Future of
Asia

A Key Discovery

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Meet your future Asian consumer

– Asia’s consumer markets are not only a story of scale, but also one of diversity and shifting preferences and behavior caused by powerful demographic, social, and economic forces.

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Article - McKinsey Global Institute

The trailblazing consumers in Asia propelling growth

– There’s more to consider than Gen Z. Powerful demographic forces are reshaping consumer behavior and causing large shifts in consumption patterns in Asia.

Voices on the Future of Asia

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What’s hot in Asia for 2021: McKinsey’s take on the region’s biggest business opportunities

– In our “Two Minutes on 2021” mini-series, eight of McKinsey’s leaders in Asia share their take on what should be top-of-mind for senior business executives.
Collection

The Philippines Growth Dialogues

– Philippine leaders discuss the opportunities and challenges to future-proof the country's growth agenda.

Critical thinking

Trade and network flows

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

Technology

How technology is safeguarding health and livelihoods in Asia

Key Questions

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Behind the trend lines: What 12 Australian families can teach us about changing consumers

– A closer look at the people affected by the pandemic provides insight into how businesses can thrive in the decades to come.
Commentary

India’s tragedy reverberates around the world

– The COVID-19 crisis in India offers a stark reminder that what’s happening there could happen anywhere.
Video

How businesses can drive growth through Industry 4.0

– Matteo Mancini, senior partner based in our Singapore office, explains the concept of 'lighthouses', McKinsey's collaboration... with the World Economic Forum on the Global Lighthouse Network, and the opportunities business leaders can capture to effectively utilize Industry 4.0 technologies.
Article

Four steps in unlocking the value of data in Australian industrial organisations

– Data hold a wealth of potential value for industrial organisations, but accessing that value can be more difficult than it may... first appear.
Article

Asia: The highway of value for global logistics

– Logistics—a bright spot in a global economy still recovering from the pandemic—presents many opportunities in Asia.... How can stakeholders make the most of them?
Article

How Australian companies can reinvent themselves in 2021

– To prosper in this new era of opportunity, Australian companies need to reinvent themselves. This article lays out a detailed... path forward.
Article

Platform operating model for the AI bank of the future

– Technology alone cannot define a successful AI bank; the AI bank of the future also needs an operating model that brings together... the right talent, culture, and organizational design.
Article

Efficient and sustainable last-mile logistics: Lessons from Japan

– Delivery droids may be the solution to keep costs and environmental impact low, if stakeholders collaborate to pave the way.
Video

What is driving adoption and advances for Industrial 4.0 technologies across Asia?

– Karel Eloot, senior partner in our Shanghai office, discusses what is driving adoption and advances for Industrial 4.0 technologies... across Asia, and shares how leaders should think about the future of manufacturing in region.
Article

Ten ideas to unlock Indonesia’s growth after COVID-19

– If Indonesia can quickly return to prepandemic growth rates, the country may become the world’s seventh-largest economy... by 2030.
Article

A blueprint for telecom’s critical reinvention

– The next generation of telcos will be defined by leaders who act now, risking short-term advantages to seize untapped growth with... a holistic approach to transformation.
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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.