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Demergers in Times of Crisis – How Large Corporations Optimise their Business

Ivan Uzunov

Ivan Uzunov

8 Nov 22

In times of crisis, large companies with diverse portfolios are eyeing demerging and divestitures to optimise their core business and redirect their efforts to areas with larger future growth potential.

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Three Areas of Opportunity for ASEAN

Kamile Botyriute

Kamile Botyriute

1 Nov 22

Trade tensions and major disruptions in global supply chains have pushed investors to look for alternative business locations. The regional bloc of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is increasingly viewed as a prospective option for new investments thanks to trade liberalisation, rapid digital advancement and cost advantages.

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Key Trends Shaping the Global Business Environment

Indre Zebrauskaite

Indre Zebrauskaite

27 Oct 22

Global disruptions caused by the war in Ukraine, soaring energy prices and the pandemic have brought new challenges for businesses, but also new opportunities. While post-pandemic economic growth diminished unemployment, with increasing numbers of job vacancies, the labour market has tightened in many advanced economies, with companies battling for skilled employees.

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Top Three Global Population Trends

Kamile Botyriute

Kamile Botyriute

27 Oct 22

Ageing, urbanisation and migration continue to be major factors shaping global population. The number of seniors around the world is expected to grow and with it the focus on wellness and health to increase. Meanwhile, rapid urbanisation and intensifying international migration is expected to have long-term implications for socioeconomic development across the globe.

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Global Economic Outlook: Q4 2022

Lan Ha

Lan Ha

24 Oct 22

The global economy is on course for a sharp slowdown, with a worsening outlook for the rest of 2022 and below-trend growth forecast for 2023. A looming energy crisis in Europe, the surging cost of living, a sharp tightening of global financial conditions, and slowdown in China are major negative factors. As more economies face recession in 2023, the year ahead will be challenging for businesses and consumers worldwide.

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Key Risks and Opportunities in the Global Food Commodity Market

Aleksandra Svidler

Aleksandra Svidler

21 Oct 22

We have identified key factors that will continue to shape food commodity markets, including commodity price volatility, uneven development in food demand, shifts in global supply chains, climate change and sustainability pressures.