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CommentWire
CommentWire

Asian autos: bleak times ahead

Published By Datamonitor
25 Sep 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Kirin: Asian expansion on the cards

Kirin is following its Japanese rival Asahi into the rest of Asia. Expanding abroad will provide Kirin with growth opportunities outside a difficult domestic market. However, it will face strong competition from other international brewers - and the controversy over San Miguel's ownership could cause future headaches.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jan 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Call center outsourcing: staying closer to home

Recent political events have somewhat dampened the explosion of interest in India and the Philippines as locations for call centers. Some US firms now favor nearer locations such as Canada and Mexico. However, for many companies, the cost savings afforded by these locations will outweigh the (often exaggerated) risks.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Sep 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

San Miguel: off the alcohol

In the last few years, San Miguel has been expanding geographically while also trying to reduce its reliance on the alcoholic drinks market. However, the company will need to inject a significant amount of cash into the Berri brand if it is to generate a decent return on investment in the overseas markets.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

San Miguel: no half measures

San Miguel, most famous for its leading beer brand, has been expanding aggressively outside this sphere in recent years, and it has now won a lengthy battle with Fonterra to get its hands on National Foods, the largest Australian dairy company. While clinching the deal is good news for San Miguel, it is an ambitious step that is more of a gamble than previous acquisitions.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2005
Expert View
Expert View

New household products: inflating the market with innovations

A variety of product releases aimed at improving comfort in the home have been noted by Productscan Online this month. These include a flat PVC vase that gains its shape when filled with water, and an air freshener which is said to reduce stress and aid sleeping, and is aimed primarily at young infants and their parents.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jun 2006
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Expert View

New drinks review: ethical beverages continue to court favor

This month's review of new drinks launches from the Productscan database finds that ethical drinks are increasingly being introduced to market. Whether carbon neutral, ethically packaged or with a charitable core, manufacturers are finding that it pays to court consumers' principles in the pursuit of increasing market share.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jun 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

Kirin: buys stake in San Miguel Brewery

The purchase of a large stake in San Miguel Brewery will allow Kirin to expand its manufacturing capabilities in Asia and benefit from large sales in the Philippines thanks to the established market position of the target company. This deal should advance Kirin's aim to become a market leader in Asia Pacific over the coming years.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2009
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Expert View

New drinks review: energy drink targets trucker market

The energy drink market is growing rapidly, leading manufacturers to launch a plethora of new flavors that are targeted at a growing number of consumers. One of the more unusual targets seen this month is truckers, an unusual niche that shows how wide-reaching the sector has become.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jul 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

The Philippines: major power crisis raises questions over existing industry regulations

The Philippines' power market is on the brink of collapse due to a 60% drop in hydropower generation, caused by a prolonged drought. The country is highly dependent on its hydropower facilities, and short-term initiatives may be rushed through to bypass existing restrictive laws and rectify the country's current energy woes. However, such solutions may deter future foreign investment.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Mar 2010

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