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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...
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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...
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15 Jun 2009  |  North America
Preparing for an Aging Society: Challenges Faced by Healthcare System in European Union, Japan, and United States
Globally, nations are experiencing a decline in population growth rate accompanied by fall in mortality rate, increase in life expectancy and improvement in health condition. However, these trends have resulted in an increase in percent of aged people in the total population or an Aging Society. The segment gives an overview of the common demogra...
10 Jun 2009  |  North America
Expiring patents on revenue generating drugs, competition from generic drugs and increasing research and development cost, is forcing pharmaceutical manufacturers to often outsource drug discovery processes. Over the years pharmaceutical outsourcing has moved up the value chain from non core functions to even core functions. The segment gives an ov...
29 Jan 2010  |  North America
Amid Stimulus Measures to Bolster the Emerging Economies - What Challenges and Opportunities Lie for the Healthcare Industry?
Though most countries were affected by the current economic slowdown, the impact varied from country to country. The article looks into the affect of slowdown in six emerging countries, namely Brazil, Russia, China, India, Mexico and Poland and covers the highlights of economic stimulus measures adopted by these countries. The article also provides...
14 Jun 2010  |  North America
The global economic slowdown affected almost every nation across the globe, though, the impact varied from country to country. The article discusses the healthcare system, current healthcare related issues and recent health sector initiatives in five developed nations, namely the United States, Japan, Germany, France and United Kingdom. In addition...
20 Sep 2012  |  North America
The U.S. Debt Downgrade and GCC Currencies: Is the Exchange Rate Peg to the U.S. Dollar Sustainable?
The United States is a major security and military partner of the GCC. Between 2000 and 2010, the diversification trends among the GCC economies helped to promote bilateral trade with the United States in areas such as crude oil and natural gas production, exploration, construction, and financial services. The long-term cyclical correlation between...
15 Apr 2009  |  North America
The notion of carbon trading has gained importance since the Kyoto Protocol came into existence in 2005 mandating lower emissions from developed nations. Carbon has therefore become a tradable commodity under the emissions trading mechanism and is used as a credit which can be bought and sold in the carbon markets worldwide. In the wake of the curr...
03 Apr 2012  |  North America
Information and Communication Technology Spending Decision Support Database provides an overview of the growth trends in the ICT, IT and Telecom Spending across.
15 Jun 2012  |  North America
Health Behaviors and Status Decision Support Database focuses on the habitual indicators, as well as on major transplants and surgeries performed across countries and occupational injuries involved in different sectors. Measurements in this DSD help to make a comparative study on the risk factors associated with different disease conditions across ...