The full force of the economic downturn is now being felt in Europe. As our Jan/Feb '09 report indicates, it is clear there is further bad news to come as corporate de-stocking and weakening exports add to the problems caused by consumer stress, credit shortages and uncertainty in the financial markets.
LISTEN to the Economic Pulse debrief by the report's author, David Hutchings, Head of European Research Group
With most of the world in recession, recovery is more likely to start in 2010 according to our Jan/Feb '09 report. Landlords can expect to see tenant demand continue, supported by Asia's increasing share of global consumption, investment and manufacturing. In the short term, tenants should be able to trim their occupancy costs to help see them through this slow growth phase.
LISTEN to the Economic Pulse debrief by this report's author, Megan Walters, Chief Economist, Asia Pacific
As tough as it is for retail right now, this Valuation Advisory Services briefing offers evidence that the race to the bottom has begun, a hopeful sign that the worst is coming to an end. Meanwhile, the industry continues to adapt and innovate.
Opportunities for banking branches to meet changing consumer needs in an uncertain economy are identified in this joint briefing prepared in partnership by C&W Global Consulting and leading retail market research firm Envirosell.
For investors who are prepared to take a long-term view, Indonesia has a great deal to offer, including its low-cost base from which to operate. As this report examines, Indonesia may present a risk-return equation, but with Asia standing to benefit from global shifts, the country could be one of the winners. The next step is to introduce trade, economic and financial policies to boost investment.
Just as every expansion contains the seeds of the next recession, this report explains why the flip side - that every recession contains the seeds of the next expansion — is equally true, and predicts when the turnaround will take place.
This report evaluates the "SEZ" growth story in India, the opportunities and challenges these zones present to business, and how the saga is likely to unfold in the future in a changing country and world.
Despite a gloomy outlook for European economies, it is worth noting that the relative lack of major economic and debt imbalances in core countries points to a better ability to withstand the slowdown and the impact of the deleveraging