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. […]
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 […]
October 19th, 2016
In Q3 2016, the global economic outlook declined as mounting uncertainty in Europe, the UK and the US outweighed any boost from the BRICs. This quarter, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) forecast growth revisions from Euromonitor International’s Industry Forecast Model generally point to marginal retail sales downgrades through 2020.
September 26th, 2016
The global mining industry has come under pressure from falling prices in recent years with the metals commodity price index now at less than half its peak in Q1 2011. The industry faces many challenges, not least weak demand. China remains the dominant player in the sector, and is the number one producer of more […]
September 3rd, 2016
In 2015, China became the global leader in both solar and wind power installations. Currently, the country accounts for more than 30 percent of total wind power capacity. China’s solar power output overtook Germany has the global leader in 2015. These new forms of power are allowing the country to cut its coal consumption. Watch […]
August 16th, 2016
The fourth industrial revolution is set to increase the interconnection of machines, humans and digital systems, and expanding digitalisation is projected to impact the growing number of cyber breaches. Cyber insurance is growing as a result, with the US being the largest market for cyber insurance. It’s expected that insurers that will offer financial cover […]
August 1st, 2016
Indonesian rubber production is expected to pose strong growth of CAGR 7% over 2015-2020. The expansion will result in the rearrangement of the world’s TOP 5 rubber producers with Indonesia becoming the 3rd largest rubber producer globally, bypassing Japan by 2020.
June 23rd, 2016
The computer and office machinery industry is maturing as desktops, laptops, tablets and printers are seeing their sales drop. The industry may be able to return to growth if a new perspective product is released, and 3D printers have the potential to bring the industry into positive sales again. Euromonitor forecasts the industry to grow […]
June 1st, 2016
For a long time, China has appealed to global pharmaceutical companies due to rapidly rising internal demand and easy access to emerging markets in Asia-Pacific.
May 19th, 2016
Motor vehicle industry’s costs expanded at 6% CAGR during 2010-2015, with intra-industry and labour being the two largest cost drivers. Intra-industry costs in China accounted for nearly 50% of total costs in 2015 driven by investments into new car production capacity. Meanwhile Europe continued to have the largest labour costs globally. Despite high cost operating […]