Asia-Pacific

Podcast

China’s One Belt, One Road: Will it reshape global trade?

– One of the biggest stories in Asian business is China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, an economic and diplomatic program that could transform trade.

NO ORDINARY DISRUPTION

Book Excerpt - McKinsey Global Institute

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.

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Commentary

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Report

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.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

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.
Interview

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.
Article

Understanding Indonesia’s consumer-goods market

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

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.
Interview

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.
Interview

Pushing to build Asia’s biggest bank

– CEO Budi Gunadi Sadikin wants Indonesia’s Bank Mandiri to be the region’s largest. In this interview, he discusses... the consumer-banking explosion, the impact of digitization, and the grooming of future leaders.
Article

Learning from South Korea’s mobile-retailing boom

– As omnichannel retailing transforms this nation of 50 million people, retailers around the world should be watching—and... learning.