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Polish banks challenge card schemes in mobile payments

The move by six Polish banks to jointly launch a bank transfer-based POS, ATM, and P2P mobile payments system could spell bad news for card schemes and their future role within the mobile payments space.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jul 2013
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UK joins non-binding EU agreement to support nuclear

The UK and 11 other EU countries have signaled their support for nuclear generation. Datamonitor expects benefits from such "soft" agreements to be long-term and to include easier access to funding and R&D sharing. In the short term, the UK government's new carbon price floor will make low-carbon generation, including nuclear, more attractive.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2013
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Polish banks need to push apps to help grow the mobile channel

Polish consumers show the highest affinity with mobile banking in Europe; however, their use of mobile banking apps trails that of the global leaders. Apps create a better experience overall, and will help to grow this channel if they are effectively designed.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Nov 2012
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Onshore wealth management is more attractive in Chile and Turkey than in China and India

The legal hurdles that exist in countries such as China restrict the degree to which foreign banks can enter and conduct business. These restrictions do not necessarily negate the opportunities in these countries, but they do mean that alternative routes to market other than the acquisition of a smaller local player may be necessary, complicating and adding to the cost of entry.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2012
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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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PLA Innovation of the Week: a toothbrush that reminds you when it should be replaced

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jun 2012
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HSBC in talks to sell its retail and wealth units in Mauritius

HSBC has been in talks concerning a possible sale of its retail banking and wealth management business in Mauritius. However, the lender said that it will remain in the country through its investment banking and commercial units. Discussions are still ongoing, and no definitive plan has been confirmed. Such a divestment would highlight HSBC's commitment to "right sizing" its global presence.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Apr 2012
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New personal care review: intimate gel targets the perfect date

In this month's rundown of novel personal care launches, one manufacturer is set to cause a stir with the launch of an arousal gel combined with a cinema ticket promotion that promises a perfect date. Meanwhile, the dual phase concept has moved to the lip balm category, and an indulgence-oriented supplement based on chia is a novel arrival on the functional scene.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Feb 2012
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Poland: aversion to debt prompts consumers to dump additional credit cards

Polish consumers are more risk-averse regarding debt compared to the global average, a Datamonitor survey shows. New data indicate that the Polish credit card market contracted considerably in 2010 as a result of this cautious attitude.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2011
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New household products review: splittable laundry capsule looks to lighten the load

This month's roundup of launches from the household goods industry sees manufacturers looking at ways of adding value through the use of innovative packaging. In Italy, a "splittable" pre-dosed washing detergent has hit the shelves, while in the US a "window" feature has appeared in a new laundry aid. In other news, a scented candle is hoping to make headlines with a novel newspaper fragrance.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2011

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