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World Foreign Direct Investment Trends UNCTAD 2017 (Part 2)

08 Oct, 2017

World Foreign Direct Investment Trends UNCTAD 2017 (Part 2)

In 2016, global FDI flows decreased by 2 per cent to $1.75 trillion, showing that the road to full FDI recovery remains bumpy. Intracompany loans recorded a sizable drop; equity investments were boosted by...

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World Foreign Direct Investment Trends UNCTAD 2017 (Part 1)

08 Oct, 2017

World Foreign Direct Investment Trends UNCTAD 2017 (Part 1)

Global investment is seeing a modest recovery, with projections for 2017 cautiously optimistic. Higher economic growth expectations across major regions, a resumption of growth in trade and a recovery...

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Dublin: One Of The Best Place To Grow

04 Oct, 2017

Dublin: One Of The Best Place To Grow

A myriad of factors including the continued economic recovery and improved air access, has helped demand for hotels in Dublin continue apace. 2016 marked double digit growth in RevPAR for the third year...

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Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Trends

03 Oct, 2017

Luxury Goods Worldwide Market Trends

The global luxury market comprises 10 segments, including personal luxury goods, luxury cars, luxury hospitality, luxury cruises, designer furniture, fine food, fine wines and spirits, yachts, private jets and...

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Urban World: The Global Consumers to Watch

02 Oct, 2017

Urban World: The Global Consumers to Watch

Dramatic demographic shifts are transforming the world’s consumer landscape. Just three groups of consumers are set to generate half of global urban consumption growth from 2015 to 2030....

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Wine: The Emergence of a New World Order

02 Oct, 2017

Wine: The Emergence of a New World Order

Recent figures in the 2016 report of the International Organization of Wine and Vine (OIV) confirm that the world wine industry is undergoing considerable change. Long-dominant European nations are finding bein...

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Retail and Consumer Products Trends

02 Oct, 2017

Retail and Consumer Products Trends

At the turn of the last century, Marshall Field’s built the world’s biggest chandelier and the first retail escalator in its flagship Chicago location. This turned the fledgling department store concept into...

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Budapest: One Of The Best Place To Grow

30 Sep, 2017

Budapest: One Of The Best Place To Grow

Budapest is increasingly finding its way onto tourist itineraries, bringing robust growth for hoteliers. The industry has a positive outlook as upcoming mega-events and the government’s targeted tourism develop...

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When Is the Preferred Time to Pursue a Transaction?

29 Sep, 2017

When Is the Preferred Time to Pursue a Transaction?

Owners of mid-market companies face numerous issues and challenges leading up to and during the sale process. One big question: When is the preferred time to pursue a transaction?...

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Mandate F. A.Q.

28 Sep, 2017

Mandate F. A.Q.

The present outlines the reasons why a written Mandate is necessary if you are serious about selling your business. Our recommendations and comments are based on our experience....

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How do consumers shop? (Part2)

27 Sep, 2017

How do consumers shop? (Part2)

PwC’s 2017 Total Retail Survey explores global shoppers' buying behavior and paths to purchase. This is the sixth consecutive year we have produced this global survey, which this year tracks shopper feedback…...

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How do consumers shop? (Part1)

27 Sep, 2017

How do consumers shop? (Part1)

It’s no secret that in 2017 retailers are facing an increasingly challenging marketplace. How consumers want to shop — in addition to how much they want to spend — are strategic questions with no simple answers...

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Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups (Part 2)

26 Sep, 2017

Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups (Part 2)

Every so often the landscape of the watch industry shifts: a key brand gets sold to a major watch group and the balance of power changes ever so slightly....

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Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups (Part 1)

26 Sep, 2017

Who Owns What: A Guide to the Watch Groups (Part 1)

Every so often the landscape of the watch industry shifts: a key brand gets sold to a major watch group and the balance of power changes ever so slightly. In the last few years, some important changes....

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Berlin: One Of The Best Place To Grow

26 Sep, 2017

Berlin: One Of The Best Place To Grow

Berlin is a vibrant city and an attractive destination for international travellers. The city was hit by a terrorism attack in December 2016 — but reports suggest it has had a relatively short-term impact. RevP...

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Portuguese Wine Regions in 2016

26 Sep, 2017

Portuguese Wine Regions in 2016

There is a lot to be written about Portuguese wine regions and its wines. During the past few years, Portuguese wines have been gaining ground in terms of exportation and, consequently, reputation....

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Top 3 Economic predictions for 2017

21 Sep, 2017

Top 3 Economic predictions for 2017

After falling to below 30 $ a barrel — lows not seen for over a decade — in January last year, oil prices have been back on the rise, almost doubling to around $52 a barrel by December....

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Barcelona: One Of The Best Place To Grow

21 Sep, 2017

Barcelona: One Of The Best Place To Grow

Barcelona has become a key tourist destination and a series of events and conferences planned for 2017 and 2018 as well as a hotel moratorium are expected to drive further growth in Rev PAR, largely through....

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25 Fastest-growing Apparel Retailers in Europe

15 Sep, 2017

25 Fastest-growing Apparel Retailers in Europe

A number of big European apparel retailers are struggling to maintain growth amid heightened competition. Marks & Spencer, Esprit and Benetton are among the names trying to recapture the attention of shoppers...

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Amsterdam: One Of The Best Place To Grow

15 Sep, 2017

Amsterdam: One Of The Best Place To Grow

Amsterdam had another good year in 2016. Supply is still increasing, but the enforcement of official curbs on hotel development should help limit growth and help lift existing hotel performance further....

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Top 5 Wine Trends Expected in 2017

15 Sep, 2017

Top 5 Wine Trends Expected in 2017

The wine world is a constantly growing industry. Each year the statics change, and more wine are consumed. Here are the top trends we should expect to see next years....

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TOP-10 Alcohol-drinking Countries in Africa

15 Sep, 2017

TOP-10 Alcohol-drinking Countries in Africa

Alcohol consumption is Africa is high, but among the 54 nations; here are the 10 biggest alcohol-drinking countries per person aged 15 and above per annum....

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European City-hotels In 2017 and 2018

15 Sep, 2017

European City-hotels In 2017 and 2018

Almost all the cities are expected to see growth in 2017 and 2018. Strong demand has propelled some cities into the spotlight yet again while others have moved up or down the growth rankings....

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Top 10 Lessons for Retailers

15 Sep, 2017

Top 10 Lessons for Retailers

Every decision should be customer centric. A successful business likely focuses on the consumer and puts them first...

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Retail Future

15 Sep, 2017

Retail Future

Ever since Amazon began selling books online in 1995, retailers — and plenty of other commentators — have been asking what role, if any, physical stores might play in the retail arena....

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TOP 7 Forecasts For the Next 10 Years of China

07 Sep, 2017

TOP 7 Forecasts For the Next 10 Years of China

China’s transformation over the past 30 years can be illustrated in a number of dramatic ways...

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Morgan Analysts Boost Euro Forecast at $1.18 by 2017 Year-end

07 Sep, 2017

Morgan Analysts Boost Euro Forecast at $1.18 by 2017 Year-end

​Wall Street’s sentiment on the currency bloc has shifted dramatically over the past few months....

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European Hotel M&A Activity in 2016

07 Sep, 2017

European Hotel M&A Activity in 2016

European hotel deal activity reduced by nearly 10% to c. €19bn in 2016...

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European Hotel M&A Trends for 2017

07 Sep, 2017

European Hotel M&A Trends for 2017

We anticipate a similar level of hotel transaction volume in 2017...

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In a Half Way Through 2017

07 Sep, 2017

In a Half Way Through 2017

Nearly half way through the year, IMF has raised its projections...

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Five Global Retail Trends 2017

06 Sep, 2017

Five Global Retail Trends 2017

There are 5 biggest retail trends impacting the industry today...

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The Long View: How Will The Global Economic Order Change by 2050?

06 Sep, 2017

The Long View: How Will The Global Economic Order Change by 2050?

We do believe it is possible to trace out the broad shape of economic power shifts over this period....

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TOP five 2017 year FDI Confidence Index changes

06 Sep, 2017

TOP five 2017 year FDI Confidence Index changes

Europe again accounts for more Index spots than any other region...

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DD Check List

01 Sep, 2017

DD Check List

Due diligence is an investigation in to the affairs of a company prior to its acquisition....

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Tips For Success In The Wine Business

01 Sep, 2017

Tips For Success In The Wine Business

It’s the dream of many entrepreneurs: Get rich, buy a vineyard, kick back on the porch and relax with a glass of your own wine....

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