Thursday, 27 November 2008

The Credit Crunch isn't all bad for the global economy

- according to GMID anyway! They say:-

While petrol prices fluctuate, many consumers are turning to public transport to curtail spending at the pumps thus helping to save the planet by default

Amongst the fastest growing destinations in 2007 were Oman, Turkmenistan, Senegal, Romania, Serbia and Rwanda proving that the world is getting ever-more accessible to thrill-seekers

Indian whiskey volumes will exceed 1 billion litres in 2010 and in 2011 India will become the world's biggest consumer of rum, overtaking the US

Social networking sites such as now provide free alternatives to hotels and hostels by lining up individual hosts with potential visitors worldwide

Brazilians are generally emotional consumers keen on acquiring 'happiness' through what they buy and don't buy to fulfill a need but to assuage 'cravings' generated by the products

The country forecast to witness the highest growth in pet food and pet care in value terms is Russia with US$1.3bn over 2008-2013.

For these and other more relevant facts check out GMID - Global Market Information Database on the library website.
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