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Industry Trend Analysis - Recovery In Argentine Consumer Outlook To Kick Off In 2017 - JAN 2017

Americas November 2016 / Argentina / Industry

Argentina's consumer outlook will take the first steps towards a recovery in 2017 as it rebounds from years of decline. As inflationary pressures abate, we forecast real private consumption to accelerate from -2.5% in 2016 to 3.4% in 2017. That being said, much of this improvement is coming from a low base and the consumption outlook will be constrained by remaining weak labour dynamics and persistently high inflation which will put downward pressure on disposable incomes.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Cautious Consumers To Tighten Their Belts - JAN 2017

Asia November 2016 / Hong Kong / Industry

Hong Kong's retail sector will remain increasingly challenging in 2017 as domestic consumer sentiment wanes and in-bound tourism contracts. Real estate prices have been falling in 2016, resulting in negative wealth effects on property owners and weak consumption growth. We have revised our forecasts for real private consumption for both 2016 and 2017.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Positive Consumer Outlook For Hungary - JAN 2017

Emerging Europe November 2016 / Hungary / Industry

We hold a positive outlook for consumption for Hungary on the back of a tightening labour market and expansionary fiscal policy. As wages rise, so will disposable incomes thus driving growth in household spending. We forecast real private consumption to grow by 4% over 2016 and 3.5% over 2017.

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Industry Trend Analysis - AB InBev To Tap SABMiller's Africa Expertise - JAN 2017

Middle East & Africa November 2016 / Africa / Industry

The completed acquisition of SABMiller by AB InBev provides the company with a strong foothold in Africa, where rising incomes, increasing formalisation and youthful demographics offer vast opportunities for volume expansion. We highlight Ghana as a prime example of an African market set for impressive growth in the beer sector over our forecast period to 2020, with AB InBev well positioned to benefit thanks to SABMiller's pioneering low-cost strategy that meets local preferences.

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10 Year Forecasts - Aldi: Falling Profits Will Not Prevent Future Growth - DEC 2016

Western Europe October 2016 / United Kingdom / Industry

We believe Aldi will continue to enjoy strong revenue growth in the UK on the back of its popular discount model, large-scale investment plans and weaker consumer spending environment. However, we do expect the traditional 'Big Four' supermarkets to provide tougher competition in the coming years which may weigh on profit margins.

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