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Australia: two of the country's largest grocery retailers found guilty of "local washing"

Woolworths and Coles, the "big two" in Australian grocery retailing, have been named, shamed, and fined for incorrectly labeling imported produce as "local." While Australians are generally keen to support their local community, violations such as these threaten to weaken the local movement. At a time when rising food prices are already putting pressure on local offerings, authenticity is key.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2011
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CommentWire

Can-Fite: therapeutic approach bolstered by positive results in psoriasis trial

CF101, an orally-available TNF-alpha antagonist, has shown promising results in a Phase IIa study for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis. With current therapies focused on topical agents and biologics, this interesting oral compound has potential benefits for an unmet need in the treatment of psoriasis.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2009
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CommentWire

Cubist Pharmaceuticals/Teva: US generics deal agreed for Cubicin

Cubist Pharmaceuticals has granted Teva a non-exclusive license to launch a generic version of its antibiotic Cubicin in the US. The move brings the dispute - which had been running since 2009 - to a close, and eliminates the risk of Cubist losing Cubicin sales in the event of Teva winning the patent litigation.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Apr 2011
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edge IPK and Earnix: seeking to help US carriers improve the customer relationship

Having established themselves in the European market, edge IPK and Earnix are expanding into the US property and casualty market. Both vendors have compelling offerings that should succeed in the US market, however, new regulations in the US insurance market and cost restrictions brought on by the current economic climate will not make it easy for either company.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jul 2009
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CommentWire

Generic drugs: Ivax purchase puts Teva back on top

Teva has agreed to acquire rival generics maker Ivax for $7.4 billion. If the deal goes through, Teva will become the dominant force in the generics market again, pushing Novartis' Sandoz into second place. As the gap between these top two players and the rest of the field opens up, smaller companies may struggle to keep pace and could end up being takeover targets themselves.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2005
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Israel holds a growing appeal for Swiss wealth managers

The Israeli wealth market may only be the 30th largest in the world, but the penetration of HNWs in the adult population and a growing propensity to deposit money in Switzerland mean Israeli HNWs are of increasing significance for Swiss wealth managers. As a result, more Swiss banks are opening up onshore operations in Israel, with media reports suggesting Pictet & Cie will soon follow suit.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Oct 2012
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CommentWire

Israel: Middle East tensions may derail new gas find development

The discovery of natural gas deposits beneath the Eastern Mediterranean has shifted the outlook for Israel's energy market. It is thought that the reserves hold enough gas to feed Israel's consumption for decades, and may even turn the energy-dependent country into an exporter. However, the discovery has served to exacerbate political tensions, and further development faces major challenges.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Sep 2010
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CommentWire

Mecca Cola: singing a different tune

Mecca Cola is in direct competition with Coca-cola, deliberately appealing to anti-US sentiments. This growing tendency for manufacturers to market themselves on a political positioning to take advantage of consumer concerns creates a loyal customer base that will not be easily swayed.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jan 2003
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New drinks review: developing drinks for all occasions

The growing health trend has seen the release of an array of niche products, as a look at the latest launches on Productscan reveals. One such product is a new bottled water that has been created especially for diabetics, highlighting how drinks manufacturers attempt to get ahead of the competition by offering something different.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jan 2008
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New food review: chocolate gets savory makeover

The savory tastes of consumers have been well catered for this month, with Productscan recording a selection of traditionally sweet products that have been given a savory makeover. These include bacon flavored chocolate and muffins with savory fillings, providing consumers with an increasing array of savory meal options.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Aug 2007

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