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$14.2tn global offshore market relocates to more legitimate and safe shores

The total amount of deposits and mutual funds held by non-residents in 12 of the largest offshore centers reached a post-crisis high of $14.2tn in 2011. However, this was still below the 2007 peak. Increased pressure on offshore centers to clean up their acts has limited their role as bases for tax avoidance for companies and individuals, to the benefit of safe havens such as the US and the UK.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jul 2012
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'Conservative' pharmaceutical industry slow to take advantage of online marketing opportunities

While the internet has altered the landscape in the retail sector and revolutionized the airline industry, pharmaceutical companies have been slow to take advantage of the marketing opportunities offered by the medium. With existing sales and marketing strategies widely considered unsustainable, the industry needs to evolve and engage with its customers online, or it risks being left behind.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Apr 2008
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2007 "Build a Better Mousetrap" New Product Innovations of the Year

Wasabi flavored sorbet, powdered peanut butter, beer with nicotine and hot dogs coated with yogurt were among the most unusual new product innovations reported worldwide in 2007 by Datamonitor's Productscan Online database of new products.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2008
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2007 will be one of the most challenging years in contact center outsourcing's history

Coming hot on the heels of UK bank Lloyds TSB's announcement that it is to move its contact center operations from Mumbai to the UK, a new report has revealed that contact center outsourcing providers are set to face tremendous challenges with the emergence of late-adopting vertical markets. Indeed, vendors are struggling to adapt industry-specific solutions to both new and established clients.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2007
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2008 - the year of green IT

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, which runs from December 3 to 14 this year, looks set to send a clear and unambiguous message to the developed world: reduce your carbon footprint now before it is too late.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Dec 2007
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2013: micro-managing finances through the mobile

Consumers attempting to stick to a budget have a number of tools available to them through their mobile phones to aid the management of their money. Regular micro-management of finances facilitates saving and keeps track of everyday spending. Third-party providers are currently leading the field but these tools are a clear next step for mainstream banking apps.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jan 2013
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2013: the year of the cloud

The lackluster performance of NFC-based wallets globally compared to the relative success of cloud-based payment models using bar and QR codes suggests that the latter will continue to see rapid development in the year ahead.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jan 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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3PL set to play a significant role in shifting industry landscape

A fundamental shift in executive thinking and continued pressure on margins has meant that a company's supply chain is increasingly being seen as a strategic asset. While businesses are realizing the vital role 3PL can play within this process, logistics providers are also re-assessing their own unique position in the market. Datamonitor lead analyst Chris Morgan explains...

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2006
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A continued Middle East cargo boom needs timely infrastructure development

The Middle Eastern express and logistics markets are some of the most dynamic in the global market today. Investment in the region's logistics industry is expected to reach $60 billion in 2008. Whether this growth can be sustained will be highly dependent upon the timely development of the region's infrastructure and operational efficiency.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Sep 2008

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