posts tagged ‘recession

Read our roundups in magazine form on Flipboard, via the iOS and Android app or online; click here to find our magazine collection. -A New York Times interactive piece examines how the recession reshaped the U.S. economy, in 255 charts. -In Latin America, the Pacific-facing nations’ GDP growth is outpacing that of the Atlantic-facing ones, […]

-This week we released our eighth annual year-end forecast of trends that will shape or significantly impact consumer mindset and behavior into the near future. Click here to watch a two-minute teaser video about our 10 Trends for 2013, here to read the Executive Summary and here to purchase the report. -BrandZ released its annual […]

-Hurricane Sandy raises questions about climate and the future, as NPR reports. And CNN reports that experts are warning of an era of “superstorms.” -The New York Times says a record number of professionals are leaving China, fearful about an unstable future and “a deteriorating social and moral fabric.” -The recession, coupled with technology, is […]

McKinsey Quarterly explores how companies can capture a slice of the $30 trillion that emerging market consumers will be spending by 2025. Newsweek’s David Frum takes a look at why Americans have transitioned from the panic of the recession to a more longstanding ambient anxiety. (Although by contrast, senior citizens are generally optimistic and content, […]

In our recent report “Gen Z: Digital in Their DNA,” we explore how the fledgling generation following the Millennials are communicating, socializing and shopping online. As part of our ongoing research into this cohort, we spoke to Christian Kurz, vice president of research, insights & reporting at Viacom International Media Networks, the media conglomerate whose […]

In her research into consumer behavior, Kathleen Vohs has studied impulse spending and issues around self-regulation, and how this affects consumer behavior. We asked the associate professor of marketing at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management to talk about her research and how it relates to consumers’ need to spend after four years […]

Facial Recognition Fury, Fat Taxes, Remaking “Made in China”—just a few items from our annual list of 100 Things to Watch for the year ahead. It’s a wide-ranging compilation that in part reflects broader economic, environmental, technological and social developments we’ve been tracking. As always, technology has a prominent presence: Among other things, the list […]

-Foreign Policy unveils its annual list of 100 global thinkers. -Ghana is one of the world’s fastest expanding economies, reports The Financial Times. -The Economist looks at demographic forecasts for Africa, and reports on an obesity epidemic in South Africa. -U.S. Census data shows that nearly 1 in 2 Americans are now considered to be […]

-“The Generation X Report” from the University of Michigan finds the cohort to be “active, balanced and happy” and disputes several myths, according to CNN. -The New York Times reports that while China has allowed “a creeping liberalization in popular culture” for some years, its leaders are now cracking down on media and Internet freedoms. […]

-In the wake of the Norway massacre, Le Figaro reports that “the threat of right-wing extremists is set to take on a new urgency” across Europe. -As China’s Xinhua news agency takes a prime spot in Times Square, The Telegraph reports that big Chinese companies “have begun an ambitious campaign to advertise themselves abroad,” appearing […]


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