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Beauty and Personal Care Q3 2017 Quarterly Update: What does India’s Goods and Services Tax Mean for the Industry?

Unilever and L’Oréal reported a slowdown in India in the last quarter, due to trade stock levels thinning ahead of implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on July 1st 2017. In anticipation of the reform, many retailers and wholesalers were apprehensive about the lack of clarity around its potential impact. However in the […]
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Indonesia: Economic Growth Rate, Although High, Remains Below the Government’s Expectation

Euromonitor International’s Indonesia Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing focuses on one of the key emerging markets with immense growth potential. To accelerate economic growth amidst numerous global challenges, Indonesia has been implementing various reforms. A series of interest rate cuts was carried out by the central bank to stimulate credit growth. Additionally, the government has been […]
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The Development of Private Healthcare Services in China Set to Intensify

China’s healthcare service industry appears to be more resilient to economic headwinds than other industries; hospitals and other medical service providers have witnessed a considerable influx of private capital over the past couple of years. The government has recently announced the plans to gradually remove red tape surrounding investments in healthcare. Also, the performance of […]
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Where Do Sugar and Sweeteners Stand Today

In the words of director general of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, the obesity and diabetes epidemics represent a “slow-motion disaster”. In 2016 65% of countries researched by Euromonitor International had an overweight and obesity prevalence of over 50%, while in countries such as the US, Venezuela and Mexico the same figure reached over […]
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Sporting and Recreational Services the Next Driver of China’s Economic Growth

Euromonitor International projects that China’s sporting and recreational services industry will more than double over 2016-2025, contributing to the country’s gradual transition towards a services and consumption-driven economy. According to the latest data available, by 2025, China is set to become the third largest sporting and recreational services industry globally, overtaking Germany and Japan. Strong growth and the increasing importance of sporting services in China will be driven by changing Chinese lifestyles, growing government […]
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Economy, Finance and Trade Vietnam: Asia Pacific’s Next Manufacturing Hub

Euromonitor International’s Vietnam Economy, Finance and Trade Country Briefing, focuses on one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic and fastest growing emerging markets. Low labour costs when compared to regional peers such as China and Thailand have supported the growth of Vietnam as a manufacturing base and a major electronics exporter in the region. Furthermore, Vietnam has a young population with a bourgeoning middle […]
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Store Visits: Beauty Specialist Retailers in South Korea

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the top two leading beauty specialist retailers in South Korea, Aritaum and Innisfree Herb Station. The visits shed light on how leading K-beauty retailers are operating in a competitive environment. They are leveraging localized strategies including maintaining a wide network of stores and distributing product samples. Additionally, as the South Korean beauty specialist retail market reaches maturation, retailers in this space are actively […]
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Why City Insights Matter for Business Strategy: Is South Korea Home to the ‘Smartest’ Cities in the World?

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 […]
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Retail Asia Top 500 Ranking

Euromonitor International is pleased to once again partner with Retail Asia as the official information provider for the 14th edition of the Retail Asia-Pacific Top 500 rankings. In 2016, the region’s top 500 retailers recorded total sales of US $940 billion, an increase of 5% on the previous year. Despite slowing growth in China and […]
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Top 5 Countries with the Biggest Rise in Urban Population

In the period through to 2030, the top five countries with the biggest urban population expansion, in absolute numbers, are expected to be China, India, Nigeria, Indonesia and Pakistan. Rapid urbanisation boosts economic development and consumer spending growth, as urban consumers enjoy greater purchasing power and are easier to reach than their rural counterparts. Urbanisation is often accompanied by the transition to smaller households and new […]
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The Impact of EXPO2017 on Kazakhstan’s Tourism Industry

Astana, Kazakhstan is preparing to host the international exhibition EXPO2017. 2 million people will visit the exhibition, so improvements to the city’s infrastructure were recently completed to make guests feel comfortable. For instance, Astana International Airport was opened after reconstruction and lodging capacity in the city was significantly increased. This will undoubtedly affect the development […]
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Shifting Market Frontiers: Five Secondary Chinese Cities for Retailing

As discussed in the recently published strategy briefing — Shifting Market Frontiers: Identifying Asia Pacific’s Secondary Cities for Retail Investment, Chinese secondary cities (cities with total disposable income of USD10 billion – USD50 billion in 2016) present the greatest potential for retail market investment in the developing Asia-Pacific region. Opportunity-hungry companies and investors are always on the […]
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China Economic Outlook: Q2 2017

Source: Euromonitor International Macro Model China’s GDP growth, consumer confidence and other indicators of economic activity were somewhat better than expected in the first quarter of 2017. Therefore, we have upgraded our outlook, with GDP forecast to rise by 6.6% in 2017 and 6.1% in 2018. In its March 2017 National People’s Congress, the government […]
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Tapping into Organic / Natural Beauty Opportunities in Japan

Shifting lifestyles are driving consumers to demand healthier, safer and more ethically conscious products, which has resulted in the strong growth of interest in organic/natural cosmetics. Japan, Asia’s second largest beauty market, is no exception. Whilst the market remains small, there are many brands and products entering this arena, and retailers are actively promoting organic/natural […]
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India’s Consumer Market Potential Is Constrained by Rising Inequality and Weak Purchasing Power

Euromonitor International’s Income and Expenditure: India Country Briefing highlights the fact that India’s robust economic expansion had supported income and spending growth during the period of 2011-2016. Nevertheless, the country’s per household income and expenditure levels are still below the averages for the Asia Pacific region. Income inequality in India is also relatively high by […]
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