Green Boom: Lithium will Inevitably Change Automotive and Oil Industries Globally

by February 12th, 2017

Lithium is going to change beyond recognition the automotive and refined petroleum product industries, which accounted for USD3.9 trillion and USD2.7 trillion turnover globally in 2016. The rise in energy efficient transportation is also affecting automotive producers, with electric vehicles remaining the hot topic of innovation. However, even though electric vehicles (EV) production soared by […]

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 […]

Industry 4.0: Penetrating Digital Technologies Reshape Global Manufacturing Sector

by January 28th, 2017

The traditional manufacturing process typically consists of three parties: the physical manufacturer; suppliers; and services providers. These parties are usually fairly unconnected and have independent operations, which creates a lot of inefficiency in the supply chain and turns into lost opportunities. Fortunately, development of the fourth industrial revolution, the Industry 4.0, which emphasises digital technologies, […]

Impact of Industry 4.0 on Services

by December 16th, 2016

  The fourth industrial revolution is set to bring changes to not only manufacturing industries but also business services. Industries such as advertising, recruitment and legal services are projected to see an increased demand for peronalised, real-time delivery of services through multiple channels. At the same time, investment in digital services is expected to be […]

Euromonitor Now Featured in FocusEconomics Macroeconomic Forecasts

by December 16th, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Euromonitor International is now featured among the world’s leading macroeconomic forecasters in FocusEconomics. FocusEconomics provides news and reports on economic forecasts globally.  Each month, FocusEconomics surveys hundreds of economic experts from leading banks, think tanks and consultancies to obtain projections for main economic indicators. The individual forecasts from the […]

Logistics Providers May Turn Around after Difficult 2015

by November 13th, 2016

2015 was a difficult year for logistics providers as global revenue declined by 5 percent. At the core of the decline was the slowdown in the global manufacturing sector and continuing slowdown of the retail and wholesale sectors. However, accelerating Asia-Pacific economies and recovering manufacturing in Western Europe should help turn the logistics sector around. […]

OPEC’s Annual Meeting is About to Confirm Policy Change, though its Effect is Doubtful

by November 4th, 2016

Almost a year ago, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) made a decision to keep crude oil production unaltered, raising doubts about the cartel’s role in the current oil market. This year, the organisation’s annual meeting, scheduled for 30 November, will probably lead to a policy shift, with the cartel reportedly looking to introduce […]