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January 14, 2020

DiGiX 2019: Tracking Digital Evolution

DiGiX is a composite index that measures the degree of digitization in 99 countries around the world. It classifies information into three broad categories, supply conditions, demand conditions, and institutional environment.

January 13, 2020

Scaling without mass: a model to foster SMEs' growth and productivity

The New Digital Economy (mobile internet and cloud use) has the potential to transform the way in which SMEs combine capital and labor to obtain improvements in productivity levels, so that size could no longer be a limitation under this scenario.

January 13, 2020

Scaling without mass: a model to foster SMEs' growth and productivity

The transformation toward the new digital economy, characterized by mobile Internet access and the use of the cloud, has resulted in lower investment in ICT capital goods and increased access to this technology through pay-to-use services.

January 7, 2020

Peru | Mining sector: recent evolution and short-term outlook

We estimate that in 2020 mining production will perform better, giving an important support to GDP growth. We also anticipate that mining investment will exhibit a more moderate increase due to the completion of some projects (mainly copper) already underway.
  • Geography Tags
  • Peru

December 23, 2019

Agenda for digital currencies

Libra, Facebook's proposed global digital currency, has disappointed, with several partners abandoning the initiative and severe rejection by countless authorities on both sides of the Atlantic.

December 19, 2019

BBVA-DiGiX: A digitization tracking for the Spanish regions

The Digitization Index (DiGiX) assesses the infrastructure, the level of adoption, and the institutional and market conditions that allow a country or region to take full advantage of information and communication technologies. It includes 17 Spanish regions and 99 countries, with comparable information available for 2019.

December 10, 2019

Peru | Retail Outlook 2019

We estimate that retail sales' growth rate in 2020 will be similar to that of this year. Looking forward, factors such as the demographic boon, higher household purchasing power and the continued growth of online shopping, suggest that retail sales have space to continue growing.
  • Geography Tags
  • Peru

December 2, 2019

Data and competition: Challenges for the digital sector in Europe

The European Commission is set to start the new year with a lot of work ahead of it, particularly in its battle to promote and level out the rules of the game in the digital sector.