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How a private-sector transformation could revive Japan
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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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Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia

November 2014—By capitalizing on three global trends, Southeast Asia could increase productivity and create billions in economic value by 2030.more

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The keys to succeeding in ASEAN

October 2014—In this interview and accompanying video, Michael Zink, Citi’s head of ASEAN and country officer for Singapore, says financial institutions will succeed by focusing on what’s practical and achievable.more

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ASEAN: Toward a common voice

September 2014—A united geopolitical voice would give the Association of Southeast Asian Nations a bigger global role, says Simon Tay, the chairman of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. In a related video, the CEO of GE ASEAN, Stuart Dean, explains the company’s approach to the region.more

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Understanding ASEAN: Seven things you need to know

May 2014—Southeast Asia is one of the world’s fastest-growing markets—and one of the least well known.more

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Tony Fernandes on driving ASEAN entrepreneurship

August 2014—The founder and CEO of AirAsia discusses Southeast Asia’s tremendous opportunities—and significant challenges.more

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More bank for your IT buck

June 2014—Asia-Pacific’s mature- and emerging-market banks differ in many ways, but most have one thing in common: they urgently need to improve their IT operating models.more

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ASEAN: The way forward

May 2014—In this essay, the dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Kishore Mahbubani, and colleague Rhoda Severino argue that ASEAN’s achievements mask significant challenges.more

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