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Industry Risk/Reward Index - Political, Economic Headwinds Depress Risk/Rewards Assessments - JULY 2016

Americas June 2016 / Latin America / Industry

The Americas' IT market Risk/Reward Index (RRI) average score declined by 1.1 points q-o-q in Q316, as political and economic pressures came to bear on several key regional markets, depressing demand for advanced IT hardware, services and software in late 2015 and early 2016. For markets such as Colombia, this will be a short-term issue, with a recovery in spending set to be seen from early 2017. Other markets will be impacted over the longer term, however, with Brazil's spiralling political crisis and deep impact of falling oil prices on Venezuela's economy set to plague these countries well into 2017 and beyond.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Telecare To Shape Pharmaceutical Opportunities - JULY 2016

Asia June 2016 / Asia / Industry

The telecare industry will flourish in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia, which are mature ICT markets in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. The maturity of their respective ICT sectors will incentivise operators to expand into telecare as a means of tapping affluent populations to offset plateauing subscriber growth, and sets the foundation to facilitate a deeper penetration of telecare. Moreover, demand for telecare to augment existing healthcare resources is strong in these markets and will shape the medical sectors. This will have important ramifications for pharmaceutical firms as it creates scope for better diagnosis rates and adherence to medicine regimens.

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Industry Risk/Reward Index - New Technologies A Boost, But Risks Remain - JULY 2016

Emerging Europe June 2016 / Europe / Industry

The IT Risk/Reward Index (RRI) for Europe continues to be dominated by Western Europe, with the UK overtaking France this quarter through its greater potential for new services. Other over-performers benefits from EU membership, the need to catch and improved economic conditions, driving higher consumer and enterprise confidence. The main under-performers lose out because of heightened political risk, weak currencies and poorer macroeconomic environment. New technologies and the need to catch up will drive future growth, but risks remain on the global economic outlook in the short-term.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Local Relevance Key To Mobile Gaming Monetisation - JULY 2016

Middle East & Africa June 2016 / Africa / Industry

As the popularity of indigenous content grows and smartphone penetration increases, Sub-Saharan African game developers are eyeing the emerging mobile content opportunity. Regional peculiarities, on the one hand, will demand multiple monetisation strategies, while take up, on the other, will be encouraged by a younger demographic and rising household incomes.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Few MVNO Winners In Developed Markets - JULY 2016

Western Europe June 2016 / Europe / Industry

The UK Post Office's decision to close its MVNO is no surprise, as it came late into the market and did not offer compelling and unique services to customers. The success of its Italian and French counterparts shows it is necessary to match the market trends and be innovative, meaning that only a few MVNOs will be successful in today's developed telecoms markets.

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