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Interactive Chart | Emerging Market Cities: Growth Champions

by March 29th, 2017

Some emerging cities, which geographically belong to the emerging world, resemble developed countries. As such, strategies should diverge from the rest of their respective countries. Learn more about some of the top emerging market cities in the infographic below. Your browser does not support iframes. To purchase city reports with 15% off discount, please email […]

The Emerging Ethical Economy and Implications for the Consumer Goods Industry

by March 10th, 2017

The New Consumerism alludes to the emerging ethical economy as consumers reassess their priorities, opting for conscious instead of conspicuous consumption. This means they are considering the green credentials and ethical footprints of the products and services they purchase with strong implications for the consumer goods industry including all those involved in the supply chain ranging from the […]

Alcoholic Drinks: 4 Key Trends for 2017

by March 3rd, 2017

Hometainment and rise of the Internet of Drinks Intoxicating technological advancements will radicalise drinking rituals at home while streamlining the on-trade experience. From holistic ecosystems providing infinite customisation and personalisation options in mixing, purchasing and sharing to accessible home-brewing devices and from apps seamlessly bridging the on and off-trades to initiatives focusing on nano – […]

Coal Price Recovery Offers a Glimpse of Hope to the Global Coal Mining Industry, But the Effect is Unlikely to Last Long

by February 3rd, 2017

2016 saw a rather unexpected turnaround of coal prices on a global scale. After declining steadily since 2011, amidst China’s economy slowdown and Western World-led decarbonisation efforts, coal prices suddenly made a 180-degree shift, rebounding by 100% over the year. Price of Australian benchmark coal reached US$100/tonne, while the Colombian coal price settled at US$86.7/tonne in November […]

Falling Birth Rates Threaten Long-term Economic Growth in Key Developed Cities

by January 17th, 2017

While developed urban areas generally have more favourable demographics than their respective countries, most metropolises across the developed regions have been experiencing declining birth rates. Continued move toward a world with fewer children will not only significantly reshape consumer markets but, given a positive association between birth rates and GDP growth, will also jeopardise the vitality of […]

Emerging Countries Lead Consumer Appliances Production Volume

by November 26th, 2016

Emerging markets led by China, Poland, Turkey and Indonesia posted highest absolute volume growth in production of consumer appliances, over 2011-2016. Among these, Poland and Indonesia show the highest year-on-year growth in 2016, driven by strong demands in local markets as well as higher growth in export volume. Despite slower growth in China, the country […]