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Global Information Technology Report 2011 – Lucilla Sioli

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Global Toothpaste Market to Reach US$12.6 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Global Toothpaste Market to Reach US$ 12.6 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.












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The global toothpaste market is on the threshold of a new phase with the advent of new biotechnologies that help curb problems of sensitivity and enable the re-growth of teeth. Oral care is undergoing significant changes with innovative and fresh products motivating people to alter their oral hygiene habits. This in turn is triggering major shift in dynamics, with a growing preference for toothpaste, evinced by its substantial share of over 55% in the oral care market. Purchase of toothpaste is mainly driven by individual habits, inclination towards particular flavor and familiarity with the product. The toothpaste market is generally not price sensitive and brand loyalty plays an important role in majority of the customers. Currently nearly 97% of the population in developed countries uses at least one variety of toothpaste. This gives marketers virtually no space to expand the market with new users. Consequently, adding or increasing value to the product is the preferred alternative. Technological progress made in recent years altered the toothpaste segment into one that offers additional benefits such as fresher breath, healthier gums and whiter teeth, besides just fighting cavities.

The global market for personal care products (including oral care) had its own share of negative impact from the global economic crisis that surfaced in the last quarter of 2008. The extent of the slowdown varied, based on product offerings of individual companies. Those skewed towards functional products including toothpastes, toothbrushes and other personal care products, weathered the recession much better than firms with specialty skin care products. The already mature market for oral care in the US experienced a slight decline in value sales while the category of toothpaste witnessed about 1%-2% decline in sales in 2008 & 2009. With finances becoming scarce in the times of economic downturn, households restricted their purchases and became more value conscious, leading to decrease in sales. Nevertheless, demand for certain value added products such as power/electric toothbrushes exhibited a rise in 2009 as consumers showed more interest in products that eased their oral hygiene schedule, despite high prices.

Europe, garnering the single largest global share, dominates the Toothpaste market, as stated by the new market research report. Asia-Pacific and US follow the lead as the next largest markets for toothpaste worldwide. Increase in toothpaste sales in Europe can be ascribed to the domestic industry’s success in segmenting the market to meet individual consumer requirements. In addition, government intervention and growth in Central and Eastern European countries such as Russia and Spain has also spearheaded Europe’s leadership ahead of other countries such as the US and Japan. In terms of growth, Asia-Pacific propelled by regions including Australia, China and India, is forecast to expand at the overall highest compounded rate for the period 2007-2015. The Whitening segment captures the largest share of the global toothpaste market, trailed by the Regular and Tartar Control segments. With respect to fastest growing product segment, the Multi-benefit market is slated to take the lead through 2015.

The global toothpaste market comprises of several large and medium international and domestic players competing fiercely in the highly crowded and fragmented marketplace. There is a large presence of both branded and private label companies. Major players seek to position their products on the basis of value addition, functionality, price premium and to a certain extent packaging. Leading market participants include Church & Dwight, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Colgate-Palmolive Gmbh, Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, Gaba Holding AG, GlaxoSmithKline, Henkel AG & Co. KgaA, Johnson and Johnson, Procter & Gamble Company, Unilever N.V., and Hindustan Unilever Limited.

The report titled “Toothpaste: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of industry outlook, dynamics, market trends, product classification, recent industry activity, and profiles of market players worldwide. Analysis and overview is presented for major geographic markets such as US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin America. Market analytics are provided in terms of terms of dollar (value) for product segments including Regular, Anti-Caries, Whitening, Children’s, Desensitizing, Gum Protection, Multi-benefit, Tartar Control and Others. The study also presents historic data for an insight into market evolution over the period 2001 through 2006.

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit – http://www.strategyr.com/Toothpaste_Market_Report.asp

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At the ‘incentive2innovate’ (i2i) conference, hosted by the X PRIZE Foundation in partnership with BT Global Services, the John Templeton Foundation and the United Nations Office for Partnerships, Michael Green, Co-Author of ‘Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World’ opens the ‘Global Development & Partnerships’ session. For more info: www.incentive2innovate.com
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Vision Shopsters: Country Analysis Report – Australia – In-depth PESTLE Insights

Australia Country Analysis Report analyzes the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure of Australia. The report provides a holistic view of the country from historical, current and future persp

Table Of Contents :

Overview 1
Catalyst 1
Summary 1
Key Facts and Geographic Location 9
Key facts 9
Geographical location 10
PESTLE Analysis 11
Summary 11
Political analysis 12
Economic analysis 15
Social analysis 19
Technology analysis 23
Legal analysis 27
Environmental analysis 30
Political Landscape 33
Summary 33
Evolution 33
Structure and policies 36
Performance 41
Outlook 42
Economic Landscape 43
Summary 43
Evolution 43
Structure and policies 45
Performance 49
Outlook 62
Social Landscape 63
Summary 63
Evolution 63
Structure and policies 63
Performance 66
Outlook 69
Technological Landscape 71
Summary 71
Evolution 71
Structure and policies 71
Performance 72
Outlook 76
Legal Landscape 77
Summary 77
Evolution 77
Structure and policies 77
Performance 82
Outlook 83
Environmental Landscape 84
Summary 84
Evolution 84
Structure and policies 84
Performance 87
Outlook 88
Appendix 90
Ask the analyst 90
Datamonitor consulting 90
Disclaimer 90

TABLE OF FIGURES
Figure 1: Map of Australia 10
Figure 2: Australia – political events timeline 34
Figure 3: Australia – key political figures 36
Figure 4: Evolution of GDP growth in Australia, 1970–2009 45
Figure 5: Market capitalization of Australian securities exchange, 2001–08 48
Figure 6: GDP and growth rate in Australia, 2002–13 (constant prices) 50
Figure 7: Sector composition of GDP in Australia, 2009 51
Figure 8: Australia’s agricultural output, 2002–09 52
Figure 9: Australia’s industrial output, 2002–09 53
Figure 10: Australia’s services output, 2002–09 54
Figure 11: Australia’s external trade (merchandise), 2002–09 56
Figure 12: Australia – total FDI inflows, 2001–08 58
Figure 13: CPI and CPI-based inflation in Australia, 2002–13 59
Figure 14: Employment in Australia, 2002–13 61
Figure 15: Unemployment in Australia, 2002–13 62
Figure 16: Major religions in Australia 65
Figure 17: Expenditure on healthcare in Australia, 2002–13 67
Figure 17: Expenditure on education in Australia, 2002–13 69
Figure 18: Telecommunications market growth in Australia, 2002–13 73
Figure 19: Number of internet users in Australia, 2002–13 74
Figure 20: R&D expenditure in Australia, 2000–12 76
Figure 21: Australia – judicial structure 78
Figure 22: CO2 emissions in Australia, 2002–13 88

TABLES
Table 1: Australia – key fundamentals 4
Table 2: Australia – key facts 9
Table 3: Analysis of Australia’s political landscape 12
Table 4: Analysis of Australia’s economy 15
Table 5: Analysis of Australia’s social system 19
Table 6: Analysis of Australia’s technology landscape 23
Table 7: Average annual salaries for researchers across countries 25
Table 8: Patents received by the US Patent and Trademark Office, 2001–09 26
Table 9: Analysis of Australia’s legal landscape 27
Table 10: Analysis of Australia’s environmental landscape 30
Table 11: Mid-year population by age (millions), 2009 64
Table 12: International environmental treaties signed and ratified by Australia 87

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Trends in B2C green energy marketing – Market Research Report On Aarkstore Enterprise

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Introduction

National and EU governments are now showing the level of commitment to the green energy sector that would encourage the development and marketing of green retail energy tariffs. There is scope for suppliers to boost their green energy sales by filling a growing gap in the marketplace as green regulations increasingly take hold.

Scope

*Ten years of renewable power generation data for the USA, Europe, East / Southeast Asia, Oceania and South Asia.

*A detailed review of European consumer perceptions about climate change and the way in which these could be leveraged by utilities.

*A review of some of the significant efforts in green tariff marketing: in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Australia.

*A review of some of the world’s most pioneering green programs and how best practices can help offset current market structure limitations.

Highlights

Legislation and green awareness have spurred the generation of renewable power, led by EU Member States. Governments play a crucial role in making green energy economically viable, by stimulating the supply side, yet the green B2C market remains very much a marginal part of the power industry and has achieved a fraction of its true potential.

Green tariffs will remain peripheral where suppliers only market them at a premium. Residential customers need reassurances that they are actually buying real green power. Excessively pushing the environmental angle may breed customer cynicism and be counterproductive. Pioneers of green programs have learned to stay clear of these pitfalls.

Green energy is subject to the economic needs of stakeholders and their wider regulatory constraints, yet the growing issue of climate change now provides suppliers with opportunities in selling green energy. For now, utilities can overcome market structure limitations by deploying best practices that centre on price, product and promotion.

Reasons to Purchase

*Determine how utilities can lobby governments and amend their own internal product management operations to sustainably boost green B2C sales.

*Determine what consumers are willing to do to fight climate change, what products and services they are likely to take up and at what additional cost.

*Understand how and why certain providers and countries are fairing much better than others in their efforts to market green energy.

Table of Contents :

DATAMONITOR VIEW 1
CATALYST 1
SUMMARY 1
METHODOLGY 1
SOURCES 2
ANALYSIS 3
Environmental issues are taking centre stage across world energy markets 3
To date, the global market for green energy tariffs has been driven by three main factors 3
Interest in protecting the world’s environment has increased dramatically, presenting new opportunities for B2C green tariffs 4
The emergence of green retail tariffs is a response to the liberalization of electricity and gas markets worldwide 5
The Kyoto Protocol instigated a political movement that drove the uptake of large-scale renewable power worldwide 6
Renewable energy directives worldwide have sparked the adaptation of numerous legal frameworks (1/2) 7
Renewable energy directives worldwide have since sparked the adaptation of numerous legal frameworks (2/2) 8
Legislation and green awareness have spurred the strong uptake of renewable power on the supply side, led by EU Member States 9
Globally, key renewable energy indicators have shown dramatic gains over the past three years – a trend which is likely to continue 10
Consumers will change their habits provided utilities offer them the means and incentives to do so 11
More than half of Europeans feel informed about climate change 11
Europeans deem climate change to be a very serious issue and one of the most serious problems facing the world 12
Climate change is perceived as a serious problem, but one which European citizens are willing to address 13
A significant proportion of Europeans citizens are willing to pay more for green energy 14
Green tariffs linked to the reduction of energy consumption in the home demonstrate great comparative potential 15
Genuine concern about climate change does not always result in remedial actions with tangible green benefits 16
Where electricity prices are much higher than the EU average, citizens are less willing to pay for green energy 17
Europeans citizens believe that the different stakeholders aren’t doing enough to fight climate change 18
Green tariffs could help meet the expectations that citizens have of corporations and industry 19
A review of countries involved in green tariff marketing suggests lessons are to be learned in the US 20
In the US’ partly deregulated electricity market, three types of green power retail offerings coexist 20
Despite the economic downturn, US utilities significantly expanded green power sales at a national level 21
Utility green energy sales in the US continue to make up an increasing part of total retail electricity sales 22
More US consumers are making clean power choices than ever before 23
The success of US green tariffs is attributed to persistent and creative marketing strategies and a falling premium 24
US green power markets will continue growing but state RPS requirements threaten to alter market dynamics 25
In the UK, the disjuncture between green wholesale and green supply is caused by the Renewables Obligation 26
In the UK, the disjuncture between green wholesale and green supply is caused by the Renewables Obligation 26
Of the five types of ‘green’ tariffs offered by suppliers in the UK in 2008, some were much ‘greener’ than others 27
Of the five types of ‘green’ tariffs offered by suppliers in the UK in 2008, some were much ‘greener’ than others 28
In 2008, most ‘green’ energy tariffs suffered from a lack of transparency and clarity. 29
In September 2009, there are less green source and green fund tariffs than at the same time in 2008 30
In the UK, there is still no impartial green tariffs accreditation or audit scheme to substantiate supplier’s claims 30
In Germany, green energy tariffs are actively being promoted as an alternative and way of curbing unpopular nuclear and coal power 31
Green tariffs are mainstream in the Netherlands but incoming EU legislation could unsettle high rates of take-up 32
The success of Australia’s green tariff program hinges on liberalized energy markets and a strong accreditation program 34
Pioneering green retail programs highlight the elements central to any successful green tariff strategy 35
Palo Alto has created one of the most effective and successfully marketed green power programs in the US (1/2) 35
Palo Alto has created one of the most effective and successfully marketed green power programs in the US (2/2) 35
Ecotricity has positioned itself as a semi-green, sustainable, non-premium, small and credible energy company 36
Green Energy UK differentiated itself by only supplying ‘deep green’ or ‘pale green’ electricity 37
Good energy’s has positioned itself as the UK’s greenest and only 100% true ‘deep’ green energy supplier 38
British Gas offers two 100% green tariffs: Future Energy and Zero Carbon, both at a price premium 39
Bounce Energy offer fixed rate for their 100% renewable energy and a modern and rewarding marketing program 40
The deployment of best practices can offset many of the B2C renewable energy market structure limitations 41
Regional, national, and international policies drive the market for green energy, mainly from the supply-side 41
Green energy is subject to the economic needs of stakeholders and their wider regulatory constraints 42
Green energy providers are increasingly scrutinized and held to account by their customers and industry 43
Utilities must create new ‘low hanging fruit’ by driving the adoption of renewable energy, by partnership 43
Beyond government legislation, best practices in green tariff marketing centre on price, product and promotion 45
The successful sale of utility green energy tariffs must focus on five key elements of strategy 45
The burden is on utilities to lobby governments and amend their own internal product management operations 47
APPENDIX 48
Footnotes 48
Graphs of US green pricing program renewable energy sales and US price premium charged for new renewable power – footnotes: 48
Graph of US green pricing program renewable energy sales 48
Graph of US green power sales as a percentage of total retail sales 48
Graph of US customer participation rate 49
Graph of US price premium charged for new renewable power 49
Ask the analyst 50
Datamonitor consulting 50
Disclaimer 50

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Learn more about David Gottfried here: www.ecospeakers.com Excerpts from a keynote address at Stanford University by David Gottfried, founder and first staff president of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the leading green building organization in the world. In this segment, Gottfried talks about how green principles are being linked to the bottom line. He discusses how sustainability is positively affecting the building industry and real estate investment, with the potential for greening on a major scale. Gottfried has more than two decades of multidisciplinary experience as a real estate developer, construction manager, and sustainable development management consultant. As the President of Regenerative Ventures, he has consulted for both government and business. Public sector clients have included the State of California, the cities of San Diego and Santa Monica, and the US Navy. Business clients have included Starbucks, Williams-Sonoma, DreamWorks, Genentech, San Diego Gas & Electric, Yahoo, Johnson Controls, and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architects. More green building, materials, and design related speakers here: www.ecospeakers.com

Economic Technologies? GEPR Report Calls for a $125 Billion Bond Issue, for Core Infrastructure Development in LDCs and Other Developing Countries

Houston (PRWEB) December 27, 2005

Economic Technologies’ Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Jude E. Uba, today, broadly released the company’s highly anticipated report urging a $ 125 billion capital facility for infrastructure solutions in developing countries.

As a consequence of the success of the G8 Summit, at Gleneagles, Scotland, this past June, and at the request of many government leaders, Economic Technologies accepted the committed to develop a comprehensive and far-reaching report on building core economic growth infrastructures in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, South America (including Mexico) and Eastern Europe. A principal component of that commitment is to present what it will take to deliver real results, on a quicker pace.

The final Report, which was presented at a teleconference this past week, recommends the issuance of a $ 125 billion Global Infrastructure Bond. Proceeds will be managed by a team of the world’s best-of-breed investment and equity management institutions, with overall management oversight by a five-member board, consisting of major bond subscribers, brilliant industry leaders and a representative of Economic Technologies. The fund will have a strong mandate to invest in advanced healthcare delivery, clean energy technologies, powerful financial and telecommunication systems and core infrastructure solutions (such as water filtration and purification systems, trade growth infrastructure and transportation systems) in the above regions, with clear exit strategy.

Clearly evident, following the presentation, are inclinations of strong, unprecedented and genuine interest from such countries as Abu Dhabi (UAE), Japan, China, Kuwait, Singapore and Saudi Arabia, with rich foreign reserves and assets, in addition to developed countries, to invest in or guarantee portions of such a massive bond issue. “This merges global aspirations with actual actions and pushes critically needed intervention away from suffocating global discussions into real actions on the ground, driving assurances that billions of people will enjoy real and immediate benefits,” said Jude E. Uba, Economic Technologies’ Chairman & CEO. “This puts expectant results on a far-reaching perspective, with truly unique and extraordinary benefits lurking for the global economy, more than any one single undertaking in history.”

According to the Report, this fund must not take any characteristics other than as a pure market play, with multiple return on investment windows for bond investors or guarantors, in the form of interest return and pay-outs as investments are divested (public listing), sold or as valuations escalate, as heavily expected. The Report anticipates a combined, long-term, return on investment to bond holders, to be in the vicinity of $ 20%. The fund’s overseeing board shall, also, be responsible for recruiting and training brilliant managers for these groundbreaking and massive investments and shall assure that collateral environments for investment success are made available by recipient countries. “I can hardly contain my excitement,” said Uba. “This will deliver, at a rapid pace, the benefits of directional technological breakthroughs and efficient infrastructure solutions, on a massive scale, to billions of people who, currently, live and operate on the fringes of the global economy.”

It is Economic Technologies’ unbent commitment to be a central transforming force in global economics. We are actively supportive of any real attempts at extending high quality of living to billions of people, worldwide.

About Economic Technologies, Inc.:

The company builds, integrates and manages the economic intelligence, economic operating systems, critical backbone infrastructures and synthesized common platforms that enable nations to, rapidly, achieve massive and sustained economic growth. The company is leading an ambitious worldwide effort, to build the largest and most comprehensive market distribution infrastructures and services in the world, through the bundling of economic growth technologies and applications, logistics management, financial/capital markets, advanced global healthcare access, and information distribution networks.

Economic Technologies’ proprietary economic science breakthrough, the product of a 15-year intensive R&D, and the first-of-its-kind, is changing how 4.5 billion people, worldwide, work and live.

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