October 10th, 2016
A recently published white paper by Euromonitor International reveals dynamic growth shifting from the region’s mature consumer markets in South African metropolises to the urban areas in other Sub-Saharan countries. Soaring population growth and improving purchasing power will strengthen the consumer market potential in the cities across the region. Learn more about some of the […]
September 14th, 2016
While scanning for new investment and growth opportunities, the most common approach is to first look at country-level indicators to select the most attractive markets.
July 23rd, 2016
Cities are at the forefront of the impressive economic changes in Sub-Saharan Africa. These urban areas boast larger shares of the region’s middle class and consumer spending, as well as households with modern lifestyles, making them a lucrative target for market entry and expansion in the region. Companies that want to capitalize on the […]
July 12th, 2016
Cities are at the forefront of the impressive economic changes in Sub-Saharan Africa. These urban areas boast larger shares of the region’s middle class and consumer spending, as well as households with modern lifestyles, making them a lucrative target for market entry and expansion in the region. While Sub-Saharan African cities are diverse and rich […]
May 19th, 2016
In Europe, cycling as a tool for transportation is a so-called trademark of Dutch and Danish cities, which boast some of the most impressive bicycle infrastructure worldwide.
April 16th, 2016
There is a long-established economic relationship that as consumers become increasingly affluent, they tend to allocate a smaller share of total spending to basic goods.
April 14th, 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa is undergoing some impressive economic changes, and cities are playing an important part in the growth. Lagos and Nairobi, specifically, are two of the top 20 fastest growing cities in the world, and the share of the urban population of Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow to 45 percent by 2030. With […]
April 1st, 2016
Following rapid global urbanisation and the growing role of knowledge-intensive economic activities, most of the world’s economic and employment growth is concentrated in major cities.
March 27th, 2016
Outsourcing to low cost foreign locations has been a major theme in early 21st century corporate strategy. As of 2015, average hourly wages in developing cities are still more than four times lower than in developed ones. However, this gap shrank by 10% in constant value terms since 2010.
March 26th, 2016
Over 2010-2015, the GDP of developing countries grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3% in constant value terms – nearly double the GDP growth rate of developed countries.