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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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Tibbett & Britten: Czech mate with Tesco

Tibbett & Britten [TBG.l] is expanding its relationship with Tesco, providing its cold chain distribution in the Czech Republic. The British based supermarket group is a leading player in Central Europe, and the contract win will provide a big boost for T&B as it builds its presence in this promising region.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Aug 2003
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The gloves are off in central European fuel retail

Rapid network expansion and upstream muscle are the unstoppable forces pushing Lukoil to the fore of fuel retailing in central and eastern Europe (CEE). The firm is the key mover in the region, expanding its site presence by a remarkable 180% over the past three years. But selling petrol is not simply a numbers game: Lukoil is also successfully incorporating a strong shop proposition.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Apr 2006
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Tesco: targets gap in CEE department store market

Tesco is to launch a new department store concept in the Czech Republic in an effort to boost its non-food turnover in European retail. While the current decline in retail sales across the region will initially dampen prospects for the format, this new venture looks set to strengthen Tesco's position as a dominant clothing retailer in Central and Eastern Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Feb 2009
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Tesco: cashing in at the pump

With Tesco's entrance into the Czech fuel retailing market looming, oil majors must evaluate the quality of their forecourt offerings even if they are unable to compete on price. However, as other markets have shown, if the big oil players cannot beat the likes of Tesco, the best option may be to join them.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2005
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Sanofi-Aventis: persisting in Zentiva bid

Despite a staunch rebuttal from Czech generics company Zentiva, Sanofi-Aventis has extended its offer of acquisition. The deal would grant the company a foothold in the high margin, fast growing generics markets of Central and Eastern Europe: an option which innovators are increasingly turning to at a time of looming patent expiries and weak pipelines.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2008
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SABMiller: Czech out Frisco

Leading Czech brewer Plzensky Prazdroj is broadening its horizons with a new low-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverage. This is a move away from the company's core beer producing activity, though it could well be a prosperous move since the RTD sector remains largely untapped in the Czech Republic.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2004
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RWE: keeping the pressure on E.ON/Ruhrgas

RWE outbid both E.ON and Ruhrgas to acquire a 97% stake in Transgas. The German utility will also take majority stakes in six of the eight regional Czech gas distributors. This not only makes the company a one major player in the transit of gas from Russia to western Europe, but also one of the most important foreign investors in the central European energy market.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Dec 2001
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Rewe: finally getting some Plus

Rewe has bought Tengelmann's 146 store-strong Plus discount operation in the Czech Republic. Present in the country since 1991, Rewe's future outlook seems bright, as the deal will strengthen its position in the region. That said, owing to turbulences in the financial markets, growth prospects in Eastern Europe have recently dimmed.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2008
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Rewe: Czech consolidation continues

Rewe has bought 96 Delvita supermarkets from Delhaize for E100 million, turning it into the number one supermarket operator by outlet numbers in the country. This move is the latest in a string of market acquisitions and shows that the consolidation process in the Czech Republic is well afoot, but might also hint at Delhaize's strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2006

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