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Trends in legal services: Tech advances are changing how lawyers do business, transforming traditional legal practice model

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  • February 2019
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For many years legal services was a market in which meaningful change was largely absent. Now that is changing. Advances in technology are driving reform in areas such as virtual law, smart contracts and artificial intelligence.

Big legal...

Zombie companies: Ending drag on global economy now vital

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  • April 2019
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Over the past decade the number of zombie companies – generally recognized as enterprises unable to pay interest on debts and being over 10 years old – has soared. Now they represent a serious problem to the global economy. A problem seemingly ...

Saudi Arabia Vision 2030: Policy promises much, but core aims will be hard to achieve

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  • April 2019
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Saudi Arabia has attempted to wean the economy of being heavily reliant on oil for a while. Previous iterations of economic reform have come and gone, yet there has been little progress to report.

Now, however, the Vision 2030 strategy (o...

Luxury Goods: The biggest trends currently shaping the market

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  • June 2019
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Despite a slowdown in economic growth in multiple markets, the global luxury goods market has remained in healthy growth in recent years. Chinese buyers are now one of the most important groups in the global luxury market, in fact the Asia Paci...

Rare earth elements: Mining industry for exotic materials developing

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  • May 2019
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Rare earth elements (REE) are now essential to produce a plethora of high-tech goods, from jet engine turbine blades to smartphones and sophisticated batteries contained in electric cars. Demand is soaring, and the need for companies and countr...

Venezuela: Story of economic collapse

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  • June 2019
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The economic decline of Venezuela ranks among the most severe in modern times, even when economies engaged in protracted warfare are considered. Failed economic policies caused hyperinflation, mass closure of businesses, soaring poverty and a p...

Chemical industry: Sustainability is growing trend

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  • July 2019
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The global chemical industry has for a long time suffered from being one of the most polluting industries. Now that is changing. Leading players are, for various reasons, seeking to improve sustainability across an industry that produces a vast...

MVNOs in Latin America: Regulatory Changes Create Growth Opportunities for New Market Players

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  • December 2015
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This report analyzes the MVNO market in Latin America. It looks at some of the most successful initiatives for each business model. It also assesses the regulatory and support framework for MVNO growth. It concludes with case studies and recomm...

4G in Brazil: Too much too soon?

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  • December 2014
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The Brazilian mobile telecom market has long been thought of as a major growth opportunity, and the market is dominated by multinational telcos looking to leverage its potential. However, the outcome of a September 2014 spectrum auction, the se...

Xiaomi Inc.: The world's fourth largest smartphone company the West has never heard of

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  • January 2015
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In January 2015, Chinese company Xiaomi Inc. announced it had tripled its smartphone sales to 61m handsets sold while more than doubling its revenues to $12.1bn over its 2013 results. In December 2014, the company became the world's most va...

Milking a cash cow in India: The push for premium ice cream in a developing economy

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  • December 2014
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As a non-essential luxury item, ice cream is not a product that might be expected to have a large market in a developing economy. However, as the Indian economy continues to grow, this is likely to change. Global average spend per capita in 201...

MVNOs in the Middle East: Expectations of rapid expansion despite high entry barriers

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  • June 2016
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This report provides an overview of the MVNO market in the Middle East and covers a variety of business models adopted by MVNOs to target their local markets.

Ethical supply chain management: How retailers can ensure products are ethically sourced

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  • November 2014
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This Case Study examines the economic forces which lead to the outsourcing of manufacturing to low-income countries, and the impact on working people in those countries. It also examines the ways in which retailers can manage their supply chain...

Food Scarcity:An inefficient food system may not provide for ten billion people

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  • November 2014
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According to the World Bank the world needs to produce at least 50% more food by 2050, in order to feed a global population which will be boosted to 9 billion people. But climate change could cut crop yields by more than 25%. Unless we change h...

Supermarket Price Wars: A response to the rise of discount retailers

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  • December 2014
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Grocery retail in the UK is dominated by four competitors. Recently there has been a surge of popularity in discount retailers, Aldi and Lidl, who are being seen as a threat to the 'big four' supermarkets. The big four are attempting to...

Unemployment in Europe: Influence of automation on labor market

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  • December 2014
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The number of unemployed people in the European Union (EU) reached 22.7 million in 2014. Some of the unemployed lost their jobs due to economic crisis, some due to a lack of qualification. It is possible that increases in productivity brought a...

TTIP: The Euro-American trade deal which may be undemocratic

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  • December 2014
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The deal has started to cause controversy and numerous anti-TTIP organizations have sprung up to try and stop the deal going ahead. Those in favor of the deal suggest that it will remove trade boundaries between the regions benefiting both regi...

UK manufacturing - dependency on consumer credit: The next financial crisis?

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  • December 2014
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The manufacturing sector is diverse, comprising a wide-ranging number of different industries, technologies and activities. The sector suffered another major blow in 2008 but it managed to recover to its pre-crisis level in 2013. The access of ...

Is the UK rail franchise system a model railway?

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  • January 2015
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Critics of the current UK rail franchise system lambaste the subsidies given to Train Operating Companies, and point to annual fare rises in excess of inflation, a lack of genuine competition on individual routes and overcrowded commuter trains...

Vodafone Group Plc: Unified telecommunication strategies in the European market

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  • March 2015
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Vodafone holds the second-largest share by volume in the global wireless telecommunications market. While this strong standing has served the company well in recent years, a declining European wireless market has forced the company to reassess ...

Cheap but no longer nasty: Evolution at Ryanair

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  • April 2015
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Ryanair has grown from humble origins to offer more than 1,400 short-haul flights per day, combined with often controversial customer service practices. However the announcement of the 'Always Getting Better' program in 2014 marked an a...

Agriculture and Big Data: Will Big Data technologies be the next big leap for industrialized agriculture

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  • April 2015
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Some of the very biggest agriculture firms have been offering services based on Big Data technologies in recent years. The principle process is to use Big Data collection to make farming more efficient and ultimately making each field yield mor...

Chinese acquisitions of US companies: A controversial practice

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  • May 2015
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The 2013 acquisition of pork-producer Smithfield Foods by Shuanghui International (now WH Group) is the largest Chinese acquisition of a US company to date. This case study explores previous Chinese acquisitions and their controversies. The cas...

Jaguar Land Rover: Adapting the original SUV & turning middle class Britishness into a business asset

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  • June 2015
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Jaguar Land Rover has now reached five consecutive years of growth and the company now produces its own engines, has plants in Brazil and China and has brought the Jaguar range right up to date. However there are problems on the horizon, not le...

Smart Cities: Cisco's quest for dominance of tomorrow's cities

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  • June 2015
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The term 'smart city' has become something of a buzz phrase recently, particularly in the technology industry, but what exactly are smart cities? How can they be defined? Can they even be defined at all? One company that is keen to bols...

Changing consumer behavior in the UK: The rise of the smart consumer

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  • June 2015
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Consumer behavior in the UK has altered significantly. Consumers have become increasingly confident, shrewd, and more difficult to please, as evidenced by rising complaints and lower customer satisfaction levels. What's more, the concept th...

Microsoft Corporation: Change in direction under Satya Nadella?

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  • July 2015
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On February 4, 2014, Microsoft appointed Satya Nadella as its third CEO following the resignation of predecessor Steve Ballmer. This case study examines the changes and decisions made by the company under Nadella's rule and assesses the ext...

Video-game DLC: Maximizing monetization of popular titles

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  • July 2015
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The advent of digital consumption and connected gaming has led to the rise of DLC in the video-games industry. As this becomes an ever-increasingly important strategic consideration for developers and publishers, this report analyzes the trend ...

Apple Pay vs. CurrentC: The battle for the US mobile wallet

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  • July 2015
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In September 2014, Apple announced the Apple Pay mobile payment service, which would allow consumers to pay for goods wirelessly in shops using their new iPhones. This represented a further movement of the technology into the mainstream. Howeve...

The Big 6 UK Food Retailers: How supermarkets are responding to the discounter threat

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  • July 2015
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As Aldi leapfrogs Waitrose to become the sixth largest food retailer in the UK, this case study assesses the shift in consumer trends and industry disruptors that has led to a much more competitive food retailing environment. It examines the co...