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Indonesia: Economic Growth Rate, Although High, Remains Below the Government’s Expectation

Euromonitor International’s Indonesia Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing focuses on one of the key emerging markets with immense growth potential. To accelerate economic growth amidst numerous global challenges, Indonesia has been implementing various reforms. A series of interest rate cuts was carried out by the central bank to stimulate credit growth. Additionally, the government has been […]
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How to Use Economy, Finance and Trade Data to Enhance your Business Strategy

No market operates in isolation from the economy. Economic conditions provide a context for the health of the consumer market, purchasing power and business confidence. Furthermore, as world trade and investment become more interconnected against the background of globalisation, no country is immune to fluctuations in the global economy. Consumer behaviour and purchasing power are […]
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Food Waste: Success Story of Denmark

According to UN Food and Agriculture organisation approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted annually. Denmark managed to decrease its food waste by 25% in the last five years. Euromonitor discusses the initiatives that facilitated improvement in fighting food waste in Denmark and the impact it has on companies.
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How to Use Consumer Survey Data to Define Target Segments: A Four Step Approach

Go beyond demographics to segment consumers Consumer segmentation can be a powerful tool to help companies better understand and appeal to their target market. By going beyond typical demographic-based groups, such as age or gender, and segmenting consumers based on similar buying behaviours and lifestyle habits, companies can better develop products, marketing campaigns, sales strategies […]
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World Expo 2020 will Strengthen the UAE’s Regional Superiority in Competitiveness

Euromonitor International’s United Arab Emirates (UAE) Business Dynamics Country Briefing focuses on the most competitive nation in the Middle East and Africa having a relatively diversified economy and a favourable business landscape. Despite being a small nation, UAE has emerged as being one of the wealthiest and most dynamic countries globally. The country’s demographic dividend adds to […]
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Faster Shopping: A Top Consumer Trend for 2017

In 2017, consumers are impatient. The digital world has schooled more of them into becoming so-called “IWWIWWIWI” — “I want what I want when I want it” — consumers, impulsive and in pursuit of immediate gratification. They want services yesterday and real-time virtual dialogue with their brands. Ordering in advance is no longer enough. Brands […]
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Argentina: Progressive Policies will Enhance Argentina’s Economic Prospects

Since taking office in December 2015, President Mauricio Macri has taken a number of steps to eliminate protectionist practices that have undermined Argentina’s growth potential for years. Immediately after taking office, the government scrapped currency controls and allowed the peso to freely float. Although this has weakened the peso considerably, in the long run, it will help […]
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Why Business Dynamics Insights Matter for Business Strategy

A clear understanding of a business’ operating environment is vital for minimising risks and maximising commercial potential in any investment destination. This process involves answering a number of questions in relation to the regulatory burden, corruption, political stability, physical infrastructure and labour force and there’s a challenge between risk and operation costs. The most expensive […]
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The End of Sanctions Marks a New Beginning for Iran

Euromonitor International’s Iran Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing focuses on one of the Middle East’s largest and most promising economies. The intensification of the international sanctions over Iran in 2012 and the fall in oil prices since mid-2014 took a toll on the Iranian economy. However, short-term relief from sanctions and rise in private […]
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New Strategy Briefing: Households and Gender

Gender has a major impact on the household, whether in terms of aesthetics, demands or roles acquired by its residents. However, as gender roles and characteristics evolve, predicting or assuming household behavioral patterns based on gender becomes a difficult proposition. Euromonitor’s newly released Strategy Briefing – Households and Gender – aims to identify the major shifts in gender within the household and their impact on brands, marketing and […]
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Gender and Households Trends

The proportion of female household heads globally is growing, as are female disposable incomes. This is creating a newly-empowered generation of female consumers in the household. Meanwhile, men are becoming more involved in the home than ever before, as gender roles blur. In this podcast, we discuss some of the primary trends surrounding gender and […]
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Economy, Finance and Trade Vietnam: Asia Pacific’s Next Manufacturing Hub

Euromonitor International’s Vietnam Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing, focuses on one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic and fastest growing emerging markets. Low labour costs when compared to regional peers such as China and Thailand have supported the growth of Vietnam as a manufacturing base and a major electronics exporter in the region. Furthermore, Vietnam has a young population with a bourgeoning middle […]
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Canada Consumer Trends, Q2 2017

High levels of health & wellness consciousness shape consumer, regulatory trends Attitudes about health and well-being are currently central to Canadian consumption patterns. The idea of “healthy” food has shifted in recent years away from simply meaning low in calories, fat or sugar, to also focus on nutrition, production process, and ingredients. According to […]
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Extraordinary: A Top Consumer Trend for 2017

We have reached a point when mass-produced items have lost some of their shine. The internet is enabling consumers to purchase and discuss the “long tail” — unique, customised and exotic products and services; these “extraordinary consumers” are grabbing some of the limelight and spelling out their needs. Extraordinary consumers fall into “atypical” consumer categories […]
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New Data on Households: Number of Children, Rent Index, Dwelling Size, and More

Euromonitor International is pleased to announce the addition of a host of new data to the Households page. The new indicators include household by number of children, households by size of dwelling (in terms of square metres), households by construction material of outer walls, new house price indices, housing stock by year of construction, households by main source of drinking water, and households by main type of fuel used for cooking. These fresh data series add further depth to the analysis of households globally, helping […]
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Why City Insights Matter for Business Strategy: Is South Korea Home to the ‘Smartest’ Cities in the World?

Hyper-connectedness has emerged as one of six key long-term themes shaping the world’s cities in a strategy briefing Why City Insights Matter for Business Strategy. No other major city globally is permeated with technology to the extent that Seoul is. Moreover, the latter is not a standalone example of tech savviness in the country: all 11 South Korean […]
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Canada: Consumer Lifestyles in 2017

In contrast to recent years, consumer confidence has strengthened based on an improving economy, supporting growth, albeit slow growth, in consumer spending. Rising levels of spending have also been reflected in greater comfort in consumer borrowing, but rising household debt has become a concern. High house prices have discouraged younger consumers from jumping on the […]
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Top 5 Countries with the Biggest Rise in Urban Population

In the period through to 2030, the top five countries with the biggest urban population expansion, in absolute numbers, are expected to be China, India, Nigeria, Indonesia and Pakistan. Rapid urbanisation boosts economic development and consumer spending growth, as urban consumers enjoy greater purchasing power and are easier to reach than their rural counterparts. Urbanisation is often accompanied by the transition to smaller households and new […]
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South Africa Will Continue to Face Headwinds in 2017

Euromonitor International’s South Africa Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing, focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa’s most industrialised economy that is currently experiencing economic and political mayhem. The nation’s sovereign status was downgraded to ‘junk’ by the credit rating agencies Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Fitch in April 2017, which could lead to heightened capital outflows, reduced investor confidence, job cuts and […]
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