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Carlsberg: H1 2010 results paint a picture of growing profitability

According to its H1 2010 results, Carlsberg's operating profit has grown by 12% to DKK5.0 billion, largely due to strong margin improvements and market share gains across most of its businesses. While the results provide a lot of detail on operational performance, income, and cash flow, they also highlight some interesting points worthy of greater analysis from a consumer marketing perspective.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2010
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Asia: container traffic riding the wave of recovery

Container traffic is surging along transpacific and intra-Asian routes, with trade gaining importance between the West and markets such as China, India, Japan and Vietnam. More importantly, ocean carriers expect the current upsurge in the use of Asia-US and EU routes to continue over the next few months, leading to a rise in strategic collaborations.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2010
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CommentWire

GM: used car JV in China

The world's largest car manufacturer, General Motors, has teamed up with Chinese second-hand car retailer Shanghai Automotive Industry to capitalize on the increasing demand for used cars in China. With residual values in other countries falling, the growing Chinese market offers tempting opportunities for western manufacturers.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2003
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CommentWire

Chinese banking: tough decisions ahead

China's entry into the WTO provided a timeline to market liberalization as well as opening the door to the $1.4 trillion of consumer assets within the country. Part of these developments, the creation of China's new independent banking regulator and watchdog, should boost a growing confidence in the Chinese banking industry.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2003
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CommentWire

IT services: heading offshore

The battle lines have been drawn, with tier-one providers such as IBM Global Services, CSC, EDS and CGEY all gearing up to grow their own units in India. With price competition driving the move, many of these companies are being forced to build their offshore businesses or risk a reduced ability to win major projects.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2003
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CommentWire

Anti-spam software: pure-play vendors at a disadvantage

The three major anti-virus software vendors are all building on their anti-spam offerings. Symantec, Trend Micro and Network Associates are all fighting for a share of the growing market. With these established players making moves, pure-play spam filter vendors will have a hard time gaining much market share without being acquired.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Mar 2003
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CommentWire

Avis: feeling the pinch of a corporate freeze

Avis Europe, one of the best-known brands in car rental, has seen pre-tax profits fall by 15% in 2002, citing the fall in business travel as a key factor. This year will continue to be tough for rental companies, and performance will only pick up when economic stability returns.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2003
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Chinese financial services: in danger of stalling

The Chinese financial system needs urgent reform, so the announcements by the PBOC that it will slow down reforms in the sector is bad news for foreign FSIs. Not only will the market be relatively closed to them but there is a risk that it may be pushed beyond immediate help, crippled by a lack of liquidity through high bad debt levels.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2003
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CommentWire

Cialis: standing ovation for new launch

The launch of Viagra, the world's first treatment for impotency and erectile dysfunction, was an instant success. Now, Lilly ICOS has officially launched Cialis, Viagra's first direct competition, and there is more on the way. In a growing market, Cialis' advantages over Viagra mean that it could reach blockbuster status.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Feb 2003
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Wine: value of brands a constant amongst the change

The wine industry's journey towards integration continues apace, even while some of its larger constituents face shrinking profits. Parts of the industry have been swept by consolidation, but it will take time to change an industry still composed largely of privately owned family firms. In the meantime, the industry's newly emerged giants must focus on retaining brand equity.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jan 2003

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