Press Releases From 03/10/2012 Until 10/24/2014

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New Market Study Published: Turkey Commercial Banking Report Q3 2012

LogoBMI View: The broad-based improvement in global risk sentiment witnessed since the start of 2012 has prompted us to revise our end-year Turkish banking sector asset and loan growth forecasts up to 10.0% and 12.0% respectively, from 6.0% and 8.0% previously. Nonetheless, a combination of latent external risks, a slowing domestic economy, rising non-performing loans and tighter monetary policy will see domestic banks come under pressure this year. While the financial sector's relatively strong capital and leverage ratios will provide a buffer to these headwinds, we remain cautious towards financial stocks over a medium-term horizon. At the end of 2011, we highlighted the prospect of an external shock as the greatest threat to Turkey's economic stability in light of the country's reliance on foreign capital inflows. However, there has been a significant boost to global liquidity and risk sentiment witnessed since the start of 2012, alongside a stabilisation of macroeconomic conditions in the eurozone and a tentative improvement in US growth. In light of the improved external environment, we have been prompted to revise up our Turkish banking sector growth forecasts, with asset and loan growth now expected to clock in at 10% and 12% by the end of 2012, up from 6.0% and 8.0% previously. This nonetheless represents a sharp slowdown in growth from previous years. Indeed, the most recent data released by the Turkish central bank (CBRT) show loan growth of 32.4% y-o-y at the end of 2011, Turkey Commercial Banking Report Q2 2012 © Business Monitor International Ltd Page 32 down on the 42.5% growth recorded at the end of 2010, but still well above the central bank's 25.0% target. Below we highlight the major headwinds facing the banking sector. Need For Tighter Monetary Policy: As we stressed last quarter, despite the Turkish central bank's (CBRT) continued unorthodox monetary policy stance, currency and inflationary pressures would preclude the bank from overly loosening monetary policy for the foreseeable future. This was evident in the CBRT's decision on March 22 to pursue further lira liquidity tightening measures by not holding its regular one-week repo auction at 5.75%. While policy had originally been loosened back in January in line with easing measures by other central banks, the Turkish central bank has adopted an increasingly hawkish tone in recent weeks. In line with this dynamic, interbank funding costs have been rising (see our online service, March 26, 'Sustained Tightening Needed For Stability), which place renewed pressure on banks' domestic operations. Slowing Economy, Rising NPLs: Credit growth has already begun to show signs of slowing, and a combination of depressed economic activity abroad and tighter monetary and fiscal policy at home will result in a pronounced slowdown in real GDP growth this year (we currently target growth of 1.8% down from 8.0% in 2011). In turn, this will lead to an inevitable decline in asset quality. Accordin

Sudan & South Sudan Oil & Gas Report Q3 2012 - New Market Research Report

LogoBMI View: We anticipate that Sudan and South Sudan's combined oil output will fall dramatically in 2012 to just 135,000b/d, down from an estimated 420,000b/d in 2011. At present, there are few signs of progress in negotiations over critical border delineation and oil revenue sharing disputes. Indeed, border violence seems to be on the rise following the SPLM's invasion of Heglig in April 2012. Until tensions ease and a formal settlement is reached, oil production is set to remain well below pre-independence levels due to South Sudan's lack of independent export infrastructure.

"Creating Female-Friendly Financial Services: Strategies, Opportunities and Lessons" Published

LogoThe female financial services sector represents a profitable market still largely untapped in many areas of the world. There are currently 3.24 billion females worldwide, and it is estimated that around 50% of women in the world, 1.6 billion, are economically active. There is a growing segment of affluent women - senior executives, board members, property owners and entrepreneurs - wielding increasing economic power. There is substantial evidence that the female financial market is becoming increasingly populated, dynamic and affluent. However, many private and retail banks, credit card providers and insurance companies have still not actively targeted this sector, and there is a wide gap in the financial service offerings that are exclusively targeted towards women.

New Market Report: Trend and Opportunities in the Polish Life Insurance Industry to 2016: Market Profile

LogoThe Polish life insurance segment accounted for the largest share of XX% of the country's total insurance written premium value in 2011. Although the penetration ratio of gross written premium as a percentage of GDP in the country declined slightly between 2008 and 2011, Poland retained the highest life insurance penetration rate of XX% of GDP among the Central Eastern European countries in 2011. Other CEE countries such as the Czech Republic and Hungary have life insurance penetration levels of XX% and 1.53% respectively. Unlike several other CEE countries, the Polish life insurance segment also made underwriting profits as it had a combined ratio of less than XX% in 2011. The segment is expected to continue making underwriting profits over the forecast period.

"Personal Accident and Health Insurance in France, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2016" Published

LogoDespite a difficult economic environment, the personal accident and health insurance segment recorded a robust growth rate during the review period. The growth in the market was driven by the rising healthcare expenditure in the country, growing consumer awareness regarding the benefits of personal accident insurance coverage coupled with the increasing volume of outbound tourists. New solvency norms and mergers and acquisitions have been the main business activities in the personal accident and health segment, particularly among smaller or mutual companies during the review period. The personal accident insurance segment is becoming more competitive, due to the entry of foreign companies into the market.

"Coal: Global Industry Guide" Now Available at Fast Market Research

LogoCoal: Global Industry Guide is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the Coal industry. It includes detailed data on market size and segmentation, textual analysis of the key trends and competitive landscape, and profiles of the leading companies. This incisive report provides expert analysis on a global, regional and country basis.

"The Swedish Defense Industry: Market Opportunities and Entry Strategies, Analyses and Forecasts to 2017" - New Market Report

LogoThis report is the result of ICD Research / Strategic Defence Intelligence's extensive market and company research covering the Swedish defense industry. It provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values including key growth stimulators, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news.

"Sports and Leisure Equipment Retailing in Asia-Pacific: Market Guide to 2016" Published

LogoSports and Leisure Equipment Retailing in Asia-Pacific: Market Guide to 2016 provides in-depth detail on the trends and drivers of the Sports and Leisure Equipment Retailing market in the Asia-Pacific. The report includes quantitative information (historic and forecast market values), segmented at category level.

Recently Released Market Study: Online Retailers in Asia-Pacific: Market Guide to 2016

LogoOnline Retailers in Asia-Pacific: Market Guide to 2016 provides in-depth detail on the trends and drivers of the Online Retailers market in the Asia-Pacific. The report includes quantitative information (historic and forecast market values), segmented at category level.

"Furniture and Floor Coverings Retailing in BRIC: Market Guide to 2016" Published

LogoFurniture and Floor Coverings Retailing in BRIC: Market Guide to 2016 provides in-depth detail on the trends and drivers of the Furniture and Floor Coverings Retailing market in the BRIC countries. The report includes quantitative information (historic and forecast market values), segmented at category level.

New Market Report: Electrical and Electronics Retailing in BRIC: Market Guide to 2016

LogoElectrical and Electronics Retailing in BRIC: Market Guide to 2016 provides in-depth detail on the trends and drivers of the Electrical and Electronics Retailing market in the BRIC countries. The report includes quantitative information (historic and forecast market values), segmented at category level.

"Specialist Retailers in North America to 2016: Market Guide" Now Available at Fast Market Research

LogoSpecialist Retailers in North America to 2016: Market Guide" provides in-depth detail on the trends and drivers of the Specialist Retailers market in North America. The report includes quantitative information (historic and forecast market values), segmented at channel level.

New Market Report: Analog Integrated Circuits (IC) Market to 2016 - Electric Vehicles and Portable Medical Equipment Segments to be Main Source of Future Growth

LogoGBI Research's new report, "Analog Integrated Circuits (IC) Market to 2016 - Electric Vehicles and Portable Medical Equipment Segments to be Main Source of Future Growth", provides key information and analysis of market opportunities in the analog IC market. The report provides information on industry dynamics, key suppliers, and the sales revenue and sales volume of analog ICs. The report also provides forecasts for analog ICs based on product type, region and end-application until 2016. Market size forecasts until 2016 are also given for general purpose analog ICs and application-specific analog ICs. The following application markets for analog ICs are also discussed: consumer electronics, communications, automotive, computers, and industrial and medical. With increasing demand for smartphones, portable devices and efficient power management, the analog IC market is expected to grow. The potential growth markets for analog ICs include medical devices and electric vehicles. This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GBI Research's team of industry experts.

"Refining Industry to 2017 - Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa to Emerge as Key Regions for Infrastructure Investments for Capacity Additions" - New Market Report

LogoGBI Research, a leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research, "Refining Industry to 2017 - Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa to Emerge as Key Regions for Infrastructure Investments for Capacity Additions". The study, which is an offering from the company's Energy Research Group, provides an in-depth analysis of the global refining industry, and highlights various concerns, key trends and challenges across the industry. The report provides detailed information and analysis on refining capacities by region and leading countries, upcoming refineries and capacity expansions, market shares of key companies and competitive scenarios in the global refining market to 2017. The report also provides analysis on refinery throughputs and utilization rates, details of key upcoming refinery projects (2012-2017) and the competitive scenario in all five regions across the globe. It also highlights global refining margin trends in the US Gulf Coast, north-western Europe and Singapore markets for the past three years. The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis by GBI Research's team of industry experts.

DCRealEstateMarketplace.com Announces Free Market Report for Customers

DCRealEstateMarketplace.com recently announced that all visitors to their website are now eligible for a free personalized market report that details all of the most recent real estate activity in a neighborhood. This information can be very beneficial for homeowners to ballpark the market value of their current house.

Take Charge Mama Offers Coaching, Mentoring, and Consulting for Professional Working Moms

Take Charge Mama was launched with the primary objective of offering working moms solutions to help lower stress, effectively manage time, increase energy, embrace a mindset supports them, and make life easier! Our aim is for our clients to create a life that works for them, a life where they get more of what they want and need, where they feel happy, balanced, and fulfilled professionally and personally.

The Morning After Report on OTC:PRTN, OTC:STVF, PINK:BBDA, PINK:BZRT, PINK:NSRGY

LogoInvestornewssource.com is issuing a market trend analysis on September 4, 2012 Pristine Solutions, Inc. (OTC:PRTN), Stevia First Corp. (OTC:STVF), F-3 Technologies, Inc. (PINK:FTCH), Aperture Health, Inc. (PINK:APRE), XsunX, Inc. (OTC:XSNX)

Antilock Brake Systems Reduce Likelihood of Motorcycle Crashes in New Riders

LogoWith motorcycles posing a much more substantial risk of injury than larger motor vehicles in the event of a collision, research groups around the country work to identify ways to minimize the risk of an accident for motorcycle riders. One study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) suggests a simple ally in the fight to minimize motorcycle incidents on the road: Antilock Brake Systems, or ABS.

AtHomePetVetCare.com Posts New Customer Reviews on Website

The team of veterinary experts at AtHomePetVetCare.com recently posted some of their most recent reviews from actual customers. The unbiased, unedited view of the program that is provided gives people a glimpse of this type of health care for animals that can be provided.

ETourismSolutions.com Launches Innovative New Electronic Hotel Check in Solution

In the current economic climate few businesses can escape the pace of constant change, but the tourism industry is currently creating one of the world’s most innovative markets. Frequent business travelers demand extremely high standards of service, and hotels face stiff competition. Almost every day emerging technologies create new paradigms in the way that hotels do business.

EarcandyLive.co.uk Gains Attention for Its Specialist Live Wedding Entertainment

Earcandy, the leading live wedding entertainment provider has announced a redesign to their website. The website has undergone a complete redesign, plus additional content has been added to help portray the earcandy story as well as showcasing a plethora of testimonials from previous clients.

K9 Magazine Commences DogVideos.co

K9 Magazine, a British-based lifestyle magazine for dog lovers, today broadcasts the launch of dogvideos.co, a one-stop destination for video content featuring the coolest, funniest and most informative dog videos online.

Top Canadian Credit Counseling Company Experiences Record Growth

The top cross-Canada Credit Counselling Company, BSCC (Business Solutions & Credit Counselling Services), has achieved a record level of growth in multiple markets across Canada during 2012. The company provides alternate solutions for people who do not know where to turn for help during troubling financial situations.

The Problems of Aging: Heart Disease, Diabetes, Arthritis and Lack of Energy - seminar by Dr. Maulfair

Dr. Maulfair will present a seminar discussing the problems of aging including heart disease , diabetes , arthritis and lack of energy. This discussion explains the causes of these problems and they are not what you have been led to believe.

Find out How You Can Live Healthy in a Toxic World - Seminar by Dr. Conrad Maulfair - Orefield, PA

Detoxification for health takes many forms. Detoxification from drugs and alcohol can often lead to substitute drugs and is not the way out.