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Economist Intelligence Unit

The Economist Intelligence Unit is a British business within the Economist Group providing forecasting and advisory services through research and analysis, such as monthly country reports, five-year country economic forecasts, country risk service reports, industry reports. The EIU provides country and management analysis worldwide and incorporates the former Business International Corporation, a UK company acquired by its parent company in 1986; the EIU has several offices across the globe including one in Hong Kong. Its current Managing Director is Robin Bew the company's Editorial Director and Chief Economist. In December 2012, the Economist Intelligence Unit acquired Bazian, which specialises in the analysis and supply of clinical evidence on health services and health technologies to assess clinical effectiveness and value for money. Headquartered in London, Bazian was founded by Vivek Muthu and Anna Donald in 1999. In April 2012, the Economist Intelligence Unit acquired Clearstate, a market intelligence firm offering customised strategic advisory and primary research addressing the healthcare and life sciences domains within the Asia Pacific.

Clearstate is headquartered in Singapore. In July 2015, the Economist Intelligence Unit acquired Canback & Company, a global management consulting firm serving consumer-facing industries and leveraging predictive analytics. Canback Consulting is headquartered in Boston. In November 2010 the Economist Intelligence Unit released the Access China White Paper profiling the economies of the top 20 emerging cities in China, directed by Stephen Joske, China Forecasting, for the Economist Intelligence Unit, it was created to support a report conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit's Access China Service, "CHAMPS: China’s fastest-growing cities". These cities are favoured for several reasons, including the breadth of business opportunities available, the ongoing construction boom, rising home and vehicle ownership and spending on personal appliances; the report coined the acronym CHAMPS. In 2006, the Economist Intelligence Unit released the Democracy Index, an index compiled by examining the state of democracy in 167 countries, attempting to quantify this with an Index of Democracy focusing on five general categories—electoral process and pluralism, civil liberties, functioning of government, political participation and political culture.

In January 2011, the Unit released the Government Broadband Index that assesses countries on the basis of government planning, as opposed to current broadband capability. With ambitious targets for both the speed and coverage of next-generation broadband networks, the developed countries of Southeast Asia scored highest. According to the index, Greece is the worst-performing country measured, due to its low coverage target and drawn-out deployment schedule. Greece suffers due to the considerable size of its public-funding commitment as a percentage of overall government budget revenues, because its plan does little to encourage competition. In November 2015 the Economist Intelligence Unit launched Market Explorer in Collaboration with Canback, it is an online tool, designed to scan markets in various countries and cities across the globe and find the best locations for a product or service. E-readiness rankings Global Liveability Ranking Quality-of-Life Index Democracy Index CHAMPS Consensus Economics: Surveys of International Economic Forecasts

Kronic (DJ)

Luke Calleja, professionally known as Kronic is an Australian Artist, DJ, record producer and remixer. He is most known for co-writing Lil Jon's Bend Ova, his remix and production credits includes records for Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, R Kelly, Austin Mahone, Lil Jon, Enrique Iglesias and Nervo. He released his debut EP "Sophisticated Ignorance" in 2016. In 2017 his collaboration with Far East Movement and Savage, was used in the trailer for the upcoming "The Fast And The Furious" film, which premiered to over 100 million viewers during the 2017 Super Bowl. Calleja was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia In July 2013, Kronic was placed the 49th top ranked National DJ in Australia by the'In The Mix Awards'. In January 2014 Kronic was hand picked to remix Lady Gaga's second single'Do What You Want' from her third studio album Artpop. on July 22, 2014'Bend Ova' was released as a single by American rapper and producer Lil Jon as the follow-up to his successful single "Turn Down for What".

The track features a guest verse by American rapper Tyga and was produced by Lil Jon and Australian DJ and producer Kronic. On July 15, 2015 Kronic released'Beast" alongside Lil Jon Feat. Señor Roar. In November 2015 Kronic was chosen by Ministry of Sound to mix the'Annual 2015' alongside Ember and Dom Dolla, listed as number 10 on the 2015 ARIA Charts albums compilation chart. In 2016 he was chosen by Ministry of Sound to mix the'Annual 2016' alongside Ember and Dom Dolla again, listed as number 17 on the 2016 ARIA Charts albums compilation chart. In 2016, he released his latest EP Sophisticated Ignorance, featured on acclaimed blogs such as Pilerats and MTV; the First single that came off the EP: Sophisticated Ignorance was'Blood In The Water' Featuring Nikki Jean. In 2016 it was announced Kronic had been working on new material with Justin Bieber, the project is still unreleased. In July 2016, Kronic released'Bad Bitches' alongside Lil Jon feat. Keno. In March 2017 Kronic produced "Sexy Body" and "Dedicated" on Pitbull's tenth studio album Climate Change.

In April 2017 Kronic released'Rendezvous' featuring Leon Thomas III. In 2016, his tracks "Feel That" and "Bad Bitches" were featured in the second season of HBO’s BallersIn 2017, his 2015 collaboration with Far East Movement and Savage, was used in the trailer for The Fate of the Furious film, which premiered to over 100 million viewers during this past January's Super Bowl. Kronic's 2016 collaboration with Lil Jon was featured in the 2017 Film Girls Trip In 2014 Kronic teamed up with Krunk to launch their own record label, Sup Girl Records, which has released music from artists including Far East Movement, JaySounds, Lil Jon, G-Wizard, Spenda C, others. Sup Girl Record label is a joint venture with the Australia-based EDM label Central Station Records, based out of the Australian Ministry of Sound offices

John Newman (singer)

John William Peter Newman is an English singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for the track "Love Me Again" which peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart in July 2013 and appeared in FIFA 14, as well as co-writing and singing on Rudimental's 2012 singles "Feel the Love" and "Not Giving In", which peaked at number one and number 14 on the chart, respectively. In 2014, he featured in the Calvin Harris single "Blame". At the 2014 Brit Awards, Newman was nominated for three Brit Awards, including for British Male Solo Artist; as of February 2014, Newman has sold over 1.3 million records in the UK alone. John William Peter Newman was born in Settle in the Yorkshire Dales and attended Settle College; when Newman was six years old, his father left the family, leaving his mother Jackie, his older brother James, him with a pound a day. In his youth Newman was influenced by Stax that he heard via his mother, he was influenced by the Northern soul sound, which influenced his dance style.

Many over 30s from Settle would leave on a weekend to go to Northern soul nights all over Yorkshire. He started playing guitar and writing his own songs at the age of 14 and soon learned how to record and produce himself making his own house tracks and DJing. At the age of sixteen, Newman moved to Leeds and it was here that he developed his voice and sound, it was whilst. Newman said, "In that first year of moving to Leeds, instead of being sat with books all over the library desk and studying music, I studied it in a different way.... because of what I was going through, I was getting smashed every night and enjoying the student life but sitting with a guitar and crying all night writing music." It was whilst in Leeds that he found other people who appreciated Motown and Stax music and a time that Newman said "matured me in a musical way so much, I was writing pop music and now I feel like I'm writing music that I love and can attach to."At the age of twenty, Newman moved to London, started a band, played live and was signed to Island Records.

While working at The Silver Bullet bar, he made friends with one fourth of Rudimental. He plays an acoustic version of the track at gigs. In May 2012, John Newman was featured on Rudimental's single "Feel the Love"; the single peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart in early June 2012. The song has since been certified 2x Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association; the song was featured in the 2012 video game Need for Speed: Most Wanted and is used in 2013 promotional advertising for Foxtel Australia. The song used the promo of MTV Latin America's The Pauly D Project. In November 2012, he featured on Rudimental's follow-up single, "Not Giving In", which peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart, the song was a top 20 hit in Australia and New Zealand, it came in at number 16 in the 2012 Triple J Hottest 100, announced on Australia Day 2013. It was featured in the first episode of season three of Teen Wolf. In June 2013, John Newman released his debut single "Love Me Again" as the lead single from his debut studio album.

In an interview with Digital Spy, Newman was asked if he sensed that the song had something special about it in the studio. He said, "Yeah; the guy I wrote it with, we turned around and had massive grins on our faces thinking,'There's something good here'. But you just never know how good it is, you know?". Newman was asked if it was hard to write the lyrics about love and break-up. I'm producing and writing it, it's good. I like to keep a hold of everything"; the song peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart. The song was a top 10 hit in more than 10 countries including Australia, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand and Switzerland, it was featured on the soundtrack of FIFA 14. In mid-2013 a remix of "Love Me Again" was released by DJ and record producer "Kove", received major airplay on EDM channels, including Sirius XM's BPM. On 6 October 2013, Newman released "Cheating" as the second single from Tribute; the song peaked at number 9 on the UK Singles Chart. The song has charted in Belgium and Ireland.

Tribute was released on 14 October 2013. Talking to Digital Spy about the album he said: "I was going through a pretty bad break-up while I was making the album and I felt the title needed to resonate; this record is a culmination of my life to this point. I'm so proud of this album, it expresses me as a producer, as a songwriter and an artist, I can't wait for people to hear it." On 20 October 2013, the album entered the UK Albums Chart at number one. Talking to the Official Charts Company Newman said: "It’s such an amazing thing for an artist to have a number one album on a debut, it means so much to me and I just want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped make this happen. Can't wait to see everyone on tour next week!" In December 2013, he released "Losing Sleep" as the third single from the album. That same month, Newman made several appearances on Jools' Holland's Annual Hootenanny on the BBC, performing solo, with Rudimental, with Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.

In December 2013, "Love Me Again" entered the top 40 charts in Canada and the United States. He was nominated for three Brit