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Country Briefing

Income and Expenditure: Pakistan

Although its incomes rank among the lowest registered in major world nations, Pakistan’s compelling demographics – a vast, young and burgeoning population – make its consumer market a highly attractive one. The wealthiest individuals are typically in...

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Income and Expenditure: Israel

Some of the highest incomes in the world make the Israeli marketplace a fertile one for upscale products and services, while the Middle Eastern country’s robust population growth and youth-leaning dynamics offer marketers further potential. However, ...

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Country Briefing

Income and Expenditure: Austria

Austria continues to offer businesses an attractive consumer market with a sizeable middle class and relatively high household purchasing power. Although income levels contracted slightly over the 2009-2014 period amid the country’s economic slowdown...

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Future Demographic

United States of America (USA) in 2030: The Future Demographic

In 2030, the population of the USA will reach 360 million, an increase of 11.9% from 2015. Just over half of population growth in 2015-2030 will be as a result of positive net migration, meanwhile natural change will be in decline. As a result of ...

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Country Briefing

Technology, Communications and Media: Ukraine

Ukraine’s military conflict with Russia, secessionist movements, rising income inequality and lack of network investments have resulted in one of the lowest telecom connectivity rates in Eastern Europe. Fixed-broadband penetration is the lowest in ...

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Country Briefing

Technology, Communications and Media: Austria

Competition, low tariffs and growing penetration of technologies such as 4G LTE define the sophisticated Austrian telecom sector. A large proportion of households have access to next generation broadband and the country is one of the regional leaders...

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Country Briefing

Risks and Vulnerabilities: Belgium

With the European Union (EU) headquarters in Brussels, Belgium’s importance to the common market is clear. Its economy is slowly growing, but loss of competitiveness and its reliance on the EU for trade are risks. The property market has been ...

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Country Briefing

Income and Expenditure: Lithuania

A strong economic rebound following the 2008-2009 global financial crisis returned income and expenditure to growth territory in Lithuania, which marked some of the fastest rises in both Eastern Europe and the European Union (EU). The country’s ...

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Country Briefing

Income and Expenditure: Portugal

Portugal’s disposable income and expenditure levels per household contracted in real terms during the period of 2009-2014, reflecting the impact of the country’s economic recession and budget consolidation programmes. The weakness of the Portuguese ...

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Country Briefing

Risks and Vulnerabilities: Norway

Vast hydrocarbon endowments have allowed Norway to establish one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds, which is preserving wealth for future generations. Its over-reliance on the energy sector for exports and revenues exposes Norway to both ...

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Consumer Lifestyle

Consumer Lifestyles in Canada

Despite rising household debt and real estate prices, Canadian consumers are unlocking their buying power to meet their consumption needs. Overall, more Canadians are entering the real estate market and are increasing their spending on food and local...

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Country Briefing

Technology, Communications and Media: Belgium

Belgium is a telecom market contrasted by a strong fixed broadband segment and a weak mobile market. While the vast majority of homes have access to high-speed broadband, only around half of mobile subscribers have Internet connectivity. This has ...

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Country Briefing

Business Environment: Ecuador

Ecuador’s business climate continued to deteriorate during the 2009-2014 period, owing to increasing government intervention in the economy. In addition, the acute impact of lower global oil prices on the country’s public finances has prompted the ...

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Country Briefing

Technology, Communications and Media: Finland

Finland has been at the forefront of new-age digital technologies, helped by enabling regulations and competition. Most citizens have access to 4G LTE services and next generation broadband is available to three quarters of households. A project ...

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Country Briefing

Business Environment: Bulgaria

Bulgaria has engaged in positive regulatory reforms since its accession to the European Union (EU) in 2007, although the pace of reforms stalled in 2014 amidst heightened political instability in the country. Low labour costs and advantageous tax ...

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Country Briefing

Business Environment: Ukraine

Ukraine’s widespread problem with corruption and its conflict with Russia are major barriers to foreign investors’ participation in its economy. Furthermore, low research and development (R&D) spending points to limited innovations capacity, which ...

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Country Profile

Egypt: Country Profile

Egypt will see much stronger growth in 2015. Public investment in infrastructure and growth in private final consumption will be the main drivers. Falling exports are a drag. Cairo receives billions from wealthy Gulf Arab allies for investment in ...

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Country Profile

India: Country Profile

India’s economy will continue to grow at an impressive pace in 2015. New policy initiatives intended to address structural bottlenecks should produce a pickup in investment. An improved performance in both industry and services will provide further ...

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Country Profile

Mexico: Country Profile

Mexico will see somewhat faster growth in 2015. Gains in manufacturing, construction and services offset problems for oil and other resource industries. A cut in government spending is a drag on the economy. The fall in oil prices is also slowing ...

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Romania: Country Profile

Romania’s economy will improve significantly in 2015. Moderate gains in domestic demand and a stable labour market support the economy. Weaknesses in public infrastructure and a sharp drop in exports are drags. Labour force participation and ...

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Country Profile

Switzerland: Country Profile

Switzerland’s economy will slow in 2015. Exchange rate appreciation has left the Swiss franc significantly overvalued, leading to a drop in exports in 2015. A slowdown in investment is another complication. The economy is likely to see a contraction ...

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Country Profile

Thailand: Country Profile

Thailand’s economy will rebound in 2015 after negligible gains in 2014. The resumption of private and public investment, lower fuel costs and better security provide support. Growth, however, is still below potential and near-term prospects are ...

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Country Profile

Turkey: Country Profile

Turkey’s economy will grow somewhat faster in 2015. Cheaper oil will benefit the energy-dependent economy. Geopolitical tensions in the region hold back investment. Sluggish trends in consumer spending are another drag. Turkey’s excessive dependence ...

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Country Profile

Western Europe: Regional Profile

During 2014 the region’s economy grew slightly and growth will also be marginal in 2015. The competing needs to find a resolution to the Greek crisis and governments to reduce unemployment will limit the recovery in private consumption. Meanwhile, ...

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Country Profile

Colombia: Country Profile

Colombia’s economy will slow in 2015. The sluggish performance is due to the fall in oil prices and related consequences such as subdued investment, declining exports and weaknesses in public spending. Support comes from a recently launched stimulus ...

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Country Briefing

Income and Expenditure: Romania

Although they were below the Eastern European average, incomes in Romania grew between 2009 and 2014, driven by the rebounding economy, and should perform well in regional terms through to 2030. Socioeconomic equality is relatively high, but is ...

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Country Briefing

Technology, Communications and Media: Romania

The competitive Romanian telecom market has seen strong growth in mobile and fixed-broadband penetration, despite being hit by the global financial crisis of 2008-2009. Mobile telephony contributes over half of telecom revenues, due to extensive 3G ...

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Country Briefing

Risks and Vulnerabilities: Egypt

Egypt benefits from abundant natural resources and a favourable geographical positioning. Economic recovery is set due to a huge inflow of aid packages from Gulf allies since 2013, and structural reforms. Egypt faces challenges in improving its low ...

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Country Briefing

Technology, Communications and Media: Venezuela

Venezuela has experienced a sustained economic shock that has crippled the country’s telecom landscape and stunted consumer demand for digital goods and services. Although both telecom revenues and investments are in decline, most digital penetration...

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Country Briefing

Risks and Vulnerabilities: Greece

The Greek economy was the worst performing in the European Union (EU) over 2009-2014, reflecting the country’s acute economic crisis that keeps casting doubts over Greece’s ability to remain in the eurozone. Weakness in the country’s public finances,...

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Country Briefing

Risks and Vulnerabilities: The Netherlands

The Netherlands’ very open economy is susceptible to cyclical global trade flows. Furthermore, over-dependence on the European Union (EU) for both imports and exports exposes the country to vicissitudes in the eurozone, such as Greece’s sovereign ...

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Country Briefing

Risks and Vulnerabilities: The Czech Republic

The Czech Republic’s economic growth is expected to pick up in the short term, supported by the currency intervention programme by the Czech National Bank, and by monetary stimulus provided by the European Central Bank (ECB). However, the heavy ...

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Consumer Lifestyle

Consumer Lifestyles in Spain

Having suffered a savage economic downturn that lasted for the better part of a decade, the Spanish economy is now beginning to revive. However, ‘la crisis económica’ has left an indelible mark on local consumers, particularly Young Adults, who were ...

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Future Demographic

Belarus in 2030: The Future Demographic

In 2030, the population of Belarus will reach 9.5 million, a decrease of 0.2% from 2015. Despite a falling number of deaths and positive net migration in 2015-2030, the population will decline slightly over this timeframe due to the falling birth ...

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Country Briefing

Technology, Communications and Media: Kenya

Mobile telephony has been the key enabler of Kenyan telecom growth. Voice penetration has expanded fast, due to competition and low tariffs, while urban consumers have access to mobile broadband. The National Broadband Strategy aims to enhance rural ...

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Country Profile

Iran: Country profile

The economy is on track to grow feebly in 2015. Domestic demand and exports will be the main drivers. However, the outlook could improve quickly if Washington approves the recent agreement to lift sanctions. In that case, growth could reach 2-4% for ...

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Country Profile

Jamaica: Country Profile

Jamaica’s economy is fragile. Real GDP will rise modestly in 2015 after little or no growth in 2014. The improvement will be partly due to the end of a drought. The decline in oil prices will lower inflation expectations and also support demand. The ...

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Country Profile

Japan: Country Profile

The economy will grow feebly in 2015. Stronger corporate profits, low oil prices and an improving labour market provide support. Limited progress in the implementation of pro-growth reforms is a disappointment. Unexpectedly strong growth in the first...

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Country Profile

Nepal: Country Profile

Nepal is one of the world’s poorest countries. The economy will almost certainly see a contraction in 2015 owing to the severe earthquake which hit in April 2015. Economic losses associated with the earthquake could exceed US$10 billion with the cost...

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Country Profile

Ukraine: Country Profile

The economy has contracted or seen almost no growth since 2012 and a steep contraction is expected in 2015. The decline reflects a host of factors including the economic impact of the conflict in the East, the drag resulting from fiscal adjustment ...

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Country Profile

Comoros: Country Profile

Comoros is one of the world's poorest countries. The economy will strengthen moderately in 2015. Support comes from an increase in foreign-financed public investment and lower fuel prices. Constraints include continuing problems in the electricity ...

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Country Profile

Nigeria: Country Profile

Nigeria’s economy will slow in 2015. Lower oil prices and a contraction in public investment limit the pace of growth. Oil production will also continue to decline in the near term and exports will stagnate. A modest process of fiscal consolidation ...

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Country Profile

Singapore: Country Profile

Growth will accelerate modestly in 2015. Finance, insurance and business services will be the main drivers but growth in labour-intensive sectors is limited by the tight labour market. Exporters also face a challenging environment, owing to sluggish ...

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Country Profile

South Korea: Country Profile

The economy will grow at a slightly slower pace in 2015. A fall in exports and sluggish growth in consumer spending are drags. Support comes from an increase in government spending, as well as gains in manufacturing, construction and various ...

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Country Profile

United Kingdom: Country Profile

The economy will slow in 2015. Exports are held back by a weaker euro while the Ukraine conflict and the malaise in Europe create a measure of uncertainty. A modest rise in household incomes, growth of domestic demand and lower oil prices are the ...

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Country Briefing

Technology, Communications and Media: Switzerland

Faced by a surging increase in mobile data traffic, Swiss mobile operators have had to modernise thousands of antennas and upgrade to 4th generation mobile networks. The country remains a relative laggard in mobile Internet uptake, with only around ...

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Country Briefing

Technology, Communications and Media: Hungary

Hungary has one of Eastern Europe’s most competitive telecom markets, with high mobile penetration and growing cellular broadband investments. The government has granted an additional mobile license to promote competition and 4G investments. The ...

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Country Briefing

Income and Expenditure: Ukraine

While Ukraine had some of the strongest income and spending growth rates in Eastern Europe, the dynamism was abruptly reversed in 2014 with the outbreak of hostilities with Russia. However, the lowest earnings in the region provide the premises for ...

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Country Briefing

Income and Expenditure: Morocco

Although Morocco has some of the lowest incomes of major Middle East and African states, surging growth through to 2030 will help narrow the gap with wealthier regional peers. The nation has a large cohort of young, cash-conscious consumers, with the...

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Consumer Lifestyle

Consumer Lifestyles in Bahrain

Bahrain is generally an affluent country but its consumer profile is skewed by the large number of high-earning Western expats and low-income workers from South Asia. Regardless, consumer expenditure per household has increased significantly in ...

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