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The Service sector is often considered the tertiary sector of many global economies, with the others being the secondary sector or manufacturing and the primary sector being agriculture.

As the name suggests, the service sector consists of the service-focused portion of the economy, such activities where companies or individuals offer their knowledge and time to improve productivity, performance, or opportunities. The basic characteristic of this sector is the production of services instead of tagible products. Services (also known as "intangible goods") include attention, advice, experience, and discussion.

For decades, there has been a substantial shift from the primary and secondary sectors to the tertiary sector in industrialized economies. This sector is now the largest sector of the economy in the Western world, and has also seen the fastest growth.

The business services industry, a subset of the Services sector, is focused on services explicitly offered to businesses and includes accounting, human resources, consulting, facilities management, leasing, security, and numerous other functions.

The market reports available in this Business Services category will help you research specific topics or organizations providing support to other businesses and in many cases will be focused on a specific topic, such as collections services, intellectual property, or corporate finance. Our collection of market research reports provides insights into product and market trends, opportunities, projections, sales, and marketing strategies. Specifics on market share, segmentation, size, and growth by country are also featured.

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Business Services & Administration Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Yemen Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...circumstances. Evenif an agreement is eventually reached, broad stability will depend ona much wider range of actors agreeing to a common agenda – bothwithin the local alliances and among the wider international community. Yemen's economy ... Read More

  • Azerbaijan Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...the EU and China, and Georgia'shigh ranking (16th out of 190) in the World Bank's Ease of DoingBusiness Ranking, will support the investment outlook. Georgia's current account deficit will remain wide over the comingyears, but ... Read More

  • Benin Country Risk Report 2017

    ...public and private sectorinvestment. However, we do not believe that growth will reach levelsaimed for by the government given that the business environmentreforms will not be sufficient to attract the kind of private investmentthat the ... Read More

  • Cameroon Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...note that potential unrest inthe run-up to the 2018 election could weigh on investor sentimentand pose risks to the country's bright outlook. Capital spending in Cameroon will keep the import bill elevatedover the coming years, ... Read More

  • Canada Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...to sustainable levels. We see weakening economic momentum carrying over into2018 as a renewed bout of oil price weakness will weigh onprivate investment. We expect to see increased efforts by Canadian provincial premiersto influence US ... Read More

  • Chile Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...in the years ahead and investmentinto non-copper sectors will become a key driver of economicgrowth. Chile's current account deficit will widen modestly in 2017 as a strikeat the Escondida copper mine will weigh on exports. ... Read More

  • Cote d'Ivoire Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...position. However, we note thatthe country will remain an economic outperformer owing to stronginvestment, and a strengthening business environment which willattract development of new sectors. Côte d'Ivoire's fiscal deficit will peak in 2017, as subdued ... Read More

  • Croatia Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...only expected to return to its pre-crisis highby 2020. After a volatile 2016, we expect a return to relative political calm inthe coming quarters, though caution that the government coalitionremains vulnerable to internal divisions over ... Read More

  • Cyprus Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...help prop up growth.Regardless, growth will remain weak due to public sector austerity,competitive pressures on wages and disposable income, and highlevels of non-performing loans in the banking sector. Greek and Turkish Cypriots are nearing a ... Read More

  • Ecuador Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...pace of growth. We expect Ecuador to post a narrower current account surplus in2017, as import growth outpaces that of exports. The legacy and policies of Rafael Correa's Alianza PAIS (AP) willcontinue under President Lenín ... Read More

  • Finland Country Risk Report Q4 2017

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  • France Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...growthacross the board, which will help in bringing down France's highunemployment rate. In 2017 and 2018 we expect the structural inefficiencies of theFrench economy in combination with rising oil prices to result in anexpansion of ... Read More

  • Iraq Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...elevated over the coming quartersamid the highly militarised nature of the Iraqi society, grievancesamong religious and ethnic minorities, intra-Shi'a tensions andexternal powers vying for influence. The organisation of an independence referendum in the KurdistanRegional Government ... Read More

  • Kenya Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...recent months. That said, headwindsin 2017 have been largely transitory and growth will accelerate fromH2 as a packed infrastructure pipeline continues to attract investment. A combination of fixed direct investment into Kenya’s infrastructurenetwork and access ... Read More

  • Lithuania Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...headwinds afterthe economy posted strong Q117 headline growth, but won't suppressa notable acceleration in real GDP growth over the comingtwo years. Tensions neighbouring Russia will continue to pose the largest threatto investor interests in Lithuania ... Read More

  • Namibia Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...see a significantramp-up in mining output, high household indebtedness will limitgrowth in private consumption. The Bank of Namibia will begin an easing cycle in H217 and carryit into 2018 as inflationary pressures gradually ease, and ... Read More

  • Pakistan Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...the ongoing cyclical boom. However, our real GDP growth forecasts beyond FY2016/17 arequite conservative relative to consensus expectations as overheatingpressures are growing. We forecast real GDP growth to fall to4.6% in FY2018, compared to expectations ... Read More

  • Senegal and Gambia Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...2017. However, the recovery will beconstrained by imbalances that had built up in recent years and thatwill need to be unwound. The victory of President Adama Barrow's United Democratic Partyparty in April's parliamentary election bodes ... Read More

  • South Africa Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...consolidation limitsgovernment spending. Elevated policy uncertainty and a poor operatingenvironment will act as a continued headwind to investment. We expect South Africa's fiscal deficit to narrow, though at a slowerpace than anticipated by the government. ... Read More

  • United Kingdom Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...instability following the June 8snap election, and UK government’s ongoing intention to pursue a‘hard’ Brexit – leaving the EU single market and customs union. A‘hard’ Brexit with a transitional arrangement in place is our core ... Read More

  • Bahrain Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...support. Risks to the stabilityof al-Khalifa’s rule will remain limited over the next few years, butwithout meaningful reform, mounting social and economic pressurescould eventually spark widespread unrest. Real GDP will decelerate in Bahrain over the ... Read More

  • Belgium Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...the latter also being buttressed by falling unemployment aslabour market reforms have begun to yield results. The Flanders region will be harder hit than the rest of Belgium bythe UK's likely exit from the EU ... Read More

  • Brazil Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...uncertainty overstructural reforms and the 2018 general election. Brazilian President Michel Temer's diminished political capital willlead to a substantial weakening of key proposed reforms, principallyto the pension system and labour market. Public unrest, sweeping corruption ... Read More

  • Colombia Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...years. We also anticipate gradual improvement in real private consumptiongrowth as inflation subsides and the peso is boosted by oil prices. The improving hydrocarbon sector will help Colombia’s balance ofpayments position, combining with still weak ... Read More

  • Estonia Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...from 2.8% previously. Longer-term, given the stable domestic political situation and theopen business environment, we believe that growth outperformancerelative to the rest of the eurozone is highly likely. Estonia assumed the presidency of the European ... Read More

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