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UK joins non-binding EU agreement to support nuclear

The UK and 11 other EU countries have signaled their support for nuclear generation. Datamonitor expects benefits from such "soft" agreements to be long-term and to include easier access to funding and R&D sharing. In the short term, the UK government's new carbon price floor will make low-carbon generation, including nuclear, more attractive.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2013
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New household products review: sponges branch out with fruit and oxygen formulations

This month's summary of the latest product launches from the household goods industry sees cleaning sponges once more at the forefront of innovation, with fruit and oxygen-based varieties hitting the market in Europe. Meanwhile, a distinctive range of environmentally friendly cleaners has been launched, and white tea has re-emerged within the fabric conditioner category.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2012
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OMV: focusing on value-added services to drive market share

Through a partnership with Western Union, fuel retailer OMV is set to offer international money transfer facilities across its network in eight Central and Eastern European countries. This is the second recent venture into the financial services space for OMV, and highlights its high focus on expanding and diversifying its service offering to drive customer satisfaction.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jul 2010
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New household products review: household care focuses on the beautiful

This month's selection of new household product launches shows that beautifying claims are becoming more popular. Products making such claims include a dish soap product with a hand protecting formula and a laundry product that helps to reveal the "seven signs of beautiful clothes". These products show that personal care terminology is increasingly being used in the household products sector.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2009
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MOL: one step closer to acquiring Croatia's INA

Hungary-based MOL's long-held ambition of acquiring Croatian firm INA is one step closer to reality now that it has become the largest shareholder in the company, after purchasing many of the shares issued in a free float. Further talks are underway regarding MOL's desire to purchase some or all of Croatian government's remaining share, while Austria's OMV is keeping an unexpectedly low profile.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Oct 2008
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CommentWire

Romania: fruitful market for motorway service stations

OMV, Rompetrol and Petrom are to build 10 new service stations on the Sun Motorway in Romania. Although these additional sites alone will see the total number of motorway sites more than double, the vast motorway construction project that is currently underway could see a further 87 stations added between now and 2016.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jul 2008
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Logistics in Central and Eastern Europe: the next logistics hot-spot

The logistics industry in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia is set to experience substantial growth over the next five years. Datamonitor predicts that nominal spend on logistics and storage in the region will grow from around $272.3 billion in 2008 to $369.4 billion by 2012. This will primarily be derived from fast growing domestic country-markets, as well as increasing merchandise exports.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Feb 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

MOL: targeting Romania's wealthy with new forecourt concept

MOL Romania has begun a project to build restaurants at some of its busiest service stations. Providing customers with restaurants equipped with internet access should enable the MOL unit to gain an advantage over its competitors. Nevertheless, given the developing nature of Romania, MOL should tread carefully and focus its efforts on the wealthier and busier metropolitan areas of the country.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jun 2007
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CommentWire

Petrom: rationalization not expansion needed

Petrom has revealed that it has a budget of E110 million to invest in building new service stations and renovating existing sites. However, the greater focus should be on the renovations given the relatively low average throughput of Petrom's service stations at present.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2007
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CommentWire

DIY retailers: going east

Germany's Praktiker opens its third new store in Romania as DIY retailers' scramble for market share in key new battlegrounds intensifies. New retail hotspots Romania and Bulgaria are characterized by house ownership levels exceeding 95%, offering significant growth opportunities for DIY. However, for now general spending levels remain low.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Dec 2006

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