October 30th, 2016
‘Singapore and Australia are natural partners.’ said Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Australian Financial Review on October 12 2016 at the time of welcoming the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong to Canberra for bilateral talks. Singapore and Australia shares a close relationship in many respects, most interestingly in trade. New initiatives […]
October 9th, 2016
The rise of internet retailing and m-commerce has changed the retail landscape for many Australian retailers. The widening ownership of smartphones has made shopping online even easier and more convenient for consumers. Retailers continue to integrate their shopping channels and allow consumers to make purchases across channels or with alternative pick-up options. Both desktop and […]
September 26th, 2016
Online games remain popular around the world and in Australasia, with many online games adopting a “freemium” approach, which means the games are free to play but cost money to obtain in-game items or features. However, this transfer of real money to virtual money and back again has led to an unregulated surge of online […]
August 23rd, 2016
Post-cultural revolution, China was one of the world’s least developed countries. However, this changed rapidly as the opening of China to foreign investment and encouraging private competition by Deng Xiaoping closed the gap in per capita GDP with other fast-growing economies, outperforming the more established and advanced economies.
July 9th, 2016
There have been strong developments in packaging in environmental, convenience and efficiency terms. In particular, portion-control continued to evolve in dishwashing.
July 7th, 2016
Rising urbanisation in Australia and consumers spending less time at home is leading to a growing reluctance to spend time doing household chores.
June 28th, 2016
The Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) programme is a joint programme between the Australian and New Zealand governments to instill a single programme with aligned energy standards and labelling for equipment and appliances including computers, dishwashers, refrigeration appliances, lighting, heating and cooling appliances, televisions and even video games consoles. Each item of electrical equipment is rated […]
June 22nd, 2016
In line with trends seen across other industries, social, ethical and environmental considerations influenced tissue and hygiene in 2015.
June 9th, 2016
Blockchain evolved from Bitcoin, a form of digital currency also known as crypto-currency, which is independent, decentralised, commands low transaction fees and is practically invulnerable to fraud or theft.
December 8th, 2015
In this video, Euromonitor International’s research team identifies holiday trends in food, alcoholic drinks, retailing, apparel and toys and games in Australia and New Zealand. Due to the popularity of celebrity chefs and cooking shows, Australians are more interested in fresh food than ever before. Consumers will be looking for fresh, local and responsibly-sourced […]