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Quantum: leaping up the market share rankings

Fortum's [FUM1V.HE] UK businesses look like a good fit for Quantum Energy, which seems to be happy fighting over the smaller volume energy consumers. The extra size from the acquisition and improved financial support from a change in ownership put Quantum in an excellent position to gain market share from its rivals.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jul 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Sydkraft: green light for Graninge takeover

On the same day the Graninge takeover was approved, increasing Sydkraft's presence in Sweden and Finland, the company commented on potential Danish expansion. The company hopes to build a strong Nordic presence over the next few years, rounding off parent E.ON's [VEB.D] European market position.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Nov 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

GM foods: give it time

After a five year long moratorium on growing and commercializing GM foods, the EU has authorized the entry of a GM product onto the market. European consumers are still unconvinced, and the biotechnology companies behind the products fear the public may reject them. However consumers may learn to accept GM, first in nutraceuticals, and then in mainstream foods.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Dec 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Finnish utilities: customers need to wake up to the competition

The end-user price for Finnish electricity customers has failed to track the fall in wholesale prices following last year's extremely high prices. The conditions that created the price peaks have now dissipated and customers need to be made more aware of this to help drive both switching and competition.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Feb 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Statoil: going it alone in forecourt retailing

Following a five year joint venture with Statoil [STO] in the ownership of fuel retailer Statoil Detaljhandel Skandinavia, grocery major ICA is now withdrawing from the partnership. As long as Statoil maintains supply arrangements with ICA and has used its alliance to learn important retailing lessons, this needn't hinder its development in the convenience sector.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Orkla: having its Chips

Orkla's purchase of Chips clearly strengthens its position in the Nordic countries, but it is Chips' Russian and Baltic operations that really catch the eye. While the snacks market continues to expand in most major markets, health concerns over diet in western European and the US means this trend may level off. Emerging market access is therefore vital for Orkla's future growth.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Lukoil: go West

Lukoil has announced its acquisition of petrol stations in Hungary, while its purchase of Finland's Teboil has also been approved by the European Commission. Not only do these deals secure a dependable outlet for its oil exports, they are also an indication of Lukoil's clear ambition to establish itself firmly in European fuel retail.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Mar 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Nordic power: Nord Pool price critique highlights need for change

Criticism from a leading Finnish power player over Nord Pool pricing mechanisms has raised interesting issues in light of changing electricity market dynamics. Indeed, the advent of emissions trading brings the market's current pricing mechanism into question, and may signal the need for reform.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Jun 2005
Expert View
Expert View

New food review: Asian products gallop ahead

Some unusual foods have emerged from Asia recently, with Productscan Online reporting on the launch of a baby food made with horsemeat in Japan, and a savory snack consisting of a fish presented on a stick in China. Both products perhaps reveal a more open-minded approach to eating unusual foodstuffs in the Far East than in the English-speaking world...

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Ark Therapeutics: targeting a new era for oncology?

Ark Therapeutics has announced that its novel gene-based targeting technology Scavidin can halt tumor progression while preventing chemotherapy side effects. Although clinical trials are urgently required to confirm Scavidin's efficacy, this leading edge technology could spell the end for unpleasant toxicities associated with chemotherapy and radiation, particularly for elderly patients.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2006

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