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September 24, 2018
Over half of the world’s megacities are located in Asia Pacific, with China accounting for nearly a fifth in 2017. Over 2017-2030, six new cities are expected to join the megacity scene, with most being in developing markets, mainly in Africa. Despite the economic growth anticipated in developing markets, absolute economic size, wealth and consumer […]
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 […]
April 3, 2018
A rápida urbanização em mercados emergentes está criando novas oportunidades para desenvolvimento de tecnologia. As regiões recentemente urbanizadas são lucrativas à medida que aspiram preencher as possibilidades que não eram disponíveis anteriormente em áreas rurais menos avançadas. Os produtores de produtos lácteos e de carne na China, as operações de e-commerce da Amazon na Índia […]
March 29, 2018
Urbanisation is a global phenomenon and it is rapidly changing the world. Academic researchers, city governments and the corporations need to understand the implications urbanization will have on people’s habits, needs and everyday lives. City rankings are a useful tool to gain insight into what trends drive urbanisation. However, the process of measuring cities is […]
March 27, 2018
Cities in the Asia Pacific region will lead growth in total consumer expenditure in 2018, with Hefei and Shanghai (both in China), Karachi (Pakistan), Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) taking the top five spots in terms of total consumer market growth. This trend will reflect the expected comparatively strong economic performance of […]
March 6, 2018
Rapidly urbanising households in emerging markets are creating a new market for technology. Newly urbanised households are lucrative as they aspire to fulfill possibilities unavailable to them previously in less advanced rural areas. Dairy and meat producers in China, Amazon’s internet retail operations in India, and urban developers in London are just some examples of […]
February 12, 2018
The United Nations made 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism, months after the successful signing of the COP21 agreement in Paris in December 2016. With a sharper focus on sustainability, it is therefore not then too surprising that certain tourism flashpoints have hit the global headlines, and the travel industry is having to justify […]
February 9, 2018
The month of February marks the height of Carnival celebration season. To mark this occasion, we have compiled a selection of some of the most popular cities around the world famous for their Carnival festivities. Inbound arrivals to each city are calculated on an annual basis, so while Carnival contributes to the tourism draw for […]

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