Construction in Slovakia – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017, New Report Launched

The Slovakian construction industry registered a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -6.92% during the review period (2008–2012). This decline was driven by a fall in residential construction and skepticism among investors following the financial crises in Europe. The industry is anticipated to recover and record 2.68% growth over the forecast period, supported by regional infrastructure projects, growth in exports (a key source of demand for domestic products), positive investor sentiment and an expected economic recovery.

This report provides detailed market analysis, information and insights into the Slovakian construction market, including:

  • The Slovakian construction market’s growth prospects by sector, project type and type of construction activity
  • Analysis of equipment, material and service costs across each project type within Slovakia
  • Critical insight into the impact of industry trends and issues and the risks and opportunities they present to participants in the Slovakian construction market
  • Assessment of the competitive forces facing the construction industry in Slovakia and profiles of the leading players
  • Data highlights of the largest construction projects in Slovakia

Scope:

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the construction industry in Slovakia:

  • Historical (2008-2012) and forecast (2013-2017) valuations of the construction market in Slovakia using the construction output and value-add methods
  • Segmentation by sector (commercial, industrial, infrastructure, institutional and residential) and by project type
  • Breakdown of values within each project type, by type of activity (new construction, repair and maintenance, refurbishment and demolition) and by type of cost (materials, equipment and services)
  • Analysis of key construction industry issues including regulation, cost management, funding and pricing
  • Assessment of the competitive environment using Porter’s Five Forces
  • Detailed profiles of the leading construction companies in Slovakia

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  • Assess business risks including cost, regulatory and competitive pressures
  • Evaluate competitive risk and success factors

Key Highlights:

  • Slovakia’s real GDP growth moderated from 3.2% in 2011 to 2.0% in 2012, due to weak investment and private consumption. Export growth fell from 12.7% in 2011 to 8.6% in 2012 as a result of weak external demand in the euro zone. Net exports contributed positively as import growth declined from 10.1% in 2011 to 2.8% in 2012. Private consumption, which accounts for 56% of GDP, declined by 0.6% in 2012 following a 0.5% fall in 2011, mainly due to subdued consumer confidence.
  • In 2012, employment in the construction industry totaled 165,300 people, a decrease of -4.5% compared with figures in 2011, while labor productivity (output per employed person) in the industry declined by -8.4% compared with 2011. Average nominal monthly wages in the construction industry increased by 0.7% to EUR607 during the same period.
  • In its 2013 budget, the government of Slovakia announced a number of austerity measures affecting companies and individuals. It raised tax for individuals with a monthly income of more than EUR3,300 (U$4,300) from 19% to 25%, and increased tax on corporate earnings to 23%. These measures weaken investor confidence and hinder prospects for growth in the country’s commercial and residential construction markets.
  • Slovakia’s strategic location in central Europe facilitates the flow of goods between the north-south and east-west corridors, meaning there is a need to develop transport infrastructure in the country. As a member of the EU, Slovakia has received significant funding from the regional body for the upgrade and modernization of its infrastructure. The European Commission allocated EUR3.8 billion for the development of transport infrastructure for the period 2007–2013.
  • Prospects for Slovakia’s residential construction market are bleak. Buyers are constrained by government measures to increase income tax, while the rising unemployment rate, which was close to 15% in the first quarter of 2013, has further dampened buyer sentiment. Developers have subsequently reduced their activities.

Spanning over 69 pages, 78 tables and 36 figures, “Construction in Slovakia – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017” report provides information on market overview, drivers and challenge, competition and key trends.

In addition to covering the Market Overview, Commercial Construction, Industrial Construction, Infrastructure Construction, Institutional Construction, Residential Construction, Company Profile: DOPRASTAV, A.S., Company Profile: Cesty Nitra, a.s., Company Profile: Inžinierske Stavby, a. s., Company Profile: VAHOSTAV – SK, A.S., Company Profile: STRABAG s.r.o., Market Data Analysis and  Appendix. The report cover 5 companies- DOPRASTAV, A.S., Cesty Nitra, a.s., Inžinierske Stavby, a. s., VAHOSTAV – SK, A.S., STRABAG s.r.o.

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Non-Life Insurance in Hong Kong, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017, New Report Launched

The Hong Kong non-life insurance segment recorded strong growth during the review period, primarily supported by rising motor vehicle sales, an increase in construction activity and a favorable regulatory framework. Hong Kong’s increasing volume of construction and infrastructure projects drove demand for property insurance during the review period. The written premium of the non-life segment increased, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% during the review period (2008–2012). General liability was the leading category in the segment, accounting for 43.1% of the written premium in 2012, followed by property insurance with a 27.9% share, motor insurance with 18.2%, and marine, aviation and transit insurance with 10.8%.

The report provides in depth market analysis, information and insights into Hong Kong’s non-life insurance segment, including:

  • Hong Kong’s non-life insurance segment’s growth prospects by non-life insurance categories
  • Key trends and drivers for the non-life insurance segment
  • The various distribution channels in Hong Kong’s non-life insurance segment
  • Detailed competitive landscape in the non-life insurance segment in Hong Kong
  • Detailed regulatory framework of Hong Kong’s insurance industry
  • A description of the non-life reinsurance segment in Hong Kong
  • Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of the non-life insurance segment
  • Benchmarking section on Hong Kong’s non-life insurance segment in comparison to other countries in the South-East Asian region

Scope:

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the non-life insurance segment in Hong Kong:

  • It provides historical values for Hong Kong’s non-life insurance segment for the report’s 2008–2012 review period and forecast figures for the 2012–2017 forecast period
  • It offers a detailed analysis of the key sub-segments in Hong Kong’s non-life insurance segment, along with market forecasts until 2017
  • It covers an exhaustive list of parameters including written premium, incurred loss, loss ratio, commissions and expenses, combined ratio, frauds and crimes, total assets, total investment income and retentions
  • It analyses the various distribution channels for non-life insurance products in Hong Kong
  • Using Porter’s industry-standard “Five Forces” analysis, it details the competitive landscape in Hong Kong for the non-life insurance segment
  • It provides a detailed analysis of the reinsurance segment in Hong Kong and its growth prospects
  • It profiles the top non-life insurance companies in Hong Kong and outlines the key regulations affecting them

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  • Gain insights into key regulations governing Hong Kong’s insurance industry and its impact on companies and the market’s future

Key Highlights:

  • The Hong Kong non-life insurance segment recorded strong growth during the review period, primarily supported by rising motor vehicle sales, an increase in construction activity and a favorable regulatory framework
  • The written premium of the non-life segment increased from HKD14.3 billion (US$1.8 billion) in 2008 to HKD19.1 billion (US$2.5 billion) in 2012, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% during the review period
  • General liability was the leading category in the segment in 2012, accounting for 43.1% of written premiums. Property insurance was the second-largest category in the segment in 2012, accounting for 27.9% of written premiums
  • Insurance brokers represented the second-largest distribution channel in the non-life segment in 2012, accounting for 26.1% of the written premium
  • The Hong Kong non-life segment is fragmented with the 10 leading companies collectively accounting for 50.4% of the segment’s written premium in 2011.

Spanning over 279 pages, 183 tables and 202 figures, “Non-Life Insurance in Hong Kong, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017” report provides information on market overview, drivers and challenge, competition and key trends.

In addition to covering The Regional Market Dynamics, Non-Life Insurance Segment– Regional Benchmarking, Hong Kong Insurance Industry Attractiveness, Non-Life Insurance Outlook, Analysis by Distribution Channels, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis – Hong Kong Non-Life Insurance, Reinsurance Growth Dynamics and Challenges, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights, Business Environment and Country Risk and Appendix. The report cover 10 companies- AIG Insurance Hong Kong Ltd, Bank of China Group Insurance Company Ltd, Zurich Insurance (Hong Kong), China Taiping Insurance Holdings Company Ltd, QBE Hong Kong & Shanghai Insurance Ltd, MSIG Insurance (Hong Kong) Ltd, HSBC Insurance (Asia) Ltd, The Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Ltd, Wing Lung Insurance Company Ltd, Axa General Insurance Hong Kong Ltd.

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Life Insurance in Hong Kong, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017, New Report Launched

In terms of gross written premium, the life insurance segment was the largest in the Hong Kong insurance industry during the review period and accounted for 87.5% of the total insurance industry’s written premiums in 2012. The segment’s written premium grew at a CAGR of 7.6% during the review period. The segment’s growth was driven by rising consumer awareness of life insurance cover, favorable government regulations, product innovation and marketing campaigns. However, consumers have been reluctant to invest in unit-linked products which are highly exposed to market conditions, whereas traditional products such as whole life, endowment and term life insurance grew during the review period. This growth was mainly a result of the increasing acceptance of these products among the general public due to marketing strategies adopted by insurers to encourage clients to use traditional products as an investment vehicle during the economic downturn. Hong Kong’s life insurance written premium is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% over the forecast period.

The report provides in depth market analysis, information and insights into Hong Kong’s life insurance segment, including:

  • Hong Kong’s life insurance segment’s growth prospects by life insurance categories
  • Key trends and drivers for the life insurance segment
  • The various distribution channels in Hong Kong’s life insurance segment
  • Detailed competitive landscape in the life insurance segment in Hong Kong
  • Detailed regulatory framework of Hong Kong’s insurance industry
  • A description of the life reinsurance segment in Hong Kong
  • Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of the life insurance segment
  • Benchmarking section on Hong Kong’s life insurance segment in comparison to other countries in the South-East Asian region

Scope:

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the life insurance segment in Hong Kong:

  • It provides historical values for Hong Kong’s life insurance segment for the report’s 2008–2012 review period and forecast figures for the 2012–2017 forecast period
  • It offers a detailed analysis of the key sub-segments in Hong Kong’s life insurance segment, along with market forecasts until 2017
  • It covers an exhaustive list of parameters including written premium, incurred loss, loss ratio, commissions and expenses, combined ratio, frauds and crimes, total assets, total investment income and retentions
  • It analyses the various distribution channels for life insurance products in Hong Kong
  • Using Porter’s industry-standard “Five Forces” analysis, it details the competitive landscape in Hong Kong for the life insurance business
  • It provides a detailed analysis of the reinsurance segment in Hong Kong and its growth prospects
  • It profiles the top life insurance companies in Hong Kong and outlines the key regulations affecting them

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  • Identify the growth opportunities and market dynamics within key product categories
  • Gain insights into key regulations governing Hong Kong’s insurance industry and its impact on companies and the market’s future

Key Highlights:

  • In terms of gross written premium, the life insurance segment was the largest in the Hong Kong insurance industry during the review period
  • The life insurance segment recorded notable growth by increasing at a CAGR of 7.6% during the review period
  • The segment’s growth was driven by rising consumer awareness of life insurance cover, favorable government regulations, product innovation and marketing campaigns
  • Bancassurance is the one of the popular and dominant distribution channel for life products in Hong Kong, and accounted for 46.6% of the new business written premium in 2012
  • The segment is highly concentrated with the 10-leading life insurance companies accounting for 75.2% of the segment’s written premium in 2011.

Spanning over 260 pages, 151 tables and 191 figures, “Life Insurance in Hong Kong, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017” report provides information on market overview, drivers and challenge, competition and key trends.

In addition to covering The Regional Market Dynamics, Life Insurance – Regional Benchmarking, Hong Kong Insurance Industry Attractiveness, Life Insurance Outlook, Analysis by Distribution Channel, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis – Hong Kong Life Insurance, Reinsurance Growth Dynamics and Challenges, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights, Business Environment and Country Risk and Appendix. The report cover 10 companies- HSBC Insurance (Asia) Ltd, American International Assurance Company, Prudential Corporation Asia Ltd, Manulife (International) Ltd, BOC Group Life Assurance Company Ltd, Hang Seng Life Ltd, China Life Insurance (Overseas) Company Ltd, Axa China Region Insurance Company, ING Life Insurance Company, Sun Life Hong Kong Ltd.

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Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Hong Kong, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017, New Report Launched

The Hong Kong personal accident and health insurance segment recorded growth during the review period, with the segment’s written premium value increasing at a CAGR of 6.9%. This growth was driven by an increase in healthcare expenditure, a rise in the volume of outbound tourists, favorable government initiatives and growing consumer awareness of the benefits of insurance products. Furthermore, Hong Kong’s positive economic outlook is expected to drive the growth of the segment over the forecast period. According to the IMF, Hong Kong’s GDP at current price is expected to increase at a CAGR of 8.1% over the forecast period, to reach a projected value of HKD3.0 trillion (US$387.2 billion) in 2017. This growth is expected to result in an increase in average income levels and, consequently, improved demand for personal accident and health insurance products. Specifically, the number of personal accident and health insurance policies sold in the country is expected to increase from 4.2 million in 2012 to 5.2 million in 2017, at a projected forecast-period CAGR of 4.5%.

The report provides in depth market analysis, information and insights into Hong Kong’s personal accident and health insurance segment, including:

  • Hong Kong’s personal accident and health insurance segment’s growth prospects by insurance categories
  • Key trends and drivers for the personal accident and health insurance segment
  • The various distribution channels in Hong Kong’s personal accident and health insurance segment
  • Detailed competitive landscape in the personal accident and health insurance segment in Hong Kong
  • Detailed regulatory framework of Hong Kong’s insurance industry
  • A description of the personal accident and health reinsurance segment in Hong Kong
  • Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of the personal accident and health insurance segment
  • Benchmarking section on Hong Kong’s personal accident and health insurance segment in comparison to other countries in the South-East Asian region

Scope:

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the personal accident and health insurance segment in Hong Kong:

  • It provides historical values for Hong Kong’s personal accident and health insurance segment for the report’s 2008–2012 review period and forecast figures for the 2012–2017 forecast period
  • It offers a detailed analysis of the key sub-segments in Hong Kong’s personal accident and health insurance segment, along with market forecasts until 2017
  • It covers an exhaustive list of parameters including written premium, incurred loss, loss ratio, commissions and expenses, combined ratio, frauds and crimes, total assets, total investment income and retentions
  • It analyses the various distribution channels for personal accident and health insurance products in Hong Kong
  • Using Porter’s industry-standard “Five Forces” analysis, it details the competitive landscape in Hong Kong for the personal accident and health insurance segment
  • It provides a detailed analysis of the reinsurance segment in Hong Kong and its growth prospects
  • It profiles the top personal accident and health insurance companies in Hong Kong and outlines the key regulations affecting them

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  • Identify the growth opportunities and market dynamics within key product categories
  • Gain insights into key regulations governing Hong Kong’s insurance segment and its impact on companies and the market’s future

Key Highlights:

  • Health insurance was the largest category in the segment during the review period, representative of a 77.6% share of the total written premiums in 2012
  • This growth of the personal accident and health insurance segment was driven by an increase in healthcare expenditure, a rise in the volume of outbound tourists, favorable government initiatives and growing consumer awareness of the benefits of insurance products
  • Direct marketing was the most popular distribution channel in the personal accident and health segment, and accounted for 29.1% of the segment’s written premiums in 2012, up from 23.8% in 2008
  • The personal accident and health segment is highly competitive and concentrated, with the top 10 companies accounting for a combined segment share of 76.9% in 2011

Spanning over 242 pages, 143 tables and 168 figures, “Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Hong Kong, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017” report provides information on market overview, drivers and challenge, competition and key trends.

In addition to covering The Regional Market Dynamics, Personal Accident and Health Insurance Segment–Regional Benchmarking, Hong Kong Insurance Industry Attractiveness, Personal Accident and Health Insurance Segment Outlook, Analysis by Distribution Channels, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis – Hong Kong Personal Accident and Health Insurance, Reinsurance Growth Dynamics and Challenges, Governance, Risk and Compliance, Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights, Business Environment and Country Risk and Appendix. The report cover 10 companies- Bupa (Asia) Ltd, HSBC Insurance (Asia) Ltd, American International Assurance Company Ltd, Axa General Insurance Hong Kong Ltd, Blue Cross (Asia-Pacific) Insurance Ltd, AIG Insurance Hong Kong Ltd, Bank of China Group Insurance Company Ltd, Prudential Corporation Asia Ltd, Liberty International Insurance Ltd, Gan Assurances.

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Reinsurance in Hong Kong, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017, New Report Launched

The popularity of Hong Kong as a reinsurance hub and the anticipated growth of the life, non-life, and personal accident and health segments are expected to drive the growth of the Hong Kong reinsurance segment over the forecast period. Reinsurance companies operating in Hong Kong generate a considerable proportion of their revenue from offshore business, with the frequent occurrence of natural disasters in primary offshore markets of the Asia-Pacific region forcing insurance companies to cede part of their premiums to reinsurers to avoid substantial incurred loss. Overall, the written premium of the Hong Kong reinsurance segment increased at a review-period CAGR of 17.5%.

The report provides in depth market analysis, information and insights into Hong Kong’s reinsurance segment, including:

  • Hong Kong’s reinsurance segment’s growth prospects by reinsurance categories
  • Key trends and drivers for the reinsurance segment
  • Hong Kong’s reinsurance segment’s growth prospects by reinsurance ceded from direct insurance segments
  • The competitive landscape in Hong Kong’s reinsurance segment

Scope:

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the reinsurance segment in Hong Kong:

  • It provides historical values for Hong Kong’s reinsurance segment for the report’s 2008–2012 review period and forecast figures for the 2012–2017 forecast period
  • It offers a detailed analysis of the key sub-segments in Hong Kong’s reinsurance segment, along with market forecasts until 2017
  • It provides a detailed analysis of the reinsurance ceded from various direct insurance segments in Hong Kong and its growth prospects

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  • Gain insights into key regulations governing Hong Kong’s insurance industry and its impact on companies and the market’s future

Key Highlights: 

  • The Hong Kong reinsurance segment is dominated by international reinsurers
  • Reinsurance companies operating in Hong Kong generate the majority of their revenues from offshore markets such as Mainland China, Japan, Taiwan and other Asian countries
  • The Hong Kong reinsurance segment is one of the largest in the Asia-Pacific region, with total written premiums increasing from HKD5.4 billion (US$0.70 billion) in 2008 to HKD10.3 billion (US$1.33 billion) in 2012, at a CAGR of 17.5% during the review period
  • Hong Kong’s liberal trade policies have made the country, alongside Singapore, a leading reinsurance hub in the Asia-Pacific region

Spanning over 89 pages, 41 tables and 53 figures, “Reinsurance in Hong Kong, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017” report provides information on market overview, drivers and challenge, competition and key trends.

In addition to covering The Hong Kong Insurance Industry Attractiveness, Key Insurance Industry Trends and Drivers, Competitive Landscape and Strategic Insights, Business Environment and Country Risk and Appendix. The report cover 10 CNOOC Insurance Ltd,  Zurich Insurance, Lloyd’s Taiping Reinsurance Company Ltd, Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft (Munich Re), Schweizerische Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG (Swiss Re), Asia Insurance Company Ltd, XL Insurance, Coface, Asia Capital Reinsurance Group Pte Ltd.

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Turkey’s Cards and Payments Industry: Emerging Opportunities, Trends, Size, Drivers, Strategies, Products and Competitive Landscape, New Report Launched

The card payments channel in Turkey demonstrated robust growth during the review period (2008–2012). In terms of volume, the channel grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.19%, to reach 177.4 million cards in 2012. The increasing acceptance of cards in retail outlets, growing consumer preference for cashless transactions and improved banking infrastructure contributed to review-period growth. In terms of volume, the channel is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.83% over the forecast period (2013–2017) to reach 243.9 million in 2017. While cash continues to be an important part of the overall payments system, it is increasingly being displaced by the card payments channel. To capitalize on consumer preferences, banks and card issuers have adopted various marketing and pricing strategies to encourage customers to increase card payments. Common strategies include offers, product discounts, reward points and insurance cover. A complete cashless payment system is planned for implementation by 2023.

The report provides market analysis, information and insights into Turkey’s cards and payments industry, including:

  • Current and forecast values for each category of Turkey’s cards and payments industry including debit cards, credit cards and prepaid cards.
  • Comprehensive analysis of the industry’s market attractiveness and future growth areas.
  • Analysis of various market drivers and regulations governing Turkey’s cards and payments industry.
  • Detailed analysis of the marketing strategies adopted for selling debit, credit and prepaid cards used by various bankers and other institutions in the market.
  • Comprehensive analysis of consumer attitudes and their buying preferences for cards.
  • Competitive landscape of Turkey’s cards and payments industry.

Scope:

  • This report provides a comprehensive analysis of Turkey’s cards and payments industry.
  • It provides current values for Turkey’s cards and payments industry for 2012 and forecast figures for 2017.
  • It details the different macroeconomic, infrastructural and business drivers affecting Turkey’s cards and payments industry.
  • It outlines the current regulatory framework in the industry.
  • It details the marketing strategies used by various bankers and other institutions.
  • It profiles the major banks in Turkey’s cards and payments industry.

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  • Gain insights into the marketing strategies used for selling various types of cards in Turkey.
  • Gain insights into key regulations governing Turkey’s cards and payments industry.

Key Highlights:

  •  The Turkish card payments channel recorded impressive growth during the review period. The number of cards in circulation grew at a CAGR of 11.19% from 116.1 million in 2008 to 177.4 million in 2012. Increasing consumer awareness, improved banking infrastructure and effective government initiatives contributed to the channel growth. By volume, the channel is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.83% over the forecast period, from 194.4 million cards in 2013 to 243.9 million in 2017.
  •  Debit cards dominate the total card payments channel in terms of volume. Debit cards are most commonly used by consumers to shop at retail outlets, withdraw cash from ATMs and for online payments. By volume, debit cards accounted for 51.4% of the total cards and payments in 2012. Growing consumer demand, widespread acceptance of credit cards by merchants, and the increase in the number of POS terminals contributed to the expansion of the total credit card category in Turkey. Prepaid cards are widely used in the form of food, travel and gift cards.
  •  The Interbank Card Center of Turkey (BKM) aims to make Turkey a 100% cash-free country by 2023, the 100th anniversary of Turkey‘s republic. As a part of this, an anti-cash campaign called ‘Bye Bye Cash’ was initiated in May 2011 to promote cards as a more effective transaction method. This campaign aims mainly to make people use debit cards on small purchases where cash is usually preferred. BKM also wants people to use debit cards for almost all transactions, increase the total frequency of card use, make new users aware of the features of cards, and encourage merchants to direct clients to cards. BKM also used social media such as Facebook and Twitter to create nationwide consumer awareness.
  •  In terms of volume of cards in circulation, the debit cards category held the highest channel share of 51.4% in 2012. The second-largest share was held by the credit cards category with 30.6%, followed by prepaid cards with 17.9%. The number of debit cards is expected to increase from 100.0 million in 2013 to 126.9 million in 2017, at a forecast-period CAGR of 6.13%. The prepaid cards category is forecast to post the highest growth at a CAGR of 9.06% over the forecast period, rising from 37.4 million cards in 2013 to 52.9 million in 2017.

Spanning over 95 pages, 47 tables and 60 figures, “Turkey’s Cards and Payments Industry: Emerging Opportunities, Trends, Size, Drivers, Strategies, Products and Competitive Landscape” report provides information on market overview, drivers and challenge, competition and key trends.

In addition to covering The Analysis of Market Environment, Key Trends and Drivers, Cards and Payments Industry Share Analysis, Regulatory Framework and Card Fraud Statistics, Emerging Consumer Attitudes and Trends, Analysis of Card Payments and Growth Prospects, Analysis of Credit Card Payments and Growth Prospects, Analysis of Debit Card Payments and Growth Prospects, Analysis of Prepaid Card Payments and Growth Prospects, Merchant Acquiring, Company Profiles of Card Issuers and Appendix.

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Australia’s Cards and Payments Industry: Emerging Opportunities, Trends, Size, Drivers, Strategies, Products and Competitive Landscape, New Report Launched

The Australian card payments channel registered marginal growth during the review period (2008–2012). A positive economic outlook, the need for more sophisticated prepaid cards and an increase in online shopping all combined to support the growth of the card payments channel. During the review period, the card payments channel increased in volume at a CAGR of 5.18% to reach 98.0 million cards in circulation in 2012. In value terms, the card payments channel valued AUD601.0 billion (US$624.2 billion). As more consumers move away from cash, cards payments are expected to deliver strong growth over the forecast period. Growth is expected to be driven by increasing demand for prepaid cards, improvements to the regulatory framework, online and mobile commerce, and a positive economic outlook.

The report provides market analysis, information and insights into Australia’s cards and payments industry, including:

  • Current and forecast values for each category of Australia’s cards and payments industry including debit cards, credit cards, prepaid cards and charge cards.
  • Comprehensive analysis of the industry’s market attractiveness and future growth areas.
  • Analysis of various market drivers and regulations governing Australia’s cards and payments industry.
  • Detailed analysis of the marketing strategies adopted for selling debit, credit, charge and prepaid cards used by various bankers and other institutions in the market.
  • Comprehensive analysis of consumer attitudes and their buying preferences for cards.
  • Competitive landscape of Australia’s cards and payments industry.

Scope:

  • This report provides a comprehensive analysis of Australia’s cards and payments industry.
  • It provides current values for Australia’s cards and payments industry for 2012 and forecast figures for 2017.
  • It details the different macroeconomic, infrastructural and business drivers affecting Australia’s cards and payments industry.
  • It outlines the current regulatory framework in the industry.
  • It details the marketing strategies used by various bankers and other institutions.
  • It profiles the major banks in Australia’s cards and payments industry.

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  • Gain insights into the marketing strategies used for selling various types of cards in Australia.
  • Gain insights into key regulations governing Australia’s cards and payment industry.

Key Highlights:

  • In terms of the number of cards in circulation, the Australian card payments channel is expected to post a forecast-period CAGR of 3.20% and will continue to be dominated by the prepaid card category, which represented a share of 39.0% in 2012. The second-largest share was held by the debit cards category with 38.6%, followed by the credit cards category with 18.7% and the charge cards category with 3.6%.
  • During the review period, the announcement of relatively high interchange fees by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) had a noticeable effect on the credit card category. For MasterCard and Visa schemes, transactions on platinum cards currently attract a 1% interchange fee, compared to the interchange fees on standard credit cards: 0.4% for Visa and 0.3% for MasterCard. These developments increased the interchange and other revenue received by credit card issuers, which they may use to fund more generous reward programs without needing to increase annual fees.
  •  During the review period, the total number of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) increased at a CAGR of 11.72% from 194,799 in 2008 to 301,824 in 2012. Despite its relatively small population, Australia is home to more affluent individuals than its neighboring countries. Over the forecast period, the total number of HNWIs is estimated to reach 401,887 in 2017. Recognizing this growth, Australian banks and card providers are making a significant effort to target this group, as HNWIs traditionally show a greater willingness to use non-cash payment methods such as credit, debit and prepaid cards. Examples include the Diamond and Platinum Awards Credit Card from Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Singapore Airlines Westpac Platinum Credit Cards from Westpac, and the ANZ Platinum Credit Card and Qantas Platinum card from National Australia Bank.
  • To make transactions even more secure, Australian banks are providing secret net codes for online debit card payments. With the introduction of this technology, debit cards are now as frequently used online as credit cards. The NAB Classic Banking debit card, issued by the National Australia Bank, comes with enhanced security and chip technology.

Spanning over 108 pages, 61 tables and 70 figures, “Australia’s Cards and Payments Industry: Emerging Opportunities, Trends, Size, Drivers, Strategies, Products and Competitive Landscape” report provides information on market overview, drivers and challenge, competition and key trends.

In addition to covering The Analysis of Market Environment, Key Trends and Drivers, Cards and Payments Industry Share Analysis, Regulatory Framework and Card Fraud Statistics, Emerging Consumer Attitudes and Trends, Analysis of Card Payments and Growth Prospects, Analysis of Credit Card Payments and Growth Prospects, Analysis of Debit Card Payments and Growth Prospects, Analysis of Charge Card Payments and Growth Prospects, Analysis of Prepaid Card Payments and Growth Prospects, Merchant Acquiring, Company Profiles of Card Issuers and Appendix.

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Mobile Applications 2013: Comprehensive Research and Business Intelligence New Report Launched

Mobile network operators have reached a cross-roads as penetration has reached saturation. Carriers seek to improve top-line revenue and profitability through data plans. Some operators have already started to earn more money from data than voice services. With the introduction of fourth generation (4G) cellular, carriers will realized efficiency improvements as well as additional capacity to sell even more data. However, the introduction of LTE networks comes with a price in the form an evolving supply/demand dynamic.

As LTE provides additional capacity, and carriers fill-up demand with data subscribers, the supply/demand curve will shift, and with it pricing. The carriers will eventually reach a plateau in data revenues at about the same data service profitability begins to decrease due to competitive factors and eventual price erosion. To improve the bottom line, and to improve their margins, carriers must accelerate application development and strategic partnerships. They must also focus on high value customers, most notably the medium to large business/enterprise customers. Finally, they must develop their own Value-added Service (VAS) applications, which leverage various corporate assets including their Subscriber Data Management (SDM), location, OSS, and optimization systems. Accessing these systems will be via telecom API. Carriers must also leverage enterprise API for various VAS such as Enterprise Dashboard.

This report bundle is must reading for anyone in the mobile application and services value-chain. At over 1,500 pages, it is by far the most comprehensive research focused on mobile applications, services, app stores, the future of applications/services, next generation applications, forecasts, and more.

This research package includes:

  • Mobile Applications and App Stores: Market Analysis and Forecasts 2013 – 2018 (90 pages)
  • Carrier LTE Application Strategies to Combat OTT Players and Services (110 pages)
  • Mobile Location-based Marketing Solutions Analysis and Market Forecast 2013-2018 (174 pages)
  • Rich Communications Services (RCS): Market Opportunities and Forecast 2013 – 2018 (62 pages)
  • Mobile Value-added Services (VAS) in 4G: Market Analysis and Forecasts for LTE-based VAS 2013 – 2018 (178 pages)
  • Telephony Application Programmer Interface (API): Ecosystem, Value-chain, Business Models and Market Opportunities (39 pages)
  • Mobile Location Commerce 2013 – 2018 (129 pages)
  • Mobile Applications and Widgets: Portable Applications on Mobile Platforms, Sixth Edition (198 pages)
  • Mobile Value-added Services (VAS) in the Cloud: Security Challenges, Market Opportunities and Forecasts 2013 – 2018 (57 pages)
  • Mobile VAS Markets, Applications, and Opportunities – Third Edition (504 pages)
  • Augmented Reality in Gaming and Entertainment (42 pages)
  • HTML5 Solutions and Applications (47 pages)

**Important Note: To support the future of mobile applications development, we offer substantial discounts to small companies. Inquire about discounts.

Target Audience:

  • Mobile network operators
  • Wireless handset developers
  • Telecom Infrastructure providers
  • Managed telecom service providers
  • Providers of mobile content and commerce
  • Value-added Service (VAS) application developers

Spanning over 1,500 pages; “Mobile Applications 2013: Comprehensive Research and Business Intelligence” report provides information on market overview, drivers and challenge, competition and key trends.

In addition to covering the Carrier LTE Application Strategies to Combat OTT Players and Services, Mobile Location-based Marketing Solutions Analysis and Market Forecast 2013-2018, Rich Communications Services (RCS): Market Opportunities and Forecast 2013 – 2018, Mobile Value-added Services (VAS) in 4G: Market Analysis and Forecasts for LTE-based VAS 2013 – 2018, Telephony Application Programmer Interface (API): Ecosystem, Value-chain, Business Models and Market Opportunities, Mobile Location Commerce 2013 – 2018, Mobile Applications and Widgets: Portable Applications on Mobile Platforms, Sixth Edition, Mobile Value-added Services (VAS) in the Cloud: Security Challenges, Market Opportunities and Forecasts 2013 – 2018, Mobile VAS Markets, Applications, and Opportunities – Third Edition, Augmented Reality in Gaming and Entertainment, HTML5 Solutions and Applications.

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Carrier LTE Application Strategies to Combat OTT Players and Services New Report Launched

Over-the-Top (OTT) applications are those that are provided via the Internet in which only a data connection is required. The wireless carrier is not directly involved and only recognized indirect revenue due to data usage. OTT players and applications have grown to become a significant threat to core services for network operators, most notably voice and messaging. Carriers do not discriminate what is being carried over the data channel and are satisfied (from a data service revenue perspective) to just sign up as many data users as possible.

LTE brings rather significant capacity gains to the mobile networks, which translates into more bandwidth to offer, more subscriptions to sell, more data consumed, and more data revenue for the carriers. On the demand side, bear services, particularly data, continues to grow at a healthy pace, but there are limits to growth in bearer service for consumer and even enterprise usage. In addition, there is an increasing awareness of Internet Protocol (IP) being cheap source of transport, and hence more people becoming aware of VoIP, and therefore OTT alternatives.

There is a big migration underway from traditional voice to data. This is not to mean that voice goes away in favor of only non-voice services. What this really means is that traditional circuit-switched (bearer) is going away, and eventually with it, traditional voice calling plans. With this evolution of bearer services becoming marginalized, the payload itself becomes the value and the simple carriage of data becomes a marginalized commodity. With this development, Value-added Service (VAS) applications become much more important to the network operators. Carriers can either sit idly by while this happens or take proactive action. We recommend the latter!!

This research evaluates the OTT threat to wireless carriers and provides specific strategies and recommendations to compete and win in the marketplace. The report evaluates the general market drivers for VAS applications and the competitive factors issues relative to OTT player offerings. The report includes analysis of LTE enabled application benefits and challenges and presents an application roadmap.

The report also includes forecasts from 2013 – 2018 for every major VAS application category including:

Mobile Data:

  • Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Rich Communication Suite (RCS)
  • Mobile Advertising
  • API-based Apps
  • Social Networking
  • Coupons and Loyalty
  • Geo-location
  • Mobile Gaming
  • Mobile Virtual Goods
  • Video, TV, and Second Screen
  • Mobile Health
  • Mobile Entertainment
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Public Safety
  • Messaging (non RCS)
  • Small Cell Targeted Advertising

Target Audience:

  • OSS/BSS Solution Providers
  • Mobile Network Operators
  • Mobile Software Developers
  • Mobile Payment Service Providers
  • Handset and Tablet Manufacturers
  • Content and Applications Mediators
  • Social Commerce Vendors and providers
  • Mobile Marketing and Advertising Providers
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure Providers

Key Findings:

  • Carriers must leverage the Cloud and APIs to deploy their own VAS applications
  • The first VAS in the post-VoLTE era is RCS and it will lead to API development and integration
  • Network operators must deal with the threat of these “dial around” voice over wireless IP (or VoIP over Wireless OTT)
  • Partnerships such as API integration for Enterprise Dashboard will lead to improved customer loyalty as well as carrier profits
  • Leading VAS (such as Mobile Health with projected $10B revenue by 2018) represent significant margin enhancement opportunities for carriers

Report Benefits:

  • Forecast for every major LTE VAS application 2013- 2018
  • Strategies and recommendations for wireless carrier apps
  • Identify the logical carrier roadmap for LTE-enabled applications
  • Identify threats to carrier’s core services and their response options
  • Understand the benefits and challenges of LTE-enabled applications
  • Identify strategies for network operators to deal with OTT applications
  • Understand the emerging role of Personal Cloud Services for carrier customers
  • Identify emerging opportunities including Connected Vehicles and Small Cell Advertising
  • Understand the role and importance of telecom and enterprise APIs for carrier VAS applications.

Spanning over 110 pages, 33 tables and 28 figure; “Carrier LTE Application Strategies to Combat OTT Players and Services” report provides information on market overview, drivers and challenge, competition and key trends.

In addition to covering the Carrier Challenges, Lte Application Strategy, Lte Application Roadmap, Lte Vas Market Outlook And Forecasts, Conclusions And Recommendations, Growth Drivers For Mobile Vas Applications.

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MVNO Business Plan with Financial Modeling Spreadsheet New Report Launched

This is a full business plan based on the launch of an illustrative Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) known as Contendus. The plan covers all aspects of the company launch plan including market assessment, funding requirements, financial analysis, market segmentation and product differentiation. Also included is go-to-market plan, distribution and replenishment plans, comparison of MVNO’s and more. The major benefit of this report is to assist in the development of an MVNO launch and to help validate existing plans.

Launching a MVNO involves a lot of careful planning and an understanding of the competitive threats and opportunities. Understanding the competitive issues and what type of MVNO to launch is key to success. In addition, this updated package offer includes research that is critical for MVNO success including reports addressing key topics such planning for BYOD, OTT, and more.

Accordingly, we provide the following additional market intelligence reports at no additional charge with every purchase:

  • Why BYOT is More Important than BYOD
  • MVNO, MVNE, and MNO Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Capturing the MVNO Opportunity: MVNO Market & Product Development Strategies
  • Next Generation Business Models for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in LTE, M2M, & OTT Environment
  • MVNO Business Plan Financial Modeling Spreadsheet
  • Why build your financial assessment from scratch?

This report includes an Excel spreadsheet with financial modeling including:

  • P&L
  • COGs
  • CAPEX
  • HR Costs
  • Cash Flow
  • Other Costs
  • Drivers and Revenue
  • Graphs and Summary

This detailed, working Excel spreadsheet provides pro-forma information for a five year projection based on assumptions for Contendus. The spreadsheet provides both data points for analysis as well as a format for modeling your own parameters for a financial assessment of your MVNO business plan.

Target Audience:

  • While this report will be of interest to anyone involved in the start-up or business development in the wireless space, it will be of particular value to the following groups: MVNO start-ups
  • Mobile network operators
  • MVNE/MVNO service providers
  • Investors and analysts in the mobile space
  • Suppliers of MVNO equipment and software
  • Consultants and systems integration companies

Spanning over 104 pages; “MVNO Business Plan with Financial Modeling Spreadsheet” report provides information on market overview, drivers and challenge, competition and key trends.

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In addition to covering The Business, The Opportunity, The Market, Marketing Plan, Financial Overview, Extensions And Upgrades, Potential Market Segments, The Management Team And Partners, Competition, The Mobile Virtual Network Operator Market & Growth Overview, Case Studies, Conclusion.

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