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Chinese New Year 2016: New Trends

by February 8th, 2016
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Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is the most important festival in Chinese culture. It is traditionally a time for family reunions, as well as gift exchange between families, friends and business contacts. In 2016, the Year of the Monkey kicks off on February the 8th.   

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Growth in All-in-One Small Appliances

by February 7th, 2016
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  Smaller households are growing demand for all-in-one small appliances such as all-in-one food processors and countertop mixers – thus negating the need to purchase many different appliances with one function. Similarly, double-function vacuum cleaners, which combine stick vacuum cleaners and handheld vacuum cleaners have performed well in Japan. It is projected that manufacturers will […]

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India: Coca-Cola Tests a New Flavoured Milk Drinks Brand, Vio

by February 6th, 2016
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With the planned launch of the Vio brand in February 2016, Coca-Cola ventures into flavoured milk drinks, a rapidly growing category in India. It will be at least initially available in just two relatively classic flavours, Almond Delight and Kesar Treat, at a price of Rs25 per 200ml bottle (US$0.37), and is positioned as an […]

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Singles’ Day Miracle – Opportunities for Jewellery Market

by February 5th, 2016
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Originating in China, Singles’ Day was observed by the Chinese as a day for single people to celebrate and socialise. E-commerce giant Alibaba capitalised on this trend and transformed it into a consumerist holiday, featuring promotions from its retailers on its B2C platforms, such as Tmall.com and Taobao.com. Alibaba continues to exceed expectations as sales […]

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Challenging Year Ahead for the BRICs

by February 1st, 2016
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  All-in-all 2016 is set to be far from a stellar year for the BRICs. China’s troubles are sending shockwaves around the world; both Russia and Brazil are stuck in recession. India will be the group’s standout performer, and indeed will be the world’s fastest-growing, large emerging economy. All four need focus on an agenda […]

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On-Demand Webinar – India in Detail: Understanding a Billion Needs

by January 31st, 2016
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Growth is the future of India – by 2030, annual real GDP is expected to increase as much as 6%, the number of middle-class households will outpace Brazil’s middle class by nearly five times and the country will house six global megacities and 41 major cities. With Indian FMCG industries also showing a higher growth […]

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Asia Pacific to Lead Global Consumer Expenditure Growth in 2016

by January 27th, 2016
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Global consumer expenditure growth is expected to accelerate from 2.2% in 2015 to 2.9% year-on-year in real terms in 2016, with education and health goods and medical services set to be the fastest-growing consumer spending categories. Of all the regions, consumer expenditure growth will be strongest in Asia Pacific (4.6% year-on-year) and Africa and the […]

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Nippon Paper To Pursue China’s Diaper Market

by January 25th, 2016
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In January of 2016 Nippon Paper announced its plans to enter China’s diaper market as an original equipment manufacturer. Given China’s significant consumer base and consumer preference for quality Japanese diaper brands, the move is not without its merits. However, a number of factors need to be considered with respect to China’s future diaper demand. […]