Economies and Consumers

Global Economic Forecasts: Q2 2017

by May 24th, 2017

The latest macroeconomic outlook Global Economic Forecasts: Q2 2017 has been published on Economy, Finance and Trade page. The quarterly strategy briefing provides the latest Euromonitor International macroeconomic forecasts, assessment of global economy, discussion of recent events and a deeper analysis of key economies. The global economy gained speed in Q4 2016 and expanded by […]

US Economic Outlook: Q2 2017

by May 23rd, 2017

US Forecast Updates, Q2 2017 Source: Euromonitor International Macro Model We have kept the forecast for the US economy stable since February with 2% annual GDP growth in 2017-2018. Private sector confidence measures are significantly above average, and stock market prices have continued rising. With a 4.4% unemployment rate, labour markets also appear healthy on […]

How Health Data and Insights Can Shape Government Policy

by May 22nd, 2017

As life expectancy increases around the world, governments are under pressure to provide for ageing populations and to tackle rising health issues such as obesity or certain diseases. Our recent Strategy Briefing, Why Population Insights Matter for Business Strategy, focuses on health and wellbeing as one of the key population themes. Global healthy life expectancy […]

Cameroon’s ICT Sector to Improve the Country’s Investment Appeal

by May 20th, 2017

While there are more economically established countries, Cameroon is showing signs of becoming a prospective future investment destination. Although, the country is in need of less state interference, an improved regulatory environment and a stronger business infrastructure, it is witnessing technological advancement. Cameroon’s ICT sector is driven by a competitive market sector, providing low tariffs […]

Iranian Presidential Elections – Impact on Consumer Markets

by May 16th, 2017

The Iranian presidential elections will set the stage for what role the government will play in the fast-changing global economy, with the country’s domestic governance significantly impacting the pace of growth of the various consumer industries. In particular, the finalisation of the nuclear deal in 2016 has opened the country for global trade, offering new […]

USA: Consumer Lifestyles in 2016

by May 16th, 2017

Demographic trends are dominated by two key factors – the declining birth rates and the dramatic rise in the number of Later Lifers. At the same time, an improving economy and labour market has led to an increase in consumer confidence and spending, while technology continues to grow in prominence- from kids playing with smartphones […]

China: Consumer Lifestyles in 2016

by May 2nd, 2017

The country is at a turning point in terms of consumer lifestyles and the generational gap between younger consumers and those who endured the Cultural Revolution. Older consumers are fastidious savers and work defines them, whereas the younger generation are drastically different. They are comfortable spending and they are increasingly individualistic and independent. They want […]