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Lower Discretionary Spending Potential Forecast for Chinese Middle Class

An Hodgson

An Hodgson

25 Sep 20

With China making up nearly half of emerging and developing countries’ middle class (comprising of households with an annual disposable income of US$15,000-45,000), insights into the country’s substantial middle-income segment amidst the Coronavirus…

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Half the World’s New Single Person Households to Emerge in Asia Pacific

Jana Rude

Jana Rude

26 Aug 20

Single-person households were the fastest-growing household type globally in 2010-2019, expanding by 31%, with nearly half this growth in absolute numbers attributable to Asia Pacific. Single living will gain further popularity over 2019-2040, due to…

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Middle Class in Emerging and Developing Markets Hit Hard by Coronavirus

An Hodgson

An Hodgson

6 Aug 20

Since the global financial crisis of the late 2000s, the middle class of many emerging and developing markets - particularly in Asia - have enjoyed rising incomes. However, the coronavirus pandemic is hitting these economies hard, indefinitely…

Podcast

How is Coronavirus Impacting the Developed Middle Class?

An Hodgson

An Hodgson

4 Jun 20

Since the 2008 financial crisis, the middle-class in many developed markets has struggled to return to pre-crisis economic levels. Many middle-class consumers are simply unprepared for the economic crisis that the coronavirus will bring. In fact, the…

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Single-Person Households to Record 128 Percent Growth by 2030

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

31 Mar 19

Seoul, South Korea – Global market research company Euromonitor International unveiled today a new white paper, “Future of the Family,” revealing how the traditional definition of the family is transforming rapidly under evolving socio-economic…

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Millennials: Selling Home and Garden to Generation Rent

Adeline Ho

Adeline Ho

24 May 18

In 2018, the last of the millennial generation will be reaching their mid-20s. This generation possesses characteristics distinct from Baby Boomers and Generation X, having grown up in a digital-first world. However, millennials face a sea of…

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Internet of Things in the Home

Pavel Marceux

Pavel Marceux

22 May 18

The Internet of Things (IoT) in the home is already a multibillion-dollar global industry, as premiumisation, efficiency and technology adoption have encouraged households to embrace smart solutions for individual areas of the home – the kitchen,…

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Quarterly Brexit Report Q1 2018: Transition Agreed but No-Deal Brexit Still Plausible

Media Eghbal

Media Eghbal

18 Apr 18

This article has been updated in line with the latest Quarterly Brexit report Q1 2018. In March 2018, the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) came to a conditional agreement on the Brexit transition period, paving the way for…

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Key Trends for Homes and Households in 2018

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

10 Apr 18

April 10th marks National Siblings Day and many families celebrate the relationships they share with brothers and sisters. As decades pass and new generations of family members emerge, how we view and define what a family has changed as well. For…