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China's Banks Are Looking Less Shadowy


As China's banking industry sets out to improve transparency, Grassroots℠ Research analyst Joey Wong says a new breed of lower-risk wealth-management products and a healthier mortgage market support a more positive view of the country’s banks.

TV and the Internet: Toward a More Perfect Union


As television and the internet become more integrated, satellite and cable providers are presenting a plethora of new subscriber packages. Grassroots℠ Research shows that consumers are captivated, with many inclined to negotiate new package agreements.

Post-Brexit, UK Residents Are Changing Travel Plans


UK travel agents tell Grassroots℠ that the 2017 travel season is off to a good start, but plans are changing. Among the top reasons cited: a weaker British pound, political uncertainty and security concerns in previously popular destinations like Turkey.

Microlending Makes It Big in Mexico


Microlending is a proven way for developing economies to advance and for small businesses to build a bridge to bigger bank loans. Recent Grassroots℠ research shows just how effective and competitive the microlending market can be as practiced in Mexico.

Tough Task Ahead for China's Coal and Steel Industries


When Grassroots surveyed coal and steel manufacturers in China about recent capacity reduction orders, we learned many didn't meet their targets. And now with the potential for protectionism from the Trump administration, production looks more uncertain.

Diabetes Drives Demand for Insulin Pumps in Europe


Recent Grassroots℠ research shows that the use of insulin-pumps is on the way up in Germany, the UK and France. Earlier diagnosis of patients with diabetes combined with increasing familiarity with pump technology are key drivers of the demand.

Hospital Capex Stable Despite Threat to Obamacare


With new leadership in Washington seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2017, healthcare providers are having difficulty planning ahead. But for hospitals, Grassroots shows that capital expenditures look to remain stable in a year of uncertainty.

Big Tobacco Makes Big Inroads in Tokyo


Seeking to maintain market share in a maligned industry, Phillip Morris is using Tokyo as test market for a new e-cigarette that heats, but doesn't burn, tobacco. After a cool start to sales, Grassroots℠ shows a hot spark in demand for the new device.


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