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May 17, 2018
Asia Pacific, with large populations, rising incomes and expanding middle classes, is a region with great consumer market potential. In 2023, it is set to overtake North America as the region with the highest total consumer spending. However, Asia Pacific is also a region with grave income disparities and rising income inequality, which require companies […]
May 11, 2018
Today, data is becoming more and more influential. Consumer analytics is one of the most powerful enablers companies have to provide useful insights about their clients. One of the keys to creating and maintaining a successful company is understanding consumer markets at a granular level. When a business is able to understand consumer groups, they […]
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 […]
February 1, 2017
A recently published global briefing entitled Colour Cosmetics Make a Bid for Staple Status: New Growth Concepts Drive Demand explores how in an era of upheaval in colour cosmetics, new genres of brands are disrupting the marketplace with their nimble networking and ability to instantly gratify. Over in the merciless and vast mass arena, fashion for […]
December 12, 2016
Demand for natural resources has in the past been correlated with economic growth, but there are more factors at play than simple economics. Population change alone does also not lead to more demands for natural resources – although both play a part. Factors such as income growth, environmental change, advances in technology and price pressures […]
March 27, 2016
Outsourcing to low cost foreign locations has been a major theme in early 21st century corporate strategy. As of 2015, average hourly wages in developing cities are still more than four times lower than in developed ones. However, this gap shrank by 10% in constant value terms since 2010.

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