Economy, Finance and Trade Ireland: Twin Challenges of Brexit and Trump

by March 1st, 2017

Euromonitor International’s Ireland Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing, focuses on one of the world’s most attractive investment destinations, offering an extremely favourable tax regime. This makes Ireland very appealing to foreign firms, resulting in extremely large FDI inflows, particularly from the US and UK. According to IBM’s 2016 Global Locations Trend’s report, Ireland continued […]

Top 3 Digital Consumer Trends for 2017

by February 28th, 2017

Technological advances continue to alter the way consumers browse and buy all types of products and services. As the global populace becomes more digitally connected, new technology is opening the doors to brands being able to better target their end-consumer and to offer new ways of conducting commerce. There are three trends that will shape […]

Industry 4.0: Utilities and Transportation Sectors Supplement High CAPEX Levels With Growing Investments Into Human Capital

by February 28th, 2017

The Fourth Industrial revolution entails shifting to more interconnected, efficient and flexible business models. In order to take advantage of increasing interconnectivity around the world, businesses will need to invest not only in new age machinery, but also in the high-skilled labour force, thus increasing spending on education. Industrial analysis of the most capital intensive […]

Global Economic Forecasts Q1 2017: Executive Summary

by February 27th, 2017

Euromonitor International is pleased to provide our blog readers with the executive summary of our new macroeconomic outlook Global Economic Forecasts: Q1 2017. Despite the risk of stronger trade and immigration restrictions and greater policy uncertainty after Donald Trump took the Presidential office, the reaction of financial markets has been more optimistic than expected. In […]

How to Use Income and Expenditure Data to Enhance Your Business Strategy

by February 27th, 2017

Insights into who consumers are, what they spend their money on, where they live and their earning power are truly critical to business success. This information helps companies understand market potential, target consumers within appropriate income bands and devise long-term strategies, helping a business decide to enter a prospective market, the products and services to […]

Future of Logistics: Algeria, Kenya and Angola Offer Best Opportunities in Africa

by February 26th, 2017

The largest revenue sources for logistics providers are retailers and wholesalers. Naturally, with traditional retailing witnessing a slowdown globally, trade and logistics companies are looking for new frontiers for their business growth. As Africa is anticipated to be among the leaders in retail growth rates many companies are aiming to enter and expand in this […]

Digital Disruptors: Pandora and Ticketfly Bring Live Concerts Closer to Audiences

by February 25th, 2017

US-based Pandora, which leverages data to connect music lovers with their favourite music, is now connecting users to their favourite touring musicians. The popular US-based music streaming service teamed up with its ticket distribution subsidiary Ticketfly in 2016 to provide customers with notifications about live concerts with the options of purchasing tickets. Pandora’s business model, […]