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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 321

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United States E-Cigarette Market Analysis Package

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 19 agosto 2019

This report explores consumer e-liquid preferences, choices and behaviours based on a consumer survey conducted in December 2018, respondents were members of the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA). Gain insight into key consumer data from 3-year tracking and analysis of consumer behaviours. The author explores the demographics of low, medium and high nicotine users, as well as their brand and product usage and preferences.Between 2018 and 2019 there was a significant increase in closed system products available from US online retailers, mainly pre-filled tank/pod systems which showed a fall in average price. This research will enable you to understand which closed system products were prevalent online in the US, which brands, products and flavours were the most common, and the increase/decrease of products in the period between Q1 2018 to Q1 2019.From experience in tracking the specialist vape store and online vape retailer channels, the author realised that there is a gap in understanding the market for specific outlets which sell tobacco and smoking-related products but are not specialists in vaping products nor represented in widely quoted data. This report explores how vaping products fare in smoke and head shops across the US, including the number of these stores, best selling brands, customer visits and our future predictions.

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Data protection package: Parliament and Council now close to a deal

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 dicembre 2015

europeancouncilA “strong compromise” on how to ensure a high level of data protection across the EU was agreed by Parliament and Council negotiators in their last round of talks on the data protection package on Tuesday. It is now up to member states to give a green light to the agreement. The two draft laws in the package – a regulation and a directive – are scheduled for a confirmation vote in the Civil Liberties Committee on Thursday morning. The draft regulation aims to give citizens control over their private data, while also creating clarity and legal certainty for businesses to spur competition in the digital market.”Today’s negotiations hopefully have cleared the way for a final agreement”, said Parliament’s lead MEP on the regulation Jan Philipp Albrecht (Greens, DE), adding that “In future, firms breaching EU data protection rules could be fined as much as 4% of annual turnover – for global internet companies in particular, this could amount to billions. In addition, companies will also have to appoint a data protection officer if they process sensitive data on a large scale or collect information on many consumers”.”The regulation returns control over citizens’ personal data to citizens. Companies will not be allowed to divulge information that they have received for a particular purpose without the permission of the person concerned. Consumers will have to give their explicit consent to the use of their data. Unfortunately, member states could not agree to set a 13-year age limit for parental consent for children to use social media such as Facebook or Instagram. Instead, member states will now be free to set their own limits between 13 and 16 years”, he concluded.
The new draft directive on data transfers for policing and judicial purposes will ensure citizens’ rights and freedoms, allowing at the same time national law enforcement bodies in the EU to exchange information faster and more effectively. “It is of the utmost importance, especially after the Paris attacks, to enhance police cooperation and exchange of law enforcement data”, said Parliament’ lead MEP on the draft directive Marju Lauristin (S&D, ET) after the agreement was reached. “I am very confident that this law will offer the right balance between safeguarding citizen’s fundamental rights and increasing the effectiveness of police cooperation throughout the Union”, she added.
The directive will be the first instrument to harmonise 28 different law enforcement systems with respect to exchanging data – also within each member state. At the same time, it should clarify police cooperation arrangements and give citizens greater certainty as to the law. EU countries may set higher data protection standards than those enshrined in the directive if they so wish.

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Italy Trashing the lifeboat Rome

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 1 settembre 2011

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister and escape­artist extraordinary, sparked the †rst of several market panics over Italy’s public debt by vowing to water down an already soggy package of deficit­reduction measures. He was forced to retreat by the resulting turmoil. But the threathe poses to the euro was again made clear this week when he pitched his country’s public finances into further chaos, leaving a hole of at least ¤4 billion­5 billion ($5.8 billion­7.2 billion) in the latest of two emergency budgets designed to get his country out of the fix in which it has been trapped for the past two months. Two things now stand between Italy and a debt crisis vastly more menacing to the single currency than any so far on the euro­zone periphery: support for Italy’s bonds from the European Central Bank (which has bought some ¤30 billion­ worth since mid­August), and a ¤45.5 billion deficit­reduction plan that the ECB demanded in return for its help. When this was unveiled by Mr Berlusconi on August 12th, investors might have been forgiven for thinking that‹bar the odd amendment‹the same plan would be set before parliament. But in Italy nothing is safe from modi†cation, and on August 29th Mr Berlusconi unpicked his package, throwing out the measure he most disliked, a surtax on top incomes in the private sector. (Embarrassingly, the multimil­ lionaire chairman of Ferrari, Luca di Montezemolo, o…ered to pay more tax, saying you have to begin by asking it of those who have most.) To placate Italy’s irate local mayors and governors, Mr Berlusconi lightened the burden of savings they were supposed to have made. Some new measures were put in. The government promised to save money by abolishing the provincial administrations and halving the number of national law­makers. But it said it would do so with con­ stitutional laws, which are notoriously difficult to get approved. The immediate savings would come from postponing the retirement of many Italians by excluding from their pension calculations time spent at university or doing military service. The measure was understandably seen as penalising those who failed to dodge conscription, and simply robbing those who chose higher education (since graduates in Italy have to make a payment to the treasury for their university courses to be counted as time worked). The public looks likely to force Mr Berlusconi into a U­turn that would enlarge still further the hole in his former austerity package. That alone is enough to cast doubt on
the ECB’s readiness to continue buying Italian debt. But there is another factor. As the price of intervention, the bank’s president, Jean­Claude Trichet, and his successor­designate, Mario Draghi, reportedly required not only the pushing through of the package that Mr Berlusconi has just undone, but also a comprehensive programme of privatisation and liberalisation. And, of that, there has never been more than a trace in the government’s plans. (from The Economist)

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Innovative Business Models for Electric Vehicles

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 9 dicembre 2009

London on Thursday, 17 December, 2009 at 3:00pm GMT Frost & Sullivan to Host Analyst Briefing With current battery costs for electric vehicles ranging from 650 to 800 USD per kwh, the battery for a 25 KW electric car can easily cost as much as the car itself.  Therefore, to attract new customers, OEMs should offer a unique package that encompasses the total cost of ownership of a vehicle over a period of at least 3 to 5 years.  In fact, the automotive industry will likely take inspiration from the telecoms industry, adopting business models based on monthly tariffs and flexible contracts.  Frost & Sullivan predicts that three out of four electric vehicle sales will rely on such innovative models in the future. To provide unique insights into these new business models and to examine the role of the Integrator (an organization that manages the diverse service offering to customers through strategic partnerships with various industry players), the Automotive & Transportation Group at Frost & Sullivan (http://www.transportation.frost.com) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an online analyst briefing presentation on Thursday, 17 December, 2009 at 3:00 pm GMT.  This briefing will be chaired by the senior executives managing GM (tentative), Think and PSA’s Electric Vehicle programs. By examining the various opportunities and implications these new business models introduce, this briefing will benefit vehicle manufacturers, infrastructure companies, dealerships, utilities, suppliers, government policy makers as well as the financial community.
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