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May 9, 2012

Minimally Invasive Surgical Instruments, Imaging and Visualization Systems and Medical Robotics Market (2011 – 2016)

Minimally Invasive Surgical Instruments, Imaging and Visualization Systems and Medical Robotics Market (2011 – 2016) (Handheld Instruments, Guiding Devices, Inflation Systems, Auxiliary Devices, Ultrasound, X-Ray, CT & MRI Imaging, Visualization Systems and Electrosurgical Devices, DA-VINCI, Robodoc, Spineassist, RIO and Neuromate Robotic Systems) Global Trends & Competitive Analysis
The global minimally invasive surgical devices market is classified into handheld instruments, guiding devices, inflation systems, auxiliary devices, ultrasound, X-ray, CT & MRI imaging, visualization systems, electrosurgical devices and robotic systems. MIS market is expected to grow at a faster rate with a CAGR of 8.2% and is expected to reach $35.5 billion by 2016.

Surgical devices represent the largest segment in MIS product market. The global market for surgical devices and instruments was valued at $9.2 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach $11 billion by 2016, with a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period. This growth has been primarily attributed to the increased usage of these devices and instruments in MIS procedures. Devices such as guiding catheters and guidewires as well as balloons have been widely used in interventional angioplasty procedures as well as in peripheral extremity MIS procedures. Numerous innovations in the technologies of devices such as balloons have added to the growth in the market.

Newer innovations and rapidly evolving technologies in the field of surgical devices used in minimally invasive procedures will drive the MIS market. Imaging and diagnostic technologies such as ultrasound involving IVUS (intravascular ultrasound) and OCT (optical coherence tomography) have considerably changed the usage patterns of diagnostic techniques. These device systems show significant promise in terms of guidance in treatment and diagnosis. OCT has helped in high-resolution imaging of atherosclerotic plaque erosions that were previously not possible with imaging systems, thereby contributing to a boosting growth to the market. The principal advantage of minimally invasive endovascular procedures over surgery is short recovery time, short length scars, low risk of infection, bleeding, and shorter hospital stays.

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3.2.1 DRIVERS Increasing demand for minimally invasive treatment Rapid advancements in new technologies Increased use and acceptance of imaging Increasing consumer awareness for preventive diagnostic screening
3.2.2 RESTRAINTS Reimbursement issues Lack in surgeon’s knowledge and learning curve expertise in robotic-assisted surgery Declining average selling prices
3.2.4 TRENDS
4.2.1 HANDHELD INSTRUMENTS Forceps and spatula Retractor Dilator Grasper
4.2.2 GUIDING DEVICES Guiding catheters Guidewires
4.2.3 INFLATION SYSTEMS Balloons Balloon inflation devices
4.2.4 AUXILIARY DEVICES Cannula Staplers Clamp Closure
4.2.5 MECHANICAL CUTTERS Trocar Rasp Scissors

Consumer Appliances Industry in Thailand

Favourable economic conditions underpin positive market performance
Thailand’s consumer appliances market continued to perform well in 2011. Total market volume and current value sales both grew at a slightly faster pace than in 2010, and growth rates also surpassed the respective CAGRs for the entire review period. Aside from the necessary replacement of older appliances, volume and current value sales were bolstered by economic improvements, political stability, increasing urbanisation, busier lifestyles and the growing desire for convenience among Thai consumers. New launches, marketing activities, frequent price promotions and the availability of affordable instalment plans also contributed to the positive market performance.

Growth in condominium ownership bolsters demand for appliances
Demand for residential properties continued to rise in Thailand towards the end of the review period, especially in urban and suburban areas. Condominium units were among the most desirable properties, particularly those located along the mass transit lines of the BTS Skytrain and the MRT underground throughout Bangkok and in outlying districts. In 2011, the total number of condominium units in Bangkok alone reached around 300,000. Demand for condominium units was also strong in popular tourist destinations like Hua Hin, Pattaya and Phuket. Rising demand for residential properties, and in particular condominiums, helped to bolster demand for all kinds of appliances, especially microwaves, vacuum cleaners, rice cookers, kettles and toasters, cooling fans and air conditioners.

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Energy efficient appliances continue to gain popularity
Throughout the review period, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) continued to update and expand its energy rating programme for consumer appliances. At the same time, demand for more energy efficient appliances grew steadily among Thai consumers. Rising demand was mainly due to economic considerations, with consumers recognising that energy efficient appliances could save them money in the long term. However, environmental concerns also proved an increasingly important driver of demand for such products. Environmental concerns were heightened in 2011, when unusually cold weather at the start of the summer season and widespread flooding towards the year led many Thai people to think more carefully about how their energy consumption habits were contributing to climate change. New launches and marketing activities, particularly by multinational players, also bolstered demand for energy efficient appliances.

Multinational brands continue to lead the Thai market
Multinationals continued to lead consumer electronics in Thailand in 2011. Philips, Sharp and Toshiba remained the top three brands in the market respectively in volume sales terms. Other international brands ranked among the market leaders included Panasonic, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, LG, Samsung and Electrolux. While some of these brands, such as Sharp, competed directly with domestic products in the lower price segments, most were targeted at middle and high income consumers. Aside from their global reputations for quality and consistently strong advertising support, the leadership of multinationals was also attributable to their superior capacity for innovation and ability to capitalise on emerging consumer trends. Toshiba, for instance, was one of the brands that most successfully answered consumer demands for more aesthetically designed appliances during the review period, with its singe-door curve fridge being one of the best examples. At the same time, Toshiba was one of the leaders of the trend towards more energy efficient appliances, and also one of the most active brands when it came to promoting its commitment to environmental protection issues.

Demand for appliances will continue to grow over 2011-2016
The outlook for consumer appliances in Thailand remains favourable, with total volume and constant value sales expected to grow steadily over the forecast period. Aside from replacement purchases, economic improvements, political stability and rising home ownership will continue to underpin the positive development of the market as a whole. New launches, particularly of more innovative, energy efficient and aesthetically designed models, will also bolster demand in individual categories, as will marketing activities by leading players. Due to increasing maturity, inflation uncertainty in the global economy and other factors, however, growth in total market volume sales is expected to be slightly slower than during the review period.

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Product Profiles: Insulin Antidiabetics – Key developers compete for basal insulins market

The basal insulins are the most successful insulin class, with other insulin classes demonstrating high substitution or low and declining sales. Current basal insulins offer good safety and emerging therapies are not expected to improve efficacy significantly. However, the launch of two late-stage pipeline products Degludec and DegludecPlus in 2012–13 will alter market dynamics.

Features and benefits
  • Understand Datamonitor’s independent appraisal of marketed insulin brands and key pipeline agents indicated for treating type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  • Illustrate how pipeline and marketed insulins compare to one another in terms of clinical and commercial attributes.
  • Review important clinical developments for key pipeline agents with analysis of the latest clinical trial data.
  • Understand how marketed insulin brands are positioned in the diabetes treatment algorithm and how they are perceived by prescribers.
  • Determine to what extent future insulin therapies satisfy the main clinical unmet needs in the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
With strong marketing and sales resources committed by Novo Nordisk, late-stage basal insulin Degludec (insulin degludec) will offer strong competition to class leader Lantus (insulin glargine; Sanofi) and largely cannibalize predecessor Levemir (insulin detemir; Novo Nordisk).
Key patents for blockbuster Lantus will expire from 2014–15. However, the threat of biosimilar insulin is expected to have less impact than typical small molecule generics, as physicians are expected to be reluctant to introduce potential additional variability into patients’ insulin treatment regimens.
Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, and Eli Lilly are also the only companies with promising insulin products in late stage development. Alternative insulin delivery mechanisms under development, such as MannKind’s Afrezza (inhaled insulin), are not expected to make it to market in the near term.

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Table of Contents
Strategic scoping and focus
Datamonitor key findings
Related reports
Published diabetes reports
Insulin use in type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Insulin coverage in this report
Basal insulin class overview
Lantus (insulin glargine; Sanofi)
Drug profile
Development overview
SWOT analysis
Product positioning
Physician perception of Lantus
Clinical and commercial attractiveness
Levemir (insulin detemir; Novo Nordisk)
Drug profile
Development overview
SWOT analysis
Product positioning
Physician perception of Levemir
Clinical and commercial attractiveness
Other marketed insulin antidiabetics
Fast-acting insulins
Premixed insulins
Degludec (insulin degludec; Novo Nordisk)
Drug profile
Development overview
SWOT analysis
Satisfaction of unmet needs
Clinical and commercial attractiveness
DegludecPlus (insulin degludec + insulin aspart; Novo Nordisk)
Drug profile
Development overview
SWOT analysis
Satisfaction of unmet needs
Clinical and commercial attractiveness
Other insulin antidiabetics in development
LY2605541 (Eli Lilly/Boehringer Ingelheim)
Improved basal insulin formulations
Non-injected insulin formulations

Smart Cities Market (2011 - 2016) - Projects, Advanced Technologies, Adoptions and Transformations - Worldwide Market Report

Rapid urbanization of cities is posing infrastructural challenges to governments and municipalities, globally. As more and more people transcends into urban settings, we would require more cities to live in. Current trends show that in the next 20 years, urban population will cross 5 billion mark. As cities grow and expand their services, management and governance become increasingly complex. Thus transformation of the cities is needed to address the social, economic, engineering, and environment challenges.
A smarter, efficient city that would encompass aspects of intelligent transportation, security, energy management, CO2 emissions, and sustainability is the ideal option for decision makers and authorities. Smart technologies which are the engines of the smart city market are environmentally friendly; as they reduce CO2 emissions, energy costs and provide operational ease. These technologies are designed with features that can identify problems at a very early stage, enhance security and safety of people living in the cities.

Scope of the Report
This Smart Cities Market research report categorizes the global market on the basis of different industries such as smart homes, smart buildings, smart energy, smart industry automation, smart transportation, smart security and smart citizen services. This report also covers the main geographies such as North America, Europe, and APAC. Associated market for different technologies and their applications is also been covered in this report.

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Markets covered
The smart cities market is expected to have exponential demand in the upcoming future. This demand is opening a segmented market for smart cities.
The segments include:
  • Smart homes: The smart home market is further bifuricated by products as Security, HVAC, Lighting, Entertainment, Energy Management and Home Health. Whereas the service market is discussed by installation and customization/refurb. There is also an in-depth study of smart home technologies.
  • Smart building: Smart building automation technologies are classified on the basis of systems, services and information technologies.
  • Smart energy management: Smart energy management is classified by product to Smart Grid, which is further bifurcated by component type to Smart Meter, Software & Hardware, Sensors, Communication Network.
  • Smart industrial automation: Smart industrial automation is classified by product types to Industrial Control Systems, Field Devices, Manufacturing Execution Systems and Enterprise Resource Planning. The Smart industrial automation market is also discussed by application in various industry verticals.
  • Smart citizen services: Smart citizen services is mainly segmented to smart healthcare, education and water management.
  • Smart transport: Smart transportation market is extensively classified by components to traffic management systems, integrated supervision market, passenger information, ticketing and parking management.
  • Smart security: Smart security solution market for smart cities is segmented into urban security, critical infrastructure protection, ID management and cyber security.
The report consists of an in-depth classification of sub-segments by product, technology and geography.
The report provides market data, market drivers, trends and opportunities, key players, and competitive outlook. It will also provide market tables for covering the sub-segments and micro-markets. In addition, the report provides as much as 28 company profiles covering all the sub-segments.

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Worldwide Plant Factory and Grow Lights Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2012 to 2018

WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new Plant Factory Grow Lights study. The 2012 study has 386 pages, 169 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the food supply for the world starts to adopt automated process. Grow lights have become more sophisticated and less expensive to run as solar and wind energy are adopted by greenhouses and plant factories.

Food factories produce organic vegetables. This represents a next step in the application of automated process to everyday life. Automated process for farming provides immediate help for food stores. Plant factories support farming practices that are not dependent on the climate. Food factories produce organic vegetables 24 hours a day. With the land available for farming depleting quickly, new types of farming are evolving.

  • Demand for ability to grow food consistently
  • Demand for ability to grow food locally
  • Can grow food in warehouses
  • Can grow food in the home
  • Dedicating space that is efficient for producing food
  • Fresh, sanitary food available consistently
  • Food factories
  • Ability to produce organic vegetables
  • Ability to produce vegetables 24 hours a day
  • Land available for farming depleting quickly
  • New types of farming are evolving
  • Growing of vegetables indoors all year round
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A plant factory allows the growing of vegetables indoors all year round. It is a system that artificially creates the environment necessary for plants to grow by controlling the amount of culture solution, air, and light from light-emitting diodes (LED). Because the amount of light, temperature, humidity, and carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration levels can be optimized without being affected by the weather, the growth rate of vegetables is two to four times faster than those grown in open-air fields, and yields are ten to twenty times higher.
Visible natural light has a spectrum different from grow lights. Visible light is measured by lux or energy. Plant factory grow lights are different. Grow lights provide artificial light used for plant growth. The spectrum of growth lights is tuned to the plant growing task. Plant light has photons from the blue to red (400-700 nm) part of the spectrum. This is called growth light.

Horticulture lamps address the role of light in the growth and development of plants. Plant growth is a function of photosynthesis. The plant growth lights work in three different ways:
  • To provide all the light a plant needs to grow
  • To supplement sunlight, especially in winter months when daylight hours are short
  • To increase the length of the "day" in order to trigger specific growth and flowering
Because the amount of light, temperature, humidity, and carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration levels can be optimized without being affected by the weather, the growth rate of vegetables is two to four times faster than those grown in open-air fields, and yields are ten to twenty times higher.
According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the study, "Plant factories use growth light to automate and control growing. The ability to grow food consistently, locally represents a major breakthrough for humanity." Grow lights permit people to grow food in warehouses and in the home, dedicating previously unused space to a purpose and in a manner that is efficient for producing food.

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May 8, 2012

Municipal and Industrial Sludge Treatment and Odor Control: The Global Market

This market research report analyzes the global market and developments in municipal and industrial wastewater sludge treatment equipment and wastewater/sludge-based odor control equipment.  Sludge treatment describes the processes used to manage and dispose of the solid or semi-solid products produced during municipal sewage treatment and industrial wastewater treatment.  Despite representing only about 1% of total wastewater flows, sludge handling accounts for up to 50% of total treatment plant operating costs.  Some industry participants estimate that the sludge treatment market represents more than 20% of the total water equipment market.

Because of safety and nuisance issues, odor control has come to play an increasingly important role in the treatment and disposal of sludge and biosolids that accumulate during wastewater plant processes.

As noted in the Global Atlas of Excreta, Wastewater Sludge, and Biosolids Management: Moving Forward the Sustainable and Welcome Uses of a Global Resource, a 2008 study by the Greater Moncton Sewerage Commission and the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat), several major premises apply to wastewater, sludge, and biosolids.
  • The creation of wastewater in human communities is inevitable.
  • History shows a common progression toward global improvement of wastewater treatment and wastewater sludge management.
  • The progression appears to be inevitable.
  • Once such systems are established and they are protecting humans from the immediate threat from waste-borne pathogens, focus inevitably shifts toward the effects of wastewater on other human communities downstream and on the natural environment and other organisms.
  • Eventually, as wastewater treatment systems are able to reduce all forms of wastewater contamination by 90% or greater, the volume of wastewater solids, sewage sludge, becomes significant and requires careful management. In much of Europe, North America, Japan and other developed urban areas around the world, sludge management has become a major focus.  In many places, it is the most debated challenge in the sanitation field.
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Access to sanitation varies widely around the world.  In sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia and Central and South America, wastewater treatment systems, if they exist, are minimal or function poorly.  In these regions, basic sanitation is the primary need.

In Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Russian Federation, Mexico, South America and other areas, wastewater treatment is more advanced, but wastewater sludge and biosolids management has not been practiced previously.  As sludge volumes from a rising number of treatment facilities grows, a more complex regulatory framework and improved sludge handling technologies will be required.

In North America, Europe, Australia and certain Asian countries, there is more focus on improving the management of wastewater sludge and biosolids.  In these regions, wastewater typically is treated at the secondary or tertiary level and both biosolids technologies and regulatory systems are complex.

In all world regions where advanced wastewater treatment results in increasing volumes of sludge, water quality professionals, engineers, scientists, agricultural experts and government regulators are applying and refining processes to improve efficiencies, reduce the potential negative impacts and maximize the beneficial reuse aspects of sludge treatment and biosolids handling.


Wastewater and sludge are produced continually, and pollutants present in the wastes never completely disappear.  With each passing year, global volumes of sludge increase and potentially contain heavy metals, organic industrial chemicals, agricultural chemicals, oil and grease and miscellaneous hazardous pollutants, such as medical wastes.  Sometimes, it emits a disagreeable odor that requires abatement.

Harmful and toxic residues in sludge can be reduced via sludge treatment equipment and, increasingly, these systems enable the beneficial reuse of sludge in a safe and economically way.  Various types of treatment equipment also allow odors associated with wastewater solids to be controlled.

This report is intended for those who desire an analysis of the global sludge treatment and odor control equipment markets.  The document seeks to quantify the various markets, forecast market trends, trace significant developments and profile companies that are active in the various market sectors.  The report contains information and conclusions that are unique, insightful and have a forward-thinking knowledge of the subject that should be of interest to manufacturers, suppliers and local, state and government entities.

South Asia’s Wealth Diaspora: Looking Beyond Non-Resident Indians

The population of overseas Indians, including non-resident Indians (NRIs) and persons of Indian origin (PIOs), reached 21.6 million in 2011. The US accounts for the largest proportion of NRI millionaires, followed by the UK, the UAE, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia. The population of overseas Pakistanis, including non-resident Pakistanis (NRPs) and persons of Pakistani origin (PPOs) reached eight million in 2011. The UK has the largest share of NRP millionaires, followed by the US, the Persian Gulf countries and Canada. The population of non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) reached 5.4 million in 2011. The Persian Gulf countries account for the largest number of NRB millionaires, followed by the UK and the USA. The population of overseas Sri Lankans, including non-resident Sri Lankans (NRSLs) and persons of Sri Lankan origin (PSLOs) reached 2.5 million in 2011. Singapore accounts for the highest proportion of overseas Sri Lankans in 2011; followed by Canada, the UK and the UAE.

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  • It details the historical values for wealth management market size for non-resident South Asian millionaires for 2007–2011, along with forecast figures for 2012–2016
  • The report provides a detailed analysis on investment trends and drivers, marketing strategies, plus the challenges in the wealth management market for non-resident South Asians
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The report provides in-depth market analysis, information and insights, including:
  • Country wise breakdown of the population of non-resident South Asians across the globe
  • Current and future size of the wealth management market for non-resident South Asian millionaires
  • Comprehensive, country-specific analysis of the industry’s market attractiveness, covering key investment trends and drivers
  • Detailed analysis of the marketing and growth strategies adopted by various financial institutions offering wealth management services to non-resident South Asians
  • Detailed analysis of the challenges affecting the investments of non-residents in South Asia
  • Company profiles of the major banks offering wealth management services to non-resident South Asians 
Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 South Asia’s Wealth Diaspora – Country Benchmark Comparison

2.1 Market Environment
2.2 Share of Wealth by Nationality
2.3 Comparison of Remittances Across South Asia

3 India
3.1 Market Environment
3.1.1 GDP at constant prices
3.1.2 Inflation
3.1.3 Market capitalization
3.2 NRI Population
3.2.1 Number of non-resident Indians
3.2.2 Number of non-resident Indian millionaires
3.2.3 Wealth of non-resident Indian millionaires
3.3 Remittance
3.4 Investment Trends and Drivers
3.4.1 RBI norms expected to encourage NRI investment in India
3.4.2 NRI demographics
3.4.3 Growing base of NRIs
3.4.4 Well-regulated capital markets
3.4.5 India’s economic growth
3.4.6 Proactive FDI policy
3.4.7 Favorable currency exchange rates expected to continue to encourage investment of NRI wealth in India
3.4.8 Competition
3.5 Government Initiatives Designed to Attract the Wealth of India’s Non-Resident Population
3.6 Competitive Landscape
3.6.1 Overview of leading companies
3.6.2 Marketing and expansion strategies
3.7 Challenges

4 Pakistan
4.1 Market Environment
4.1.1 GDP at constant prices
4.1.2 Inflation
4.1.3 Market capitalization
4.2 NRP Population
4.2.1 Number of non-resident Pakistanis
4.2.2 Number of non-resident Pakistani millionaires
4.2.3 Wealth of non-resident Pakistani millionaires
4.3 Remittance
4.4 Investment Trends and Drivers
4.4.1 Increasing number of NRPs worldwide
4.4.2 Persian Gulf-based NRPs remain the key market for wealth management providers
4.4.3 Favorable investment policies and well-regulated financial markets
4.4.4 Positive economic outlook
4.4.5 Increasing competition among domestic and international wealth management providers
4.4.6 Favorable exchange rate encouraging NRP investment in Pakistan
4.5 Competitive Landscape
4.5.1 Overview of leading companies
4.5.2 Marketing and expansion strategies
4.6 Challenges

5 Bangladesh
5.1 Market Environment
5.1.1 GDP at constant prices
5.1.2 Market capitalization
5.1.3 Inflation rate
5.2 NRB Population
5.2.1 Number of non-resident Bangladeshis
5.2.2 Number of non-resident Bangladeshi millionaires
5.2.3 Wealth of non-resident Bangladeshi millionaires
5.3 Remittance
5.4 Investment Trends and Drivers
5.4.1 NRB investment options
5.4.2 Investment products targeting NRB customers are being introduced by the country’s leading banks
5.4.3 Incentives to attract NRB investment
5.4.4 Trade fairs are being organized to in order to attract investment in Bangladesh stock market
5.4.5 Bangladesh’s strong economic performance is driving growth in NRB investment
5.4.6 Banks working with money transfer companies to improve remittance process
5.4.7 Increasing overseas employment is driving growth in inward remittances

Emerging Opportunities in the South Asia Wealth Management Industry: Market Size, Strategies, Products and Competitive Landscape

The population of overseas Indians, including non-resident Indians (NRIs) and persons of Indian origin (PIOs), reached 21.6 million in 2011. The US accounts for the largest proportion of NRI millionaires, followed by the UK, the UAE, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia. The population of overseas Pakistanis, including non-resident Pakistanis (NRPs) and persons of Pakistani origin (PPOs) reached eight million in 2011. The UK has the largest share of NRP millionaires, followed by the US, the Persian Gulf countries and Canada. The population of non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) reached 5.4 million in 2011. The Persian Gulf countries account for the largest number of NRB millionaires, followed by the UK and the USA. The population of overseas Sri Lankans, including non-resident Sri Lankans (NRSLs) and persons of Sri Lankan origin (PSLOs) reached 2.5 million in 2011. Singapore accounts for the highest proportion of overseas Sri Lankans in 2011; followed by Canada, the UK and the UAE.

  • This report provides an extensive analysis on the wealth management market for non-resident South Asians
  • It details the historical values for wealth management market size for non-resident South Asian millionaires for 2007–2011, along with forecast figures for 2012–2016
  • The report provides a detailed analysis on investment trends and drivers, marketing strategies, plus the challenges in the wealth management market for non-resident South Asians
  • The report profiles the top wealth management providers across the globe providing services to non residents South Asians
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Key highlights
  • The value of the worldwide wealth management market for NRI millionaires increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.4% during the review period. This value is expected to increase at a CAGR of 10.93% over the forecast period.
  • With a worldwide NRI base of 21.6 million, India already has the world’s second-largest non-resident national population. The country’s NRI millionaire count of 170,000 is also among the highest in the world, with this group having average wealth of over US$3 million. Moreover, the total wealth of NRI millionaires is expected to increase by 6.9% in 2011-2012, while the NRI population is currently growing by 1% per annum. This equates to an annual growth of 300,000 people, a growth that is expected to increase opportunities for wealth management service providers.
  • With Persian Gulf countries accounting for 48% of the total non-resident Pakistani population, Gulf-based NRPs are one of the largest markets for wealth management companies. In terms of proportion of total NRP population, the Persian Gulf countries are followed by the UK and the US. Furthermore, Saudi Arabia and the UAE both employ a considerable number of Pakistani workers. Consequently, many leading domestic and international banks are focusing on these customers in order to expand their wealth management businesses.
  • The total amount of NRB remittance sent to Bangladesh recorded robust growth during the review period. However, this growth has recently slowed rapidly with the 2011 annual growth of 6% being less than half the 2010 annual growth of 13.4%. Over the forecast period, the increasing number of Bangladeshis leaving their home country is expected to continue to drive remittance growth, with total remittance expected to record a CAGR of 12.02%.
  • The value of the worldwide wealth management market for NRSL millionaires increased at a CAGR of 12.43% during the review period. This value is expected to record a CAGR of 11.31% over the forecast period.
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  • Assess the competitive dynamics in the wealth management market for non-resident South Asians

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Global Renewable Power Investment Outlook for 2012 - Key Factors Influencing Investment Decisions

Global Renewable Power Investment Outlook for 2012 – Key Factors Influencing Investment Decisions" is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists that offer comprehensive information and understanding of the renewable power investments. The research provides an understanding of the global renewable power investments trends. The report also provides investment trends as well as market drivers for major renewable power markets, such as, the US, China, India, Germany, Italy and the UK. The report focuses on investment analysis of wind power and solar power markets. The report also provides global renewable power investment outlook for 2012.
The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GlobalData’s Team of industry experts.
  • Data on the Renewable Power Investments for the global as well as key countries such as the US, China, India, Germany, Italy and the UK.
  • Major 2011 Market Insights on the global renewable power investment scenario.
  • Economic Analysis of major renewable power investment markets globally.
  • Investment Analysis for 2012 on major drivers based on policies and production scalability of wind and solar power markets in major countries.
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1 Table of Contents1.1 List of Tables
1.2 List of Figures
2 Introduction2.1 Renewable Power Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity, 2001-2020
2.2 Report Guidance
3 Renewable Power Investment Outlook, Global3.1 Renewable Power Investments, Global
3.1.1 Renewable Power Investments, Global, 2006 – 2011
3.1.2 Renewable Power Investments, Global, Investments by Deal Type, 2011
3.1.3 Renewable Power Investments, Global, Investments by Technology, 2011
3.1.4 Renewable Power Investments, Global, Investments by Country, 2011
3.1.5 Renewable Power Investments, Global, Major Insights, 2011
3.1.6 Renewable Power Investments, Global, Outlook 2012
4 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, China4.1 Economic Overview, China
4.2 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, China, 2006 – 2011
4.3 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, China, 2012 Investment Outlook
4.3.1 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, China, Renewable Power Policies Will Drive the Market Growth
4.3.2 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, China, Solar Market to Continue its Growth Trajectory
4.3.3 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, China, Wind Equipment Players to Focus on Export Markets
5 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, Germany5.1 Economic Overview, Germany
5.2 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, Germany, 2006 – 2011
5.3 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, Germany, 2012 Investment Outlook
5.3.1 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, Germany, Renewable Power Policies Will Drive the Market Growth
5.3.2 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, Germany, Wind Offshore Market will be a Lucrative Investment Option
5.3.3 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, Germany, Reduced Tariffs are Expected to Affect Solar Power Market Growth
6 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, India6.1 Economic Overview, India
6.2 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, India, 2006 – 2011
6.3 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, India, 2012 Investment Outlook
6.3.1 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, India, Renewable Power Policies Will Drive the Market Growth
6.3.2 Renewable Power Investment Scenario, India, Solar Power Market is Expected to Bring in High Investments

Global Enterprise Content Management Market

The enterprise content management (ECM) market is witnessing continued upward growth, with gradually increasing market revenue anticipated in the current year and over the next few years. Frost & Sullivan defines an ECM as a large-scale, multi-functional, cross-platform content management system (CMS), designed to address the complex content management needs of enterprise-level organizations. Today’s ECM solutions are structural platforms meant to enable and deliver content efficiencies on a wide scale and with the express intent of energizing digital content assets throughout their life cycles. An ECM platform helps companies create a uniform communications layer or a reference architecture layer designed to facilitate cross-platform interoperability, data sharing, and anytime, anywhere secure access to critical company information and content. Many ECM solutions allow for real-time collaboration, massive customization, and content management schemes that empower knowledge workers on a global scale.
This study is Frost & Sullivan's third analysis of the ECM market in the last four years. In this dynamic market characterized as competitive, competent, and innovative, ECM vendors have found their message, a compelling ECM value proposition, and an expanding addressable market. Frost & Sullivan expects that recent technology developments, overall digital media trends, and an increasingly diverse set of capabilities bode well for the CMS marketplace. A broadening marketplace, increasing demand for the efficiencies of digitization and performance accountability, increasing global uptake, and a focus on providing the functionality that customers demand bodes particularly well for the ECM market.

In this study, Frost & Sullivan discusses the evolving definition of an ECM solution, the widening customer base, and the vibrant vendor landscape. We dive deep into why companies should consider and acquire ECM solutions as opposed to less-robust content management systems and provide real-world examples of how deployed ECM solutions are helping enable enterprises to optimally manage their content, user accounts, and processes, consequently gaining a competitive market advantage. This study includes an analysis of market growth drivers and restraints, larger digital media, CMS trends and their  anticipated effect on the ECM marketplace, as well as individual market vertical revenue trends.

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An enterprise content management (ECM) system is a large-scale, multi-functional, crossplatform content management system (CMS), designed to address the content management needs of enterprise-level organizations. ECM solutions have been a popular conceptual product solution for more than ten years. However, the definition of an ECM solution, as deployed, has been elusive and variable from the beginning. Vendors have tended to define ECM solutions by the solutions that they provide (excluding competitors solutions), while clients have defined it perhaps more loosely (allowing for vastly different integration models), and even analysts have defined it inconsistently over time.

In Frost & Sullivan's view, an ECM has always been a managed productivity tool, where an end-to-end content management system could solve many recurrent content management concerns, simply and efficiently. And whereas previous definitions have focused on componentized ECM technologies and capabilities, as well as the synergies that a natively integrated workflow can provide, today, we view ECM products as providing an architectural foundation for making content more accessible, immediate, and dynamically useful for client companies. As the concept and definition of an ECM solution has evolved, it has maintained its focus on core CMS needs, while adapting to changing demands and market forces. There are still many cultural and structural changes occurring in the larger digital content ecosystem that are driving changes within and responding to the core capabilities of ECM systems.

Whereas previously, Frost & Sullivan carefully defined an ECM around three core services, the shape of an ECM solution today can be explicitly variable. An ECM, similar to a digital asset management (DAM) or document management program has to capture, process, and deliver digital content, as needed, across a large organization. By this measure, the primary difference between a DAM and an ECM solution is the size of the possible deployment, where ECM solutions were designed for the largest and most complex deployments. Today, however, we define ECM as being capable of including these same competencies, yet being much more than an expanded CMS system.

Although a core, scalable content management component, and workflow are essential for an ECM solution, add-ons and periphery components vary widely depending on the needs of the organization. Variations can include a selection of web content management or user experience management tools, mobile and multi-device publishing programs, marketing process optimization, digital rights management (DRM), as well as content access and protection tools, content performance analytics tools, and other development tools, which are designed to allow clients and programmers to customize the ECM deployment to their current and developing needs while maintaining core CMS functionality.

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May 7, 2012

2012–2022 The Global Soldier Modernization Market

This report is the result of ICD’s extensive market and company research covering the global soldier modernization industry. It provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast global industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news

Why was the report written?
“The Global Soldier Modernization Market 2012–2022” offers the reader detailed analysis of the global soldier modernization systems market over the next ten years, alongside potential market opportunities to enter the industry, using detailed market size forecasts.

What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
Rapid technology advancement in the soldier modernization domain has rendered earlier equipment obsolete. Advanced radio frequency (RF) and microwave technology in sensors, precision weapons and tactical communications have ushered in a new era in C4ISR soldier modernization equipment while the majority of expenditure on lethality based equipment is focused on developing combat overmatch capabilities for the individual soldier and small combat unit while reducing soldier load. The mobility based segment has evolved rapidly over the years to facilitate functions of an armament carrier, logistics vehicle, ambulance, command and control (C2) vehicle, and as a platform for a wide variety of other army systems. Survivability and sustainability based soldier modernization systems are undergoing technological advancements and are expected to account for larger portions of the market in the future.

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The report provides detailed analysis of the market for soldier modernization systems during 2012–2022, including the factors that influence why countries are investing or cutting defense expenditure. It provides detailed expectations of growth rates and projected total expenditure.

Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, BAE Systems, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics, Samsung Thales, Harris Corporation, General Dynamics, Cassidian, Safran Group, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, SAIC, Elbit Systems, Bren-Tronics, EADS, ABSL Power Solutions, China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO).

Countries across the world are procuring equipment such as helmets with visual sensors, chemical and biological sensors, digital radios and hand-held computer displays, to enhance the capabilities of their soldiers. This has led to a number of joint ventures and teaming agreements so as to aid in technology transfer. In addition to improving the indigenous capabilities of domestic defense firms, this provides the foreign original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with an opportunity to cater to a new market.

Key Highlights
North America to continue to dominate the market
Despite budget cuts, North America is expected to account for the largest share of the total global expenditure on soldier modernization systems with a 33% share in the forecast period. High demand in the region is primarily driven by the country’s procurement of latest technology in C4ISR and Mobility based soldier modernization systems.

Need for troops which are less in number but more effective
The leading military nations of the world have embarked upon a new strategy which envisages cutting down the number of troops while at the same time increasing the effectiveness of smaller, more mobile units. This vision has evolved gradually as major military nations have recognized the need to modernize their infantry in order to fight modern asymmetric warfare.

Very high demand for C4ISR ,Mobility and Survivability based soldier systems
With the spread of more and more assymetric warfare around the globe, there has been a rise in demand for troop mobility and personnel protection systems such as fuel tank protection kits, force protection systems and components, situational awareness (ODS-SA) vehicles and mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles.

Austria Consumer Appliances Industry

A respectable performance despite a continued slowdown in growth
The overall consumer appliances market saw a healthy performance for another year in both volume and current value terms in 2011, although the trend of slower growth continued. The end of the government reimbursement scheme for the replacement of old appliances with energy-efficient products in 2011 was partly the reason for the slower performance, as there were already a lot of households which had replaced appliances in 2010, and fewer did so in 2011. In addition, uncertainties surrounding the future of the euro started to affect Austria during the third quarter of 2011, with the result being an increasing number of households reverting to the cautious approach to the purchase of big-ticket items – including consumer appliances – which they adopted during the economic crisis a few years ago. Nevertheless, the positive development of the market in 2009 and 2010 also benefited the 2011 performance, and indicated that consumers were willing to invest in consumer appliances, ensuring continued positive, albeit slower, volume and value growth for 2011 overall.

Convenience and health drive innovation in consumer appliances
As a durables market, the key themes influencing demand for consumer appliances in Austria during 2011 were trends which had already been present in the market for a few years, namely convenience and health. Convenience was a very strong deciding factor amongst Austrian consumers when purchasing consumer appliances in 2011, driving sales of technological innovations which provide greater convenience in terms of efficiency, functionality and user-friendliness. The growth of coffee pod products within coffee machines, as well as robotic vacuum cleaners within vacuum cleaners, were key indicators of the strong performance of products which offer more convenience to consumers in 2011. Alongside the demand for products offering more convenience, consumers also increasingly demanded appliances which would facilitate healthier lifestyles, ranging from electric steamer ovens to refrigeration appliances which claim the capability of keeping the refrigerated food fresher for a longer period of time.

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The Consumer Appliances in Austria market research report includes:
  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volumes and values, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent market research methodology, conducted in-country
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Top Ten Companies in Advanced Thermal Protective Gear and Clothing

The markets for thermally protective clothing and ancillary products are fragmented.  There are significant and specific segments of these markets.  To get these products to the stage of being classed as thermally protective involves fiber and polymer makers, those that might weave the cloth of various types, and those manufacturers that design and manufacture the clothing that is usually made to comply with some government specifications. Within each segment there is a variety of players from the government organizations that create, develop, and enforce the regulations and standards, the raw material suppliers, the fiber and fabric manufacturers, the mills and fabric producers and weavers and the finished goods’ manufacturers and suppliers and distributors.  Simply put, the supply chain is highly complex.

In this report, BCC Research identifies the top 10 companies in the thermally protective clothing market, and explains the rationale behind these selections. Factors taken into account include technical innovation, market leadership, and commitment to this market via investment in products.

When selecting these top 10 companies, BCC Research looked across the industry spectrum and selected the most active and significant contributors while recognizing that there are many other contenders.  Some of these “significant others” are included but to a less detailed extent than the top 10 companies.

Heat- and flame-resistant clothing, including firefighters’ turnout gear for structural, proximity, and wildlands’ fire service, as well as industrial fire resistant garments for use in electric and gas utilities or in industrial applications where electric arc and flash fire are hazards. Ancillary components for fire fighting including respirators and some components such as respirators are included for information, though not as specific components of the top 10 companies in thermally protective gear.  Important definitions, regulations, materials, technologies, market size, and anticipated growth are discussed.

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  • The value of the thermally protective garment industry in the U.S. was $2.1 billion in 2010 and $2.3 billion in 2011. This figure is projected to reach $2.8 billion in 2016 yielding a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6% between 2011 and 2016.
  • The ancillary (respirators and gloves) segment within the U.S. was $1.5 billion in 2010 and $1.7 billion in 2011. The projected estimate for 2016 is $2.1 billion given a CAGR of 4.6% between 2011 and 2016.
  • The thermally protective apparel segment in the U.S. was $566 million in 2010 and $590 million in 2011. The segment should increase at a CAGR of 4.7% to reach $741 million in 2016. 
A structured research approach was used, based on optimal use of BCC Research’s own databases and proprietary information, as well as primary and secondary research techniques and methodologies. The material researched and presented in this technical market report is based on information gathered from personal contacts within government agencies, individuals involved in materials and manufacturing, industry consultants, and to some degree, on the author’s personal experience in speaking with industry sources knowledgeable in the subject material.
Additional data was obtained from reviews of secondary sources, such as trade publications, trade-associated company literature, government documents, and recent patents.  This was done in an effort to supplement the application, market, and trend data gathered from primary sources.  All monetary projections presented in this report are reported in constant U.S. dollars. A targeted and selective analysis of recent patents is encompassed in the document.

2012 UK Consumer Satisfaction Index Personal Care

UK Consumer Satisfaction Index 2012 for personal care is based around individual retailers and provides a highly detailed, data-rich overview of a retailer's customers, drawing on a nationwide survey of 6,000 shoppers each year.
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  • Measure and rank your performance in customer satisfaction in the sector and assess how this has changed using six years of history (2007-2012)
  • Includes ratings for price, range, quality, service, convenience, ambience, layout and facilities. Use these to understand strengths and weaknesses
  • Identifies the biggest CSI winners and losers in personal care this year, highlighting those that pose the greatest threat to your business
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With a 16 point improvement in its overall score, and 31 points above the sector average, Asda has taken the top spot this year. While price, range and convenience remain the key drivers of loyalty for the retailer in personal care, its score improvements were highest in quality, price, convenience, and ambience
Morrisons has improved its score by 14 points taking it to second place. With a 59 point score for convenience, up 12 points on the year before, it is the biggest driver of satisfaction in this sector for Morrisons.
Boots increased its score by six points to hold third place. While this retailer faces increasing competition from grocers and general merchandisers as they expand their personal care offers, it still holds the biggest market share in the health & beauty market

Your key questions answered
  • What is driving satisfaction for different retailers in personal care? Which retailers have improved the most?
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  • How are drivers of satisfaction changing in terms of importance in the consumers' eyes? What impact is the economy having on drivers of satisfaction?

May 6, 2012

Treatment Algorithms: Rectal Cancer

The rectal cancer pipeline has grown as pharmaceutical companies are attracted by the high incidence and success of other developers. Cytotoxics will remain an integral part of treatment, but with key brands expected to come off patent over the forecast period and the approval of new therapies, treatment of this growing market is set to evolve.
Features and benefits
  • Disease overview assessing, etiology, risk factors, screening procedures, and patient segmentation
  • In-depth analysis of most common treatment types according to stage at diagnosis and patient characteristics
  • Analysis of physician prescribing trends in the seven major markets across all stages of disease
  • Analysis of possible future treatment trends with regard to targeted therapies and companion diagnostics
The standard of care for Stage I–III rectal cancer is based around surgical resection. The use of radiotherapy-based treatment increases with stage, with 66% of Stage IIIc patients treated with surgery and chemoradiation. However, Japanese physicians interviewed indicated that they did not use chemoradiation.
First-line treatment of metastatic rectal cancer is based on chemotherapy. Datamonitor’s survey indicated that 85% of Stage IV patients receive treatment containing chemotherapy, and 34% receive chemotherapy without any additional therapy. The use of chemoradiation in the first-line setting can impact treatment choices in the second-line.
Datamonitor’s survey indicated that the use of targeted therapies in the first- and second-line settings will increase. Increasing pressure to demonstrate cost-effectiveness of drugs and anticipated approval of new targeted therapies means the use of companion diagnostics will play an increasingly important role in the treatment of rectal cancer.

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Table of Contents
Strategic scoping and focus
Datamonitor key findings
Related reports
Disease definition
Colorectal cancer is the third most common tumor type and cause of cancer-related death in both men and women
The only differentiator between colon cancer and rectal cancer is primary tumor location
Adenomas are precursors to the majority of colorectal cancer cases
Inherited and environmental factors are instrumental in the etiology of colorectal cancer
Change in bowel habits is the principle symptom of colorectal cancer
Survival rates for colorectal cancer patients still lag behind those in other high-incidence indications
Presentation and diagnosis
Screening reduces colorectal cancer incidence and mortality
Influences on diagnosis and treatment rates
Screen for Life: National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign
In 2012 the "Be clear on cancer" campaign was launched in the UK
Referral patterns
Referral is dictated by stage at diagnosis and treatment approach
Stage distribution
The American Joint Committee on Cancer TNM classification system has replaced the older Dukes' staging system
Overview of the available drug classes
Stage I–III
Treatment type
Chemotherapy prescribing trends
Chemoradiation prescribing trends
Stage IV
Treatment type
Prescribing trends: first line
Prescribing trends: second line and third line
Local and distant relapse
Local and distant relapse rates
Treatment and prescribing trends: local relapse
Treatment and prescribing trends: distant relapse
Future changes in therapy
Targeted therapies and companion diagnostics
Journal papers
Datamonitor reports
Physician data
Contributing experts
Conferences attended
Report methodology
List of Tables
Table: Rectal cancer 5-year survival rates by stage at diagnosis, 2001–07
Table: Leading treatments for rectal cancer across the seven major markets
Table: Percentage of patients receiving surgery, chemoradiation, and chemotherapy combined, in the seven major markets, 2011
Table: Survey respondents by country and physician type across the seven major markets, 2011