Future of
Asia

A Key Discovery

Asia has accounted for a large share of global growth in key technology metrics over the past decade

And there is more to come. The scale of Asia’s markets and investment, and the speed of adoption and intellectual property creation have boosted the region’s potential to leapfrog in technological development.

Featured Publication

Report

Climate risk and response in Asia

– In many ways, Asia is on the frontline of a changing climate. We analyze the extent of climate risk facing the region and effective responses for adaptation and mitigation.

Voices on the Future of Asia

Video

Reimagining leadership in Asia’s next normal

– Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke with Oliver Tonby, Chairman of McKinsey Asia, about the changing role of leaders.
Video

Could the CEO moment become a CEO movement?

– The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way that many CEOs lead. In this series of videos, McKinsey’s global managing partner Kevin Sneader shares his thoughts on the future of the CEO role.
Trade and network flows in Asia
Technology and digital in Asia

Critical thinking

Trade & Network flows

How are Asian flows and networks defining the next phase of globalization?

Technology

How technology is safeguarding health and livelihoods in Asia

More Insights

Article

Product innovation: The new imperative for insurers in Asia

– Incumbent insurers in Asia find product innovation challenging. Developing products to respond to customer needs, not risks or... competitor actions, will be crucial.
Article

The Indian automotive industry: From resilience to resurgence?

– Indian automotive sales have shown resilience during the pandemic but have not returned to their pre-COVID-19 strength. What will... it take to go from resilience to resurgence?
Interview

Can a Japanese pharmaceutical become a social innovator?

– Santen CIO Minori Hara explains how IT is enabling the ophthalmological company to deliver a holistic sense of well-being around... eye health.
Report - McKinsey Global Institute

The future of work after COVID-19

– The pandemic accelerated existing trends in remote work, e-commerce, and automation, with up to 25 percent more workers than previously... estimated potentially needing to switch occupations.
Article

Will Asian insurers make the right choices for health insurance?

– Private health insurance is a significant growth opportunity for insurers in Asia. To compete, insurers will need to reimagine... their value propositions and rethink their operating models.
Interview

Breathing new life into a struggling giant: An interview with Krakatau Steel’s Silmy Karim

– A strategic turnaround is helping Indonesia’s largest state-owned enterprise to stem eight years of losses, transform company... culture, and embrace a digital future.
Article

How Japan’s medtech leaders can use M&A to create a competitive advantage

– Companies that invest inorganically during a downturn generally emerge stronger than their competitors. Japanese medtech companies... have the cash, the incentive, and the opportunity to do just that.
Interview

Improving schools: Reflections from education leaders in South Australia

– In 2018, South Australia embarked on a journey to turn their school system into world-class by 2028. Officials discuss how they... are pursuing this bold vision.
Interview

Did online delivery kill the vending machine?

– Not in Japan, says Costin Mandrea, the head of commercial at Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., who’s making its vast network... of unmanned retailers smarter and more integrated into people’s daily lives.
Podcast

Can ASEAN maintain its growth trajectory in a post-COVID-19 world?

– ASEAN has always been on an upward-growth trajectory, but how has COVID-19 affected the region?
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Asia at the speed of light: An interview with the head of ReNew Power

– The energy transition will remake Asia, says Sumant Sinha, managing director of ReNew Power.
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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.