Nielsen 2011 Q4 Consumer Confidence, Concerns and Spending Intentions Around the World
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.
The Global Impact of an Aging World
Between then and December 31st, 2029, about 10,000 people will reach age 65 every day in the United States alone. But aging is not the sole province of the U.S., or even the more developed world. Of all the countries in the world, only Niger in Saharan Africa will not see an increase in its median age over the next ten years – it will start to rise after 2020, according to the UN Population Division World Population Prospects. Population aging is not a short-term trend or even a mediumterm one.