Counterfeiting and Malinvestment in China

A consumer spending of 2.29 trillion for this decade, China is on top of the list of prospected markets for retail and manufacturing. The purchasing power of the Chinese market brought high hopes among international brands but this hope is still being held in hiatus due to the massive counterfeiting in the red nation. What is the real score of fakery in the country? This article is here to draw some of the fine lines on the status of the notorious markets of China and the case of malinvestment in the Chinese Economy. […]

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Unilever and P&G’s Battle over Emerging Markets

Unilever is experiencing significant growth figures while Procter & Gamble (P&G) is loosing market share. Five years ago, it was the other way around. However, the slow recovery of the American economy and the deterioration of the European economy have caused more damage to P&G as a huge portion of its revenues come from these developed marketplaces. Brands under P&G are more likely to be pricier than those belonging to Unilever. Thus consumers, particularly those who are compelled to count every penny they spend, tend to sacrifice P&G brands over the more affordable Unilever. […]

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Unilever and P&G’s Battle over Emerging Markets

Unilever is experiencing significant growth figures while Procter & Gamble (P&G) is loosing market share. Five years ago, it was the other way around. However, the slow recovery of the American economy and the deterioration of the European economy have caused more damage to P&G as a huge portion of its revenues come from these developed marketplaces. Brands under P&G are more likely to be pricier than those belonging to Unilever. Thus consumers, particularly those who are compelled to count every penny they spend, tend to sacrifice P&G brands over the more affordable Unilever. […]

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The Rise of the Cities

The idea of cities serving as the dynamos of the world’s economy for the past few decades has long been an established fact. However, their rapid growth of expansion has even become unparalleled nowadays. It is estimated that by the year 2025, developing cities can contribute as much as $30 trillion annually to the world’s economy through combining physical capital investments and consumptions. To appeal to the urban consumers and to get ready for the various challenges which may arise due to the rapid growth of the demands for essential natural resources like energy and water as well as for […]

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The Rise of the Cities

The idea of cities serving as the dynamos of the world’s economy for the past few decades has long been an established fact. However, their rapid growth of expansion has even become unparalleled nowadays. It is estimated that by the year 2025, developing cities can contribute as much as $30 trillion annually to the world’s economy through combining physical capital investments and consumptions. To appeal to the urban consumers and to get ready for the various challenges which may arise due to the rapid growth of the demands for essential natural resources like energy and water as well as for […]

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IKEA Bolstering India’s Economic Confidence

The Swedish group IKEA, the world’s leading manufacturer and retailer of furniture asked for India’s government approval of their proposal to invest an estimated amount of €1.5 billion or $1.9 billion worth of business by establishing about 25 stores around the country in the next years. IKEA’s business venture sparked a brand new hope for the policy makers of New Delhi who have been trying to win back the confidence of foreign investors in the country’s economy after some major flip flops. The change in policy a year ago which permits foreign retailers to fully own their Indian businesses made […]

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