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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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Emerging Trends in Real Estate in Europe 2017 and beyond

06 Sep, 2017

Emerging Trends in Real Estate in Europe 2017 and beyond

Investors continue to see value in real estate across many parts of Europe. However, return expectations are being scaled down, and the importance of active asset management...

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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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Five Global Retail Trends 2017

06 Sep, 2017

Five Global Retail Trends 2017

There are 5 biggest retail trends impacting the industry today. Some of these trends have already emerged, with many of the biggest retailers beginning to respond and adapt their strategies accordingly....

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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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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: sleepy coastal towns turned high-tech manufacturing centers; Shanghai’s quaint riverfront sprouting an iconic...

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do consumers shop? (Part1)

28 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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How do consumers shop? (Part2)

28 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top 10 luxury companies

11 Oct, 2017

Top 10 luxury companies

The world’s Top 10 luxury goods companies are the same since 2014, with little acquisition activity by the leading companies during the year. The major M&A event — the €50 billion merger of Italy’s Luxottica...

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Lisbon: One Of The Best Place To Grow

12 Oct, 2017

Lisbon: One Of The Best Place To Grow

Following three consecutive strong years in RevPAR growth, we forecast continued growth in Lisbon’s hotel market. Limited new supply and large conferences and events planned in the city are expected to push ADR...

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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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7 Future Cities of the World

20 Oct, 2017

7 Future Cities of the World

With a drastic increase in population of the world and the space getting smaller — inventors, architects, developers are all coming up with unique and inventive ideas to utilize more and more space — ideas like...

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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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Madrid: One Of The Best Place To Grow

17 Nov, 2017

Madrid: One Of The Best Place To Grow

As the Spanish economy is expected to continue its recovery and Madrid gains further competitiveness as a major business centre, expectations for the hotel market remain favorable....

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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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Frankfurt: One Of The Best Place To Grow

29 Nov, 2017

Frankfurt: One Of The Best Place To Grow

As Germany’s financial and business center, Frankfurt’s hotel market is expected to benefit from the country’s economic growth as well as recovering Eurozone countries into 2017 and 2018....

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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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Retail Sector Faces ‘Fight to Survive' in 2018

10 Jan, 2018

Retail Sector Faces ‘Fight to Survive' in 2018

Lacklustre consumer spending will particularly hurt the sector, as a result of disposable incomes being squeezed by a jump in inflation coupled with stagnant wage growth...

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German Retail Experiences Record Growth in 2017

16 Jan, 2018

German Retail Experiences Record Growth in 2017

​Low unemployment, rising wages and growing online sales have enabled German retailers to achieve record growth in 2017, preliminary figures published on Friday by the Federal Statistical Office suggest....

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10 Trends Will Drive the Global Fashion Industry in 2018

23 Jan, 2018

10 Trends Will Drive the Global Fashion Industry in 2018

The new year is in full swing and the fashion industry should be poised to pick up on what’s been renewed optimism in retail....

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M&As In 2018

23 Jan, 2018

M&As In 2018

Global mergers and acqusitions (M&As) are expected to hit a record $3.2 trillion in 2018 after hitting $2.6 trillion in 2017...

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Global M&A Activity Hits Record

09 Apr, 2018

Global M&A Activity Hits Record

In the first three months of 2018, there were 3,774 deals globally, totaling $890.7 billion. So far this year, there have been $393.9 billion invested in U. S. companies....

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Smaller M&A Deals Work Out Better

14 May, 2018

Smaller M&A Deals Work Out Better

The myth that 75% of all mergers fail has long been dispelled. It was based on a statistic related to announcement day effect that failed to capture the reality of corporate value creation....

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