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A game plan for international specialty-chemical companies in China

– To avoid getting left behind in China’s specialty-chemical market, international companies need a new approach.
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Making sense of Chinese outbound M&A

– Misperceptions of Chinese deal making can undermine otherwise good deals. Here’s a closer look behind persistent myths.
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The closest look yet at Chinese economic engagement in Africa

– Field interviews with more than 1,000 Chinese companies provide new insights into Africa–China business relationships.
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Dynamics in the global electric-vehicle market

– New research on electric mobility reveals Chinese OEMs produced 43 percent of EVs worldwide in 2016 and highlights other trends... in supply and demand.

Consumers

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What can we expect in China in 2017?

– Provided geopolitical movement doesn’t derail his best laid predictions, Gordon Orr sees a year of slowing economic growth, headaches... for multinationals, demographic anxiety, and buyer’s remorse for soccer tycoons.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Chinese consumers: Revisiting our predictions

– As their incomes rise, Chinese consumers are trading up and going beyond necessities.
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What’s driving the Chinese consumer

– Confidence keeps rising among the country’s consumers, despite economic headwinds—but just what they are buying (and where and... how) is evolving rapidly. Companies should pay attention.

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

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.

Innovation

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China’s electric-vehicle market plugs in

– China has emerged as a leader in both the supply of—and demand for—electric vehicles.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

Artificial intelligence: Implications for China

– The country is becoming a hub for global AI development. Five priorities can help China harness AI for productivity growth and... prepare for the societal shifts it may unleash.
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An ‘Uber’ for Chinese e-commerce

– Logistics companies are struggling to match delivery capacity to fluctuating demand. A new social-media platform could help.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVES

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A machine-learning approach to venture capital

– In this interview, Hone Capital managing partner Veronica Wu describes how her team uses a data-analytics model to make better... investment decisions in early-stage start-ups.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Coping with China’s slowdown

– The China head of leading global elevator maker Kone says the country’s days of double-digit growth may be past, but market prospects... there remain bright.
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How China country heads are coping

– As multinational companies face stronger headwinds, how are local leaders dealing with the situation, and what would help them... move faster?

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Competing in a world of sectors without borders

– Digitization is causing a radical reordering of traditional industry boundaries. What will it take to play offense and defense... in tomorrow’s ecosystems?
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Reinvention or regrets? Hong Kong faces a fork in the road

– On the 20th anniversary of its return to Chinese sovereignty, the territory needs to move faster to position itself for the future.
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A digital upgrade for Chinese manufacturing

– Executives are enthusiastic about Industry 4.0 but less prepared than their international counterparts to make it happen. A clear... road map is needed.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

China’s role in the next phase of globalization

– The country could exert leadership in seeking to preserve globalization’s benefits while addressing its downsides.
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How semiconductor companies can win in China’s new product-development landscape

– Product-design centers in China want to become stronger engines of global innovation. What does this mean for semiconductor suppliers?
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Partnering with China’s retailers: A guide for consumer-goods companies

– Companies must tailor their key-account-management model and capabilities to the Chinese context.
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The rise of the machines: How Chinese executives think about developments in artificial intelligence

– Our survey finds that despite the promise artificial intelligence holds, Chinese companies in traditional industries are struggling... with how to invest in the technology.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Meeting China’s productivity challenge

– The country’s investment model for growth is losing steam. Shifting to a productivity-led model could add more than $5 trillion... to its economy—if China can make the transition.
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Price to win under interest-rate liberalization at China’s banks

– The central bank has eased interest-rate regulations. To take advantage of the change, institutions must adopt smarter pricing... strategies.
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What’s next for China’s booming fintech sector?

– The fast and furious growth of the country’s Internet finance industry will inevitably slow. Companies need to begin positioning... themselves for sustainable success.
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Cracking the world’s biggest business-travel market

– Asia accounts for more than a third of the world’s $1 trillion business-travel sector, and the region’s growth is accelerating.... Do you understand its customers?