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The Democracy Index 2018

The latest edition of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Democracy Index reveals that despite a growing disillusionment with formal political institutions, political participation is on the rise in almost every region around the world, with the population being spurred into political action. The Index – which assesses the global state of democracy in 2018 – …
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The Most Expensive Cities to Live In 2017

Singapore is the world’s most expensive city for the fourth year running according to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living 2017. The report listed five Asian cities in its top six, including Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka and Seoul. The exception was Switzerland’s Zurich, which was ranked third. Geneva, Paris, New York and Copenhagen …
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The Chinese Consumer in 2030

The Economist Intelligence Unit has just published the report “The Chinese consumer in 2030.” According to the study, the Chinese consumer has finally come of age. The traditional drivers of China’s economy, investment and exports, are struggling, but the country’s consumers keep spending. Private consumption is now the main driver of economic growth in China, …
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EIU Business Environment Ranking

The Economist Intelligence Unit has just published the “Business Environment Ranking and Index 2014”. The report shows which countries offer the most welcoming environments to do business in. Developed economies in North America, Western Europe and Asia remain the best places to do business. Singapore is the world’s most investor-friendly location in 2014-18, retaining its …
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How Fast Are European Companies Adapting To Change?

“The Challenge of Speed: Driving Slow in the Fast Lane”. The report looks at how well European companies are responding to the dual challenge of enhancing agility and speed and what steps they should take to raise their game. The study, based on a survey of 461 senior European executives from a wide variety of …
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Global Fraud Report 2012

The Annual Global Fraud Survey, commissioned by Kroll Advisory Solutions and carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit, polled 839 senior executives worldwide from a board range of industries and functions in July and August 2012. Over half (52 percent) of participants represent companies with annual revenues of over $500m. Respondents this year included 28 …
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The World’s Most Competitive Cities

New York is the world’s most competitive city according to the Best Competitive Cities Rank List by the Economist Intelligence Unit. London and Singapore trail in second and third position, respectively. The ranking is based on each city’s performance across a broad range of variables including economic strength, physical capital, financial maturity, institutional effectiveness, social and cultural character, …
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The Future of Technology Disruption in Business

Ricoh Europe and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) are launching an in-depth report titled, “The Future of Technology Disruption in Business”. The study provides business leaders with a unique insight into the ways technology will change organisations between now and 2020. The report reveals that the development of existing technologies will continue to significantly influence …
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The Most Expensive Cities to Live In

For the first time in at least two decades of reporting the worldwide cost of living survey, Zurich sits atop the ranking as the world’s most expensive city. An index swing of 34 percentage points pushed the Swiss city up 4 places compared to last year to overtake Tokyo, which remains in 2nd place. Geneva, …
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Most Competitive IT Economies

The United States tops the 2011 edition of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s IT Industry Competitiveness Index. Finland and Singapore follow up in second and third place, respectively. Spain, meanwhile, moved up one place from its 2009 position to 24th. The index compares 66 countries on the extent to which they are capable of supporting a …
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