Fourth Industrial Revolution: how ready are you?
Global e-Commerce Index and Market Developments
Despite already being a mainstay in consumer trends, the e-Commerce sector remains a dynamic one with the innovation of new technologies driving changes in the industry.
The Belt and Road: Approaching Critical Mass?
Will there be a further shift in global sentiment towards the BRI? How will international concerns regarding China’s rise, especially in the technological sphere, affect the progress of the Digital Silk Road?
Taking a global view of technology, highlighting the difference between regions as well as the importance of regulation and spectrum in driving 5G investments. We highlight the importance of 5G as part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Belt & Road 2.0: Re-Energizing China’s Flagship Foreign Initiative
Chinese President Xi Jinping has moved to reset China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In doing so, he has set the scene for the emergence of a BRI 2.0 that focuses much more heavily on multilateralism, places a greater emphasis on both financial and environmental sustainability and introduces reforms to address concerns amongst member countries about intellectual property and technology transfer.
Head of Custom Research
Andrew Shepherd oversees an array of strategic and operational initiatives within the macroeconomic research team – and works extensively with clients to plan, execute and deliver custom research projects. Andrew has worked at Fitch Solutions since 2010 and has spent much of his career with the company as a senior analyst in the energy research team, producing analysis and presenting to some of the largest financial and professional services institutions, multinationals and government agencies globally. Prior to joining Fitch Solutions Andrew worked for a newswire service and in financial news. Andrew completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Leeds.
Director, Custom Research
Paul Ledger is the commercial lead for all customer research engagements in Europe the Middle East and Africa. Paul works with both new and existing clients who need tailored research to support their strategic planning and thought leadership programmes. Paul has over 15 years’ experience in working for consulting and research organisations, specialising in politics, economics and industry risk.
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