May 17, 2024

Iphone sales drop in 2024: Chinese brands surge

In Q1 2024, Apple recorded a significant drop in iPhone sales, down 9.6 per cent year-on-year, selling 50.1 million units compared to 55.4 million in Q1 2023. This drop allowed Samsung to regain the top spot among smartphone manufacturers. Apple's decline is attributed to intense competition, especially from Huawei, and geopolitical tensions between the US and China. Despite overall smartphone market growth of 7.8 per cent, Apple's market share dropped significantly. These events suggest that Apple will have to review its market and product strategies to maintain its competitiveness, especially in key markets such as China.
May 10, 2024

JBrown: a pillar in the real estate sector

JBrown is an international real estate company based in London, known for its comprehensive approach to real estate, encompassing everything from market research to property sales. In cooperation with FGN Consulting, JBrown is expanding its influence, especially in the Italian market, by exploiting FGN's expertise in marketing and strategic consulting. This partnership allows JBrown to optimise the acquisition of both private and institutional clients, consolidating its presence both in the UK and internationally. The importance and effectiveness of this collaboration was also recognised in an article in Forbes, which highlights how JBrown and FGN are setting new standards in the real estate industry.
May 4, 2024

Lagoon Capital: innovation in financial research

The article illustrates the collaboration between Lagoon Capital, a London-based financial research firm, and FGN Consulting, focused on business development and the acquisition of new institutional clients in Europe and the UK. Lagoon specialises in technical and fundamental analysis of global markets, offering its clients investment strategies that maximise profits while minimising risks. The article highlights how, through their partnership, Lagoon is able to focus on its core competencies while FGN facilitates market growth through targeted marketing strategies and operational support.
April 24, 2024

Milan Design Week 2024: a record success

The 2024 edition of the Milan Design Week marked an impressive milestone with a record 360,000 visitors at the Salone del Mobile and 1125 events at the Fuorisalone, confirming its position as the world's leading design and furniture event. The event generated a significant economic impact, estimated at over 260 million Euro, with a significant increase in international visitors and online attendance. The Fuorisalone transformed Milan into an epicentre of creativity and innovation, with events exploring new perspectives on domestic living and promoting the synergy between design, fashion and art.
April 12, 2024

FGN Consulting on Forbes Italy!

Forbes Italy highlighted FGN Consulting, a company specialising in financial consulting and marketing founded by Francesco Noto in 2017. The article highlights the company's rapid rise, its commitment to innovation and successful partnerships that have led to significant increases in turnover. The founder's passion for art, integrating culture and business, is also highlighted. The final invitation is to read the full article in Forbes Italia to learn more about the success and services of FGN Consulting.
April 5, 2024

FGN lands at the Fuorisalone of the Milan Design Week 2024

The 2023 edition of the Fuorisalone marked a turning point for Milan, attracting 400,000 visitors and setting records for online participation with over 900 events. FGN Consulting announces its presence at the 2024 DESIGN SOCIETY event, demonstrating its commitment to promoting innovation in design and marketing.
March 29, 2024

Reddit enters Wall Street: successful or risky move?

Reddit is set to go public in 2024 with an expected valuation of USD 5 billion. With 73 million daily users and $804 million in revenue by 2023, Reddit's IPO promises to be the largest in the social media industry since the launch of Snapchat. The company, which intends to turn its users into shareholders, explores new frontiers such as artificial intelligence, including a collaboration with Google
March 22, 2024

Adidas at a loss for the first time in 30 years

In 2023, Adidas recorded a loss of EUR 58 million, marking the first year in the red in more than three decades. This result was influenced by a drop in demand for sportswear in the US and the end of the collaboration with Kanye West, which had a significant impact on sales and costs
March 15, 2024

Apple and the EUR 1.8 billion fine

The European Union has fined Apple EUR 1.8 billion following a complaint by Spotify, which accused the company of abusing its dominant position through the App Store to restrict competition in the music streaming sector. The sanction reflects the EU's commitment to promoting fair competition and transparency in digital markets, with potential long-term implications for the global technology industry. Apple announced its intention to appeal, emphasising the lack of evidence of consumer harm and defending its role in the app ecosystem.
March 8, 2024

Swisscom and Vodafone: an 8 billion merger

Swisscom is finalising an EUR 8 billion deal to acquire Vodafone Italia, with the intention of merging it with its Italian subsidiary Fastweb. This strategic move aims to create a powerful player in the Italian telecommunications market, combining the mobile and fixed infrastructures of both companies to increase value and cash flow for Swisscom, while maintaining a corporate rating of at least 'A'.
March 1, 2024

The Economic Impacts of the Russo-Ukrainian War

Two years into the Russian-Ukrainian war, its global economic repercussions include disruptions in supply chains, an energy crisis in Europe, inflation and impacts on the agricultural sector. This caused a geopolitical and economic realignment and complicated the post-pandemic economic recovery, with the future still uncertain.
February 23, 2024

The versatility of Revolut: steps towards a super app

Revolut, one of the UK's leading fintechs, is expanding its reach by introducing 'Revolut Connect', a mobile phone service that marks its entry into the world of telecommunications. This initiative, together with its banking, insurance and travel booking services, brings Revolut closer to the vision of a super app. With a valuation in excess of USD 33 billion in 2022, Revolut demonstrates an unwavering commitment to innovation and to offering its users an integrated solution for their financial and travel needs, aiming for a future of further growth and expansion.
February 9, 2024

How much is the Sanremo festival worth? An economic analysis of Italy’s most popular festival

The Sanremo Festival 2024 proves to be not only a cultural event of great appeal but also a significant economic driver, with an impact that goes far beyond the Ariston stage. With more than 400 employees and an attendance of 180,000 people, the festival generated an estimated €56 million in advertising revenue for Rai, marking an increase over previous years. The event stimulated the local economy through tourism and hospitality, with hotels selling out and accommodation prices rising. The artists and presenters involved in the festival enjoy unparalleled visibility, with significant estimated fees reflecting the importance and prestige of the event. Audience interest remains very high, with a large audience following the Festival across different platforms. In summary, Sanremo proves to be an event of great economic and cultural value for Italy.
February 2, 2024

Is Tesla becoming cheap?

Against the backdrop of increasing competition in the electric car sector, Tesla is preparing to launch 'Redwood', an affordable electric vehicle planned for mid-2025. With its estimated starting price of $25,000, this model aims to make electric mobility accessible to a broader segment of consumers. This strategy marks a marked change from the Model 3, the cheapest option currently offered by Tesla, and is a direct response to competition from manufacturers such as BYD. The 'Redwood' initiative complements innovative projects such as the Robotaxi, suggesting an expansion of Tesla's product portfolio to meet different mobility needs. With these moves, Tesla is not only consolidating its presence in the electric vehicle market, but also paving the way for a future in which the electric car is within everyone's reach, marking a potential turning point in the transition to clean energy.