Can inbound tourism fuel Japan’s economic growth?

– The country struggles to attract Western visitors, tourists focus on limited destinations, and capacity is already stretched. Addressing these challenges could significantly boost the world’s third-largest economy.


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The four global forces breaking all the trends

– The world economy’s operating system is being rewritten. In this exclusive excerpt from the new book No Ordinary Disruption, its authors explain the trends reshaping the world and why leaders must adjust to a new reality.



Urban consumers to watch in Southeast Asia

– Southeast Asia will see robust population growth across demographic groups where two-thirds of consumption growth to 2030 will... come from increased per capita spending, and the remaining one-third from population growth.

Sustaining and accelerating the Philippines’ growth

– The Philippines has had impressive growth in recent years. Focusing on five crucial themes could help sustain and even accelerate... this success.

Weathering the storm: Asia–Pacific Banking Review 2016

– Our annual report finds an industry facing challenges to maintain its growth, but significant opportunities remain.

ASEAN Insights: Regional trends

– The ASEAN desk of our Global Economics Intelligence service which tracks and reports key macroeconomic indicators for major Southeast... Asian economies. Find out how to subscribe.

Tackling Indonesia’s diabetes challenge: Eight approaches from around the world

– Indonesia’s economic and demographic evolution is leading to a dramatic rise in noncommunicable diseases. How big is the... problem? What approaches are other countries taking that could inform Indonesia’s response?

Strengthening the partnership between Canada and Japan

– As Japan executes a new growth strategy and Canada builds its presence in Asia, there is a tremendous opportunity to increase... economic activity between the two countries, particularly given the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. This report suggests ways business and government could work together to increase trade and investment.
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A tale of three Asias

– China’s midsized cities are the biggest growth story in Asian banking. Rural areas in other emerging Asian markets and top-tier... cities in developed ones also should grow smartly.

Capturing Southeast Asia’s financial-system opportunity

– The vast majority of the region’s transactions are in cash, and few people have bank accounts. That presents an opportunity,... says Matthew Driver, MasterCard’s group executive, global products and solutions, Asia–Pacific.

Understanding Indonesia’s consumer-goods market

– Our survey of local and multinational packaged-goods companies yields useful lessons on what it takes to succeed.

Microsoft’s ASEAN experience

– Two of the technology company’s leaders explain how consumers in the region are adopting technology and discuss the opportunities... that such a shift in user behavior presents.

Hyundai Card on the power of brand translation and the beauty of crisis

– Long after CEO Ted Chung brought the credit-card company back from a crisis, he continues to embrace the idea that constant change... is the best way to keep a company ready for anything.