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Achieving customer-management excellence in emerging markets
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Achieving customer-management excellence in emerging markets

September 2015—Winners ask four critical questions about market-by-market growth, then tailor their channel-management approaches accordingly.more

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Understanding Indonesia’s consumer-goods market

September 2015—Our survey of local and multinational packaged-goods companies yields useful lessons on what it takes to succeed.more

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Capturing Southeast Asia’s financial-system opportunity

September 2015—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.more

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A tale of three Asias

September 2015—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.more

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Microsoft’s ASEAN experience

August 2015—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.more

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

July 2015—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.more

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Pushing to build Asia’s biggest bank

June 2015—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.more

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The four global forces breaking all the trends

April 2015—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.more

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Learning from South Korea’s mobile-retailing boom

May 2015—As omnichannel retailing transforms this nation of 50 million people, retailers around the world should be watching—and learning.more

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How a private-sector transformation could revive Japan

March 2015—With its working-age population shrinking, Japan will need to focus on productivity as never before. A major private-sector initiative to accelerate productivity growth could create a “fourth arrow” of economic reform.more

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Japan: Lessons from a hyperaging society

March 2015—The country’s population, already the world’s oldest, is aging quickly. Companies in Europe, North America, and Asia can learn from its experience.more

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How Asia can boost productivity and economic growth

March 2015—Growth in China and other parts of Asia will depend on skills training, more process mechanization, and better resource use, says McKinsey director Jonathan Woetzel.more

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Capitalizing on Asia’s digital-banking boom

March 2015—Our new survey shows Asia’s finance consumers are rapidly switching to online banking, presenting risks and opportunities for companies.more

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Setting capital free: An interview with Tom McCabe of DBS Bank

March 2015—Corporate clients’ rising expectations are transforming the role of the relationship manager. One bank is responding by transforming its relationship managers’ capabilities.more

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