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PLA Innovation of the Week: a "liquid free" energy shot

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2012
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Closure of FIS unlikely to significantly impact Singapore's private bank market

Singapore is closing its FIS, whereby foreigners seeking permanent residency could be fast-tracked through their private bank. The scheme was targeted at HNW individuals with at least S$20m in assets and S$10m to invest. Fears have been raised about the effect this might have on attracting foreign wealth to the country's private banking market, but Datamonitor feels any impact will be negligible.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2012
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Amendments to FOFA's opt-in requirements will benefit consumers and industry

The Australian government has announced that although opt-in requirements will still be part of the FOFA reforms, advisors will be able to avoid the requirements if they are part of an organization governed by a code of conduct that has been approved by the ASIC. Datamonitor believes that the amendment will reduce industry costs substantially, while still ensuring that clients' interests are met.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Apr 2012
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Sweden exploring "Chip and Go" as banks remain doubtful over the prospects of contactless payments

The recent emergence of contactless technology has created global buzz, with both issuers and schemes heavily promoting it as the next step forward for the payments industry. But despite a E9.5bn opportunity for contactless payments in Sweden, Swedish banks and payment providers are skeptical of the need for contactless, and are exploring the possibility of Chip and Go payments as an alternative.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Apr 2012
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Unpredictable tariffs threaten the progress of renewable energy technologies in the UK

2011 was a record year for investment in renewable energy technologies, but with recent changes to tariff levels in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Poland throwing doubt on governments' commitment to subsidizing the sector, European investment in renewable energy stalled in Q1 of 2012.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2012
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Indonesian market one of the few to tempt further CBA expansion

While considered to be the most domestically focused of the big Australian banks, CBA recently announced plans to speed up expansion in the fast-growing Indonesian market. Unlike its other big Asian presence in China, its operations in Indonesia focus on SMEs and the mass affluent, a combination that will stand it in good stead with the local wealthy.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2012
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Overall media rush towards telematics, but who can benefit from the box?

Following the gender ruling of March 2011, telematics has gradually become a hot topic. Estimates of uptake rates have reached the most improbable levels and many providers have rushed towards the black box; however, it is evident that telematics is not suitable for everyone. While it can improve risk and safety, it can only reduce insurance premiums to a certain degree and only for some drivers.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2012
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UK insurers gearing up for the growth of the cyber insurance market

Datamonitor forecasts that over the next two years the cyber insurance market will grow drastically as several factors combine to catalyze businesses into seeking out cyber liability cover.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2012
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RBC Wealth Management seeks to double its AUM in emerging markets

RBC intends to increase its AUM in emerging countries from $20bn to $50bn by the end of 2015. As recently announced, Dubai will play an important role in the wealth manager's expansion plans as the bank seeks to double its staff in the emirate during the same period. However, RBC's growth targets are ambitious given the fierce competition and its plan to mainly grow organically.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2012
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Bank of Singapore's new proprietary training program addresses key local challenges

Bank of Singapore has announced the launch of the "Programme for Wealth Management Professionals." With difficulties recruiting and retaining wealth managers cited as a key threat to the growth of the private banking market in Asia Pacific, Datamonitor expects more boutique private banks in the region to develop such bespoke programs in the future to support ambitious AUM targets.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Apr 2012

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