25 Jun 2020  |  North America
COVID-19 Containment Measures to Weaken Economic Activities
The outlook for the Central America and Caribbean economies is expected to stay bleak in 2020, registering technical recession in Q2–Q3 of 2020 and a full year recession for 2021. Local and global containment measures, along with the economies’ large dependence on tourism and remittances particularly coming from the United States, have led to a...
22 Apr 2020  |  Asia Pacific
COVID-19 Outbreak to Weigh Severely on Demand
Economies in Asia-Pacific are likely to experience sluggish growth in 2020 on account of the unexpected ramifications of the COVID-19 outbreak. Regional growth is likely to remain stunted in H1 2020 due to the outbreak, but expected to pick up in H2 2020 as the lockdowns and travel bans are expected to be lifted. Key economies like Australia and ...
06 Apr 2020  |  South Asia, Middle East & North Africa
Vehicle Electrification Readiness Assessment
India is at the crossroads where the economy is seeing a strong push not only from policy makers towards electric mobility, but also from electric vehicle manufacturers for increasing the adoption of energy-efficient vehicles. Frost & Sullivan’s Electric Vehicle Readiness Index examines 40 key Tier I and Tier II Indian cities, based on their read...
30 Jan 2020  |  North America
Regional Activity Modestly Picking Up; GDP Growth to Remain Moderate
The Americas are expected to record tepid growth in 2020, higher than that of 2019. Advanced economies such as the US and Canada are likely to witness an economic rebound in 2020. Other smaller economies like Panama and Chile are poised to grow as well. However, Argentina’s growth is likely to remain contracted on account of currency deterioratio...
17 Jan 2020  |  Europe
Subdued Global Demand and Political Uncertainty Disourage Business Confidence
The economic outlook for Western Europe is expected to stay muted in 2020. The US-China trade wars, global economic slowdown, and the uncertainty surrounding Brexit have softened external demand, affecting export-based economies such as Germany. While unemployment rates have been low and stable across most of Western Europe, job growth has plateaue...
24 Dec 2019  |  Europe
Weak Global Economy Discouraging Exports
The economies of Eastern European countries have had a slow 2019, with stalling or contracting growth in certain economies. The global economic slump, ongoing trade wars, the weak German economy, and Brexit have discouraged external demand. Internal demand, due to low inflation, wage growth, and tight labor markets, has been able to sustain the pro...
13 Nov 2019  |  South Asia, Middle East & North Africa
The Fastest Growing Economy in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) is Driven by Export-led Growth, Robust Private Consumption, and High Volumes of Public Sector Investment
South Asia is currently a hotbed of economic development. India has typically always been considered the main economic attraction of the region, but lately, Bangladesh has been establishing itself as a key attraction in the region. Bangladesh is now the fastest growing economy of the Asia Pacific. This research has been designed to provide insight ...
17 Sep 2019  |  Asia Pacific
Weak External Sector Performance Restraining Growth
The economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region experienced a slowdown due to increasing global trade tensions in the second quarter of 2019. Key economies in the region such as China, India, and Thailand have experienced slower than anticipated growth rates, in line with global economic slowdown. In H2 2019, inflationary pressure in the region rema...
12 Sep 2019  |  North America
A Potential Second Term for Trump Could See the Introduction of a Point-based System for Green Cards and a Favored Nation Drug Pricing
The US is witnessing some major trade policy shifts that are having a significant impact on the US and the global economy. The results of the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections and policies thereafter also stand to significantly influence the growth trajectory of the US economy. In the light of these anticipated events, research on this topic has...
26 Jul 2019  |  Global
A Data-driven Research-based Country Pipeline System to Gauge Country Competitiveness in Healthcare
Despite global political uncertainties and a subdued economic outlook, 2019 proves to be promising for the global healthcare industry, supported by growing and more aware middle class, accelerated aging population across the globe seeking personalized medical insurance, and higher R&D budgets across the board. The adoption of digital technologies g...