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Income Inequality: A Rampant, Global Problem

Income inequality is one of the greatest risks to the global economy today, and with austerity measures, tax policies and widespread corruption all leading to greater inequality, the problem is widespread. Not only can income inequality undermine business environments, but it can also lead to political instability. Euromonitor forecasts that into 2030, income inequality will […]
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Income and Expenditure China: Understanding Regional Disparities to Unleash Market Potential

Businesses attracted to the substantial size and rapid growth of the consumer market in China have often overlooked significant regional disparities in economic development, market infrastructure and consumer purchasing power. In recent years, although income inequality in China has somewhat declined owing to the government’s social welfare reforms, the country continues to see large income gaps […]
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Understanding Discretionary Spending Patterns by BRIC Consumers is Vital for Long-Term Success

Thanks to a burgeoning middle class and rising disposable incomes, consumer spending on discretionary items – that is, all items except food, non-alcoholic beverages and housing – has been rising in the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China. This overall upward trend in discretionary spending promises many an opportunity for international consumer goods […]
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Top 3 Trends in Income and Expenditure for 2014

Euromonitor International has identified three key global trends for Income and Expenditure in 2014. The outlook for income and expenditure for 2014 is expected to be brighter, with growth in global annual disposable income per household forecast to accelerate to 1.2% in real terms over a year earlier, considerably higher than the 0.4% annual real […]
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Global Expenditure Slow to Recover in 2013

Global expenditure saw modest growth in 2013, hampered by the US sequestration, the Federal Reserve taper and the economic downturn in the eurozone. There are several initiatives in place helping consumer spending regain traction in 2014 such as Japan’s quantitative easing policy, which An Hodgson, Income and Expenditure Manager at Euromonitor, says will have a […]
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