Opinion in New Zealand

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DB: a warning to brewers worldwide

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2001
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Frucor: holding out for a hero

Danone, the dairy and biscuits giant that also happens to be the world's biggest water bottler, could be rebuffed in its attempts to buy New Zealand's Frucor. One factor behind this coolness towards the bid is the low level of the offer. However, Frucor may also be keener to join forces with a company whose strengths are closer to its own development goals.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Nov 2001
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Lion Nathan: up on the wine trail

While Lion's beer business is doing well at the moment, general beer sales in the Australian-based company's core markets are not growing fast. As a result, Lion is spending heavily on acquisitions in the faster-growing wine market. With such future planning, and favorable market conditions, its positive expectations for next year look attainable.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2001
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Frucor/Danone: cheap tricks

Investors and management seem to think Frucor is worth more than Danone's $121 million offer, but there's no sign of another bidder and Danone looks unwilling to pay more. Frucor has been successful, and would be a strong addition to Danone's portfolio. However, the company may have trouble funding its expansion if it lets the French offer fall through.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Nov 2001
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Frucor/Danone: a V good deal

The waiting is over for Danone, which has finally got its hands on the company responsible for the popular V energy drink. The French firm has also paid much less for the company than many originally expected. It should now be able to take Frucor's portfolio of juices, bottled water and energy drinks into potentially lucrative Asian markets.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jan 2002
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NAB: a change for the better

The financial community was impressed by the bank's plans to slim down its operations. Certainly, the bank could do with some focus after its decade-long acquisition spree - but there could be still more changes to come. NAB may plan to follow HSBC's example, relaunching all its regional operations under a single brand name.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Feb 2002
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DHL: darting into a growing market

Express and logistics giant DHL recently announced its intention to acquire a further 20% stake in Blue Dart Express. The move will increase its control of the company to 88% and highlights DHL's ambition to expand in the Asia-Pacific region. It also reflects a growing trend of international expansion within the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Feb 2005
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San Miguel: no half measures

San Miguel, most famous for its leading beer brand, has been expanding aggressively outside this sphere in recent years, and it has now won a lengthy battle with Fonterra to get its hands on National Foods, the largest Australian dairy company. While clinching the deal is good news for San Miguel, it is an ambitious step that is more of a gamble than previous acquisitions.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2005
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Reverse mortgages: a bright future in Australia and New Zealand

The reverse mortgage markets in Australia and New Zealand have considerable growth potential, with Australia's high level of home equity, retirement savings gap and ageing population suggesting a bright future. However, to realize this potential, lenders must act to raise the profile of reverse mortgages and improve perceptions.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jun 2005
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Pizza Hut: going gourmet

The gourmet pizza market in New Zealand is growing, with market leader Pizza Hut adding a new luxury range to its menu. Pizza Hut's gourmet addition will allow it to seize market share from its upscale competitors. Yet while aiming high, the pizza chain should avoid alienating its core market - the family - upon which its success is built.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2005

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