Global monthly highlights: March 2015

Feb/March 2015

Research and insights


World in 2050: Will the shift in global economic power continue?
Our economists have analysed how the world could look in 2050, presenting economic growth projections for 32 of the largest economies in the world, accounting for around 84% of global GDP. This latest World in 2050 report concludes that the shift of global economic power away from the established advanced economies is set to continue, despite a marked slowdown in China after 2020. This study updates earlier analysis of global economic power shifts and forms part of PwC’s wider megatrends research programme.
Government and the Global CEO: Delivering outcomes, creating value
In addition to the 1,322 CEOs who took part in our 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, we also interviewed senior decision makers in governmental organisations and public bodies to explore the changing relationship between government, business and society. This report sets out the findings, including businesses’ priorities for government - and explores how public bodies can become more affordable, rise to the digital challenge, invest in growth and collaborate with business.
Total Retail 2015: Retailers and the age of disruption
Today's retailers live in an age of constant disruption, and in fact, the retail environment has never been more complex. We surveyed more than 19,000 online shoppers in 19 territories to discover more about their consumer habits, preferences, and expectations for a better shopping experience. Explore the findings, watch videos of retail executives interviewed by PwC and check out our interactive map that delves into global shopping habits around the world.
Anything but business as usual: A private company view of the Global CEO Survey
A riskier but more rewarding business environment has private company leaders expressing optimism about their prospects for the year ahead, according to the private company CEOs we surveyed as part of the 18th Annual Global CEO Survey. But in order to thrive in this competitive environment, private companies must disrupt ‘business as usual’ by finding new ways to create value and grow. Find out more in our private company view of the CEO Survey.
The Self-Made Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value
Authors John Sviokla and Mitch Cohen conducted the first-ever study on self-made billionaires to understand what allows them to create massive value at a time when most established businesses struggle to find new sources of revenue. Find out what they learned and how you can unleash your own growth potential by discovering how to identify and keep the talent your business needs.
Global health’s new entrants: Meeting the world’s consumers
New entrants from outside the traditional business of healthcare are redefining the global healthcare market for consumers, providers, payers, and investors. Our new report provides a global perspective on these savvy, entrepreneurial players and how they’re bringing consumer acumen, innovative business models and fresh ideas to address longstanding challenges within the healthcare and wellness markets.
The female millennial: A new era of talent
To mark International Women’s Day on Sunday 8th March 2015, we surveyed 8,756 female millennials (women born between 1980-1995) from 75 countries to find out how they feel about the world of work and their career. The report reveals that female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation, and dispels some significant myths about women and work.

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