January 11, 2014
Euromonitor International has identified three key global trends for Economy, Finance and Trade in 2014. There are several trends emerging which suggest that some of the more difficult decisions made in the last year are finally showing dividends. Growth will largely be driven by developed economies in 2014 and “mega-trade deals” will become even more […]
January 11, 2014
The French government has suffered a raft of disappointing economic releases and bad press in past weeks. After falling 0.1% in September, the statistics office released consumer spending data showing a fall of 0.2% in October. Household confidence fell in November and Q3 GDP results recorded that the economy shrank by 0.1% quarter-on-quarter. Standard & […]
January 11, 2014
Last week marked the 5 year anniversary of the nigh apocalyptic day of the Lehman Brother’s collapse, a singular event that ushered in the tectonic shifts of the Great Recession and with it what came to be known as the New Normal; a thriftier and less ostentatious approach to consumption and drinking habits, a necessity […]
May 3, 2012
            Please click on the image to view it full-sized. Incontinence is the ‘key driver’ of the hygiene industry in developed markets. A heady mix of high income levels, ageing populations and now an era of  austerity, which has seen health care expenses increasingly pushed back onto consumers, have all […]
August 11, 2010
The world economic recovery in 2010 is fragile with the biggest risk to the recovery in developed economies battling soaring government debt levels and sovereign risk, raising the possibility of a “double-dip” recession.
June 29, 2010
The UK coalition government's emergency Budget, announced on 22nd June 2010, was billed as 'tough but fair'. Measures, particularly the VAT rise and welfare savings will hit all segments of society, especially low and middle income households, and the public sector.
June 24, 2010
Spanish real GDP fell by 3.6% in 2009 in line with the world economic downturn while the unemployment rate reached 18.1%, highlighting the need for domestic reform. Furthermore, investors and EU members feared contagion from the public debt crisis in Greece in early 2010. Spain passed austerity measures at the end of May 2010 to […]

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