Tagged: Financial Crisis

Number of Billionaires in Brazil is rising

Consumer Behavior in Brazil: Number of billionaires expected to grow 157% in 10 years, study says

Brazil had 53 billionaires in 2012. In 2022, there will be 136, according to the annual survey provides Wealth Report, released recently by consultancy Knight Frank. The growth in the number of billionaires expected for Brazil, 157%, is the worlds third largest, behind China 214% and Indonesia 190%.Currently, the country with the most billionaires are the United States, with 543 people – a number that will rise to 1101 in ten years. Second on the list today is China, with 154 billionaires, and the third is with Germany and the UK – both have 149 billionaires […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: becoming the biggest market of luxury products

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: becoming the biggest market of luxury products

Observers predict that China will soon be biggest in the world for high-end designer consumer goods. Chinese people will buy more than half their acquisition of luxury goods on the mainland in 2014 rather than overseas, as is the case now, business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan said in its latest survey […]

Design in Brazil: overcoming exchange rate pressure and increasing exports with innovation

Design in Brazil: overcoming exchange rate pressure and increasing exports with innovation

Despite the devaluation of the dollar is affecting the competitiveness of Brazilian industry — especially manufacturing — companies such as Marcopolo, Anatomic Gel and Inova Electronic Systems have managed to maintain their level of exports and to increase sales to other countries to invest in innovation, refinement and reduction of production costs […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Super-rich in growing passion for investment

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Super-rich in growing passion for investment

Demand for art, watches, rare wines, vintage cars and other offbeat investments expanded in 2010 as the world’s super-rich rebounded from the financial crisis, according the latest World Wealth Report […]

Watch John Gerzema’s “The post-crisis consumer” talk at TED

Watch John Gerzema’s “The post-crisis consumer” talk at TED

John Gerzema says there’s an upside to the recent financial crisis — the opportunity for positive change. Speaking at TEDxKC, he identifies four major cultural shifts driving new consumer behavior and shows how businesses are evolving to connect with thoughtful spending […]

Watch Noreena Hertz’s “How to use experts — and when not to” talk at TED

Watch Noreena Hertz’s “How to use experts — and when not to” talk at TED

We make important decisions every day — and we often rely on experts to help us decide. But, says economist Noreena Hertz, relying too much on experts can be limiting and even dangerous. She calls for us to start democratizing expertise — to listen not only to “surgeons and CEOs, but also to shop staff.” […]

Education in China: Shanghainese students still keen on an overseas education

Education in China: Shanghainese students still keen on an overseas education

Studying abroad is still proving popular despite the global economic recession […]

China, Technology, Innovation & the Environment: Energy Data, Statistics and Analysis for Oil, Gas, Electricity, Coal

China, Technology, Innovation & the Environment: Energy Data, Statistics and Analysis for Oil, Gas, Electricity, Coal

Despite the economic slowdown in exports and domestic demand in the past year, China’s demand for energy remains high […]

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: extending old-for-new car, appliance selling spree

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: extending old-for-new car, appliance selling spree

China is going to expand schemes that give domestic consumers a discount if they trade in old cars and household appliances for new ones, said Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Jiang Zengwei […]