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Business news to watch in 2023

– As 2023 unfolds, many feel that it’s Asia’s time to lead. What are the business news stories leaders should look out... for in the year ahead?

Resilience in crisis: Perspectives from Davos

– Delegates from many sectors across the globe gathered at Davos this year to discuss a world affected by unprecedented crises and... an uncertain future. What are the key themes that emerged?

News headlines to watch for in 2023

– What will lead the headlines in the year ahead? We asked influential journalists in Asia and Europe for their views on the stories... that will shape each region. From growth prospects to the net-zero transition and from geopolitical tensions to inflation, their perspectives shed light on the themes we will be seeing in the news.

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Achieving gender parity in Asia

– To make sustainable progress toward gender equality, businesses need to go beyond table stakes. What steps can companies in Asia... take to address this challenge?

Building 21st century companies in Asia

– Asia’s corporate landscape is changing rapidly and the role and priorities of CEOs may need to evolve.

21st Century Leadership

Voices on the Future of Asia


A complete corporate makeover: Keppel’s plan for sustainable growth

– CEO Loh Chin Hua is on a mission to transform Keppel Corporation from a conglomerate structure to a future-ready organization... with strong purpose, relevance, and a goal of achieving sustainable growth.

Building 21st century companies in Asia

– Gautam Kumra, Chairman of McKinsey’s offices in Asia, discusses the rapid changes in Asia’s corporate landscape, and... how the role and priorities of CEOs may need to evolve in a post-pandemic world.

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Turning commitments into action on the 1.5⁰ pathway

In this episode, Mark Carney, co-chair of GFANZ, talks to our host Cindy Levy, a senior partner at McKinsey & Company.... They discuss the challenges facing financial institutions on this journey and how to speed up the net-zero transition.


Cloud adoption on the rise in Asia: Talent is key to success

– Cloud adoption in Asia is rapidly increasing. What’s driving this move, what opportunities does the cloud offer, and how... do businesses achieve successful transformation?

Asia’s healthcare future revolves around patient-centric ecosystems

– The increasing use of digital healthcare will soon be driven through evolving consumer-centric digital ecosystems. But what does... an emerging ecosystem within and across Asia look like?

Five big technology transformation ideas for oil and gas CEOs

– Only 30% of oil and gas companies have successfully scaled digital manufacturing. But a few digital transformation ideas can help... oil and gas CEOs achieve real impact on production KPIs.

Five trends that will define South Korean grocery in 2023

– The ability to respond quickly to evolving consumer preferences could separate market leaders from the pack.

Using sustainability to transform food systems in South Korea

– Now is the time for grocers to develop strategic sustainability plans focused on value creation and think more broadly about the... role they can play in encouraging change across the full value chain.

How Blackstone is helping to build India’s next generation of global companies

– Blackstone Private Equity’s head of Asia, Amit Dixit, reveals elements of its long-term success in India. Hint: it requires... the right mix of ownership, technology, and talent.

Human capital explained: How experience changes careers

– The experience effect is a key differentiator that affects an individual's career and potential lifetime earnings. What can individuals... and companies do to better develop these skills and talents?

Advancing metals and mining in Southeast Asia with digital and analytics

– Southeast Asia is a top producer of base metals, including nickel and copper, but its downstream-processing industry is lagging... behind. Investing in digital and analytics could enhance productivity.

India: The next chemicals manufacturing hub

– India’s chemicals industry has been a global outperformer in demand growth and shareholder wealth creation for a decade. Its... strong starting point could make it the next chemicals manufacturing hub.

Unlocking Asia–Pacific’s vast carbon-capture potential

– Asia–Pacific has vast CCUS potential—but substantial challenges remain. With eight assertive actions, regulators and... companies can boost CCUS in the region.
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What is the Future of Asia?

For years, Western observers have talked about Asia’s massive future potential. But the future arrived even faster than expected. The question is no longer how quickly Asia will rise; it is how Asia will lead. Future of Asia is the leading voice on what leaders need to know about doing business in the Asian Century.