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"Since 1983, any foreign automaker that has wanted access to the local market has had to set up a JV with a domestic firm, in which the Chinese ownership must be at least 50%," explains a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit for PwC on setting up partnerships in the country. Foreign companies ...
Civil society is weak ... and the judiciary is not independent," finds The Economist Intelligence Unit. With more corruption in Hungary, Orban may simply ramp up his rhetoric against immigrants, which so far has won him votes. But ultimately the corruption will be too real and the rhetoric too empty for ...

... will provide a platform for the healthcare industry to converge, recognise and discuss various innovative solutions for addressing the increasing incidence of the disease throughout Middle East," said Charles Goddard, editorial director, Asia-Pacific, The Economist Intelligence Unit, and chair of the event. War Cancer
Living in a city is usually more expensive than living in a suburban or rural area of any part of the world, but which of the world's city's top the charts in terms of living expenses? The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research and analysis division of The Economist magazine, evaluated 133 cities ...

... she has worked as a contributor and policy analyst for several research institutes, including China Analysis, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and China Policy. She regularly contributes to Oxford Analytica and the Economist Intelligence Unit on projects pertaining to Chinese politics and society.
There is less than a year left until the UK officially leaves the European Union. However, for 21 months after that or possibly even longer, there will be a transition period during which the UK will still have access to the single market and be bound by the obligation of membership. The Economist ... Brexit
Miguel Chanco, lead Asean analyst for the Economist Intelligence Unit, said the risks to Cambodia's economy are evident from past experience with Vietnam. Chanco said that the US imposed high duties on Vietnamese steel in December 2017, because they determined it had too much Chinese material in ... Brexit
A set of measures to promote business tourism in Angola is being introduced, facilitating access to the country and domestic transport, as part of government efforts to stimulate the economy, according to the latest report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). In the document, the EIU highlights the ... Brexit
The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index offers a dispiriting diagnosis. In its 10th edition, published in January, the index indicated democracy is in declining health. A total of 89 of the 167 countries assessed last year received lower scores than the year before. Only 19 were found to be “full ... Brexit
A new report released from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) finds that entrepreneurs are more passionate than consumers about global economic and policy issues. Their businesses are heavily influenced by social causes and their growth is foremost reliant on global expansion and social media ... Brexit
"However, European cities tend to be priciest in the household, personal care, recreation and entertainment categories, with Zurich and Geneva the most expensive, perhaps reflecting a greater premium on discretionary spending." According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, the cheapest cities in the ... Brexit
"The Worldwide Cost of Living" report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has ranked Karachi as the sixth cheapest city in the world. ... and there is some correlation between The Economist Intelligence Unit's cost of living ranking and its sister ranking, the liveability survey, the report stated. Brexit
The Economist Intelligence Unit has claimed that Karachi is one of the cheapest cities in the world, ranked 6th from the bottom out of a list of 133 cities on the Worldwide Cost of Living report released earlier this week. The survey by the British group, which provides research and analysis to businesses, has ... Brexit
That's probably the big concern,” Mike Jakeman of the Economist Intelligence Unit said. But some trade experts say that the EU's planned retaliation flouts WTO rules and has already provoked President Trump into threatening a tit-for-tat 25 percent tariff on European car exports into the U.S.. Financial ... Brexit
Dublin has replaced London as one of the 10 most expensive European cities for international visitors, after the UK capital dropped six places in The Economist Intelligence Unit's Worldwide Cost of Living survey. It revealed that UK cities are at their cheapest level in more than two decades, due to the sharp ... Brexit

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C., and San Francisco tie as the fourth-most expensive cities in North America, based on cost of living, in an annual report. The Economist Group Intelligence Unit's Worldwide Cost of Living 2018 survey ranks New York and Los Angeles as the two most expensive cities in ... Brexit
Bengaluru: Bengaluru is the world's fifth cheapest city while Chennai and New Delhi, at eighth and tenth places, respectively, are among the top ten cheapest cities to live in, a new report said. As per The Economist Intelligence Unit's report “Worldwide cost of living 2018; Which global cities have the highest ... Brexit
SINGAPORE remains the most expensive city in the world for the fifth year running, according to the latest findings of the Worldwide Cost of Living Survey from The Economist Intelligence Unit. The survey, which compares the price of over 150 items in 133 cities around the world, found that Singapore was ... Brexit
Dublin has overtaken London in a world-wide cost of living ranking because of the Brexit-induced weakening of sterling. The survey by The Economist Intelligence Unit said the weakening of sterling since the Brexit vote has pushed the UK capital down the rankings. Dublin is ranked 19th out of 133 cities, ... Brexit
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) predicts growth to accelerate to 2% this year. The unemployment rate has dropped to 5.2% in January 2018 from the three-year high of 6% recorded in March 2016. These ensure continued improvement in its fiscal balances. Already, the government's budget deficit ... Brexit
Pepijn Bergsen, analyst from the Economist Intelligence Unit, said EU reform will be top of the list as Merkel considers her legacy. She wants to further secure Europe's borders and reduce the migrant flows across the Mediterranean. But she sees Chinese influence, especially in central and eastern Europe, ... Brexit
According to research firm the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), "Mattarella may also award an 'exploratory' mandate, giving a prime minister-designate several days to negotiate with other parties before reporting back to him." "More than one round of talks is possible, as the president would be very ... Brexit
Facebook, which commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to create a comprehensive "Inclusive Internet Index," found India in the middle of Asian countries ... The EIU is a British business within the Economist Group, providing forecasting and advisory services through research and analysis. Brexit
ISLAMABAD: The fragile democracy is on a steady retreat in Pakistan despite the fact that the political government is nearing the completion of its term, says a fresh democracy index released by one of the most reputed publications in the world. According to 10th edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit's ... Brexit
Ukraine was classified as a "hybrid regime." Its score in the "electoral process and pluralism" category is 6.17 points, 6.67 in the "political participation", 6.25 in "political culture," and 6.18 in "civil liberties." Ukraine received the least points in the "functioning of government" category – only 3.21. As it can be ... Brexit
LIE DETECTORS ARE not widely used in business, but Ping An, a Chinese insurance company, thinks it can spot dishonesty. The company lets customers apply for loans through its app. Prospective borrowers answer questions about their income and plans for repayment by video, which monitors around ... Brexit
Angola's currency, the kwanza, is expected to continue to depreciate against the main currencies – the euro and the dollar – given the sharp difference between the exchange rate at the auctions organised by the National Bank of Angola and the parallel market, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit ... Brexit
“Greece is more likely to leave the Eurozone in the medium term rather than continue to be a member,” says an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report. EIU is a British business within the Economist Group that provides economic forecasts and advisory services through research and analysis. Brexit
As a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit titled "Cause for concern? The top 10 risks to the global economy" puts it: "There has arguably never been a greater disconnect between the apparent strength of the global economy and the magnitude of geopolitical, financial and operational risks that ... Brexit
Independent human rights watchdogs agree Russia has been increasingly guilty of silencing its opponents under Putin. The Economist Intelligence Unit, a London-based consultancy, says during the course of his administration the country has become a fully-fledged authoritarian regime. Some Putin critics ... Brexit
One of the biggest questions facing schools right now is how to prepare students for a labor market that could be radically reshaped by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence. In a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit, a research group affiliated with the weekly magazine, many K-12 ... Brexit
Mike Jakeman, global economist at the Economist Intelligence Unit, stressed that infrastructure would be a difficult project for Trump after tax reform. "Trump doesn't have the money to spend on infrastructure," he told CNBC this week, noting that the new budget represented a huge shift from the traditionally ... Brexit
While Jakarta may still lag behind other major cities in terms of internet infrastructure, a recent survey revealed that the capital is one of the world's leading cities for digital businesses. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit's “Connecting Commerce” report, Jakarta ranked 8th among 45 cities in the ... Brexit
The Economist has ranked Libya 154 out of 167 countries in its latest edition of Democracy Index 2017. According to the index entitled "Free speech under attack," Libya came in the 14th place in the Arab world, followed by Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Syria. The index is based on 5 criteria, which includes, ... Brexit
North America has been classed as a “flawed democracy”, falling short of the threshold of a fully democratic society for the second year running, according to a comprehensive new report. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) produces an annual review ranking countries on their adherence to 60 distinct ... Brexit
Read alsoUkraine 12 points ahead of Russia in World Justice Project's Rule of Law IndexThe Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index is based on five categories: electoral process and pluralism; civil liberties; the functioning of government; political participation; and political culture. Based on their ... Brexit
The reality of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's India has been uncovered and it is not very pleasing, the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) latest Global Democracy Index report suggests. India — which scored the 42nd place on the Index, disclosed earlier this week — suffers from lack of tolerance and a ... Brexit
In contrast to the Economist Intelligence Unit, IDEA contests the current view that democracy is in decline, arguing instead that it has shown resilience. Taking data from 1975 to 2016, it shows how the percentage of democratic countries has risen from 30% to 68%. IDEA does however acknowledge that ... Brexit
5 Insights to Help Prepare Students for the Future of Work, From the Economist and Google. Michele Molnar ... Preparing students for 21st-century jobs that have yet to be imagined will require teaching “soft skills” and new teaching strategies, a worldwide study by the Economist's Intelligence Unit found. Brexit
For the second consecutive year the United States ranks as a “flawed democracy” according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, which annually ranks the health of democracy in nations around the world. The U.S. tied with Italy and trails just behind South Korea in the EIU's ranking. The U.S. and Italy — with ... Brexit
Dar es Salaam — Tanzania is perceived as better off in democracy in East Africa after ranking top in the bloc's Democracy Index 2017 ranking by the London based Economist Intelligence Unit. The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index, whose 2017 edition was published this week, provides a ... Brexit
The Economist's report says that a large share of those living under autocratic rule are in China. Photo: Artur Widak / NurPhoto via Getty ... The tenth edition of the Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index suggests that this unwelcome trend remains firmly in place," The Economist writes. Show less. Brexit
NO WONDER they are called “patients”. When people enter the health-care systems of rich countries today, they know what they will get: prodding doctors, endless tests, baffling jargon, rising costs and, above all, long waits. Some stoicism will always be needed, because health care is complex and ... Brexit
BEIJING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- While China's first-tier cities tend to grab the limelight, it is the lower-tier cities that will see stronger economic growth in coming years, according to a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Supported by infrastructure development, cities in central China have made ... Brexit
The state of democracy in Cambodia has declined to the point where it is now led by an outright “authoritarian” regime, according to the latest Democracy Index from the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Democracy Index 2017, released yesterday, ranked Cambodia 124th out of 167 countries, sliding 12 ... Brexit
MANILA, Philippines – The rule of President Rodrigo Duterte and the extension of martial law in Mindanao have "adversely affected" the quality of democracy in the Philippines, according to a report of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). In its Democracy Index 2017 released on Wednesday, January 31, ... Brexit
"Pakistan's external position remains extremely vulnerable," Duncan Innes-Ker, regional director for Asia and Australia at advisory firm the Economist Intelligence Unit, told CNBC via email. "Rising oil prices have pushed up its import bill." But, Emad Mostaque, co-chief investment officer at emerging market ... Brexit
Georgia's economy will grow between four to six percent in 2018, believes analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit Max Lambertson. The Economist Intelligence Unit is the research and analysis division of The Economist Group, a sister company of the Economist magazine. Lambertson posted on Twitter ... Brexit


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