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.
June 13th, 2016
Brazil is hosting the Olympics at a time of political and economic crisis. Corruption scandals, the Zika virus and public unrest are never far from news headlines or Brazilian consumers themselves. While the Olympics may provide some needed boost to the local economy, it’s unlikely the effects will remain in the long-term. Watch on […]
June 6th, 2016
As the global economy continues its bumpy road to recovery following the financial crisis, new economic challenges are emerging or are coming into sharp relief:
May 30th, 2016
The circular economy is one of the eight trends which we see as combining to create The New Consumerism. The New Consumerism sees today’s consumers reassessing their priorities and increasingly asking themselves what they truly value: