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Trade and network flows in Asia

Discussion Paper - McKinsey Global Institute

The future of Asia: Asian flows and networks are defining the next phase of globalization

– The Asian Century has begun. Asia is the world’s largest regional economy and, as its economies integrate further, it has the potential to fuel and shape the next phase of globalization.

The cross-border flows shifting toward Asia

Oliver Tonby, Chairman of McKinsey's Asia offices, discusses the trends shaping intra-regional trade and network flows in Asia, and the organizational changes CEOs and governments must consider to maintain their lead in this rapidly-changing region.

The rise of digital and data flows in Singapore

Diaan-Yi Lin, Senior Partner and Managing Partner in McKinsey’s Singapore office, discusses how digital platforms have transformed global trade flows, and how this affects Asian countries such as Singapore.

Rise of intra-regional trade in Asia

Karel Eloot, senior partner in McKinsey’s Shanghai office and co-author of the Future of Asia, discusses the rise of intra-regional trade and network flows in Asia, and how CEOs must change their operational model to stay ahead of the development curve.