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Automation and the Future of Work

by February 20th, 2017

The discourse on automation is gaining momentum as A.I. and robotics become increasingly sophisticated, emulating tasks initially performed by humans. This is transforming workplaces as more jobs get automated with strong implications for both governments and entrepreneurs. Automation will have an impact on the competitive landscape for businesses, while governments are likely to be faced […]

The Three Key Factors Driving the Green Economy

by February 20th, 2017

Growing threats to sustainability is leading both governments and businesses to explore different elements of the green economy including renewable energy and green technology. As the green economy gains traction, it is important for all stakeholders to understand the key factors driving it as they are relevant for policy making and determining the future business models. […]

Thailand: A Rapidly Ageing Populace will Continue to Undermine the Economy’s Growth Potential

by February 19th, 2017

Thailand’s population is ageing at a much faster pace than its regional peers. This will aggravate the labour shortage issue the country currently faces and put pressure on public finances, via higher pension outlays and lower tax revenues. Furthermore, a generally poor rate of savings, an inadequate pension system along with Thailand’s culture, requiring families […]

Economies in 2017: Top 10 African Cities for Growth in 2017

by February 11th, 2017

The African continent in 2017 is expected to house some of the world’s fastest growing cities. This is largely thanks to an array of factors including the abundance of natural resources, increasing levels of foreign direct investment (FDI), a young population and the growth in internet penetration rates. Yet in light of the rapid rate […]

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. […]

Engage, Return and Repeat: The Subscription Economy

by February 6th, 2017

Euromonitor’s new strategy briefing: Engage, Return and Repeat: The Subscription Economy explores all aspects of the subscription model. The subscription economy is one of several alternative business models gaining traction across sectors. On the whole, a successful subscription service is just one aspect of a multi-channel offer. For business, the model signifies a new revenue […]