Opinion in Portugal

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Portugal to become a net exporter by 2017

Portugal will soon become one of the few European electricity net exporters, with a focus on natural gas and hydropower enabling it to exceed its energy demands. Additionally, a host of new grid interconnectors are due to be installed, enabling Portugal to export its surplus energy to neighboring countries.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jul 2014
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New personal care review: toothbrushes get a handle on replacement indicator technology

This month's rundown of the latest personal care launches looks at how toothbrush indicator technology is taking strides forward, with a recent innovative launch featuring an integrated device in the handle showing when the toothbrush should be replaced. In other news, the trend for personal care products to mimic indulgent food continues with the launch of a bath soap "chocolate bar."

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2012
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Expert View

Ireland's wealth market to outperform the rest of the PIIGS

The wealth markets in Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain (PIIGS) are among the worst performers at a global level, highlighting the difficulties faced by some of the traditional wealth markets. Western Europe as a whole has performed poorly in recent years, and the outlook up to 2015 is now even bleaker, with downward developments looking increasingly likely.

Published By Datamonitor
25 May 2012
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New food review: convenient consumption the order of the day for potato and peanut butter

In this month's summary of the latest food industry innovations, quick preparation and consumption formats have appeared in the ready meals and nut butter categories, showing that convenience is becoming an essential attribute in an increasingly diverse set of product categories. Meanwhile, salt caramel continues its march with its introduction as a flavor of potato chips.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2012
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New drinks review: beer sees future in fruit

In this month's rundown of notable launches from the drinks industry, novel fruit flavors have come to the fore in the beer market. In other news, unusual fruit and vegetable combinations are being offered as part of a new smoothie line, while an aerosol soft drink is hoping to shake up the kids' drinks market.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2011
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

PLA Innovation of the Week: a beauty drink that will improve your skin and suntan

Published By Datamonitor
23 Aug 2011
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High net worth investors' high exposure to sovereign debt should be a major cause for concern

The passage of legislation in the US to raise the debt ceiling will be welcomed by investors worldwide, but US Treasuries are not out of the woods yet and Europe's debt faces further downgrades. This is bad news for the eurozone's high net worth investors, who hold 13% of their wealth in these supposedly "safe-as-houses" investments.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Sunlover: new "beauty drink" hits the market

Brazilian company Sunlover has launched a beauty drink which is said to improve the drinker's skin and tan. The product is the latest in a line of nutricosmetic food and drink launches to hit the market. However, Nestle's recent decision to remove its nutraceutical brand, Glowelle, from sale, perhaps suggests that these products still have some way to go to achieve consumer acceptance.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

LeasePlan consolidates its position in the Portuguese car leasing market

LeasePlan Corporation, one of the world's largest fleet and vehicle management firms, has entered into an agreement with Santander Consumer Iber-Rent to purchase the entire share capital of Santander Consumer Multirent in Portugal. Datamonitor believes that this will consolidate LeasePlan's leadership position in the Portuguese operational leasing market, which is set to record strong growth.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2011
CommentWire
CommentWire

Nycomed/Merck: Daxas deal will have limited financial impact

Nycomed and Merck & Co. have agreed to co-promote the novel COPD therapy Daxas, which recently gained a positive recommendation in the EU. While this collaboration boosts Daxas' commercial prospects in several European countries, as well as Canada, the drug is limited by its restricted patient potential.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2010

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