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Eurozone Economic Outlook: Q1 2017

by March 10th, 2017

Eurozone output increased by 0.4% in the last quarter of the year, with overall growth of 1.7% in 2016. Private sector sentiment has improved significantly since the summer of 2016, and is now close to pre-financial crisis levels. Eurozone Forecasts Relative to Pre-Trump Election, Q1 2017 Source: Euromonitor International Macro Model Nevertheless, we have maintained […]

Euromonitor to Speak at Vitafoods Europe 2017

by and March 7th, 2017

Event Name: Vitafoods Europe Event Date: 09th – 11th May 2017 Event Link: https://www.vitafoods.eu.com/en/welcome.html Event Location: Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland Euromonitor is pleased to have two speakers at Vitafoods Europe this year. Vitafoods Europe provides visitors the opportunity to source ingredients, raw materials, dietary supplements and services & equipment to help grow their business. No other […]

Hungary: A Return to Investment Grade Status Could Restore FDI Inflows

by March 4th, 2017

Hungary regained its investment grade status in 2016, which will result in a stable financing landscape for businesses operating in the country. As part of a struggle to reduce the budget deficit and dodge another International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout, in 2014, the Hungarian government launched a new range of extraordinary taxes and surcharges on […]

Economy, Finance and Trade Ireland: Twin Challenges of Brexit and Trump

by March 1st, 2017

Euromonitor International’s Ireland Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing, focuses on one of the world’s most attractive investment destinations, offering an extremely favourable tax regime. This makes Ireland very appealing to foreign firms, resulting in extremely large FDI inflows, particularly from the US and UK. According to IBM’s 2016 Global Locations Trend’s report, Ireland continued […]

Private Label Continues Penetration in Romania

by February 21st, 2017

Despite the fact that the average wages in Romania are still notably smaller than in developed countries, private label’s penetration in Home Care and Tissue and Hygiene industries remains significantly low. This could be mainly explained by dominating share of multinational players that historically preserve confident leadership in this country. However, over the next five […]

Monthly Health Series: Healthy Eating Trends in Foodservice

by February 15th, 2017

Treating oneself to indulgent or greasy dishes will always have its appeal. Nevertheless, Western European consumers are increasingly health conscious. This megatrend permeates itself within foodservice on menus in the form of a growing number of low fat/salt/sugar/calorie/carbs, vegan/vegetarian, free from lactose/gluten/nuts dishes. In 2016, not only do we see an expansion in the number […]

Victory of the Political Right in the 2017 French Election could Exacerbate Business Challenges

by February 6th, 2017

The world is now focusing on the third largest economy in Western Europe (in GDP US$ terms) in 2015, which is gearing up for its next national elections to be held in April and May 2017. Recent political events in major developed economies clearly reflect the presence of an inclination towards a far-right political ideology. […]