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Renault-Nissan's new Common Module Family system takes platform sharing to the next level

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has unveiled its CMF system. CMF provides greater manufacturing flexibility than traditional platform-sharing initiatives and will be used on the joint company's global vehicle range. CMF has the potential to deliver significant savings, and may help to improve the fortunes of other struggling volume manufacturers.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jun 2013
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Apple to take a bite out of the m-payments market

Apple has so far been conspicuous by its absence in the digital wallet market, but two recent patents seem to herald its intention to finally break into this space.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jun 2013
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Bell ID set to ring the changes in NFC

Bell ID's move to deploy software that facilitates storing and accessing customer NFC payment credentials on the cloud is bad news for smartphone manufacturers and mobile network operators, as its approach removes these players from the value chain.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2013
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Added-value services are key to premium positioning

Banks seeking to move from the status of commodity to premium providers should consider offering enhanced services such as rewards programs to improve customer loyalty and goodwill.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jun 2013
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Square sees opportunity in old tech

In a bid to engage consumers, competitors in the crowded digital wallet space are shunning innovation in favor of tried and tested payment methods.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jun 2013
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2017: a turning point for wealth managers

The 2007-08 financial crisis has had an enduring effect on the composition of the global retail savings and investments market and has put significant pressure on wealth managers, but the situation is slowly improving.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2013
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Porsche's Panamera leads the hybrid charge

Porsche has developed an innovative new hybrid-electric powertrain that combines the electric motor and the clutch in one unit. The unit is intended to significantly reduce the amount of fuel consumed in everyday driving conditions. The module will debut on the next-generation Panamera, but is intended to be fitted to all Porsche's future cars, including the iconic 911 range.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2013
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HNW investors want in on advice

The HNW investor does not have the same profile as five years ago, and firms most capable of adapting their service to embrace these new traits are most likely to be successful. 2013 will see the HNW client meeting change from a one-way conversation to a two-way interaction, satisfying both the increased focus on the cost of advice and the heightened involvement desires of HNW customers.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2013
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Digital showrooms could change the future of vehicle retailing

Car-makers are adapting to the digital age by offering motorists the use of digital showrooms, enabling drivers to experience and purchase cars without physically test-driving them. Moving to a virtual showroom is a bold decision for manufacturers and motorists, and relies on people's willingness to buy a vehicle without trying it first.

Published By Datamonitor
10 May 2013
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Ferrari heading for California as brand aims to increase its exclusivity

With the recent LaFerrari hyper-car selling out well before its official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, it seems that consumers' appetite for this luxury brand will continue over the coming years. By offering consumers a growing range of personalized options and investing in a new body shop in the US, the company will stay one step ahead of its main competition.

Published By Datamonitor
09 May 2013

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