Press Releases From 08/30/2012 Until 08/30/2012

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The New Saints Set to Take on Some of Europe's Finest

The under 17 girls team from The New Saints (TNS) Wales head off to Spain next weekend where they will face some of the finest women’s teams in Europe. Representing Wales and Britain the TNS team will face opposition such as Espanyol, San Gabriel and a representative side from Tarragona.

Garforth Rangers Represent England in Europe

Garforth Rangers under 14s returned from there European campaign today with a record that saw them win one, loose one and draw one. The junior team from Leeds proudly represented England against three quality sides from the Netherlands. Alongside the football the group of 30 players, coaches and parents were able to fit in time to visit a theme/water park and a day shopping and sightseeing in Amsterdam.

Unsuspecting Products We Use Everyday That Could Be Making Us Fat

LogoWhat you might not know could be making you fat. Leah Zerbe, Online Editor for, has researched this subject extensively and will join Smart Health Talk Thursday, August 30th at 4:00 pm PST so we can better understand how they get in our bodies.

Residents in Richmond Area Seek New Windows to Save Energy

LogoEnergy costs have recently reached historic highs, as growing domestic and global energy prices have forced families to seek innovation to help mitigate their energy-related costs. In the city of Richmond, Virginia, the local government has taken great strides in helping to make Richmond more sustainable, by increasing efficiency and effectiveness in the city government. Likewise, private citizens are seeking energy efficiency in their own lives, especially in their homes. A popular and cost- effective energy-saving technique has been to replace old windows, with new energy-efficient windows. Richmond window companies, like River City Window and Door, have dedicated staffs focused on helping to improve energy-efficiency through replacement vinyl windows.

Announcing a Brand New Source of How-To Advice for UK Businesses

It seems that while there are sources of UK business advice on the internet, few allow comprehensive interaction and discussion of the topics covered. Reading an article on a pertinent business issue frequently generates a series of questions, or areas for debate. Therefore, with this in mind we built a business news and advice site, complete with a discussion forum. (UK business forums)

Air-Tro Wins LA Times Best of California Readers' Choice Award

Air-Tro, Inc. a heating and air conditioning repair company known for its superior customer service, has won an LA Times’ Best of Southern California Readers’ Choice Award 2012. “We were delighted to learn that Air-Tro wins this prestigious award,” said Bob Helbing, president of Air-Tro, Inc.

Men's Grooming in Bulgaria - New Market Research Report

LogoMen's grooming is not traditionally strong. Companies have started to enjoy success in the review period due to marketing efforts, especially in 2010 and 2011. However, many Bulgarian men are still not convinced of the need and benefits of using specialised grooming products. In spite of investment by major players in new product developments, men's grooming is still underdeveloped and the variety of products remains small in comparison to women's products. Also, men's grooming has yet to...

Recently Released Market Study: Emergency Contraception in Switzerland

LogoThe increasingly liberal lifestyles of the youth in Switzerland helped boost value growth in emergency contraception during 2011. Emergency contraception is mainly used by young women, many of whom do not have access to information about preventative birth control methods.

New Market Report: Lifecycle Management Strategies: Reformulations - Success hinges on delivering significant improvement in disease outcome

LogoReformulation has been one of the dominant and successful lifecycle management strategies in the past but changes in the healthcare environment are hampering their success. However, reformulated products can still achieve commercial success provided they satisfy key stakeholder needs by providing significant improvements in disease outcomes.

New Market Report: Global Earthmoving Equipment - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2015

LogoThe value of the global earthmoving equipment increased at a CAGR of 1.13% during the review period (2006-2010). Robust growth in the Asia-Pacific region has offset decline in the world's other two significant markets, North America and Europe, which recorded CARCs of -10.69% and -8.28% over the review period. The global economic crisis was one of the main factors behind steep industry contraction. Loaders, the largest sector in the global earthmoving equipment market, achieved a CAGR of 2.28% during the review period, increasing their market share from 36.5% in 2006 to 38.2% in 2010. The excavators sector recorded the fastest growth rates with a CAGR of 2.43% and accounted for 35.6% of the earthmoving equipment market, an increase of 1.7 percentage points over 2006. Construction tractors, the smallest sector, recorded a CARC of -1.97% during the review period, observing a market share contraction of 29.6% in 2006 to 26.1% in 2010.

"Life Insurance in Hong Kong, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2016" Published

LogoIn terms of gross written premiums, the life insurance segment was the largest in the Hong Kong insurance industry during the review period (2007-2011) and accounted for a share of 87.8% of the total insurance industry written premiums in 2011. The segment's growth was driven by a rising consumer awareness regarding life insurance coverage, favorable government regulations, and increasing product innovations and marketing campaigns. However, consumers have been reluctant to invest in unit-linked products as such cover is highly exposed to market conditions, resulting in a decline in demand. The decline in unit-linked plans has been offset by the positive growth of traditional products such as whole-life, endowment and term-life during the review period.

"High Net Worth Trends in South Africa to 2016" Now Available at Fast Market Research

LogoThis report provides projections of the volume and wealth of South African HNWIs and a comprehensive background of the local economy. This includes demographic trends (2007-2011) and findings of the proprietary WealthInsight HNWI Database.

New Market Study: "Packaging Industry Outlook in Thailand: Market Size, Key Trends, Drivers and Challenges to 2016"

LogoThe packaging industry in Thailand registered strong growth during the review period growing with a CAGR of 8.21%, supported by both growing food exports and the entry of major industry competitors into the domestic market. The food and beverages sector remains the key growth driver of the domestic packaging industry and is supported by export demand and easy access to raw materials. Over the forecast period, the industry is expected to grow at a CAGR 6.41% to reach a value of US$11.1 billion in 2016. The estimated growth rate for the industry over the forecast period is significantly lower than the growth rate achieved in the review period. The slow growth in the demand for packaging products is expected to reduce revenue growth, and hence the financial performance, of Thai packaging companies.

New Market Study: "Apparel, Accessories and Luxury Goods Retailing in Emerging Markets to 2016: Market Guide"

LogoApparel, Accessories and Luxury Goods Retailing in Emerging Markets to 2016: Market Guide" provides in-depth detail on the trends and drivers of the Apparel, Accessories and Luxury Goods Retailing market in the Emerging Markets. The report includes quantitative information (historic and forecast market values), segmented at category level.

Motorcycle Helmets, Jackets and Gear Company Doubles Its In-store Staff, Canada’s largest retailer of top quality cruiser, sportbike, motocross and snowmobile gear, recently doubled its number of in-store employees.

"The Global Military Infrastructure and Logistics Market 2012-2022 - Market Size and Drivers: Market Profile" Published

LogoThis report provides readers with a comprehensive analysis of the Military Infrastructure and Logistics market through 2011-2021, including highlights of the demand drivers and growth stimulators for Military Infrastructure and Logistics. It also provides an insight on the spending pattern and modernization pattern in different regions around the world.

New Market Study: "Automotive Manufacturing - Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide"

LogoAutomotive Manufacturing - Top 5 Emerging Markets Industry Guide is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the Automotive Manufacturing industry in each of the Top 5 Emerging markets (Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa). The report includes easily comparable data on market value, volume, segmentation and market share, plus full five year market forecasts. It examines future problems, innovations and potential growth areas within the market.

"Non-Life Insurance in Colombia, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2016" Published

LogoThe Colombian non-life insurance segment demonstrated strong growth during the review period. This was largely generated from the impressive growth of the motor insurance category, which benefited from the country's rising automobile sales and compulsory third-party liability motor insurance. The Colombian government is planning to triple its current investment on infrastructure by 2014. This investment will be spent on developing roads, buildings, energy and transportation, and will provide opportunities for commercial property and motor insurance providers to capitalize on over the forecast period.

"Trend and Opportunities in the Chilean Personal Accident and Health Insurance Industry to 2016: Market Profile" - New Market Report

LogoThe personal accident and health insurance segment accounted for XX% of the total insurance industry written premiums in 2011, with a value of CLPXX billion (US$XX million). This segment recorded a CAGR of XX% during the review period.

"Construction in Australia - Key Trends and Opportunities to 2016" - New Market Report

LogoDuring 2008-2009, the global financial crisis led to many independent lenders withdrawing from the capital market due to difficulties with regards to raising funds. The Australian construction industry faced the specific challenge of increasing costs when obtaining debt financing. Consequently, the industry's growth rate declined in 2009 compared with 2008. However, the announcement of stimulus packages in the 2009-2010 budget had a positive impact on many areas of the economy. Notably, the schools building package provided support to the institutional construction market during a time when obtaining finance was problematic. The Australian government is anticipated to spend a significant sum on improving the education system over the next three-years under the Building Education Revolution (BER) scheme.

"Product Profiles: Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Products Compete for Underserved Patient Groups" Published

LogoDatamonitor foresees rising competition in the Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis markets over the next five years. Several pipeline and marketed drugs are competing to garner patient share from dominant brand Remicade (infliximab; Janssen Biotech/Merck & Co./Mitsubishi Tanabe). High unmet need for an efficacious maintenance therapy appears to be a key driver for these products.

Market Report, "Kazakhstan Agribusiness Report Q3 2012", Published

LogoBMI View: We have revised down our production forecast for wheat and barley as dry weather conditions have reduced yields for the 2012/13 season. However, we expect the country to have a strong export capacity, thanks to high stocks and another good production balance. We reiterate our view for strong growth potential for the livestock sector in Kazakhstan thanks to ongoing government support as well as renewed private sector interest, as the recent US$108mn investment by Israeli technology provider, MAD Corporation, to build five large poultry farms in the north of the country shows.

Japan Telecommunications Report Q3 2012 - New Market Research Report

LogoBMI's Q312 report on Japan's telecommunications market provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments to occur within the country's mobile, fixed-line telephony and internet sectors. Japanese telecoms operators, the Telecommunications Carriers Association and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications have released data pertaining to the end of March 2012, which has allowed us to fine tune our forecasts.

"Italy Defence & Security Report Q3 2012" Now Available at Fast Market Research

LogoBMI's Italy Defence & Security Report for Q312 examines the country's defence posture, defence procurement and defence industry. The report seeks to examine how the Italian government is attempting to balance the defence budget amid the sluggish performance of the country's economy.

France Defence & Security Report Q3 2012 - New Market Report Now Available

LogoBMI's France Defence and Security Report examines the country's strategic posture, its defence community, order of battle, and current and future procurement programmes.