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AXA/Acturis: making electronic improvements

AXA and broker software house Acturis have launched real-time electronic mid-term adjustments (MTAs) for small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) on imarket. With MTAs now available for AXA's full SME product range, such policies can be kept electronic for these additional transactions. This will benefit both brokers and consumers due to the much shorter turnaround of electronic transactions.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Axa/Abbey: a passage to India

French insurer Axa [AXA] and UK bank Abbey [ABBE.L] have announced a swathe of job cuts as they outsource back office operations to India. Both firms need to drive down costs in the wake of their recent troubles. However, they must be aware of the damage that such large-scale relocations can do to their brand image.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2004
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AXA decides to "click, click not cluck, cluck"

AXA has acquired Swiftcover.com, the UK's sole 100% online insurer, in an effort to increase its presence in the direct personal lines market. This move illustrates how AXA's UK general insurance strategy is changing, and gives the strongest indication yet that AXA is committed to rebuilding its direct business.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Feb 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

AWG: set for separation

AWG plans to separate its regulated and non-regulated businesses. It hopes this will cut the regulated business' cost of capital, while allowing the non-regulated business to grow. If the restructuring is a success, AWG should be left in a good position to fund the expansion of its infrastructure management services for utilities and government.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2002
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CommentWire

AWG: more UK water restructuring

By separating the running of assets from the management of customers, the company should be in a position to provide greater returns from the non-regulated business. The restructuring will deliver GBP600 million to shareholders, using money raised from the debt issue. More companies in the UK water sector are likely to follow suit.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Nov 2001
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Awake, sleepers, awake!

Published By Datamonitor
25 May 2001
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CommentWire

Avtovaz: Lada's rocky road ahead

As the foreign second hand car market threatens Lada's domination in Russia, Avtovaz has initiated a crisis production plan, cutting manufacture by 44%. The Russian government has tackled this domestic problem by increasing import duties. Avtovaz would be wise to continue it's development plans and not rely on the government's help alone.<BR /><BR />

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jan 2003
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Avonex and Rebif clash heads in the US multiple sclerosis market

Biogen and Serono are set for all out war over the valuable US multiple sclerosis market. Until last week Biogen's Avonex enjoyed a monopoly in the market, but with the FDA's approval of Biogen's drug it will face competition for the first time. So will Avonex be able to defend its territory or will the two companies have to share the spoils?

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2002
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CommentWire

Avon: still calling the shots in direct sales

Published By Datamonitor
12 Dec 2000
CommentWire
CommentWire

Avon: selling lipsticks the ethical way

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2001

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