Stories by EIU

Rich Pickings: The Outlook for Luxury Goods in Asia

According to this white paper from EIU, the current slow-down in luxury retail spending that recently has been noted in Asia is temporary and will pick up again thanks to growing middle-class and high-income households.

Worldwide Cost of Living 2013

Tokyo has resumed its place as the world’s most expensive city in this year’s survey. Asian cities make up 11 of the world’s 20 most expensive, while a decade ago this was six Asian VS ten European cities, with four cities from the USA.

Convergence with Divergence - Consumer Spending Priorities in Fast-Growing Emerging Markets

This EIU and Mintel report showcases some initial results from our collaboration, looking at household spending trends in the five major emerging markets of China, India, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey, and contrasting those with the developed US and UK markets, to help companies set an appropriate expectation when setting targets and budgeting.  Key Takea

Industries in 2013

This EIU report makes a number of predictions about developments in our six key industries - Automotive, Consumer Goods and Retail, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare and Telecommunications.  It surveyed 405 executives worldwide in November 2012 on their expectations for business conditions in 2013.

China’s Leadership Handover - The Changing of the Guard

The next leadership of China is facing the challenge that the GDP per head is set to pass the US$10,000 mark in 2016.  This EIU report explores the new leaders and the changes that may bring by them.  Inside: Introduction of the changing leadersh

Global Microscope on the Microfinance Business Environment 2012

The two outcomes of the recent financial crisis - an increased focus on responsible finance and increased regulatory oversight, are reflected in the analysis in this year’s report. This EIU report mainly explores two areas, the regulatory and operating conditions for microfinance in 55 developing countries globally

Beyond Branches: Innovations in Emerging-Market Banking

Banks in emerging markets will not follow the traditional branded branch business model as their developed-country counterparts. This EIU report highlights some of the key experiences and trends so far.   Inside: A successful formula in Peru