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.
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 […]
February 1st, 2016
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 […]