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November 26, 2014

Key Takeaways from Cartes Secure Connexions

Michelle EvansAnalyst Insight by Michelle Evans - Senior Consumer Finance Analyst

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The Cartes Secure Connexions took place in early November in Paris. The emergence of the connected mobile consumer was a key trend discussed throughout the entire three-day conference. As the world has become more integrated and more interconnected, it has created great shifts in a number of industries, including payments. Traditional payment players now find themselves competing against payment entrants while all players try to determine how to most effectively leverage these emerging technologies in their business today. And along the way, the traditional shopping and payment experience is being turned on its side.

Below are four key takeaways from the conference:

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November 10, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at Hong Leong Bank Conference 2014

ASEAN

Event: ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) as a Dynamic Consumer Market

Date: 18 November 2014

Location: Summit Room, Level 2, Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

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Presentation Time: 12:00pm – 13:00pm

Presentation Title: Understanding the ASEAN Consumer

Conference and Presentation Description: The proposed establishment of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 has given rise to vast business opportunity for investors looking to tap into a vibrant economic block with population of more than 600 million. As we approach end- 2014, it becomes more crucial for investors to keep abreast of the progress of AEC integration as well as the trends in consumer spending patterns across ASEAN economies. HLIB is proud to bring you An Hodgson- Income and Expenditure Research Manager at Euromonitor International to share her research on trends in consumer income and expenditure across ASEAN economies.

November 1, 2014

Three Themes of Innovation in Financial Technology

Current innovations in financial technology center around reaching markets not served by traditional financial services, the rise of more advanced payments personalisation, and how the arrival of mobile phones to the masses has ushered in complete financial mobility. Watch the full video for complete insights.

Michelle EvansVideo Features Michelle Evans - Senior Consumer Finance Analyst

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October 28, 2014

#EMIMobilePay Twitter Chat Recap

 

On Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, we hosted a Twitter chat in collaboration with Mobile Payments Today discussing trends in mobile payments.  Topics of conversation included ApplePay and CurrentC, NFC technology, retailer buy-in, loyalty programs, in-app purchasing, and more. You can see the full conversation below.

October 20, 2014

Five Global Mobile Payments Trends in 2014

As mobile payments are becoming more popular with consumers, distinct trends are beginning to emerge. Payments processes are becoming more streamlined on e- and m-commerce sites to facilitate ease of consumer check-out, the mobile wallet is about to become a real viable payment method, mobile banking is increasingly popular in both emerging and developed markets and more.

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Learn more about these five trends in Michelle Evans' article on Mobile Payments Today and join us for a Twitter Chat on Tuesday, October 28th.

 

October 15, 2014

Apple Pay to Open New Era for Digital Payments in the UAE

Kinda ChebibAnalyst Insight by Kinda Chebib - Senior Research Analyst

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While American consumers will get their first taste of Apple's new e-wallet service in October 2014, SMEs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be keeping a close watch as Apple Pay heads towards the US market. Leading Middle East and North Africa in e-commerce, the UAE Government is implementing Smart Initiatives and reorganising its banking and mobile sectors’ strategies in order to maximise opportunities offered by contactless technology. More recently, the eBay-PayPal split is expected to benefit further Apple’s new digital wallet as eBay is likely to start accepting Apple Pay as a possible replacement for PayPal.

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Source: Apple Inc

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October 14, 2014

Join Euromonitor for a Mobile Payments Twitter Chat

Mobile-Payments-BannerPlease join Euromonitor and Michelle Evans for a Twitter Chat from 10 to 11 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, Oct. 28, as we discuss the five trends outlined in Michelle's article on Mobile Payments Today. You also can follow the conversation via the #EMIMobilePay hashtag.

Trends discussed include:

  • Financial Mobility
  • Invisible Payments
  • Couch Commerce
  • Mobile Payments in the UK
  • In-Store Mobile

Participating Twitter Handles: @euromonitor, @mevans14, @MobilePayToday, @W_Hernandez16

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September 11, 2014

The Impact of the Indian Budget on Consumer Goods and Services

Euroindia_Shreyansh.Kocheri_LThumbHosted by Shreyansh Kocheri, Research Analyst

The Union Budget of India for 2014-2015, presented on July 10 has an impact on almost every area of consumer goods and services in the country. Research analysts from Euromonitor International’s office in Bangalore, India respond to the budget in this podcast series.

 

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 Featuring:  Shabori Das - Research Analyst, Ina Dawer, - Senior Research Analyst, Manjunath Reddy - Research Analyst and Priyanshu Rana - Reseach Analyst

Introduction to the Big Indian Budget (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on the Tobacco Market (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Internet Retailing (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Consumer Electronics (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Consumer Finance (mp3

The Indian Budget's Impact on Food and Beverages (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Travel and Tourism (mp3)

The Indian Budget's Impact on Apparel and Footwear (mp3)

September 9, 2014

With Apple Pay, Mobile Payments Have Arrived in the US

Michelle EvansAnalyst Insight by Michelle Evans - Senior Consumer Finance Analyst

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The vision that Apple’s founder Steve Jobs once had of a new type of mobile phone that could become so instrumental and integrated into people’s lives that consumers would rather leave their wallet at home than their iPhone is starting to take shape.

After years of speculation and numerous rumors, Apple officially made its entry into the US mobile payments’ ecosystem as it unveiled Apple Pay at its recent product launch event. Mobile payments, which has long been promised for its potential to revolutionize the entire consumer shopping experience has so far struggled to gain much traction from retailers and consumers. Now a brand with a proven track record of changing consumer behavior has joined the movement.

“As it turns out, most people who have worked on this have started by focusing on creating a business model that was centered around their self-interest rather than focusing on the user experience,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the Apple Pay announcement. “We love this kind of problem. This is exactly what Apple does best.”

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August 31, 2014

Alibaba: Ready to Conquer the Far West?

Filippo BattainiAnalyst Insight by Filippo Battaini - Retailing Analyst

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Alibaba has been featuring quite frequently in business news of late as the company piques investors’ interest with the issuing of its prospects for the planned IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Notably with the opening of 11Mail.com, the Chinese e-commerce giant made clear that its presence in the US market will not only be limited to Wall Street or to Silicon Valley with investments in tech start-ups and that, with this move, Alibaba will attempt to compete against its fiercest global rivals, Amazon and eBay, in their domestic territory.

Global E-Commerce Competitive Environment

At present, and despite being mainly a regional player, Alibaba is the world’s second largest e-commerce company, with total B2C value sales of US$44.3 billion in 2013, according to Euromonitor International. However, when considering other indicators, in 2013 Alibaba was already the biggest online retailer in the world. For example, in terms of Gross Merchandise Volume, the Chinese company is bigger than Amazon and eBay combined, and also appears ahead of its two main competitions in terms of profits. So how do Alibaba’s operations compare with those of its main competitors?

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Key Takeaways from Cartes Secure Connexions

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#EMIMobilePay Twitter Chat Recap

Five Global Mobile Payments Trends in 2014

Apple Pay to Open New Era for Digital Payments in the UAE

Join Euromonitor for a Mobile Payments Twitter Chat

The Impact of the Indian Budget on Consumer Goods and Services

With Apple Pay, Mobile Payments Have Arrived in the US

Alibaba: Ready to Conquer the Far West?