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Coronavirus in Asia

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Emerging from the pandemic, Vietnam must position itself for recovery

– As it emerges from COVID-19, Vietnam’s domestic economy is set to return to growth, but not until the global economy bounces back.
Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

The future of Asia: Decoding the value and performance of corporate Asia

– Corporations in Asia have grown in scale but lag behind the global average on profits, and the COVID-19 crisis poses new challenges.
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How technology is safeguarding health and livelihoods in Asia

– Six technology-enabled interventions by Asian governments and businesses shaped the region’s early response to COVID-19.
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Fast-forward China: How COVID-19 is accelerating five key trends shaping the Chinese economy

– Events expected to play out in the Chinese economy over the next several years have been compressed into a short few months.
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Emerging from COVID-19: Australians embrace their values

– We followed 12 Australian households for a week to uncover the human and cultural context driving their observable changes in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
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Reopening India: Implications for economic activity and workers

– Over the next many months, India’s economy will need to operate alongside COVID-19 by building the capability to manage granular, dynamic, and localized lockdowns and restarts.
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The curse of ‘The Lucky Country’: In search of economic antidotes to COVID-19

– Australia’s experience with a global pandemic, like in most countries around the world, is unprecedented.
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Could the next normal emerge from Asia?

– The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the global economy. Asia, the first part of the world affected by the crisis, is leading the way out of it.
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Getting ahead of coronavirus: Saving lives and livelihoods in India

– To understand probable economic outcomes and possible interventions related to COVID-19, McKinsey spoke with some 600 business leaders, economists, financial-market analysts, and policy makers.

Consumers

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Cautiously optimistic: Chinese consumer behavior post-COVID-19

– Brands are preparing for a “new normal.”
Survey

Survey: Asian consumer sentiment during the COVID-19 crisis

– Consumers remain resilient even as they expect an impending hit to their personal finances.

Industry

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A resilient return for Asia’s manufacturing and supply chains?

– Asia shows an early glimpse of how manufacturing and supply-chain leaders are responding to disruption caused by the pandemic.
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Lessons from Asian banks on their coronavirus response

– Financial institutions in countries initially affected by the pandemic moved quickly to safeguard their employees, transform their operations, and serve customers in new ways.
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Wealth management in Asia: Navigating the impact of coronavirus

– To adequately respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, wealth-management firms can implement four measures.
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Reimagining food retail in Asia after the COVID-19 pandemic

– New survey results suggest where, and how, food retailers in Asia might rethink their businesses in the wake of COVID-19.
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A blueprint for remote working: Lessons from China

– As home to some of the world’s largest firms, China offers lessons for those that are just now starting to embrace the shift to remote working.