September 12th, 2016
Natural resources have an impact on all businesses, organisations and governments. All rely on secure supplies of resources to function. For the consumer goods industry an understanding of natural resource risks is particularly pertinent because of the importance of reputation to brand value. Natural resources are not all about risks though, fantastic opportunities are there […]
August 15th, 2016
Watch our webinar exploring the rise of the New Consumerism, a term coined by Euromonitor to describe the changing priorities and values of today’s consumers. This shift in attitudes, driven by trends such as thrift, sustainability, technology, authenticity, wellbeing, simplicity and freedom, sees consumers reassessing what’s important and asking themselves what they truly value. Watch […]
August 1st, 2016
Three issues dominated much of the Brexit referendum debate: trade, investment and migration; and they will continue to dominate during the exit negotiations. Uncertainty is the key word when analysing the outlook for the UK, with much depending on the UK government’s ability to negotiate trade agreements in a timely manner. Here we investigate the […]
July 25th, 2016
The second quarter has been dominated by the UK’s EU membership referendum and the shock “leave” result, and this has been reflected in our most read Economies articles. Our analysts have capitalised on our macro and industry forecast models to examine the likely impact on the UK, European and global economies as well as on […]
July 11th, 2016
With downside risks dominating the global economy, low-income consumers have been gaining attention. Comprised of 290 million households, the Bottom of the Pyramid should be an attractive market for the consumer goods sector, but it has often been overlooked.
July 4th, 2016
In this new normal, companies must evaluate the impact of issues around natural resources on their profits, growth potential, and relationships with suppliers, partners, customers and the local community.
June 27th, 2016
As consumers reassess their priorities and increasingly ask themselves what they truly value, a host of major consumer trends have emerged: from the sharing economy to the preference given to experience over possessions, to frugal innovation and trading up and down.
June 24th, 2016
Uncertainty is the key challenge in regard to Brexit, and this uncertainty will contribute to falls in business and consumer confidence as well as delays to investment decisions. Exit negotiations will be protracted, with the UK unlikely to leave the EU before 2018.
June 24th, 2016
The UK population has voted to leave the European Union (EU), and attention will increasingly focus on the direct impact on business, and the practicalities surrounding exit negotiations.
June 16th, 2016
The answer in economic terms is that it would affect a broad range of countries, but the direct impact would not be economically significant.