Sources of information and trends
January-March | 2018
Latam mining companies accelerate the pace for innovation, but the path is still long
The mining industry has made significant progress in innovation in the region in recent years, but the sector still needs to advance further and consistently in this field
The future of mining companies depends on innovation to increase its market value and boost business. It is the conclusion of the “Innovation in Mining Latin America 2017” study, conducted by Deloitte with 17 companies of the industry in six Latin American countries. In Brazil, the survey was applied in partnership with the Brazilian Mining Institute (IBRAM).
The report presents innovation initiatives for Latin America mining companies inserted in the world scene. The goal is to identify the specific challenges of the mining chain in the continent and indicate how companies can address the gaps in their innovation capabilities.
The mining industry in the region is focused on becoming more efficient through innovation, which has generated value to the companies. Innovation must be seen as a factor of improvement in both production conditions and the relationship with impacted communities, as well as an assurance of permanent profits. But the companies must go beyond technological improvement and operational excellence to overcome competition.
The survey also highlights the sensitive points and the approaches that can assist Latin American mining companies to be indeed pioneering and modern.
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European clubs have record profits and continue to dominate the world ranking
A Deloitte’s study presents an independent analysis of the clubs that have generated the highest revenues last season, from increasingly sophisticated business decisions
Soccer has definitely transcended the sports barrier to become a multi-million enterprise. Big clubs have learnt to diversify their revenue sources, with trade agreements and sponsorships, and now they need to understand how to maintain and manage their profits. The “Football Money League 2018”, a study conducted by Deloitte, examines the financial performance of the largest soccer clubs in the world in the 2016/17 season.
Manchester United remains the club with the largest revenue for the second consecutive year and for the tenth time in 21 years. The revenue of the English club amounted to €676.3 million in the analyzed period. The Spanish club Real Madrid appears in second position, only €1.7 million behind Manchester. The top 3 is completed with FC Barcelona, with a revenue of € 648.3 million.
The different championship titles achieved in the season, the broadcasting rights’ sales and the development of branded products were essential to the ranking’s determination.
The 20 largest clubs have set a new record this season, with a total value of € 7.9 billion, a growth of 6% compared to last year. One fourth of this revenue was obtained by the three first clubs in the ranking.
A place in the top 20 requires a revenue of €200 million, which represents an increase of 16% compared to last year and twice the amount that was necessary to enter the 2010 edition of the Money League ranking.
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The cars of the future, under the consumer's gaze
Companies from the sector must quickly adapt their strategies and investments if the innovations are to leave the experimental stage and consolidate themselves in the market
The automotive industry is facing a period of great and unprecedented transformations, with the arrival of new technologies. That is the main premise of Deloitte’s “Global Automotive Consumer Study 2018”, whose goal is to analyze the trends and consumer perspectives for important issues that affect the automotive sector. The survey brings conclusions to guide companies in their strategic planning.
The study, which interviewed 22 thousand consumers from 17 countries, focuses mainly on the consumer’s expectations and confidence about autonomous cars and new propellers. The study shows that the industry still has a long way to reverse the current consumption habits and truly implement the technological advances achieved in recent years.
In order to turn autonomous vehicles into reality, the automotive industry needs to invest in development areas, such as electric or hybrid engine sets, advanced lighter materials, connectivity and mobility services. The industry is facing a cycle of reformulation to transfer the autonomous vehicles’ technology to the market.
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Young consumers define the future of global retail
Deloitte's survey evaluates how the rules of retail are being rewritten to meet the customers’ new expectations and uplift the sales
The global retail is experiencing a period of changes increasingly rapid and profound. New technologies allow customers to be constantly connected and boost the changes in the way they shop. The journey of researching and purchasing is a fluid process, with frequent transitions between the virtual and the physical stores along the way.
A Deloitte’s study – “Global Powers of Retailing 2018” – identifies four trends that will redefine the experience of increasingly demanding customers: create unique experiences in physical and digital stores; combine virtual and physical universes to make up for the lost time; build high performance digital tools and implement a new retail model with the inclusion of disruptive technologies.
Innovation, collaboration, consolidation, integration and automation will be fundamental to reinvigorate the sector, and profoundly impact the business models – now and in the future.
The survey also indicates that the 250 largest retail companies in the world had a combined revenue of US$ 4.4 trillion in 2016, which represents a growth of 4.1% compared to the same period in 2015.
Among the Brazilian companies, we may highlight the Lojas Americanas group, which figures on the list of the 50 fastest growing companies among the largest global retailers for the third consecutive year; in addition to being the only Brazilian representative in the ranking of the 250 largest companies in the sector, coming into the 185th place.
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