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.
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
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.
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
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
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
While the world, on balance, is richer and better fed than it was 50 years ago, those gains are now under threat. Huge price swings for wheat, maize, soybeans and rice make matters worse, disrupting markets and harming both producers and consumers. This EIU paper explores the underlying drivers and risks affecting f
The rapid growth of China’s cities is fuelled by the government initiatives encouraging the expansion of urban areas, thereby helping to boost consumer consumption, as well as to attract more foreign investment.