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Asian companies underrepresented among top creators of economic profit

When we analyzed the relative performance of all Global 5000 companies in generating economic profit, we found that financial companies in Asia outperform those in the rest of the world. But Asian companies underperform in several industries, and the continent has a higher concentration of companies that destroy economic value.

A combination of capital allocation and individual company capabilities has lowered economic prot in Asia.
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To read the discussion paper, see “The future of Asia: Decoding the value and performance of corporate Asia,” June 3, 2020.