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Consumer Payments: Trends and opportunities for payment providers

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  • May 2016
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An overview of the current market dynamics of each of the key trends, and how they will likely develop in the near future. This will highlight key strategies and tactics that players in the payments ecosystem can look to employ to stay ahead of...

The Global Military Fixed-Wing Aircraft Market 2016–2026 Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • May 2016
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This report offers detailed analysis of the global military aircraft market over the next ten years, and provides market size forecasts. Furthermore, it covers key technological and market trends in the industry, and analyzes factors influencin...

HMV: Revival of the top dog

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  • June 2016
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HMV, established in 1921, has long been the leading UK high street retailer in the music and video market. The company, with the slogan “top dog for music”, had an edge over other entertainment retailers with exciting in-store events, huge back...

Retail Bank Savings in the UK: Forecasts and Future Opportunities

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  • June 2016
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This report offers a forecast of the personal savings market in the UK, analyzes the factors that will determine this outlook, and examines savers’ intentions and behavior. It offers a forecast of personal savings deposits up to 2019, analyzes ...

Big data and analytics: Telco strategies, investments and use cases

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  • June 2016
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Big Data' has become a buzz phrase for companies in all sectors in recent years, and telcos are at the forefront of trying to utilize data in a bid to achieve their stated business objectives. This report examines the current situation wit...

Preparing for PSD2 & Open Banking: Forthcoming regulation and technology pose serious challenges for banks

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  • June 2016
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The EU’s Directive on Payment Services 2 (PSD2) will accelerate the fragmentation of Europe’s retail banking industry following the global financial crisis. The opportunities brought about by PSD2 will energize those banks with strong brand awa...

Peak Stuff: Companies embracing a more socially aware generation

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  • June 2016
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In January 2016, Steve Howard, the head of sustainability at Ikea, declared that the West had "probably hit peak stuff". This case study explores the validity of the statement, why businesses should engage in sustainability drives, an...

4G Mobile Broadband: Commercial strategies for faster Return on Investment in Asia-Pacific

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  • June 2016
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4G services are exhibiting strong growth in Asia-Pacific, although there are marked differences between the region's developed and developing markets. Operators are eager to exploit the plentiful growth opportunities on offer and this case ...

Marriott & Starwood: Creating the world’s largest hotel chain

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  • July 2016
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At the beginning of May 2016 the final chapter of one of the most anticipated deals in the hospitality industry was completed. Around a year previously it became clear that Starwood was considering offers on its business and its rivals began to...

German Car Manufacturing in 2016-17: Developing circumstances require dynamic response

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  • August 2016
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The German car manufacturing industry has been hit by several major incidents in 2015/16, including an emissions scandal involving Volkswagen, slowing growth in the Chinese market, Britain which is Germany's largest car export market voting...

Eastern Europe and Russian Natural Gas: The movement away from Gazprom

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  • October 2016
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The supply of natural gas to Eastern Europe has long been the preserve of Russian state-backed giant Gazprom, but their decade’s long domination of energy supply and heavy influence in the internal machinations of former Soviet countries is now...

Amazon Fresh: UK Online Food & Grocery industry to be disrupted following Amazon entry

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  • October 2016
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Towards the end of 2007, Jeff Bezos of Amazon began experimenting with the idea of online fresh food delivery to customers in set regions of the United States. Nine years on and the online retailing giant has now launched the service in 128 pos...

PepsiCo: Does Trian have a case for a spinoff?

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  • October 2014
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This case study explores why activist Investor Nelson Peltz is advocating that PepsiCo should separate its drinks and snacks divisions. It assesses the case for and against division, and considers whether such an event will ever come to realiza...

Beats by Dre: What does Apple stand to gain?

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  • November 2014
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On May 28, 2014, Apple Inc (Apple) announced that it was acquiring Beats Music and Beats Electronics (collectively 'Beats') for a total of $3bn, its most valuable acquisition to date. This case study assesses the Beats business, as well...

The open source and graph database revolutions: How software companies use knowledge as a strategic asset

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  • November 2014
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This case study examines two concurrent trends. Firstly, how software companies have used open and closed innovation strategies to manage their knowledge portfolios and secondly, the increasing popularity of graph database systems as used by Go...

Colgate-Palmolive: Leader in oral hygiene

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  • December 2014
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Colgate-Palmolive is one of the largest consumer products companies with presence in more than 200 countries. The company produces, sells and distributes oral, personal, home care and pet nutrition products and is headquartered in New York, USA...

Uber Technologies Inc.: Calling a cab for the Taxi Industry?

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  • November 2014
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This case study examines the rise of taxi apps, in particular that of Californian company Uber Technologies Inc. It assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the new service, and scenarios which present both opportunities and threats.

Smart Packaging: Can it really revolutionize the consumer packaged goods industry?

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  • December 2014
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Smart packaging does more than simply contain and protect a product; it offers benefits beyond that, such as quality assurance and product information. The former is typically provided by so-called 'active packaging', while the latter i...

Dietary supplements: Growth and M&A

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  • November 2014
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Pharmaceuticals and consumer goods companies have been acquiring dietary supplements companies, or companies with strong dietary supplements products, in recent years. This is part of a larger trend and growing awareness of healthfulness among ...

WWE Inc: Will the WWE Network be a title pinfall or force the company to tap out?

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  • December 2014
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This case study explores why World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) has decided to back a transition to an online subscription service, examining wider media industry trends. It explores the potential benefits and hazards of the strategy.

Online grocery sales: Successful revival of a failed strategy

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  • December 2014
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Despite the spectacular failure of Webvan, the US based pioneer of e-groceries, in 2001, entering the online market seems inevitable for grocers who do not want to lose the race for market leadership in the omnichannel world. Innovative, more c...

Chipotle vs. McDonald's - Chipotle puts the "fast" in fast-casual, McDonald's flounders

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  • December 2014
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A November 2014 press releases revealed an erosion of McDonald's' results across most of its divisions, a stark contrast with one of its former companies, Chipotle. Chipotle has outperformed not only McDonald's in recent years, but ...

Health & Well-Being: Superfoods see super sales

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  • December 2014
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A growing trend among many consumers toward health-consciousness has propelled sales of superfoods and some associated perceived healthy products, such as gluten- and wheat-free foods and products such as Vitamixes. Food and beverage companies ...

Budweiser: America's global beer superbrand

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  • December 2014
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The global beer industry is evolving with the colossal beer brewing company AB InBev leading the way. One of its keys to success has been the performance of iconic superbrand Budweiser. This case study looks at how Budweiser has taken a patriot...

Disposable media: How online content delivery is changing the world

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  • December 2014
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Online content distribution platforms (encompassing app stores, video hosting websites, peer-to-peer networks and more) have become ubiquitous in recent years. They have upended established industries and are changing both the way content is de...

Amazon Web Services: Facilitating Amazon's cloud computing philosophy

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  • January 2015
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This report provides an overview of Amazon Web Services, also describing private, public and hybrid clouds. Furthermore, it reveals how cloud computing interacts with IT infrastructure in the form of service-oriented architecture. Finally, the ...

Under Armour, Inc.: High growth company with a bright future

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  • March 2015
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Under Armour has grown to become a $3bn business, generating significant profits in the process. However, the company does face a number of challenges. Its origins as a supplier of performance apparel continue to be seen, as the company exhibit...

Fracking: A contentious issue with an uncertain future

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  • March 2015
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In the US, fracking has created an oil and gas revolution. It has created jobs and led to greater energy independence. However, the process has many strong opponents who say that the environmental risks are not worth it. This debate has led to ...

Big Data: A road map for business intelligence

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  • March 2015
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Big Data has been hailed as a ground-breaking technological development that will revolutionize how businesses operate. Major corporations have therefore been quick to exploit the opportunities available. Understanding how companies have used B...

Valve Corporation: Does flat management have a half-life?

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  • February 2015
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This case study explores Valve Corporation, an entertainment software provider. It assesses the products, the flat management structure (anarcho-syndicalism in a political economic context), the benefits and costs of such a structure, and wheth...

Farming in China: Boosting productivity while raising living standards

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  • March 2015
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This case study examines the Chinese government's steps to maximize agricultural productivity while improving rural living standards, in light of its recently released No.1 Central Document, which once again names agricultural reform as a t...

Gluten-free foods: Riding a wave of celebrity endorsement and consumer health-consciousness

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  • April 2015
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Sales of gluten-free foods have been strong in recent years, and this strength is only partially explained by the increasing numbers of gluten tolerant consumers buying gluten-free products. This case study looks examines why consumers are avoi...

IKEA Group: Profitable growth through diversity

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  • April 2015
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IKEA is one of the world's most renowned and successful retailers, as well as a leader in its field of furniture and homewares. Central to this success has been the company's ability to diversify and expand, both geographically and in t...

Sports Nutrition: Pumping Iron

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  • May 2015
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This case study assesses the rise of sports nutrition, a market that is growing in many of the stagnant developed economies. It looks at the factors behind the growth, evaluates the market's potential and what could happen in the future.

Intel Corporation: Resilience in the face of error and learning from strategic mistakes

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  • June 2015
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2015 marked the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, a famous and remarkably accurate prediction made by the co-founder of Intel about the pace of technological change. The prediction has driven research strategy and commercial success at Intel...

The Gap, Inc.: Strategies for a turnaround

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  • June 2015
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Gap has long been seen as the go-to for young adults seeking affordable fashion. However, in recent years the company has struggled in an increasingly competitive marketplace. This case study analyzes Gap's recent financial results, compare...

Top ten global banks: An analysis of financial performance, growth opportunities and risks

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  • July 2015
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This report examines the strategies being adopted by, the opportunities for, and the risks facing, the ten largest banks in the world. It provides a detailed analysis of the top five's financial performance. It outlines key industry trends ...

Autonomous vehicles: The coming insurrection

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  • July 2015
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The technology required to produce an autonomous vehicle already exists in specific circumstances. The challenge is to make self-driving cars viable in all locations, conditions and situations. Whilst the solutions to these challenges feel temp...

Coffee shops in China: Expansion of Western chains

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  • October 2015
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China is a tea-drinking culture. However, urban consumers are acquiring a taste for coffee and coffee shops have sprung up to serve them. Starbucks and Costa are present and expanding rapidly there. They face price competition from McDonalds an...

Nuclear energy in Japan: Making a comeback post-Fukushima?

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  • October 2015
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Following the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear disaster the Japanese government decided to halt all the nuclear power generation. Whilst this move was welcomed by the majority of the population, replacement sources had to be found. These included fossil ...

Arthur J. Gallagher: Acquisitions create a dominant force in commercial insurance broking

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  • November 2015
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Gallagher is now the fifth largest in the UK in terms of brokerage, marking a distinct change in the industry hierarchy. The group has attained much of its success from the businesses it has bought and has been able to access a new variety of p...

The Global Military Aviation MRO Market 2015-2025:Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • December 2015
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The global military aviation MRO market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 3.41% over the forecast period. The Multi-role aircraft MRO segment will see the highest spending. Global military aviation MRO providers to venture into joint researc...

Universities: Higher education has become driven by capital, making universities education businesses

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  • December 2015
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In order to fund the insatiable desire for research money, universities have had to effectively become businesses, nowhere is this more immediately apparent than in the US. With huge organizations developing and spreading that have the capacity...

Starbucks La Boulange: The risks of buying into the artisanal marketplace

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  • December 2015
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In 2012, Starbucks acquired San Francisco based La Boulange as it sought a credible entry route to the artisanal market. However, just two years later, there were signs that the acquisition was not going as planned with Starbucks concerned abou...

Purina Tidy Cats LightWeight Litter: Bringing convenience and simplicity to a less pleasant household task

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  • December 2015
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A cat litter with half the weight of regular cat litters, Purina Tidy Cats LightWeight promises the same performance as traditional cat litters on the market, but with less weight, making it easier for pet owners to carry and use the product. I...

The Global Armored Vehicles Market: Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • December 2015
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The market is expected to be dominated by countries in the Asia-Pacific region, followed by North America and Europe. Market saturation in the US and higher CAGR growth of the Asian countries during the forecast period are anticipated to be the...

The Global UAV Market: Market drivers, trends, developments and challenges

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  • December 2015
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The global UAV market is forecast to grow through to 2025. The rate of growth will differ from region to region but Europe will see the strongest growth. North America will remain the largest regional market as the US's involvement in glob...

Social Media Companies in Silicon Valley - Some Monetize, Most Do Not

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  • September 2017
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Social media is dominated by Alphabet, through ownership of YouTube, and Facebook, both of which were created on the assumption revenues would flow once a large user base had been created. But other major companies, such as Twitter, have failed...

Top 5 Global Growth Industries in 2017 - Examining the market drivers, opportunities and risks

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  • August 2017
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In the world economy, the forces of growth and prosperity are complex and ever changing. New engines of growth emerge and decline rapidly and pinpointing their trajectory and long-term relevance can be elusive. The catalysts of change can be fu...

The German Current Account Surplus - Holding Captive the German and Global Economies

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  • September 2017
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The size of Germany's current account surplus is an economic phenomenon as the forces behind it go beyond the simple competiveness of German exports. Indeed, the widening gap between domestic savings and investment is the determinant of thi...

Future of Financial Services - Five Technological Trends Changing the Banking, Insurance, Payments and Wealth Management Industries

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  • September 2017
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The world of financial services is changing. The recent introduction of FinTech innovations is beginning to shake up the market and improve and streamline financial services and disrupt the order of things. Furthermore, today’s generation of cu...

Competing in train manufacturing - Global market undergoing swift development

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  • October 2017
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Train manufacturing around the world has experienced significant change over recent years, impacting the extent of competition within the global market. Leading companies are now larger than ever following a spate of mergers and acquisitions, e...

Korean chaebols - Outdated model requires reform

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  • February 2017
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The Korean chaebol - giant conglomerates still run by founding families - has transformed the Korean economy but they are now the source of problems which need to be corrected. Chaebols need to be updated for the modern world, not only for thei...

Islamic finance - High growth potential but serious challenges persist

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  • February 2017
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The Islamic finance industry has witnessed strong double digit growth in recent years, and yet serious problems persist that are likely to stop it from growing beyond a certain point. These include a lack of access to financial institutions in ...

President Buhari - An uncertain economic record

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  • February 2017
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President Buhari assumed power in Nigeria promising to achieve much in the way of reforming the oil extraction industry, radically increase power generation, solve currency problems and improve prospects as a whole. Now in power for nearly 20 m...

India's Demonetization - Changing payment culture and widened tax net provides the government with room for maneuver

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  • September 2017
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In an effort to crack down on the shadow economy and reduce the usage of counterfeit cash, the Indian government in November 2016 ordered the demonetization of all 500INR and 1,000INR notes. The shock announcement caused a serious disruption to...

Turkish Airlines - Strong growth hits a wall as security and political events take a toll, but opportunities still remain

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  • October 2017
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Turkish Airlines has in recent years expanded its operations dramatically, emerging from a local airline to a major global player. This growth has been propelled by the strategic location of its Istanbul hub. With Turkey currently constructing ...

The Rise of Canada Goose: Big Challenges Lay Ahead for Fast Growing Luxury Apparel Brand

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  • January 2018
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Despite being in business for over six decades, the rise of Canada Goose came seemingly out of nowhere. Rapid growth over the past few years has seen the company go from relatively unknown beyond niche groups to being worn by high-profile celeb...

The BRICS Economies: No longer the reliable powerhouses of growth they once were

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  • July 2017
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The BRICS economies were touted as the leading new countries for growth and the primary shift towards these countries and away from the traditional affluent countries was said to be beginning. To an extent this has happened and countries like C...

The Future of Retail - Five ways e-commerce and high street stores are evolving to suit changing consumer behaviors

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  • February 2018
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The world of retail is constantly changing and evolving. Every year key businesses go bankrupt and new ones emerge from the ashes to claim the top spot. In this highly competitive business landscape the offering is everything and businesses mor...

Digitization of Education: Lucrative Business Opportunities Abound in Race to Classroom of the Future

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  • February 2018
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A lucrative growth area for technology companies and new entrants has opened up as a result of the digitization of education. Leading companies such as Google, Apple and Microsoft are racing to ensure technology from each brand is at the forefr...

China’s Transition from Manufacturing to Services: Tertiary Sector to Become the Backbone of the Economy

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  • January 2018
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The Chinese government has in recent years adopted policies actively encouraging the growth of its tertiary sector. These include reforms easing access to the Chinese market for foreign companies, as well establishing a fund which will assist c...

Millennials & Marketing - Influencers become critical to success

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  • October 2017
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The behavioral changes exhibited by millennials have also resulted in changing marketing strategies to appeal to them. Traditional methods are less effective, with personalization a key driver. This refers to both dictating their own experience...

Millennials & Restaurants and Food Retail - Specific requirements when it comes to food

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  • October 2017
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The millennial generation is proving to be a tricky group to cater to for many businesses. At face value, in the restaurant and food retail industry, millennials are good consumers of food products eating out regularly ordering takeaways and co...

Millennials & Activities - Happy to spend on activities and prioritize experiences

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  • October 2017
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An interesting trend that has developed in Millennial consumer culture is that ownership has declined somewhat, much of this can be attributed to reduced spare cash free for saving and making big purchases. Millennials are also much more likely...

Millennials & Ownership - Millennials care less about ownership but predictions of doom are exaggerated

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  • October 2017
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News outlets abound with reports that various products are in decline due to disinterest from millennials; commentators cite a fundamental shift in attitude to ownership as the primary cause, but there is more to it. Whilst it is true attitudes...

Millennials & Technology - E-commerce and sharing apps prosper at expense of traditional outlets

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  • October 2017
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Millennials have been instrumental in the shift online for many brands. As a demographic, they prefer to shop online and socially rather than conventional methods such as high street browsing. Convenience and price competitiveness are the prima...

CEO performance problems - Failure to address key issues harms company prospects

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  • December 2017
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The CEO (chief executive officer) is the most influential figure in a company: a bad one can wreck a company; a good one makes sound business decisions, propelling their company to success. Yet there are several significant problems with how le...

The Future of Military Technology - 5 Developments in Defence Technology are Changing the Nature of Modern Warfare

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  • November 2017
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Defense technology is advancing at quite a rate of knots in 2017 and some remarkable new abilities are available for militaries to purchase. From robotic mules through to drone swarms and rail guns there are multiple areas of strong innovation ...

Aging Populations - Overcoming the Challenges of a World with a Depleted Workforce and Elderly Populace

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  • May 2017
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The world’s population is growing old and some of the world’s most powerful economies are due to experience catastrophic social change as a result. The need of older people is going to be one of the hot topics of the next few decades as many co...

Tesco Confronts Budget Rivals - Leading Retailer Reforms to Compete Against Insurgent Budget Stores

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  • June 2017
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Confronted by the threat of rapidly expanding competition from budget food retailers, Tesco has undertaken reform. The business has been slimmed down, foreign ventures ended and prices lowered to improve competitiveness. However, there are othe...

Russia modernizing its pipeline network - China and Europe set to witness greater connectivity with the Russian pipeline network

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  • June 2017
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The Russian Federation as the major successor state to the former Soviet Union inherited a vast network of pipelines spread throughout the whole country. However in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the oil and gas sector in Ru...

The Future of Technology - Six remarkable advances in technology will change the world forever

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  • June 2017
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There are many technologies and ideas throughout the world which are exciting in their potential but whose effects are mainly pipedreams that we never get to see in the flesh. However, in the world of tech there is currently a wave of industrie...

Millennial Consumers - Understanding Key Trends Driving Consumer Behaviours

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  • October 2017
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The millennial generation has been a much maligned one in terms of how the rest of society perceives it. However, the reality is very different from the perceived differences between it and the previous generations. Millennials want much of the...

Construction - Top Five Trends for 2018 and Beyond

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  • November 2017
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The construction industry is experiencing change. Prefabrication, new technology, robotics, green buildings and consolidation are trends leading companies must stay ahead of in the near future to be prosperous. Having been accused of being reti...