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Security: Apple's Achilles' heel

Apple's fashionably late entrance into mobile payments came with all the fanfare needed to distract us from the recent iCloud furore. Yet mobile wallet security is still a major concern for many consumers, and Apple will need to tread carefully.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2014
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Apple Pay won't popularize NFC overnight

Apple's highly anticipated entry into the NFC market strengthens the case for the technology, but full-scale adoption remains unlikely in the short term.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2014
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Sharia products essential to Malaysian investors

In the Sharia-compliant wealth management market the focus has long been on the riches of the Middle East, but affluent investors from Southeast Asia are increasingly becoming the Islamic finance market to target.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2014
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Denmark and Germany lead bioenergy and solar power markets in Europe

According to Datamonitor Energy research, Denmark and Germany are the leading countries for bioenergy and solar power generation respectively compared to their total energy consumption in 2014. 15.4% of Denmark's energy consumption is derived from bioenergy, while 6.7% of Germany's energy is supplied by solar cells.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2014
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The need to engage with uninsured SMEs

In a Datamonitor Financial survey of over 2,300 SMEs, 15% held no business insurance. As the UK economy recovers and new SMEs are incorporated, insurers seeking growth must ensure businesses are well aware of relevant and required insurance cover.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Sep 2014
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France outstrips the rest of Europe in nuclear generation

France continues to head the rankings for nuclear power generation compared to consumption in Europe, according to Datamonitor Energy's latest Power Generation Analyzer forecasts. In 2014 France will generate 400TWh of nuclear electricity, equating to 104.0% of its national energy consumption.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Sep 2014
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PLA Innovation of the Week: a new energizing mixer designed for specific types of spirit

Many consumers like to mix energy drinks with liquor, but they can often taste similar, and none are designed to be mixed with specific types of spirit. These are issues that Gloworm addresses with a caffeinated, sugar-free, and taurine-free formula in flavors optimized for specific spirits. New in the UK, this product is the Datamonitor Consumer Product Launch Analytics innovation of the week.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Sep 2014
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Norway leads the way in energy self-sufficiency

Datamonitor Energy data shows that Norway leads the European energy self-sufficiency rankings. In 2014 Norway will generate the highest percentage of electricity from renewable sources and hydro power versus demand. More than 133TWh of electricity will be generated, which is 105.5% of Norway's consumption. Austria and Sweden are ranked second and third respectively.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2014
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Clear the skies for drone insurance

Major shifts in the insurance industry are often driven by technological innovations, from aggregator sites to the widening use of telematics. While the more scientifically advanced developments may be years away, insurers would do well to prepare.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Sep 2014
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Facebook's Buy button doesn't belong

Facebook's latest move towards payments is at odds with its own brand identity, and thus is unlikely to succeed.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Sep 2014

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