McKinsey on Finance, Number 55

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Divestitures: How to invest for success

– When it comes to creating value, divestitures are critical—but a positive outcome is not automatic. Some up-front investment can improve the odds of success.

Why emerging-market companies acquire abroad

– Long focused on deals to acquire technology, brands, or know-how, more emerging-market companies have begun using M&A to tap into new markets.

Mapping the value of diversification

– Expanding your focus tends to add more value in emerging economies than in developed ones.

Getting a better handle on currency risk

– When exchange rates are volatile, companies rush to stem potential losses. What risks should they hedge—and how?

Overcoming obstacles to effective scenario planning

– Scenario planning can broaden the mind but can fall prey to the mind’s inner workings. Here’s how to get more out of planning efforts.

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