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TOP five 2017 year FDI Confidence Index changes

06 Sep, 2017

TOP five 2017 year FDI Confidence Index changes

European developed markets are also near the top of the list, and Europe again accounts for more Index spots than any other region....

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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 to 3.5% global GDP growth in 2017 and 3.6% growth in 2018, slightly higher than its outlook going into 2017. Several factors support this view...

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European Hotel M&A Trends for 2017

07 Sep, 2017

European Hotel M&A Trends for 2017

2016 saw the completion of two of the sectors largest megadeals that were announced at the end of 2015: Marriott International’s acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts was completed in September 2016...

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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 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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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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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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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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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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New Trends Shaping The Alcohol Industry in US

18 Oct, 2017

New Trends Shaping The Alcohol Industry in US

Consumers today want to know more about the history and production methods behind what they drink. They enjoy experimenting across categories and styles. As a result, they are less brand-loyal than ever before...

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Milan: One Of The Best Place To Grow

28 Oct, 2017

Milan: One Of The Best Place To Grow

​Milan is one of the most important Italian cities not only for business but also for international fashion and fairs. The hotel market experienced considerable growth in 2015, driven by the EXPO....

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Eurozone Economic Sentiment at Highest Since 2001

31 Oct, 2017

Eurozone Economic Sentiment at Highest Since 2001

Eurozone economic sentiment rose in October for the fifth consecutive month to reach its highest level since the start of 2001, showing almost no impact from the Catalan crisis, according to European Commission...

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Key Forces Shaping the Luxury Market

19 Nov, 2017

Key Forces Shaping the Luxury Market

In last year’s we looked at ‘luxury's new normal', mid-way through ‘the decade of change', and we discussed the opportunities created by changing consumer behaviors, the blurring of channels to market...

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World of Luxury

19 Nov, 2017

World of Luxury

​The economic environment for luxury brands continues to be challenging, with slow growth in major developed economies, high levels of debt in emerging markets, deflation or low inflation in rich countries...

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Last Year M&A Review and New Year Outlook

05 Jan, 2018

Last Year M&A Review and New Year Outlook

For most of 2017, the M&A picture was mixed: In the US, buyers continued acting on historically low borrowing costs and a strengthening economy. Parts of Europe and Asia drove inbound and outbound investment...

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