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January 26, 2015

How will the World’s Largest Emerging Market Economies Fare in 2015?

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Large emerging market economies will experience mixed fortunes in 2015. Russia is the standout performer, for all the wrong reasons. Much of their success is likely to boil down to their macro-economic fundamentals and reform programmes, with those with large current account deficits on the whole more vulnerable than those without. A key theme for the year will be policy reform with India and Indonesia making a strong start, Mexico is in the midst of a reform programme and even the Brazilian government is beginning to move away from unorthodox policy to a more pragmatic approach.

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January 25, 2015

China: Biggest Decline in Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 vs 2013

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The Corruption Perceptions Index, published annually, is a key tool for companies to assess growth or declines in corruption levels in individual markets, which impact profits and consumer confidence. The 2014 edition, ranking a total of 175 countries, reveals that China had the biggest decline globally compared with the previous year, dropping from 80th in 2013 out of 177 economies to 100th. Some key emerging markets such as Kazakhstan and Thailand were among the most improved in 2014.

 

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January 24, 2015

Important Business Environments for 2015

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This podcast discussed how to determine if a country's business environment is improving, which countries are seeing improvement in 2015 and the factors motivating this change in each market. While emerging markets are the obvious choice when companies consider expansion, neither should developed markets be excluded from consideration. Listen for complete insights.

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January 23, 2015

How Does the Sharp Decline in Oil Prices Impact Oil Exporters?

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Global oil prices have fallen sharply since mid-2014 and are expected to stay low during the course of 2015. For oil exporters, this leads to significant shortfalls in government revenues, rising unemployment, falling income and expenditure, potential economic recession as well as increased risk of social instability. However, it can also present an opportunity for oil exporters to enhance efforts to diversify their economies.

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January 20, 2015

Did You Know - Key Facts about India's Industries, Commerce and Technology

Tobacco consumption has been on the decline in India since 2007. The average price of consumer appliances has increased by 19% in the last three years. Internet retailing registered growth of 87% by value in 2014. Watch the full video for trends and insights driving these facts and much more.

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January 19, 2015

Top Industry Trends for 2015

Euromonitor International's research teams share their analysis and forecasts for 2015. Watch the video to discover key predictions across all areas of Euromonitor International's research.

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January 15, 2015

White Paper: Top 10 Consumer Trends for 2015

250_2015consumerTrends-v1.02015 consumers like to shop but are time-poor, seeking convenience, greater choice, global availability and instant gratification. Their purchase decisions are increasingly being driven by the heart, making choices that have a positive impact on the world. Their lives are a blend of online activity and real world lifestyle – they want to access information instantly, share their lives on social media and showcase individuality.

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 - How convenience encourages omnichannel shopping trends
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January 12, 2015

Technology Trends: December 2014

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We will see huge growth in mobile internet subscribers in emerging economies in 2015. Global mobile internet penetration rate will break the 1/3 barrier this year. 2015 will be a record year for communications spend in emerging economies. Additionally, the global e-commerce market will reach a total value of US$1 trillion this year.  Listen to the podcast for complete insights.

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Webinar: The Global Economy in 2015

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Thursday, January 22 | 9 a.m. CST / 3 p.m. GMT.

The global economy looks set to strengthen in 2015 but risks are not insignificant – including the spectre of deflation, geopolitical instability and the weak oil price. The US economy should be a key driver of global growth but other important markets are mired in difficulties including Japan and the eurozone. As was the case in 2014, emerging markets will put in a diverse performance - very much related to their economic fundamentals.

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January 11, 2015

Commodities Roundup: December 2014

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In November 2014, global food commodities prices rose for the first time in seven months while oil prices continued to fall. Listen to this podcast for insight into trends driving prices of soy, grains, salmon and other food categories as well as how fracking is motivating changes in oil prices.

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How will the World’s Largest Emerging Market Economies Fare in 2015?

China: Biggest Decline in Corruption Perceptions Index 2014 vs 2013

Important Business Environments for 2015

How Does the Sharp Decline in Oil Prices Impact Oil Exporters?

Did You Know - Key Facts about India's Industries, Commerce and Technology

Top Industry Trends for 2015

White Paper: Top 10 Consumer Trends for 2015

Technology Trends: December 2014

Webinar: The Global Economy in 2015

Commodities Roundup: December 2014