A Dozen Dangers of Deflation

It is often echoed in the media how dangerous deflation is. But, when it comes to ‘why’, journalists, bankers and even economists have a hard time putting together a clear and concise argument. Banking Reports, Ltd. has created this list of ‘A Dozen Dangers of Deflation’.

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Clothing Merchants to Maximize Seamless Shopping Experience Through Online-Offline Approach

Rivaling consumer electronics, clothing has become one of the most purchased physical products online in recent years. Clothing was also the leading category in global cross-border B2C E-Commerce in 2014, accounting for over a third of all cross-border online purchases. In China and Japan, online mass merchants and marketplaces have become the most popular platforms for consumers to purchase clothing. In Europe, clothing has been the leading category by share of online shoppers in countries such as the UK, Germany, Russia, Italy and Turkey. Clothing merchants stand to benefit from adoption of current market trends, including but not limited to: M-Commerce, Omnichannel and Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce. Those merchants currently operating purely online or predominantly store-based could seek to adopt these strategies in an effort to gain a share in the booming online clothing market.

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Projected Trends in the Banking Industry for 2015, Part 3

A Series Identifying Trends, Challenges and Opportunities Banks and Bankers Will Face in 2015

In Part-1 and Part-2 of this three-part series, Banking Reports, Ltd. Research, a leading research firm covering the banking industry, identified six significant trends that are projected to impact the banking sector during 2015. These trends have included: Apple Pay, FED rate-hike, African banking, the Chinese banking system, crypto-currencies and commodity-sensitive economies. In  this final installment, Banking Reports will explore four final trends and how they will impact the industry this year, including: PayPal, FinTech vs. FinServ, Europe's struggles, and the biggest challenges and successes for the upcoming year.

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Projected Trends in the Banking Industry for 2015, Part 2

A Series Identifying Trends, Challenges and Opportunities Banks and Bankers Will Face in 2015

In Part-1 of this three-part series, Banking Reports, Ltd. Research, a leading banking industry research firm, identified the first three, out of a total of 10, trends that will impact the banking industry throughout 2015, including: Apple Pay, FED rate-hike and African banking. In this second installment, we will take a look at trends in the Chinese banking system, crypto-currencies and commodity-sensitive economies.

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Projected Trends in the Banking Industry for 2015, Part 1

A Series Identifying Trends, Challenges and Opportunities Banks and Bankers Will Face in 2015

Bankers throughout the globe primarily focus on operating their banks in a safe and efficient way. But, they have little time to gain clear, established and organized information about the industry as a whole, and as we move into a new year, it is as critical of a time as ever to understand the factors that will be driving the industry moving forward. Therefore, Banking Reports, Ltd. Research, a leading banking industry research firm, has identified the following trends to help bankers better understand the challenges and opportunities that will arise throughout 2015.

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How to Identify & Solve Your Business Problems Using Market Research

Market Research can be separated into two basic categories: problem-identification research and problem-solving research. Problem-identification research helps marketing teams identify what types of problems they might have, while problem-solving research helps identify ways to solve those problems through marketing mix and segmentation. There are many problem identification and solving methods that can be completed through market research. Take a look at the examples below to see which methods can benefit your company.

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How Purchasing Flexibility Provides Value for Market Research Consultants

After spending more than 12 years as a Partner of a market strategy consulting firm in Chicago, I am continually reminded of the value that purchasing flexibility would have offered our firm as we worked to solve business issues for clients engaged in a wide variety of industries, ranging from high-tech, building materials, consumer goods, electronics, etc. Plus, consultants are required to obtain very diverse information, very often and very quickly. This can make buying market research a nightmare. The ability to customize market research purchases would have saved us time and money by focusing in on only the specific information we needed. Yet, MarketResearch.com's Profound platform offers the capability to solve this issue through tailored market research purchases and reporting.

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The Future of Enterprise Communications: A Customer Perspective

The most popular terms used by enterprise communications vendors today—and, indeed, for many years—are “UC” (which stands for “unified communications”) and “UCC” (“unified communications and collaboration”). But, if you think that means IT buyers understand what those terms mean, you’re wrong.

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Mobile Payments: Who is Winning the Market Battle?

Despite the hype, mobile payments are still rare and likely to remain so over the next ten years, at least in the developed world. It appears that the market leaders, in particular large banks, have little incentive to invest in alternative payments.

Taking into account current knowledge of market drivers, the global value of mobile payments will triple from $311 billion in 2013 to $1.1 trillion in 2017, representing a rise from less than 1% to 3% of the world card payments.

While e-commerce has become mainstream, most online purchases are still card based.

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Market Research Publisher Spotlight: Timetric

MarketResearch.com partners with over 700 publishers to offer customers the most comprehensive collection of diverse business intelligence. Each publisher has its own story and offers unique and insightful perspective into the industries they cover. This week, MarketResearch.com is spotlighting economic and business research firm Timetric. Read on to learn more about Timetric and their products.

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