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Tesco Confronts Budget Rivals - Leading Retailer Reforms to Compete Against Insurgent Budget Stores

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  • June 2017
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Confronted by the threat of rapidly expanding competition from budget food retailers, Tesco has undertaken reform. The business has been slimmed down, foreign ventures ended and prices lowered to improve competitiveness. However, there are othe...

Russia modernizing its pipeline network - China and Europe set to witness greater connectivity with the Russian pipeline network

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  • June 2017
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The Russian Federation as the major successor state to the former Soviet Union inherited a vast network of pipelines spread throughout the whole country. However in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the oil and gas sector in Ru...

The Future of Technology - Six remarkable advances in technology will change the world forever

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  • June 2017
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There are many technologies and ideas throughout the world which are exciting in their potential but whose effects are mainly pipedreams that we never get to see in the flesh. However, in the world of tech there is currently a wave of industrie...

Aging Populations - Overcoming the Challenges of a World with a Depleted Workforce and Elderly Populace

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  • May 2017
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The world’s population is growing old and some of the world’s most powerful economies are due to experience catastrophic social change as a result. The need of older people is going to be one of the hot topics of the next few decades as many co...

Clothing Retailers' Ethical Problems: Consumer-Retailer Relationship Allows Issues to Persist

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  • May 2017
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Subject to numerous scandals regarding ethical behavior for longer than many people care to remember, clothing retailers face a challenging future. In the age of ‘fast fashion’ some problems - such as the use of fur - many thought had gone have...

Chinese Car Manufacturing - Indigenous Brands Struggle to Export

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  • March 2017
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Indigenous Chinese car manufacturing has undergone rapid development in recent years. Some leading companies are now seeking to export cars, marking a major change in ambition. Manufacturers are helped by the scale of the domestic market, risin...

Korean chaebols - Outdated model requires reform

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  • February 2017
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The Korean chaebol - giant conglomerates still run by founding families - has transformed the Korean economy but they are now the source of problems which need to be corrected. Chaebols need to be updated for the modern world, not only for thei...

Islamic finance - High growth potential but serious challenges persist

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  • February 2017
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The Islamic finance industry has witnessed strong double digit growth in recent years, and yet serious problems persist that are likely to stop it from growing beyond a certain point. These include a lack of access to financial institutions in ...

President Buhari - An uncertain economic record

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  • February 2017
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President Buhari assumed power in Nigeria promising to achieve much in the way of reforming the oil extraction industry, radically increase power generation, solve currency problems and improve prospects as a whole. Now in power for nearly 20 m...

Euro area exit should be the new normal - An economic area with abysmal performance

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  • December 2016
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The level of unemployment in the euro area reached 16 million people in 2016 or 10.1% of the population aged between 18 and 74 years. This is equivalent to the entire population of the Netherlands or 8 times the population of Paris. It would ha...

Hanjin Shipping: Shipping industry in chaos as Hanjin implodes and others may follow

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  • December 2016
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In April 2016, Hanjin applied to its creditors for debt restructuring, in an attempt to avoid formal bankruptcy proceedings. However on August 31, 2016, Hanjin was forced to file for bankruptcy protection at the Seoul Central District Court and...

Gulf of Mexico: Ultra-Deepwater. Amid low oil prices, does ultra-deepwater oil have a future?

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  • November 2016
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Global oil price forecasts predict a slow crawl up to $75 per barrel, half of peak price. In response, major oil companies drilling in ultra-deepwater in the Gulf of Mexico have been forced to lower costs, improve efficiency and find more addit...

Green Car Incentives: Industry success in four national EV markets led by incentive schemes

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  • November 2016
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While there are undoubtedly a number of factors impacting the varying rate of uptake of electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs) across the globe, government funded incentive schemes appear to play a key role. This case study investigates the success...

Eastern Europe and Russian Natural Gas: The movement away from Gazprom

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  • October 2016
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The supply of natural gas to Eastern Europe has long been the preserve of Russian state-backed giant Gazprom, but their decade’s long domination of energy supply and heavy influence in the internal machinations of former Soviet countries is now...

Amazon Fresh: UK Online Food & Grocery industry to be disrupted following Amazon entry

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  • October 2016
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Towards the end of 2007, Jeff Bezos of Amazon began experimenting with the idea of online fresh food delivery to customers in set regions of the United States. Nine years on and the online retailing giant has now launched the service in 128 pos...

German Car Manufacturing in 2016-17: Developing circumstances require dynamic response

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  • August 2016
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The German car manufacturing industry has been hit by several major incidents in 2015/16, including an emissions scandal involving Volkswagen, slowing growth in the Chinese market, Britain which is Germany's largest car export market voting...

Marriott & Starwood: Creating the world’s largest hotel chain

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  • July 2016
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At the beginning of May 2016 the final chapter of one of the most anticipated deals in the hospitality industry was completed. Around a year previously it became clear that Starwood was considering offers on its business and its rivals began to...

MVNOs in the Middle East: Expectations of rapid expansion despite high entry barriers

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  • June 2016
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This report provides an overview of the MVNO market in the Middle East and covers a variety of business models adopted by MVNOs to target their local markets.

Collective action: A greater impact by working together

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  • June 2016
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Alone, individuals and even companies wield little power to make any significant change. However, when these individuals or companies come together to campaign for a common goal, they are taking part in collective action. Collective action has ...

HMV: Revival of the top dog

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  • June 2016
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HMV, established in 1921, has long been the leading UK high street retailer in the music and video market. The company, with the slogan “top dog for music”, had an edge over other entertainment retailers with exciting in-store events, huge back...

Retail Bank Savings in the UK: Forecasts and Future Opportunities

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  • June 2016
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This report offers a forecast of the personal savings market in the UK, analyzes the factors that will determine this outlook, and examines savers’ intentions and behavior. It offers a forecast of personal savings deposits up to 2019, analyzes ...

Big data and analytics: Telco strategies, investments and use cases

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  • June 2016
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Big Data' has become a buzz phrase for companies in all sectors in recent years, and telcos are at the forefront of trying to utilize data in a bid to achieve their stated business objectives. This report examines the current situation wit...

Preparing for PSD2 & Open Banking: Forthcoming regulation and technology pose serious challenges for banks

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  • June 2016
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The EU’s Directive on Payment Services 2 (PSD2) will accelerate the fragmentation of Europe’s retail banking industry following the global financial crisis. The opportunities brought about by PSD2 will energize those banks with strong brand awa...

Peak Stuff: Companies embracing a more socially aware generation

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  • June 2016
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In January 2016, Steve Howard, the head of sustainability at Ikea, declared that the West had "probably hit peak stuff". This case study explores the validity of the statement, why businesses should engage in sustainability drives, an...

4G Mobile Broadband: Commercial strategies for faster Return on Investment in Asia-Pacific

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  • June 2016
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4G services are exhibiting strong growth in Asia-Pacific, although there are marked differences between the region's developed and developing markets. Operators are eager to exploit the plentiful growth opportunities on offer and this case ...

Cloud Services in Europe: Trends in Ecosystem Development and Services Integration

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  • May 2016
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Cloud services integration: a new role for service providers to With traditional IT applications and services reinvented for the cloud, new solutions are being discovered that help to eliminate barriers with secure and optimized access to publi...

Toys R Us: Struggles in its domestic market

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  • May 2016
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Toys 'R' Us (TRU) has long been seen as the go-to for parents, toddlers and infants for toys and games. However, in recent years the company has struggled in an increasingly competitive marketplace and this has been evident by fluctuati...

The Global Military Fixed-Wing Aircraft Market 2016–2026 Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • May 2016
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This report offers detailed analysis of the global military aircraft market over the next ten years, and provides market size forecasts. Furthermore, it covers key technological and market trends in the industry, and analyzes factors influencin...

Consumer Payments: Trends and opportunities for payment providers

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  • May 2016
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An overview of the current market dynamics of each of the key trends, and how they will likely develop in the near future. This will highlight key strategies and tactics that players in the payments ecosystem can look to employ to stay ahead of...

G4S: Fighting to secure its own world

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  • May 2016
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While G4S has long been associated with high-profile and embarrassing headlines, the Olympics aside, these have not often negatively impacted on either the company’s financial performance, or its ability to secure new contracts. Following the s...

Self-Directed Investors: Understanding how self-directed investment affects the wealth management industry

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  • April 2016
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Although advisory and discretionary asset management services are more profitable for wealth managers, they cannot afford to ignore the needs of clients who self-direct. Globally over a quarter of high net worth (HNW) wealth is invested indepen...

Formula One: The road to ruin or [even more] riches?

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  • April 2016
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This report focuses on the Formula One business in order to understand its underlying structure and operating format with a view to demonstrating the complexities involved in running a large-scale and highly scrutinized organization.

Wealth in China: Sizing the wealth market in China and its growth potential

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  • April 2016
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At the end of 2015, of the approximately 1.05 billion adults living in China 3.5% could be considered affluent.

Asset growth is expected to be strongest in the $10m+ asset band, which will record a CAGR of 14.1% between 2015 and 2019, co...

Gyms & Health Clubs: Budget gyms rising from below, specialist gyms expanding from the top

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  • April 2016
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Technologies have breathed new life in to the gym business redefining it in the process. What was a simple business model that had stayed the same since the mainstream gym became popular in the 1990s is changing dramatically. Now the business e...

Carrier digital communications: Agility and innovation will maximize service provider opportunities.

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  • April 2016
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Digital communication technologies have exploded across the world transforming nearly every aspect of the information and media landscape. Organizations are shifting to address implications, manage consequences, and capitalize on opportunities ...

J Sainsbury plc

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  • March 2016
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Following a prolonged attempt, one of the UK's largest supermarket chains J Sainsbury has provisionally had a GBP1.3bn takeover of Home Retail Group accepted. This case study explores Sainsbury's motivations in the acquisition, and what...

Yoox Net-a-Porter Group: Merger creates online luxury retail super brand

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  • February 2016
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In March 2015, Milan-based online luxury fashion retailer YOOX Group (YOOX) and its London-based counterpart Net-a Porter Group (NAP) announced that they had agreed an all share merger of relative equals. This became effective in October of the...

Gas and Electricity in Great Britain

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  • December 2015
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UK gas and electricity markets were liberalized, in order to introduce competition into generation and retail supply. However, the six largest private-sector energy companies dominate both with large market shares. Also, regulator Ofgem has rep...

The Global Armored Vehicles Market: Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • December 2015
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The market is expected to be dominated by countries in the Asia-Pacific region, followed by North America and Europe. Market saturation in the US and higher CAGR growth of the Asian countries during the forecast period are anticipated to be the...

The Global UAV Market: Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • December 2015
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The global UAV market is forecast to grow through to 2025. The rate of growth will differ from region to region but Europe will see the strongest growth. North America will remain the largest regional market as the US's involvement in glob...

The Global Military Aviation MRO Market 2015-2025:Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • December 2015
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The global military aviation MRO market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 3.41% over the forecast period. The Multi-role aircraft MRO segment will see the highest spending. Global military aviation MRO providers to venture into joint researc...

Universities: Higher education has become driven by capital, making universities education businesses

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  • December 2015
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In order to fund the insatiable desire for research money, universities have had to effectively become businesses, nowhere is this more immediately apparent than in the US. With huge organizations developing and spreading that have the capacity...

Starbucks La Boulange: The risks of buying into the artisanal marketplace

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  • December 2015
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In 2012, Starbucks acquired San Francisco based La Boulange as it sought a credible entry route to the artisanal market. However, just two years later, there were signs that the acquisition was not going as planned with Starbucks concerned abou...

Purina Tidy Cats LightWeight Litter: Bringing convenience and simplicity to a less pleasant household task

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  • December 2015
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A cat litter with half the weight of regular cat litters, Purina Tidy Cats LightWeight promises the same performance as traditional cat litters on the market, but with less weight, making it easier for pet owners to carry and use the product. I...

Rothmans Gold & Silver: Leveraging latent equity through mainstream pricing

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  • December 2015
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In 2012, Rothmans introduced new low-cost variants to the UK market, revitalizing its quality and heritage reputation. Strong growth, albeit from a low base, was furthered by its entry into British American Tobacco’s (BAT’s) Global Drive Brands...

Seven Premium: Raising private label to powerful destination brand status

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  • December 2015
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Seven Premium is a private label (PL) brand created by Seven & I Holdings, which is the parent company of multiple retail chains in Japan, including Seven Eleven Japan. The brand was launched in 2007, and has grown to be the leading PL bran...

PV Solar Power: Are consumer costs close to hitting market tipping point?

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  • December 2015
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Solar power is at a crucial point in its development. It has been hanging on to first generation technologies originally discovered in 1954 for many years now. Government incentives have driven market demand to adopt these technologies but thei...

Amgen: Strong growth company with a challenging future

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  • December 2015
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Since it was founded in 1980, Amgen has established itself as a leading global biotechnology company and built increasingly strong human therapeutics brands as well as state of the art manufacturing facilities. This case study analyses the comp...

MVNOs in Latin America: Regulatory Changes Create Growth Opportunities for New Market Players

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  • December 2015
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This report analyzes the MVNO market in Latin America. It looks at some of the most successful initiatives for each business model. It also assesses the regulatory and support framework for MVNO growth. It concludes with case studies and recomm...

Golf Equipment Market: Manufacturers find the rough

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  • December 2015
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Golf is a sport played by millions across the world and is a pursuit that requires significant investment in equipment. However, in recent years, the golf equipment market has struggled badly. This case study analyzes the reasons for this perfo...