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The future of the global refinery industry lies in developing economies

Facing declining margins, looming refinery overcapacity and divestitures, the global refinery industry seems to be in a state of reinvention. Datamonitor analysis observes that the future of this industry lies in emerging and developing economies, with investment in infrastructure, energy efficiency and expansion being the most likely route to success.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Sep 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tesco: every little helps in global expansion

Tesco is to invest GBP60 million into a cash-and-carry business supplying goods to retailers and restaurants in India. Tesco's main customer will be its partner in the venture, the Tata Group, which owns expanding hypermarket chain Star Bazaar. While the move is only a minor step towards boosting its presence in Asia, it represents the addition of another front to Tesco's global expansion.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Aug 2008
Expert View
Expert View

Tesco's India foray too much too soon?

Talks are underway between Tesco and India's Bharti Enterprises over a possible grocery chain joint venture in India's GBP145 billion a year retail market. While the move is consistent with Tesco's strategy of entering emerging markets with fragmented competition, many are already questioning the wisdom of a foray into India whilst Tesco also strives to build a presence in the US and China.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Mar 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

TCS/Pearl Group: a recipe for Indian BPO on British soil

It was announced recently that negotiations are at an advanced stage for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), to take over the operation of life and pensions administration for the closed book portfolio of UK-based insurer Pearl Group. The deal involves the transfer of existing Pearl non-IT staff to TCS and marks a significant watershed in the UK's outsourcing market.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Oct 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Tata: plugging into electricals

Tata plans to exploit the burgeoning electricals market through the development of a nationwide chain of stores under the Croma brand. This is a sound move by the group to build scale in a market currently devoid of foreign players, but once large foreign retailers are permitted unrestricted entry, it will find itself a ripe acquisition target.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Oct 2006
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CommentWire

Tata Nano: not only a product revolution, but also a breakthrough in product distribution

Customers buying a Tata Nano in India will have to pay a variable transportation charge depending upon the purchase location, with the car costing 11% more in Mumbai than in New Delhi. This novel approach may inspire other companies to follow suit with pioneering distribution strategies, which in turn could bring much-needed reform to the country's finished vehicle logistics industry.

Published By Datamonitor
06 May 2009
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CommentWire

Tata Motors: NYSE debut offers global opportunity

September 27 saw Tata Motors [TTM] become the first Indian company from the automotive sector to float on the NYSE. The benefits of listing in New York should be a useful springboard for future international growth, though the quality of Tata's vehicles will perhaps be the most vital determining factor in the firm's future performance.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2004
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CommentWire

Tata AutoComp Systems: meeting demand for low cost suppliers

The global auto giants are increasingly looking to reduce costs by moving parts production to low cost locations outside restrictive western markets. India's Tata AutoComp Systems (TACS) is in a prime position to cash in on this trend, and a successful IPO could give it the financial backing required to maximize this opportunity.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Aug 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Suzuki Motor Corp: aiming high in India

Suzuki has revealed plans to ramp up investment in India, its largest overseas market. As well as boosting production, the Japanese major will develop a new line of mid-sized sedans. A departure from minicars is a wise move by Suzuki: competing in more than one segment will enable it to keep pace in one of the region's fastest growing automotive markets.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Oct 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Starbucks: aiming for big bucks

Starbucks looks set to take over McDonald's crown as the most omnipresent corporate brand, with the company planning an ambitious growth strategy in 2007. In some instances, this has prompted complaints that the company is being insensitive about where it locates its shops. However, with quarterly results on target, the investment community is more than happy to see the company thrive.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2007

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