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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Finland Country Risk Report Q4 2017

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Ireland Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...including preserving both tradeaccess to the UK and preventing a hard border between the Republicand Northern Ireland, as well as passing a 2018 budget. The political environment will remain relatively unstable in the yearsahead, although ... Read More

  • Japan Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...significant risk that Abe could losea referendum on constitutional change, thus triggering his resignation. The current acceleration in Japanese growth is being driven bythe surge in corporate profitability, supported in large part by thecontinued low ... Read More

  • Kuwait Country Risk Report Q4 2017 oil prices have remained relatively low,weighing on non-oil activity. We forecast real GDP growth of just0.3% in 2017, a significant downgrade on our previous projection ofa 2.8% expansion and slower than the 1.9% we ... Read More

  • Malaysia Country Risk Report Q4 2017 4.7% in 2017amid a brightening external and domestic outlook. The strong globaldemand for semiconductors and higher commodity prices will bepositive for exports. In addition, the improvement in the domesticpolitical outlook will be positive for ... Read More

  • Mexico Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...unlikely,elevated political uncertainty will weigh on consumption and investment. US President-elect Donald Trump will advocate a more protectionisttrade policy over the coming four years, which could fundamentallyreshape US trade relations with Canada and Mexico under ... Read More

  • Iran Country Risk Report Q4 2017

    ...foreign investment inflows ahead. Persistent US sanctions and structural impediments will neverthelessprevent a boom in the economy, particularly as hydrocarbonsector growth slows. Higher earnings from oil exports and tax collection will graduallydrive Iran's fiscal balance ... Read More

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