Opinion on Alliances and Joint Ventures

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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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HSBC/Norwich Union: hoping to venture into the top 10

The personal general insurance market looks set to become even more competitive, following the signing of a new strategic partnership between two of the UK's leading financial services providers, HSBC and Norwich Union. With these two established players behind it, the venture looks well positioned for strong growth and will no doubt shake up the insurance market with fresh competition.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2007
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DHL/Panalpina: protecting their own security

By joining programs such as C-TPAT companies in the transport industry pledge their long-term support and commitment to securing the supply chain. Those in the program not only give themselves a competitive advantage but are also able to ease themselves into new practice codes that could be legislated in the future.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2003
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Tibbett & Britten: filling its boots

Tibbett & Britten has been chosen ahead of rival providers to manage and operate all transport services for Boots. The UK retailer is hoping to make its transport activities simpler and most cost effective, and if Tibbett & Britten can achieve these goals for Boots it should be in an improved position to win similar contracts for other UK companies.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
28 May 2003
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Eli Lilly: breakthrough product development halted

The termination of Generex and Lilly's partnership for the development of Oralin would appear to have left Lilly with a gap in its diabetes pipeline. It may however have opened up possibilities for the development of a more commercially rewarding product.

Published By Datamonitor
28 May 2003
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Shell/Coles Myer: alliance may prompt fuel price war

Coles Myer is going head to head with Woolworths in the fuel retailing business to drive growth among its supermarkets and other outlets. While the alliance may help grow sales, Coles Myer will need to be wary of the wafer-thin margins in fuel retailing while Woolworths will surely fight hard to maintain its share.

Published By Datamonitor
27 May 2003
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Payment cards: chips underpinning security

The current trial of chip and PIN payment cards in Northampton is a precursor to the scheme being rolled out to the rest of the UK. Criticized for not adopting the fraud-reducing scheme earlier, the UK's tardiness means it is now leading the way in building the cards to a new international standard.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
20 May 2003
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Birds Eye/Safeway: frozen alliance

Birds Eye has joined forces with UK supermarket chain Safeway. The alliance marks a continuing effort to overcome consumers' negative perceptions of both frozen food products and the frozen food buying experience. If they are able to shift perceptions it may lead to renewed scope for premium frozen products.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2003
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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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Scania/MAN: collaboration fuels merger speculation

The latest collaboration between Scania and MAN has fuelled speculation that the two companies will merge to create a new European giant in the commercial vehicle sector. While Toyota has also been suggested as a possible partner for Scania, the balance may be moving towards MAN if a merger were eventually to take place.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Apr 2003

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