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A Britannia and Co-op merger could threaten the big banks

Britannia and the Co-op have confirmed that they are holding talks concerning a potential merger, the success of which would depend on the passing of the Butterfill Bill. If such a union is formed, the combined institution could use its unique branding position to take on the big banks in a sector seriously wounded by the ongoing financial turmoil.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Oct 2008
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A broad portfolio of wealth management services is necessary to attract Australian investors

The wealth management sector in Australia is experiencing rapid growth. Consequently it has become a target market for many international players, as well as domestic competitors looking to expand. However, providers of wealth management services need to offer a flexible portfolio, which appeals both to the self-governing investor as well as to those who require more financial guidance.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Apr 2011
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A changing European pharmaceuticals market

The European pharmaceuticals market is set for significant change this year. The accession of an additional ten member states into the EU is likely to affect the market as a whole with a particular impact on regulations, pricing, and parallel trade. These factors added to a growing generics field should present industry access to relatively untapped markets with long-term revenue potential.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2004
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A Climate Change Levy exemption for nuclear in the UK is both problematic and unlikely

Despite repeated claims from the government that there will be no subsidy for nuclear power in the UK, stakeholder demands for other forms of assistance are growing increasingly common. The possibility of an exemption for nuclear power under the Climate Change Levy framework has been proposed, yet such proposals are unworkable, as they would necessitate huge structural changes to the levy scheme.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Dec 2009
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A competitive Chinese online landscape means PayPal China will focus on the international market

PayPal China has revealed that it will continue to focus on the lucrative cross-border market in the region due to greater revenue potential. The dominance of competitor Alibaba Group's marketplace services and its third-party payment processor Alipay means that although China is a substantial online market, gaining a foothold is difficult.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2012
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A continued Middle East cargo boom needs timely infrastructure development

The Middle Eastern express and logistics markets are some of the most dynamic in the global market today. Investment in the region's logistics industry is expected to reach $60 billion in 2008. Whether this growth can be sustained will be highly dependent upon the timely development of the region's infrastructure and operational efficiency.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Sep 2008
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A costly and abrupt retreat from nuclear in Germany

March 11 marked the first anniversary of Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster. This has caused a particularly marked policy response in Germany, where the decision has been made to abandon nuclear energy by 2022 at an estimated cost of E1.7tn by 2030. The decision appears to be motivated by political considerations rather than factual assessment.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Mar 2012
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A crisis in the UK EMR

The UK EMR's tripartite goal of achieving energy security, carbon reduction, and cost minimization is untenable. The government's pretense that it is maintaining a competitive market environment while actually pursuing a highly interventionist policy means that there will be a crisis in UK energy policy - unless the government convinces the public that carbon reduction is worth the cost.

Published By Datamonitor
09 May 2013
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A crushing blow to uninsured drivers

The Greenaway report, a UK government-commissioned study into the problem of uninsured driving, signals the start of a crackdown on motorists that drive without insurance. This report should provide the catalyst for strengthening legislation and Datamonitor's James Greenwell argues that it will finally bring UK compliance levels in line with the rest of Europe...

Published By Datamonitor
12 Aug 2004
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A decline in petrol sales illustrates behavior that may contribute to a dip in car insurance GWP

Datamonitor has forecast the private motor insurance market will plateau during 2012-15. One influence will be static growth in volume as the cost of driving spirals. Insurers are currently unconcerned while the size of the motor parc remains stable, with declining traffic signifying less risk exposure. Yet as drivers react and adapt their behavior, larger consequences for the market are expected.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Oct 2012

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