Economic Overview

Top 5 Fastest-Growing Major Economies In 2015: India To Overtake China’s Real GDP Growth

Top 5 Fastest-Growing Major Economies In 2015: India To Overtake China’s Real GDP Growth

On the whole, across emerging and developing Asia, low international prices for oil and other key commodities are supporting growth, but a sharp price reversal could undermine the outlook and hurt companies and consumers.

The Impact Of The Chinese Downturn On The Travel Industry

The Impact Of The Chinese Downturn On The Travel Industry

The Chinese economy is feeling the effects of a falling stock market, as investors are moving away, commodity prices are tumbling and the government has taken the decision to devalue the yuan.

Top 5 Emerging Markets With The Best Middle Class Potential

Top 5 Emerging Markets With The Best Middle Class Potential

The rise of the middle class in emerging markets has captured the enthusiasm of global businesses. In targeting emerging middle class consumers, the most successful companies are those which can fully assess the middle class potential.

China’s Economic Growth – Why We Should Look Beneath The Surface

China’s Economic Growth – Why We Should Look Beneath The Surface

China’s strong Q2 figures, with real GDP growth coming in at 7.0% year-on-year - above most analysts’ estimates - should not be taken at face value. Quite apart from the usual debates over the accuracy of the figures, much of the growth stemmed from short-term stimulus measures.

Changing Income And Expenditure Of The Global Middle Class Since The 2008-2009 Financial Crisis

Changing Income And Expenditure Of The Global Middle Class Since The 2008-2009 Financial Crisis

Rising middle-class spending in emerging economies will create wide-ranging opportunities, but as the patterns of middle-class spending growth are diverse, companies will need to fully understand the target market and adapt their business strategies accordingly.

Emerging Asia’s Growth Champions

Emerging Asia’s Growth Champions

China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are amongst Emerging Asia’s most-established consumer markets. Between them they accounted for 57% of consumer spending in Asia-Pacific in 2014 but by 2030 this proportion will increase to 70%.

The Demographic Transformation Of Japanese Cities

The Demographic Transformation Of Japanese Cities

With the world’s highest life expectancy and one of the lowest birth rates, Japan is facing serious challenges due to its rapidly ageing population. Japanese in major cities age even faster than the country overall.

Saudi Arabia Thrives From A Growing Retail Industry

Saudi Arabia Thrives From A Growing Retail Industry

The Saudi Arabian retailing market was worth SAR374 billion in 2013, 12% growth from the previous year, according to Euromonitor International. A large part of this interest comes from the government’s desire to diversify beyond the oil industry.

The I In MINT: Why Indonesia Is The One To Watch

The I In MINT: Why Indonesia Is The One To Watch

Until last year Indonesia was something of an investor favourite. It is the 4th largest country globally in terms of population and averaged real GDP growth of 6.3% between 2010 and 2012.