Economists' Pick - Highlight
24 June 2016
China’s 13th Five-Year Plan sets out that a two-child policy is to be implemented across the board, allowing all couples to have a second child. Meanwhile, members of the mainland’s only-child generation are reaching the stage of starting their own families, and as this generation is much more willing to spend on high-quality products and services, mainland mother and baby products as well as the childcare services market are likely to generate business opportunities for industry players.
Highly regarded as one of the greenest domains on Earth, the Nordic region is a best- practice case for how commitment to a green economy can earn a global environmental reputation. Greater environmental focus on traditional industries, coupled with developments in renewable energy and smart cities, has made the Nordics an excellent partner in the fast-growing CleanTech businesses.
While the food sector remains ever-popular in the US franchising market, a number of newer, higher-tech opportunities are now also starting to gain ground, most notably upmarket e-cigarettes and fast turnaround electronics repairs.