June 20th, 2007
There exists a wide digital divide between developed and developing countries. However, developing countries are catching up and narrowing the gap. They also present significant growth potentials for companies in the information and communications industry.
June 19th, 2007
Cadbury today announced it will axe 15% of its 50,000 workforce as part of a restructuring plan. Over the next four years the company also plans to close 15% of its 70 plants worldwide. This announcement comes just a few days after its representatives appeared in court to plead guilty to three breaches of UK food regulations in connection with last year’s salmonella contamination.
June 14th, 2007
Russia’s population is declining dramatically but the country has not been able to compensate this through immigration. Russia’s new immigration policy from January 2007 is hoped to help the demographic woe, fill labour shortages and maintain economic potential.
June 14th, 2007
The sale of Spanair by SAS is the latest strategy implemented by a major airline in the growing battle between low cost carriers and legacy airlines, according to Euromonitor International.
June 8th, 2007
In the last decade there has been a big increase in the number of Turkish households and couples with children still make up the overwhelming majority of households, in contrast to its more mature European neighbours. Their pooled incomes are attractive to consumer-related sectors while the rise in household numbers will also benefit the construction industry.
June 5th, 2007
Home to 3.5% of global inhabitants, Indonesia is the world’s 4th most populated nation. Key consumer statistics are rising and despite pressures on its resources, Indonesia represents an attractive prospect for consumer marketers.
June 4th, 2007
Major travel groups are responding to fierce competition from online travel agents, such as Expedia and Travelocity, in the fight for the lucrative online travel retail industry, according to the new report just published by Euromonitor International, “Global E-travel habits”.
May 22nd, 2007
A new wave of functional foods, originating from Japan, are heading to Europe and look set to provide a wealth of inspiration for innovative food and beverage companies, according to Euromonitor International.
May 21st, 2007
Despite rising incomes and the expansion of the middle class, the provision of adequate and affordable housing is still an important issue in Russia. Renewed state investment in housing has been made a national priority alongside efforts to encourage growth in the private housing sector.
May 17th, 2007
Rising inflation in Argentina has encouraged the government to adopt unorthodox means of tackling the problem, including price freezes and controversial recalculation of figures. Uncertainty over the government’s commitment to economic probity and orthodox management will act as a disincentive to investment.