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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. […]

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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 […]

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Introduction to Euromonitor Quarterly Global FMCG Industry Forecasts

by and 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.

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Clean Energy Growing in China

by 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 […]

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Demand for Cyber Insurance Growing as a Result of Industry 4.0

by 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 […]

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Evolution of Cost Drivers in Auto Industry

by 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 […]