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Three Charts on Surging Input Costs in Manufacturing

Lan Ha

Lan Ha

17 Nov 21

The strong recovery of the global economy, combined with measures introduced to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, continue to result in supply bottlenecks and inflationary pressures during 2021. Manufacturers across the world have faced heightened input costs – the costs of materials, labour and other overheads devoted to the production of goods.

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Companies Eye Digital Tools for Supply Chain Fortification

Justinas Liuima

Justinas Liuima

27 Oct 21

Global manufacturing output has recovered from the initial shock of the Coronarvirus (COVID-19) pandemic, although supply chain disruptions and rising prices continue to weigh on companies. Moreover, transportation problems are expected to extend well into 2022 and hinder the performance of the manufacturing sector. To better shield from similar risks in the future, manufacturing companies are investing in digital tools. Production digitisation is anticipated to make supply chains more flexible, improve productivity and expand sales networks.

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Global Economic Outlook: Q4 2021

Daniel Solomon

Daniel Solomon

21 Oct 21

The global economic outlook for 2021 has worsened moderately since mid-2021, offset by slightly more optimistic recovery forecasts for 2022. Global real GDP is now forecast to increase by 5.7% in 2021 (a 0.2 percentage point downgrade since July 2021), and by 4.8% in 2022 (a 0.2 percentage point improvement relative to the July 2021 forecast). Since July, real GDP growth forecasts for 2021 have been significantly downgraded for the US, Canada, China, India, and other Asia Pacific economies, such as Indonesia and Australia.

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Globalisation Reset: Why Companies are Rethinking Global Strategy

Lan Ha

Lan Ha

11 Oct 21

Since the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, the global economy has experienced some slowdowns and shifts in trade and investment flows, driven mainly by a wave of new technologies, changing global economic power and public concerns. Now Coronavirus (COVID-19) has turbocharged a globalisation reset, revealing the fragility of global connectivity, and prompting countries and businesses to rethink their trade, investment and operation policies. Understanding the forces shifting the global landscape and how globalisation is transforming will help business and investors prepare for the next phase of globalisation and the opportunities and challenges it will present.

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Global Recovery Tracker: Momentum of the Recovery Likely to Have Peaked

An Hodgson

An Hodgson

1 Oct 21

Even as more countries are expected to have recovered from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Q3 2021, the momentum of the recovery is likely to have peaked, due to the spread of the highly contagious Delta Coronavirus variant, slowdown in vaccination campaigns in advanced economies and low vaccination rates in developing countries.

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3 Keys to Strategic Market Assessment

Patricia MacHannaford

Patricia MacHannaford

11 Aug 21

You have a wealth of data available to you, and you’ve been tasked to produce strategies and action points to expand your business. You need to sift through the noise and interpret the right data that links directly to your company’s growth. Easy, right?

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2050年の世界の食料事情

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

5 Aug 21

※本記事は英語でもご覧頂けます:Feeding the World in…

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Explaining (de)Globalisation: What's Next for Companies and Investors?

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

5 Aug 21 | UTC Time: 01:28 PM

As the global economy enters a new phase of globalisation, more businesses are beginning to reshuffle their supply chains, incorporate more sustainable practices and digitalise operations. In this live panel discussion, Euromonitor experts will take a deeper dive into how…

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Feeding the World in 2050

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

3 Aug 21

By 2050, global food production, processing, and distribution systems will be tasked with meeting the nutritional needs of nearly 10 billion people. To meet growing demand, promoting agri-business development and food system commercialisation in…