By: Iryna Sychyk

    Iryna Sychyk is a City Analyst at Euromonitor International, contributing to analysis of industrial, economic and urban developments since 2011. Iryna draws on educational experiences at universities in Lithuania, the UK and Belgium and holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from KU Leuven (Belgium). Her professional background involves industry and urban economic analysis as well as logistics.
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    April 20, 2018
    Since the turn of the millennium, emerging economies have consistently outperformed their developed counterparts in real GDP growth. The emergence of jobs in tertiary and higher skilled industries have helped elevate incomes, in turn, yielding a thriving middle class that has divested greater portions of expenditure toward discretionary goods and services. That said, as of […]
    January 14, 2018
    Life is costly in the world’s major developed cities, with closely linked outlays on housing and transport occupying a prime place in consumer incomes. How affordable a city is reveals its potential for discretionary spending, level of diversity and income inequality, appeal to the middle-class and families, as well as future economic success. Affordability of […]
    January 13, 2018
    We are pleased to announce the launch of our new strategy briefing Evaluating Business Attractiveness of a City through the Affordability Lens which analyses the concept of affordability in the world’s leading global metropolitans. Affordability features as an imperative criterion for consumers and businesses: it principally impacts the degree of disposable income available for discretionary […]
    September 1, 2017
    Throughout the last decade, migration has been growing in Western Europe. Foreigners have been flocking mainly to major cities of key economies in the region and thus shaping both their demographic composition and consumer markets. The New Strategy Briefing published by Passport Cities provides an overview of cities which were impacted the most by international immigration and what role it had in city growth. A few key findings: Additionally, […]
    July 1, 2017
    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 […]
    May 30, 2017
    As core urban areas in cities across the developed world have become more attractive – thanks to abundant job opportunities, leisure amenities and a host of other demographic and lifestyle factors – more people have chosen to settle in central neighbourhoods. However, a negative by-product of an urban core revival has been house price rises to […]
    May 29, 2017
    As extensively analysed in the Cities’ most recent strategy briefing “Urban Core Revival: Drivers, In-depth Look at Cities and Implications for Businesses”, the beginning of the 21st century brought forth a resurgence in population growth in metropolitan core cities across the developed world. An even more detailed analysis – at a borough level within core […]
    April 8, 2017
    A sharp drop in the world’s oil and gas prices, the falling ruble and Western sanctions set off an economic recession in key Russian cities since 2014 – namely, Moscow (-2.9% in real terms in the two years to 2016), St Petersburg (-1.1%) and Novosibirsk (-0.6%). Recently published City Reviews of Moscow, St Petersburg and […]

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