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Croatian LNG terminal highly viable if obstacles can be overcome

Plans for a Croatian LNG terminal have taken another step forward following the commencement of a feasibility study and the signing of a cooperation agreement among the project partners. While the project will prove a fillip to the Croatian gas market, it will also have positive implications for a number of surrounding markets if developed.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2006
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E.ON/Centrica: both players court LNG, but for very different reasons

E.ON may construct an LNG terminal in Croatia to improve access to its significant interests in the expanding eastern European market. By contrast, Centrica is attempting to secure long-term LNG supplies from Marathon. While Centrica seeks to reduce its exposure to soaring wholesale prices, E.ON is looking to cash in on an increasingly profitable region.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2006
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Every drop helps on Europe's forecourts

In mature western European markets where fuel demand growth is stable and traditional suppliers are cutting their networks, supermarkets are driving efficiency gains. At either end of the scale, Spain and Italy contrast as excellent examples of efficient fuel retailing, the former being the most proficient vendor of fuel in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Mar 2006
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CommentWire

GlaxoSmithKline: Pliva deal to boost R&D

GlaxoSmithKline has entered into a deal to buy Pliva's state-of-the-art R&D facility Pliva-Istrazivacki Institut. Having recently reported an annual profit of GBP6.7 billion, Europe's biggest drugmaker will now hope to improve this financial performance by moving its research activities to lower-cost emerging markets.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Feb 2006
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Going east represents a sound strategy for Europe's utilities

Two recent developments show how western energy utilities are increasingly turning their attention to the opportunities in central and eastern Europe. While shorter term market dynamics mean that these markets often remain challenging environments to operate in, their longer term development potential mean that gaining early mover advantage in central and eastern Europe is a judicious move.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2006
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CommentWire

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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Metro: slavering over the Croatian market

The retailer has taken yet another international step by moving into Croatia. Metro's international expansion policy, funded by divesting many of its non-cash and carry operations, is bolder than that of many of other food retailers. It seems to be paying off. In developed and less developed markets, Metro is going from strength to strength.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Dec 2001
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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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MOL: paying big for INA stake

MOL [MOL] is focused on becoming a major player in central and south-eastern Europe, and seems prepared to pay a high price for a 25% stake in Croatian oil and gas company INA. Following approval, MOL's assets would make it the largest player in south-eastern Europe, improving its position against key regional rival OMV [OMVV.VI].<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jul 2003
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New drinks review: water additives get convenient

In this month's review of beverage launches, the innovation potential of bottled water is being explored by drinks manufacturers. A striking "divided" bottle with separate compartments for water and flavoring has been launched in Russia, while concentrate powders have been reimagined as an on-the-go item, and spring water designed specifically for making baby food has hit shelves in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Apr 2012

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