revolution in Asia?

Historically, breakfast in Japan has been a bowl of rice and miso soup, a grilled salmon fillet, natto (fermented soybeans), nori seaweed, or perhaps some pickled vegetables. However, the busy lifestyles of many Japanese consumers are making it hard to follow this tradition, opening the market to more convenient alternatives like granola.

Published By Datamonitor
23 May 2014
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Shrinking books for top car insurers

Of the top 10 car insurers by GWP, only esure emerged in 2013 with a larger private motor book. A reflection both on pricing and LASPO's impact, this signals a declining appetite in the market and a spill-over of capacity into other personal lines.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2014
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Sainsbury's innovates with personal loan price matching

Sainsbury's Bank has introduced the retail practice of price matching into financial services, promising to provide the cheapest loan rate in the market.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2014
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BSRC needs sign-up from smaller banks

The newly announced Banking Standards Review Council (BSRC) needs banks of all sizes to sign up to its principles of best practice, in order to create competition and raise standards across the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2014
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Lloyds takes pre-emptive action on mortgages

Lloyds Banking Group's (LBG's) decision to impose new restrictions on high value mortgages is a welcome sign of a more strategic, longer-term approach to risk management from the UK's biggest lender.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2014
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First-home buyers in Australia at risk

With first-home buyer activity in Australia at a record low, now is not the time to scrap First Home Saver Accounts.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2014
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Blood sugar management market abounds with opportunity

Humans are hard-wired to love sugar, courtesy of ancient relatives that were never quite sure where their next meal might come from. Consumption of foods high in energy-rich fat and sugar could mean the difference between life and death. That is not the case for modern-day consumers, but we still carry those same cravings for sugar that our caveman ancestors had.

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2014
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Rothschild proves there is still potential in Italy

The Italian wealth market remains a risky proposition, but international players are keen to exploit the opportunities left by struggling domestic institutions.

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2014
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Insurers are failing older consumers

At present, insurers treat over 55s as one homogenous group. They must do more to understand the insurance needs of older consumers, as gaps in engagement are emerging.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a fabric conditioner claimed to help clothing dry faster

Fabric softeners and conditioners help clothes smell and feel great, but can a fabric conditioner actually save you time? New Suavitel Fast Dry fabric conditioner says that it can, promising to help clothes dry 30% faster compared to clothing that is washed with detergent alone. New in the US, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
19 May 2014

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