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Is Africa the next market for male grooming?

African men have traditionally not focused on grooming regimes, largely embracing their "natural" looks. However, with men around the world becoming more appearance-conscious, it has become socially acceptable for them to follow grooming regimes. According to Datamonitor Consumer's Q4 global survey 2014, 48% of men worldwide think that beauty and grooming products improve their overall appearance.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2015
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Out of the chrysalis - are sprays shedding their utility and gaining style?

Aerosols and then trigger sprays: all those years ago when they came on the market, they were the packaging step-change of a generation. In fact, back then, sprays aerosols were seen as new science: trendy, and something of a status symbol, part of a brave new world. Battles loomed over debates on propellants and ozone layer depletion and damage, giving trigger and pump sprays a media boost.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2015
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Digit takes the effort out of saving

Recently launched Digit, based in the US, aims to help consumers manage their money by automatically moving surplus funds into a savings account. This service should particularly appeal to younger consumers who find it hard to save.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jan 2015
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HNW providers could learn from Howden deal

Financial advisor De Vere has teamed up with Howden to offer HNW insurance services to its clients. Partnerships like this offer real growth opportunities for insurance providers, yet the channel remains overlooked.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jan 2015
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Targeting the "menopausal" man holds significant opportunities for FMCG brands

Lately we have been hearing a lot about the "manopause", but what is it? The scientific name is "andropause" and it is described as the male equivalent to the menopause. It refers to the declining testosterone levels in men from early middle age, resulting in lower energy, decreased libido, and reduced strength and endurance. FMCG brands could benefit by helping to address this issue.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jan 2015
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ETFs appeal across the Australian wealth spectrum

When serving HNW investors, wealth managers in Australia need to offer a range of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in addition to more complex private banking products.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jan 2015
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Germany: new inheritance tax to boost succession planning

The federal constitutional court's ruling that Berlin has to overhaul its inheritance tax law before June 2016 will spark demand for business succession planning among Germany's sizable HNW entrepreneurial community.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jan 2015
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Moven uses smartwatches to further its ambitions

Moven's launch of a smartwatch version of its personal financial management (PFM) app marks the latest step in its quest to expand its reach and become a leading provider of added-value financial solutions for consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jan 2015
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Apple Pay may grow better in UK

Apple Pay is reportedly aiming to expand to the UK in 2015. This may seem ambitious given it is still far from establishing a prominent position in the US, yet the UK will offer more favorable conditions for contactless payments.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jan 2015
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Kinship networks: new collateral for the unbanked?

According to the World Bank, 2.5 billion of the world's population are without a bank account, representing a sizable untapped segment. However, servicing the unique needs of the unbanked in a cost-effective manner remains the key obstacle to expansion.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jan 2015

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