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ResearchWire
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UK life and pensions: growing at 16.9% a year

Published By Datamonitor
28 May 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK life assurance: annual cover 2.8% annual growth

Published By Datamonitor
19 Apr 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK life assurance: risk free products required

UK life companies are expecting 2004 to be a good year for them, but it might not be all that rosy. The stock market slump adversely affected the sales of these policies and consumers have now turned their backs on investment driven life products. Life companies need to rethink their product portfolios and provide for consumers' demand for lower risk policies.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2004
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK life assurance: steady growth

Published By Datamonitor
06 Feb 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK life industry: accusatory government enquiry

At the same time as one of the UK's key parliamentary committees accuses the life and pensions industry of complacency, disappointing news on the take-up of the government's new pension credit has emerged. With both parties guilty of creating complexity in the system, the need for a simple, coherent and sustainable framework for future pension provision becomes imperative.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Nov 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK life insurers: improving transparency is the only way forward

UK life insurers are unlikely to avoid the malaise that has hit the banking sector. Their balance sheets are facing increased scrutiny with concerns that their solvency levels will not be sustainable over the coming months. In order to prepare for this attention, life insurers should practice a degree of damage limitation, making their financial position transparent to investors and customers.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK LNG: foreign suppliers are failing to deliver

UK wholesale gas prices have been at a premium to the US market; however, this has failed to encourage LNG shippers, which have diverted tankers away from the UK. Cargo needs, capacity planning and concerns about the security of supply should be raised, given that market fundamentals are not at work. A supply failure, albeit temporary, must be corrected for the market to function efficiently.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK logistics: Exel's success adds to Salvesen's woes

Exel has followed counterparts Wincanton and Christian Salvesen in releasing encouraging financial news, with all three companies enjoying a successful period of late. However, Salvesen has less cause to celebrate as, although it remains the third largest player in the UK market, its over-reliance on the domestic arena may cause it longer term problems.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK logistics: the benefits of rail are underplayed

Given the current trends that are shaping the logistics industry such as sustainability and modal shift, the rail industry is in an ideal position to benefit from these developments. However, negative perceptions of cost and complexity mean that an overhaul of the sector's image is required to persuade companies to integrate rail into their supply chains.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Apr 2011
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK logistics: UK market set for second largest growth in Europe

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2002

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