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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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Action must be taken against the sale of illegal solvent-based paints in Europe

The re-emergence of illegal solvent-based paints in many European automotive aftermarkets is becoming a major headache for paint manufacturers. In recent years, usage has grown as distribution channels look to cut costs due to government austerity and falling incomes. Governments and manufacturers need to do more to ensure that these potentially harmful paints are removed from the supply chain.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Nov 2012
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Blue Inc looks east as international expansion gains momentum

Value clothing retailer Blue Inc, with financial backing from its new chairman Sir Stuart Rose and high-profile investors the Reuben Brothers, plans to expand its international presence. The retailer, which already has a growing online operation in the US, Russia, and the Baltic and other Eastern European states, plans to open stores in Ukraine, Latvia, and Lithuania later this year.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2012
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New drinks review: duo sachet brings "mix and match" concept to drinks

In this month's roundup of novel drinks industry launches, the personalization trend once again takes center stage with the introduction of a new powdered drink that allows consumers to blend individual flavors according to their own taste. In packaging news, novelty musical Christmas tins have arrived for the tea category, while butterscotch flavor "beer" for children is also hitting the shelves.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2012
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Lithuania: moves towards new roadmap for gas industry

Plans to split gas transportation and distribution assets in Lithuania have been endorsed by the country's parliament. Datamonitor believes that the plans, once approved by the president, will help move the Lithuanian gas industry towards unhindered access to the European gas infrastructure, while also changing the configuration of the domestic market.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jul 2011
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Kingfisher: franchising scheme to lead to swift expansion

The UK-based Kingfisher is set to introduce a franchise model as part of its long-term growth plans, which are to be announced in the first quarter of 2011. This initiative will enable Kingfisher to expand quickly, reduce the impact of difficult trading conditions in the UK and increase its hold over the European market.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Oct 2010
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Nordea: predicts export-driven growth in Baltics

Nordea's has forecast an export-driven economic recovery for the three Baltic states. This prediction will be received optimistically by all the Scandinavian banks who remain heavily exposed to the region, which was one of the worst-hit areas of the recession in Europe. Given their significant loan books in the Baltics, the prospect of a recovery is particularly good news for SEB and Swedbank.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Sep 2010
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Gloves come off in Lithuanian unbundling debate

In an attempt to speed up the development of a competitive, well supplied gas market through nationalizing the transmission network, the Lithuanian government has alienated investors. This counterproductive approach to security of supply leaves the task of attracting capital for other projects, notably a replacement to the nuclear power plant at Ignalina, all the more difficult.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jul 2010
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Ted Baker shows strong performance in the UK

Ted Baker has reported strong group revenue growth for the 52 weeks to January 30, 2010, despite its wholesale division experiencing negative growth. Indeed, a 15.4% increase in group retail sales drove a 7.2% rise in group revenue. While the retailer should now look to capitalize on growth opportunities in the UK and Europe, as well as further afield, it must ensure it protects its brand image.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Mar 2010
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New drinks review: beer breaks flavor boundaries

This month's selection of innovative new drinks products sees the launch of a variety of novel alcoholic beverages, including a wine in a pouch and beer that is designed to complement challenging food combinations. This shows the original ways in which manufacturers are attempting to gain an edge over the competition.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jun 2009

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