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Why City Insights Matter for Business Strategy: Is South Korea Home to the ‘Smartest’ Cities in the World?

Hyper-connectedness has emerged as one of six key long-term themes shaping the world’s cities in a strategy briefing Why City Insights Matter for Business Strategy. No other major city globally is permeated with technology to the extent that Seoul is. Moreover, the latter is not a standalone example of tech savviness in the country: all 11 South Korean […]
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Top 5 Countries with the Biggest Rise in Urban Population

In the period through to 2030, the top five countries with the biggest urban population expansion, in absolute numbers, are expected to be China, India, Nigeria, Indonesia and Pakistan. Rapid urbanisation boosts economic development and consumer spending growth, as urban consumers enjoy greater purchasing power and are easier to reach than their rural counterparts. Urbanisation is often accompanied by the transition to smaller households and new […]
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Why City Insights Matter for Business Strategy

By 2030, 60% of the world’s population will reside in cities. Cities are diverse in nature and can often tell you more about a target market than country-level analysis. Understanding city level data and developments helps businesses to prioritise cities offering the most attractive environment for investment based on economic growth, demographics, consumer preferences and […]
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Urban Core Revival: Borough-level Population Data Corroborate Appeal of City Centre Living – London

As extensively analysed in the Cities’ most recent strategy briefing “Urban Core Revival: Drivers, In-depth Look at Cities and Implications for Businesses”, the beginning of the 21st century brought forth a resurgence in population growth in metropolitan core cities across the developed world. An even more detailed analysis – at a borough level within core […]
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Emerging Market Champions: Chinese vs Indian Cities – Where Do the Differences Lie?

The narrative which speaks of India and China leading global growth in the long term, consistent with the ‘Asian Century’ trend which suggests the increasing dominance of Asian economies in economic affairs over the 21st Century, has been widely voiced. Nonetheless, inherent differences are present between the two countries, especially when looking through the lens […]
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Top 100 City Destinations Ranking 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 […]
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Cities of the Future: Fastest Growing ‘Megacities to be’ are in India

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

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

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 […]
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How Urban Transport Shapes Consumer Lifestyles: A Case for Congested and Polluted Cities

Congestion and air pollution have long been the source of countless problems in urban societies – from deterring investment to increasing the occurrence of chronic respiratory ailments. In an age synonymous with rapid technological innovation, smart urban solutions are laying the foundation for new mobility options. Many developed cities are aiming to transform their traditional […]
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Cycling Surge Sweeping across Major US Cities

Sprawling, automobile-reliant US cities rarely evoke associations of extensive bike ridership. Yet, despite cycling’s popularity notably varying between the US’ 10 most important metropolises, each one recorded growing household ownership of bikes over 2010-2015, amid declining motorisation rates in most of them. A combination of push and pull factors is driving the change, which local […]
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Sub-Saharan Africa’s Next Growth Champions

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 […]
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