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Microsoft cautiously taps digital currency opportunity

Microsoft's move to accept Bitcoin payments is a proactive endeavor to tap into the growing awareness of digital currencies. However, for a number of reasons it is unlikely that such payment options will become widely used in the near term.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Dec 2014
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Czech Republic's power generation heading atomic

Nuclear power will make up nearly 53% of the Czech Republic's power generation by 2030, increasing from 26.6TWh in 2013 to 45.6TWh by 2030. Two new nuclear power plants - Temelin 3 and 4 - are anticipated to come online in 2026 and 2028, each with 1,200MW of capacity.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Dec 2014
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France to become Europe's biggest energy exporter

France will become the biggest net exporter of electricity in Europe over the next 17 years. It is projected to supply nearly 910TWh of power to surrounding countries, averaging 53.2TWh per year.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Dec 2014
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Technological solutions reel in the mass affluent

Barclays has introduced two new digital innovations that squarely target the mass affluent segment of the market. Both innovations will improve retention rates and significantly enhance Barclays' mass affluent acquisition strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Dec 2014
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midata has the power to transform account switching

The UK government's new midata initiative will help customers understand whether their provider is best suited to their financial behavior. This will build upon seven-day switching to boost mobility in what remains an inertia-prone market.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Dec 2014
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Mexican consumers driven by comfort online

As an online payment tool, cash continues to account for a sizable portion of online purchases in Mexico. Payment providers need to emphasize comfort and convenience to drive greater electronic payment adoption.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Dec 2014
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Mobile apps critical for Malaysian mass affluent

While mobile banking apps are essential to servicing all mass affluent individuals across Asia Pacific, in Malaysia this is a key banking channel.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Dec 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a discreet new candy with skincare claims

Everyone could use a sweet break from time to time, but munching on candy during the workday can be frowned on. Lotte B Can candy avoids this issue with discreet packaging resembling a skin cream tube, which also helps to reinforce the claim that this candy actually benefits the skin. New in Japan, it is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Dec 2014
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Is "craft" the next big thing for soft drinks and fruit juices in the US?

Craft beer may be one of the biggest success stories in packaged beverages in the last 50 years. Craft beer currently accounts for over 14% of the overall beer market in the US and its production nearly doubled between 2011 and 2014, according to the Brewers Association. Craft beer has captivated beer consumers. Can craft beverages do the same for consumers of non-alcoholic drinks?

Published By Datamonitor
05 Dec 2014
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Germany still set for nuclear phase-out by 2023

Germany is still on course to phase out its nuclear power generation by 2023, according to Datamonitor Energy's latest Power Generation Analyzer forecasts. In 2014 nuclear power will generate 91.7TWh of electricity. After mid-2015, nuclear power generation will reduce noticeably as a number of nuclear sites are decommissioned over the next eight years.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Dec 2014

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