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Between ROIC and a hard place: The puzzle of airline economics

– At a recent symposium of the International Air Transport Association, McKinsey’s Alex Dichter delved into airlines’ tangled finances.

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The alliance shuffle and consolidation: Implications for shippers

– McKinsey was invited to give a keynote speech at the October 2016 TPM Asia conference, in Shenzhen. Steve Saxon spoke to an audience... of shippers and shipping lines on their sector’s recent changes.
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Indian railways: On the fast track to growth

– The world’s third-largest rail network is at an inflection point. The Indian Government has laid out a number of initiatives to... transform the sector: this report examines Indian Railways’ challenges and opportunities as it seeks to accelerate investment, diversify operations, and improve customer satisfaction.
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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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An integrated perspective on the future of mobility

– A number of social, economic, and technological trends will work together to disrupt mobility, potentially creating three new... urban models by 2030.
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How rolling-stock manufacturers can lay track for profitable growth

– The character of the global rolling-stock industry is shifting from a product to a lifecycle business. Our new report sketches... a strategic road map for rolling-stock manufacturers to master these changes.
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Winter is coming: The future of European aviation and how to survive it

– There are four main uncertainties, and the industry’s structural weaknesses will continue. Airlines can prepare now to survive... and thrive in the world to come.
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How to keep cities moving: Ideas for America’s urban leaders

– There are signs that America’s city dwellers are beginning to change the way they get around. Here is how city leaders can plan... ahead.
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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?
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Breaking the mold: How Crossrail’s Innovate 18 program works

– A major project in London figures out how to get new ideas flowing.
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China’s e-commerce soft spot: Logistics

– Consumers are buying massive amounts online, but subpar operating discipline in distribution is keeping costs high.
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Where accountability really matters

– Travel, transportation, and logistics companies are particularly vulnerable if they get it wrong.

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