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January 7, 2015

World's Most Polluted Cities


Many world’s metropolises register their air pollution metrics above the respective guidelines by the World Health Organisation. The highest concentration of air pollutants is found in developing megacities, where it is caused by the unreasonable distribution of industrial sites, non-progressive production methods and unsustainable transportation. Nonetheless, smaller (such as Skopje) and developed (such as Phoenix) metropolises are not immune to air pollution problems, which are usually aggravated by unfavourable geographic location (in a valley or in proximity to a desert).

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January 5, 2015

Life in the Middle East and Africa in 2015


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Life in the Middle East and Africa in 2015

The Middle East and Africa is the world’s only remaining region with a traditional population pyramid – a wide base, tapering towards the top. The average age is low, having surpassed 20 for the first time in 2009 and in 2015 38.4% of the population will be under 15 years of age. It is a dynamic region and in 2015, six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies will be found here.

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Life in Latin America in 2015


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In 2015 Latin America will have a highly urbanised population of 623 million with average consumer expenditure of US$6,742. Savings in the region are the lowest in the world due to the easy availability of credit in many countries, which in turn has driven the increased possession of many household durables. The average age will remain below 30 years and the proportion of the population using the internet will approach 50%.

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December 18, 2014

Cuba: Key Market of the Future


Cuba is identified as one of the 20 Markets of the Future that will offer the most opportunities for consumer goods companies. Accelerating market liberalization and improvement of business environment is anticipated to boost employment and income growth, resulting in a sizeable increase in consumer expenditure by 2020. Alcoholic drinks is projected to become the largest consumer market over the forecast period, with spirits and beer being the most promising categories.

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December 17, 2014

Life in Europe in 2015


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In 2015, Europe will represent a combined consumer market of US$12,676 billion. It is home to Tweet-This16% of the world’s households, but 29% of its single person households. The average European will spend US$15,937 in 2015 and save just 10.5% of disposable income. With an average age of 40.2 years, how do European consumers live their lives?

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December 15, 2014

The World in 2015


The World in 2015

2015 should see another incremental step towards a stronger world economy. The population will reach 7.3 billion with 138 million babies born throughout the year, 19% of which will be in India. Globally, a baby born in 2015 can expect to live for 71.3 years, an increase of 3.6 years since 2000. The average age of the world’s population will be 30.3 years, but this ranges from a low of just 15.0 in Niger to a high of 46.8 years in Japan. Consumer expenditure will exceed US$45.7 trillion, and one-in-four dollars spent globally will be in the USA.

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December 8, 2014

The Biggest Billionaire Brands in the Food World


The biggest billionaire brand list is a who's who of the food world and contains some of the most iconic food brands in the world. From long standing members such as Kellogg's and Cadbury to some of the lesser known recent additions, we explore how the top 50 food brands have grown (or not) over the last decade.


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Life in Asia Pacific in 2015


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Life in Asia Pacific in 2015

In 2015, Asia Pacific will be home to more than half of the world’s population. It will represent a combined market of US$11,085 billion, with per capita spending ranging from US$28,849 in Hong Kong to US$617 in Nepal. 4 of the world’s 10 largest economies will be in this region and it will be responsible for 43% of global economic growth next year. But how do ordinary consumers live their lives?

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December 2, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa: The Next Retailing Frontier

Sub Saharan Africa The Next Retailing Frontier

Retailing in Sub-Saharan Africa, with 10% CAGR for 2008-2013, showed the fastest growth globally, driven by socioeconomic factors, such as rising GDP, consumer expenditure and increasing urbanisation. Disposable income in Africa’s largest cities is rocketing, creating a favourable playground for retailers. Encouraged by these developments, international companies, including Shoprite Holding Ltd, Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Internationale Spar Centrale BV, plan further expansion in the region.


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October 31, 2014

Asia Pacific drives Global Cosmetic Lenses


With the global society embracing individuality, image conscious consumers are increasingly experimenting with cosmetic contact lenses as a fashion accessory. Asia Pacific, namely the oriental countries such as Japan, Taiwan and China, are experiencing huge demand for cosmetic lenses. These consumers, mostly youths and the young working adults look to circle lenses (or limbal ring lenses) which allows for the appearance of a larger eye effect.


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