Economies in 2017: Top 10 African Cities for Growth in 2017

by February 11th, 2017

The African continent in 2017 is expected to house some of the world’s fastest growing cities. This is largely thanks to an array of factors including the abundance of natural resources, increasing levels of foreign direct investment (FDI), a young population and the growth in internet penetration rates. Yet in light of the rapid rate […]

Winners and Losers from the Top 100 City Destinations Ranking

by January 31st, 2017

  Euromonitor International’s Top 100 City Destinations report examines the reasons behind the growth and fall of top city destinations around the world. The latest report shows strong increases in international arrivals to Japan, as the country becomes more popular with Chinese travellers, while terrorist attacks result in strongly declining popularity of cities in Egypt, […]

Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 2017

by January 26th, 2017

Euromonitor International is pleased to release its annual Top City Destinations Ranking, covering 100 of the world’s leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals. Arrivals continued to grow in global urban centres in 2015, illustrating the continued economic importance of tourism to the world’s largest cities. Once again, the top cities outperformed global travel flows, with inbound […]

Cities of the Future: Fastest Growing ‘Megacities to be’ are in India

by January 25th, 2017

Megacities— metropolitans with populations in excess of 10 million inhabitants concentrate significant economic weight in their respective countries. Our Passport Cities database predicts the future Indian megacities of Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai to record the fastest rate of real GDP growth over 2016-2030. The above mentioned cities, whilst still not home to 10 million inhabitants […]

Falling Birth Rates Threaten Long-term Economic Growth in Key Developed Cities

by January 17th, 2017

While developed urban areas generally have more favourable demographics than their respective countries, most metropolises across the developed regions have been experiencing declining birth rates. Continued move toward a world with fewer children will not only significantly reshape consumer markets but, given a positive association between birth rates and GDP growth, will also jeopardise the vitality of […]

Dublin and Amsterdam: Do Substantial Foreign Investments Help Raise Household Incomes?

by January 5th, 2017

Multinationals’ intense investment activities in preferential tax jurisdictions such as Ireland and the Netherlands bring both positive and negative consequences for these countries. On the one hand, substantial FDI inflows (with two countries capturing a sizeable 39% of the EU’s total figure of USD439 billion in 2015) make the largest metropolitan areas of Ireland and […]