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 […]

Top Megacities for Growth in 2016

by February 14th, 2016

At the beginning of 2016, the world counted 30 megacities with more than 10 million inhabitants: from 11 million in Wuhan (China) to 37 million in Tokyo (Japan). In terms of consumer market size, however, the world’s megacities represent a much more diverse group. In 2015, annual consumer expenditure peaked at US$900 billion in New […]

The Best Cities for Startups

by September 30th, 2015

Listen as MP3 According to the recently released Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015 by Compass, the list of cities ideal for startups is dominated by North American and European cities. However, a few emerging cities cracked the list, including Sao Paulo, Moscow, and Bangalore. These cities share common traits, including well-educated, talented populations, the spread […]

Key Trends for Cities in 2015

by January 22nd, 2015

Download as MP3 In 2015, the world’s cities will see rising urban populations, witness an economic slowdown in Asia, and be subjected to persistently weak growth in the Eurozone.  In fact, in 2015, the global urban population is forecast to expand by as much as 77 million people. This podcast discuses the impact these trends […]

One Quarter of the World’s Educated Population Resides in Just 100 Cities

by July 15th, 2014

With governments recognising the link between education and economic competitiveness, education standards are rising globally. Increased prioritisation of primary and secondary education is translating into rising uptake of tertiary education in many economies. The number of people with higher education globally rose from 518 million in 2005 to 704 million in 2013, with 24% of […]