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August 26, 2015

Can the "Made in Kazakhstan" Campaign Keep its Momentum?

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"Made in Kazakhstan" is a government campaign to raise awareness of local foods and goods and is considered a success. By focusing on national pride and the desire to support the economy, many brands that were impacted by the devaluation of the Russian ruble continue to see strong sales. However, while the campaign gave these brands exposure, it will be up to each individual brand to maintain awareness and quality.

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Сможет ли акция «Сделано в Казахстане» дать импульс продажам отечественных брендов?

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«Сделано в Казахстане» - это успешно проведенная республиканская акция, нацеленная на  рост осведомлённости потребителей об отечественных продуктах питания. Желая поддержать национальную экономику, покупатели стали все больше обращать внимание на продукты, которые производятся отечественными компаниями и были подвержены жесткой ценовой  конкуренции со стороны российских аналогов. Усилив информированность покупателей о локальных брендах, акция все же оставляет отечественным производителям непростую задачу по улучшению качества продукции и ее эффективного продвижения.

Spill-over Effects from China's Stock Market

Daniel SolomonAnalyst Insight by Daniel Solomon - Economist

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China’s stock market has plunged by more than 15% in the 2nd half of August, after the earlier 30% decline in June and July. The government responded on August 25th with another interest rate cut of 0.25 percentage points and a cut in the required reserves ratio of large banks of a further 0.5 percentage points. The situation is volatile and it is too early to tell if these measures will stabilise China’s stock market, or if the government will be pushed into more drastic measures such as restricting stock sales or even suspending trading. This note focuses on the potential spill-overs from the drop in the Chinese stock market.

Shanghai Composite Stock Market Index

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Source: Yahoo Finance

Note:  Closing price adjusted for dividends and stock splits. Last price is for August 25th.

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August 25, 2015

What’s New in Oils and Fats in 2015: Olive Oil vs Other Oils, a Case of Quality against Quantity

Raphael MoreauAnalyst Insight by Raphael Moreau -  Food Analyst

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While most other types of oils have seen their prices per litre nosedive between 2012 and 2014 in constant terms, olive oil has bucked the trend by recording a steady rise. Specific short-term factors leading to poor harvests in 2013 and 2014 in the world’s largest producer countries naturally played a strong part in hiking olive oil prices. However, other longer-term factor are at play, notably the positioning of virgin olive oil as a premium product, but also its reliance on sales in developed markets with high prices. Meanwhile, olive oil’s global per capita consumption saw a small decline since 2013, in contrast to the rise seen for less premium types of oil, which are more popular in emerging markets.

Divergent trends in unit prices

The rise in the olive oil unit price was largely the result of a sharp fall in production in the 2014/2015 season, with the International Olive Council estimating it as about a third lower than the previous year and the worst since 2000. This is largely due the olive crop in Italy having suffered from fly infestation and bacteria, while Spain’s crop was badly affected by drought. This follows a disappointing 2013/2014 season, with Greece seeing a major drop in production.

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Meat Consumption Trends in Asia Pacific, and What They Mean For Foodservice Strategy

Elizabeth FriendAnalyst Insight by Elizabeth Friend - Senior Consumer Foodservice Analyst

Asia Pacific is the largest foodservice region in the world, and understandably one of the most appealing expansion targets for international operators. However, the region is also highly diverse, encompassing countries that vary widely in income level, market maturity, demographics, foodservice spending, and dietary preferences. In particular, meat, fish, and seafood consumption habits are very different from market to market, ranging from India where many consumers are vegetarians, to Hong Kong, which has the highest per-capita combined meat and seafood consumption in the world in volume terms. Consumption habits are also changing quickly, meaning operators not only need to tailor their strategies specifically to each local market’s preferences, but they must also to be ready to adapt quickly as new preferences emerge.

Protein consumption habits vary by market 

Per Capita Meat, Fish, and Seafood Consumption by Market in 2014 (Total Volume)

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Source: Euromonitor International

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Marketing Dynamics in India: Consumer Trends and Momentum

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Between now and 2030, 16 million new households will enter the ranks of India's middle class. That's more than all of Brazil's middle class households today. With a population of over 1.2 billion and a growing economy, it's not just the aspirations of a confident middle class that are driving demand; people across the economic spectrum are eager
to start spending.

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August 20, 2015

Digital India Initiative can Change the Consumer Landscape

India is set to become the second largest internet using country in the world next to China by 2030. To ensure this, the Government of India is rolling out an initiative called "Digital India" which aims to connect rural consumers with high speed internet services and promises delivery of services digitally. Although the project has run into budgeting and deadline problems, a sizable increase in digital penetration has immense potential for this large telecom market.

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August 16, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at Future of Tourism 2015

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Event Name: Future of Tourism & Responsible Tourism for Driving Revenue

Location: Kings Court Ballroom, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, Sri Lanka
Date:   September 28th (Monday), 2015

Event Description: With the fast and increasing speed of technological development and the increasing globalization, Travel & Tourism has been a point of focus globally. Following the Post- Millenial era, the Tourism Industry is experiencing rapid growth as well as dynamic change as with all other Industries.

However, research suggests that Travel & Tourism will be one of the most dominant industries in 2025 and beyond as mobility becomes easier and cheaper and interest to travel increases. 5 years after the end of the three-decade civil conflict, Sri Lanka is now focusing on long-term strategic and structural development. Tourism is one of the main industries in the economy of Sri Lanka and has experienced a steady increase in the Post-Conflict period. From 450,000 tourist arrivals in 2009 Sri Lanka has experienced an increase of 234% as it expects to reach 1.5 million tourist arrivals in 2015.

Together with this boom and other infrastructure development it is important to implement responsible Travel & Tourism practices.

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Service Industries on the Rise in Emerging Markets

Service Industries are on the rise in emerging markets - often at the expense of primary industries. Services industries often attract higher salaries than primary industries and offer more opportunities for consumers in emerging regions to trade up to discretionary goods.

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August 12, 2015

The Global Impact of the Chinese Devaluation

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China devalued its currency, lowering the “daily fix” (a guiding rate) by 1.9% on Tuesday 11th August – marking a shift in policy and the biggest devaluation in 20 years. The daily fix is announced by the central bank with trading allowed at +/- 2% from this centre point. Wednesday saw the daily fix lowered by a further 1.6% to 6.3306 against the US$.

Chinese Renminbi to US$: January 2015-August 2015

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Source: Oanda

Note: Data refer to the daily average bid rate

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Can the "Made in Kazakhstan" Campaign Keep its Momentum?

Сможет ли акция «Сделано в Казахстане» дать импульс продажам отечественных брендов?

Spill-over Effects from China's Stock Market

What’s New in Oils and Fats in 2015: Olive Oil vs Other Oils, a Case of Quality against Quantity

Meat Consumption Trends in Asia Pacific, and What They Mean For Foodservice Strategy

Marketing Dynamics in India: Consumer Trends and Momentum

Digital India Initiative can Change the Consumer Landscape

Euromonitor to Speak at Future of Tourism 2015

Service Industries on the Rise in Emerging Markets

The Global Impact of the Chinese Devaluation