Soft drinks experienced strong growth in both volume and value terms in 2011, with growth strong through both off-trade and on-trade channels. In the wake of the global recession, economic recovery led to improving consumer confidence and rising disposable income levels in 2011, resulting in strongly positive results for soft drinks. The efforts of the Macedonian government to promote inbound travel and tourism have led to a 25% increase in the number of foreign tourists visiting Macedonia in 2011, which made a solid contribution to the positive growth recorded in consumer foodservice and on-trade sales of non-alcoholic drinks, soft drinks in particular.
The German life insurance segment is one of the strongest in Europe in terms of insurance density and penetration. However, the German life insurance segment registered a negative annual growth rate due to the impact of the European sovereign debt crisis in 2011. As a result of the difficult economic conditions, German consumers are beginning to appreciate the advantages offered by life insurers. These advantages include insurance cover against biometric risks and old age guarantees. Biometric risk is the risk that the insurer has to pay pensions for a longer time or larger death or disability benefits to the insured than anticipated by the insurer when pricing the policies. There was a strong demand for single-premium life insurance as part of private old age pensions in Germany in 2010. The country’s aging population and rising employment opportunities, driven by the improving European economic environment, are expected to drive German life insurance growth over the forecast period (2012–2016).
Kaizen means change. According to Dr. Rich McGrath, “Nowhere is change more impactful, more important, than in elementary education -- where a child's love of learning begins.” For a quarter century, Dr. Rich McGrath has been an important change agent in elementary education.
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In 2010, the global output of tantalum ores reached 805 tons. In particular, the output of Brazil, as the world’s largest tantalum ore producer, accounted for 22.4% of the world’s total; while China had low output of tantalum concentrates, making up no more than 8% of the global total. As China imports 80% tantalum raw materials to meet its consumption, domestic tantalum processing businesses are mostly restricted by the uncertainty of raw material supply from overseas market.
Using isochronic tones is an excellent way to access a variety of states of consciousness, and explore your full potential. Although isochronic tones are not yet as well known as binaural beats, they are more powerful and are becoming increasingly popular. If you’re interested in seeing what isochronic tones can do for you, here are some tips to ensure that you get the most from them:
ItsHot.com is a renowned online retailer, manufacturer and wholesaler of fine items of diamond jewelry and diamond watches. ItsHot.com is a favorite shopping destination for celebrities and jewelry lovers as they offer some of the best jewelry designs that give a stylish and classy look.
Sit ‘n’ Sleep has supplied various models of sofa beds and futon sofa beds to ITV1’s 60 Minute Makeover since 2008. Models supplied have included the Gallery and the Curve hardwood futon sofa beds and the Slouch Couch fully-upholstered sofa bed. We have also supplied several Danish sofa beds from INNOVATION, including the Tripleback, Supreme, Cassius, Minimum and the Rollo.
The report covers the major activated carbon market which includes primarily powdered activated carbon and granular activated carbon segments. It also studies other activated carbon such as pellet activated carbon, bead activated carbon, and impregnated carbon. The report analyses the market for activated carbon with respect to market drivers, opportunities, and winning imperatives related to the industry.
In advertising, the pinnacle of achievement is developing a way in which consumers grown to trust a brand, service or product. Traditional advertising doesn’t have a lot of tools in their bag to achieve this, as print ads, billboards and other typical campaigns don’t have the impact that’s required to truly develop a bond with their audience.
CityStir is excited to announce the newest addition of their network of community based websites, a Gold Coast community website. This is the third neighborhood website in Chicagoland with two firmly established websites for the suburb of Arlington Heights and the Lakeview neighborhood. CityStir is a network of community-based websites that provides locals with information about the businesses and events in and around the local community.
Fashion for Paws surpassed its fundraising goal for the Washington Humane Society, by raising over $700,000 with the assistance of Alliance Interactive Search Engine Marketing efforts. The effort culminated in the single best fundraising year for the charity.
College Chevrolet Buick is pleased to recognize Buick for its amazing commitment to safety in each Buick model. All four models were 2012 IIHS Top Safety picks, including the newest member of the Buick family, the Verano.
China’s pilot scheme for VAT which is intended to replace the current business tax in Shanghai is likely to be extended to Beijing in July, this year. Currently, VAT is being applied only to the manufacturing industry. The pilot VAT rates of 11% and 6% are mainly being introduced to support the services sector such as transportation. China commenced the VAT pilot scheme in Shanghai earlier this year with the aim to start unifying all turnover taxes into VAT and reduce the tax burden on the services sector. The pilot scheme is likely to be extended to other Chinese cities of Tianjin, Chongqing and Shenzhen, and Jiangsu Province.
Winter slowed many of America`s activist movements, including Occupy Wall Street among others, according to Peter Leeds, author of Invest in Best Penny Stocks, and publisher of the world famous Best Penny Stocks newsletter at http://pennystocks.com. Now with the days warming up, and nothing solved from an economic perspective after a year of protests, activists are coming back out onto the streets. Only now, they are more frustrated than ever, and old tactics which haven`t worked will give way to new approaches, some of which may be more violent and desperate than ever.