Opinion

Published within

« | ... | 1557 | 1558 | 1559 | 1560 | 1561 | 1562 | 1563 | 1564 | 1565 | ... | » »|

Type Product title / description Pub Price
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK banks: relatively underperforming

The Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC both announced interim profits this week, with the latter reporting pretax profits before exceptionals of GBP3.3 billion. Last week Barclays announced profits of GBP1.7 billion, marginally above Lloyds TSB's GBP1.6 billion. Though it may be troubled times for banks, they're far from seeing red.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Aug 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK banks: satisfaction is the key to loyalty

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jul 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK banks: trust in simplicity?

Lord Turner, head of the UK's financial watchdog, has emphasized the need for banks to get back to basics in order to regain public trust in financial services. Datamonitor's recently published Rebuilding Consumer Trust series agrees with this assertion, but adds that effective communication is also vital.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK beer: evolution, not revolution

CAMRA's claims of an ale resurgence in the UK are exaggerated: almost two-thirds of beer consumption is lager, and dark beers' share is still falling. However, the organization highlights an important change in British tastes. Drinkers now appreciate domestic premium dark beers as sophisticated beverages in their own right, while rejecting mass-market kegged bitters in favor of lager.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Sep 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK beer: still a nation of beer lovers - but at home

The wider availability of new technology such as home entertainment systems and broadband Internet connections is encouraging consumers to stay at home rather than go out to pubs or bars.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK biomass: a growing source of energy

The decision to go ahead would provide a major boost to the biomass sector in the UK, which has struggled to establish itself despite extensive government funding. Although a number of potential avenues for biomass development remain, changes to the UK electricity market structure may be required to make them a success.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jan 2005
Expert View
Expert View

UK biotech gets a $1.6 billion shot in the arm

The UK government has announced that science is to receive a $16.3 billion cash investment, of which 10% will be ploughed into biotech over the next three years. Yet there is concern that the money has been earmarked for politically-attractive research rather than allowing scientists more freedom to pursue wider, less commercially-driven goals. Datamonitor's Mark Belsey weighs up the issues...

Published By Datamonitor
10 Mar 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK biotech: new heads for the biggest headaches

The UK's biotech leaders - Celltech, CAT, OGS and British Biotech - have all appointed or are about to appoint new CEOs. Not surprising, given the companies' recent poor results both in financial and drug development terms. The changes should signal a shift towards efficient drug development, and a new focus on profitable business development.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Nov 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK biotechs: biting off more than they can chew

Five non-profitable UK biotech companies may be considering a merger, creating a new cancer player capable of competing against the pharmaceutical majors and of raising the funds needed to create a strong pipeline. But while it seems exciting, the merger could prove a logistical nightmare. A more gradual consolidation effort might suit the biotechs better.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Aug 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK Boiler Scrappage Scheme: installation charges may influence success

Although the UK government's Boiler Scrappage Scheme has reportedly received great interest, there are still over 70,000 vouchers left, worth a total of GBP28m. Despite further incentives from major energy retailers, it seems that replacing a boiler is still too expensive for a large part of the population, especially given the high rates charged for boiler installation.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2010

« | ... | 1557 | 1558 | 1559 | 1560 | 1561 | 1562 | 1563 | 1564 | 1565 | ... | » »|

No help is available.