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Global entertainment and media outlook: 2014 – 2018
Our 15th annual update of the Outlook provides a comprehensive online source of global analysis for consumer and advertising spend. With like-for-like, five-year historical and five-year forecast data and commentary across 13 industry segments in 54 countries, the Outlook makes it easy to compare and contrast consumer and advertising spend across segments and countries. Find out more about where the entertainment and media industry is headed - and why having a business strategy fit for the digital age is imperative.
We the urban people: Cities of Opportunity
What do talented professionals in their most productive working years care about most when it comes to their cities? What are the qualities that cities need in order to continue building prosperity? Does a rising percentage of older people pose a threat to urban social and health services and city growth - or will longevity turn into value potential as these citizens continue their vital engagement in city life? To answer these questions and more, we investigated demographics in 30 of the world’s leading cities in this companion study to Cities of Opportunity 6.
Capital project and infrastructure spending: Outlook to 2025
Infrastructure spending has started to rebound from the global financial crisis and is expected to grow significantly over the coming decade, according to this new research by PwC and Oxford Economics. Based on an in-depth analysis of 49 countries that account for 90% of global economic output, this report shows where infrastructure spending is shifting, and what’s driving that change - both domestically and globally.
Remoulding your workforce for a new marketplace
Financial services CEOs have hiring back on their minds with more than half planning to take on extra staff in the coming year, according to this new report. And they’re looking to bring in new recruits from diverse backgrounds, including people from internet and social media companies or specialist analytics consultancies. Drawing on findings from the 17th Annual Global CEO Survey as well as our wide-ranging work with FS clients, we explore the HR challenges being thrown up by the accelerating market transformation in financial services.
Five megatrends and their implications - directors edition
The concept of megatrends isn’t new. Companies may call megatrends by different names, but most have organised their strategy in some way, shape, or form around them. This short report contains a summary of the five global megatrends we see shaping the world and driving markets and business – and outlines potential implications to management teams, directors, and other stakeholders.
Insurance 2020: The digital prize - Taking customer connection to a new level
We spoke to more than 9,000 consumers across 16 countries to gather customer views on the changing nature of non-life insurance. According to our research, 71% of general insurance consumers already use a digital platform, such as price comparison websites, insurance sites and social media, to research before buying products or services. With more access to information than ever before, customer expectations are rising rapidly, leaving non-life insurers behind. Find out how digital innovation could help general insurers to develop greater customer engagement, insight and experience - and tap into new commercial opportunities.
Global Top 100 companies - 2014 update
The US now boasts nearly half of the world’s 100 most valuable companies with 47 companies compared to 42 five years ago, and 33 in 2008. Our research also finds that between 2009 and 2014, the total market capitalisation of the world’s top 100 companies ballooned by more than six trillion dollars, an average increase of $60bn. In this report, we’ve ranked the top 100 global companies by market capitalisation and compared how the list has evolved from March 2009 to March 2014. Take a look to see who are the risers and the fallers, and how the global landscape and sector dynamics have changed over time.
Living & Working in Bangkok
The contents of this guide have been drawn together from the experiences of our expatriate clients and staff over the years and we hope we’ve compiled a useful reference book for expatriates and their families who have recently arrived in Bangkok.
Paying Taxes 2014
Paying Taxes 2014 is a unique study which investigates and compares tax regimes across 189 economies worldwide, ranking them according to the relative ease of paying taxes.
Doing Business and Investing in Thailand
This Guide has been prepared for the assistance of those interested in doing business in Thailand or planning to do so.

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