June 26, 2018
For businesses, branching out into untapped markets is an important, yet imperious assignment, especially when tasked with deciphering a market’s characteristics— be it identifying competitors, market sizing or analysing labour costs. Retailers in clothing and apparel are drawn to urban areas as they concentrate populations, wealth and affluence; however, city-level data on consumer and economic […]
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 14, 2018
Euromonitor International’s new briefing on global consumer expenditure examines projected trends in spending across the world’s cities over 2017-2030. Consumer spending growth is indicative of economic progression, rising disposable incomes and improving living standards—factors which can help companies gauge the economic potential of a given urban market. Affordability and Discretionary Spending in Asia-Pacific Cities 2030 […]
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 23, 2018
  Technology, urbanisation and economics are reshaping the behavioural patterns of inhabitants and creating new channels of access to consumers. As the population continues to grow in size, emerging and developed economies are revolutionizing the future of homes.
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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 […]
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 […]

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