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COVID-19: Implications for business

The coronavirus outbreak is first and foremost a human tragedy, affecting hundreds of thousands of people. It is also having a growing impact on the global economy. This article is intended to provide business leaders with a perspective on the evolving situation and implications for their companies. The outbreak is moving quickly, and some of the perspectives in this article may fall rapidly out of date. This article reflects our perspective as of March 9, 2020. We will update it regularly as the outbreak evolves.

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A more effective model for managing change in Japan could accelerate economic growth

– A culturally attuned approach is required.
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How a private-sector transformation could revive Japan

– With its working-age population shrinking, Japan will need to focus on productivity as never before. A major private-sector initiative... to accelerate productivity growth could create a “fourth arrow” of economic reform.
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Rebooting Japan’s mobility market

– Digital players are revamping the country’s taxi industry. These developments could have implications for other places facing... similar economic, demographic, and regulatory trends.
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Change in the Japanese pharmaceutical market: Cradle of innovation or grave of corporate profits?

– Understanding structural shifts in the market can help pharma stakeholders innovate and, ultimately, deliver benefits for patients.
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Digital in chemicals: From technology to impact

– What are the major opportunities from digital in chemicals, and what must leaders do to capture them?
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Smart cities: Digital solutions for a more livable future

– As cities get smarter, they are becoming more livable and more responsive—and today we are seeing only a preview of what... technology could eventually do in the urban environment.
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The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific

– Advancing women’s equality in the countries of Asia Pacific could add $4.5 trillion to their collective annual GDP in 2025,... a 12 percent increase over the business-as-usual trajectory.
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The digital imperative for pharma companies in Japan

– Five facts showing that companies should invest in digital customer engagement in Japan.
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Japan at a crossroads: The 4G to 5G (r)evolution

– The country can leverage next-generation networks to boost industries, spur innovation, and regain technology leadership for a... prosperous telecom sector.
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The medtech opportunity for Japanese companies

– A large-scale commitment to growth in healthcare technologies could be a key contributor to the Japanese economy.
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Food security in Japan: Building a strategy in an age of global competition

– The country faces a set of agricultural challenges in its move toward a more secure food supply, which can be addressed with a... focus on five actions.
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