April 17th, 2017
The baseline outlook for the global economy has stabilised since President Trump’s election, with world GDP growth likely to increase from 3.1% in 2016 to 3.4% in 2017 and 3.5% in 2018. This baseline assumes a modest impact of President Trump’s policies on the global economy, taking into account his more moderate tone on trade […]
November 12th, 2014
Traditionally, specific countries are associated with specific drinks, for example tea in China, wine in France or beer in Belgium. Often a country is associated with more than one drink, for example vodka and tea in Russia or wine and coffee in Italy. It is the local heritage and culture of consumption that define these […]
September 16th, 2014
Some of the most interesting recent developments in travel technology concern big data and prescriptive analytics. The convergence of these technological developments and the possibility of identifying online consumers through unique IDs are going to be some of the most significant factors affecting the online travel competitive environment in the next few years.
January 5th, 2014
House prices are rising again in the US, which is often taken as an argument that the economic recovery is strengthening. Mortgage rates near historically low levels and continuing quantitative easing have helped the housing market, and this is reflected in house price trends. The main question, however, remains what is driving the housing market […]