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 […]
January 26th, 2016
The demographic trends that characterise the developed world include shrinking family size and postponed marriage and child bearing age. This ultimately results in ageing and sometimes even decreasing populations in developed countries.
January 12th, 2016
The explosion in Istanbul’s most prominent tourist attraction on the 12th of January is expected to impact negatively on inbound flow to Turkey on the short-to-medium term.
December 13th, 2015
As projects go, Crossrail ranks as one of the most ambitious public transportation ventures to be witnessed across Europe. The £14.8 billion project will act as a bridge between the wider regions of East and West London, running through the city’s main business centres and international gateways.
September 30th, 2015
Listen as MP3 According to the recently released Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015 by Compass, the list of cities ideal for startups is dominated by North American and European cities. However, a few emerging cities cracked the list, including Sao Paulo, Moscow, and Bangalore. These cities share common traits, including well-educated, talented populations, the spread […]
September 20th, 2015
Whilst hosting the Olympic Games has proven to increase infrastructural investment and national pride, the idea of Olympic events being advantageous for wider economic growth is often debated. Economists, nonetheless, do agree that the potential benefits of hosting Olympic Games very much depend on the state that the host city is in before the Olympic […]
August 31st, 2015
The passenger car is seen as a necessity rather than a luxury item in developed countries. In fact, in 2014, 80% of households in the developed world owned at least one car. Despite omnipresent passenger cars, there are areas where car dependency is surprisingly low in developed countries – namely, some of the most affluent […]
August 30th, 2015
Over the next 15 years, the world’s urban population growth will be fed by the two principal regions – Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Asia Pacific – which together will account for 84% (or 986 million people) of the global urban population increase. While the process of urbanisation is good news for many consumer […]
August 3rd, 2015
With a background of slowing economic growth and increasing competition from domestic and global players alike, multinationals are broadening their horizons in order to succeed in China. Retail sales growth has been decelerating since 2010 and is expected to continue to do so. Recent stock market falls have dented business and consumer confidence and companies […]
June 28th, 2015
Over 2014-2019, internet retailing is expected to grow by 76% to reach US$1.5 trillion in turnover (in constant value terms), while traditional store-based retailing will grow considerably more slowly at 11% to almost US$14.6 trillion. However, internet retailing seems set to take off only in markets where conditions are right. Specifically, the share of internet […]