This week, we look at China’s slowing economic growth.
China’s new tech board with its relaxed IPO rules will likely draw more domestic tech startups to go public at home. The move is part of China’s effort to develop its tech sector and boost economic growth in general.
This report outlines the current landscape of the $114B US furniture and home furnishing industry, the changing behavior of the US consumer (including millennials), and profiles retailers that have innovated with new business models, technology and operational strategies.
At the second Belt and Road Forum, China’s president Xi sought to emphasize the country’s desire to open to the outside world, and listed outcomes of the Belt and Road Initiative.
US GDP increased by an annual seasonally adjusted rate of 3.2% in the first quarter of 2019, versus 2.2% in the fourth quarter of 2018. GDP in China increased 6.4% year over year in the first quarter of 2019, the same as the previous quarter.
The latest development of increasing tariffs for Chinese goods adds uncertainty to US-China trade negotiations, although it appears to be a negotiating tactic: Turning up the heat on China immediately before crucial talks.
In March, US gasoline-price deflation eased to near-zero, contributing to an uptick in overall consumer price inflation. China retail sales growth picked up pace to 8.7% year over year.
2019 Tax Tracker Week 12 — Final: Post-Tax-Day Wrap-Up — Number of Returns Up Slightly, Average Refund Down 2.0%
Following the April 15 filing deadline, the number of filings remains positive, however the total amount and average refund size trail the year-ago figures.
In our weekly series Insights from China, we examine issues that affect international brands and retailers in China. We cover areas such as policy, consumer behavior, consumer sentiment, government regulations and the competitive landscape — as they affect the business operations and future outlook.
The Greater Bay Area, or “China’s Silicon Valley”: What is It, How Will It Develop and How Can Businesses Benefit?
The Greater Bay Area could be China’s answer to Silicon Valley. On February 18, 2019, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council of the People’s Republic of China released a development plan for the Greater Bay Area.
On March 23, 2019, Italy and China signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. Italy has become the first member of the G7 major advanced economies to sign up to this initiative.
Each month, we round up key metrics that reflect consumer demand in the US, the UK and China. In these updates, we focus on direct, leading indicators of the health of the consumer economy — namely, wage growth, price changes and retail sales growth.
Insights from China: Slowing Growth, Further Opening of China’s Economy, and Demands to Accelerate the Digital Transformation — Key Points from China’s “Two Sessions”
In our weekly series Insights from China, we curate ongoing developments to distill what international brands and retailers need to know about China to succeed in the country. We cover areas such as policy, consumer behavior, consumer sentiment, government regulations and the competitive landscape – as they affect international companies selling to Chinese consumers or looking to enter the market.
Each month, we round up key metrics that reflect consumer demand in the US, the UK and China. In these updates, we focus on direct, leading indicators of the health of the consumer economy.
Lowe’s (NYSE: LOW) Fiscal 4Q18 Results: Mixed Results and In-Line Guidance, Yet Many Opportunities for Improvement in 2019
Lowe’s reported mixed Q4 results and 2019 guidance was higher on revenues, in line on EPS. Q4 EPS was $0.80, beating consensus by a penny. Comps were +1.7% below +2.1% consensus. Revenues were slightly light. 2010 revenue guidance was +2%, ahead of +1.8% consensus, comp guidance was +3%, ahead of +2.9% consensus, EPS guidance of $6.00-$6.10 was in line.
Copyright © 2019 by CORESIGHT RESEARCH. All Rights Reserved