SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa falls further in Economic Freedom rankings
South Africa falls further in Economic Freedom rankings

The Economic Freedom of the World: 2015 Annual Report shows that South Africa has dropped further in ranking to 96 out of the 157 countries and territories included in the report...

15 Sep 2015

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets
Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

ARGENTINA

Smartphones and tablets drive growing share of internet content consumption in Argentina
Smartphones and tablets drive growing share of internet content consumption in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: comScore, Inc has released the latest insights on connected device usage in Argentina from its Device Essentials service.

12 Jul 2012

SWITZERLAND

IMD announces its 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings
IMD announces its 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: IMD, a top-ranked global business school based in Switzerland, has announced the findings of its annual World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY). The WCY rankings measure how well countries manage their economic and human resources to increase their prosperity.

1 Jun 2012

UNITED STATES

Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011
Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011

NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.

8 Feb 2012

BRAZIL

Brazil, Colombia: Nearly 40% of non-computer web traffic on tablets
Brazil, Colombia: Nearly 40% of non-computer web traffic on tablets

BRASILIA, BRAZIL / BOGOTA, COLOMBIA: comScore, Inc recently released its latest report on connected device usage in Latin America from comScore Device Essentials.

10 Jan 2012

UNITED STATES

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern
Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011

NEW ZEALAND

NZ set to reap millions from RWC final weekend
NZ set to reap millions from RWC final weekend

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand stands to reap a US$62.8 million* windfall from the Rugby World Cup 2011 final weekend, according to MasterCard Research.

21 Oct 2011

UNITED STATES

Global advertising spend up 5.7% in Q2 2011
Global advertising spend up 5.7% in Q2 2011

NEW YORK, US: Despite overall growth of 5.7% for the advertising industry in Q2 2011, adspend fell in nearly half the world's key markets in the second quarter of this year as economic concerns continued to impact the advertising industry, according to Nielsen's quarterly Global AdView Pulse report released recently.

20 Oct 2011

BRAZIL

South American IT market displays promising growth
South American IT market displays promising growth

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL: The role of South America in the worldwide consumer durables market is growing. In 2009, the continent was responsible for 9% of all expenditures for Consumer Electronics, ranging from traditional Consumer Electronics, to Telecommunication and IT products. In 2010, this share grew to 10% and the expectation is that by the end of 2011, it will be 12%.

16 Sep 2011

ARGENTINA

More than half of Argentines online visit sports sites
More than half of Argentines online visit sports sites

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: comScore, Inc has released a study on the online sports category in Argentina based on data from its comScore Media Metrix service.

25 Jul 2011

UNITED STATES

Global adspend up 8.8% in Q1 2011: Advertisers push TV spend
Global adspend up 8.8% in Q1 2011: Advertisers push TV spend

NEW YORK, US: Global advertising rose 8.8% year-on-year in Q1 to total US$118 billion* based on published rate cards, as advertisers spent more on television and continued to invest in booming consumer Asian and Latin American markets.

11 Jul 2011

ARGENTINA

Facebook users in Argentina second only to Israel in user engagement
Facebook users in Argentina second only to Israel in user engagement

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA: comScore, Inc has released a study on Internet usage in Argentina from its online audience measurement and media planning solution comScore Media Metrix.

10 Jun 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Global advertising rebounded 10.6% in 2010
Global advertising rebounded 10.6% in 2010

LONDON, UK: The global advertising industry climbed out of recession last year and posted a 10.6% year-on-year increase to US$503 billion* based on published rate cards from the Global AdView Pulse, a new report released by The Nielsen Company.

11 Apr 2011

CHILE

Social networking a major activity in Argentina, Chile
Social networking a major activity in Argentina, Chile

SANTIAGO, CHILE: comScore, Inc has released results from a study of the most popular online activities in Chile and Argentina. The study found that in both markets, social networking now accounts for more than one-quarter of all time spent online, ranking as the top activity in Chile (28.5% of total minutes) and the second most popular activity in Argentina (27.8% of total minutes).

9 Mar 2011

SINGAPORE

Global mobile user survey released
Global mobile user survey released

SINGAPORE: Despite mobile device functionality becoming ever more sophisticated, research, released this week by mobile media company BuzzCity, shows that mobiles are actually sustaining, not replacing, consumer demand for PCs.

By Dr KF Lai 16 Feb 2011

UNITED STATES

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence
Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011

UNITED STATES

Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes
Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.

27 Oct 2010

UNITED STATES

Worldwide web... it's a woman's world
Worldwide web... it's a woman's world

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc yesterday, 29 July 2010, released a global report on women's online usage titled, Women on the Web: How Women are Shaping the Internet, which provides an in-depth analysis of the female Internet user, highlighting key trends by Internet activity, worldwide region and digital channel.

29 Jul 2010

SINGAPORE

Global mobile advertising industry grows by 61% in Q2
Global mobile advertising industry grows by 61% in Q2

SINGAPORE: BuzzCity, the global mobile media company, on 6 July 2010 released the results of its Global Mobile Advertising Index for Q2 2010, with South Africa in fourth place, sporting an impressive 65% increase in ad banners served, while Kenya reported a massive 243% increase for the period. The Kenya growth, while impressive was the third largest growth percentage after Vietnam, which reported a 273% increase. Meanwhile Ghana showed a massive 654% growth rate, although it was off a low base.

7 Jul 2010