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Monday, 27 March 2017

Going over the wall – The time has come for Mexico to establish its long term prosperity and redefine its role in global trade

By David Wijeratne, PwC Growth Markets Centre Leader and Gagan Oberoi, PwC Growth Markets Centre - Americas This week’s article from PwC’s Growth Markets Centre examines how despite the external pressures and domestic political uncertainties surrounding Mexico’s future, there are, however, a number of reasons why those in Mexico are...

Friday, 24 March 2017

Digital Health – Benefits and value for the growth markets

By Dr. Zubin J Daruwalla, Director (Healthcare), PwC South East Asia and Aastha Gulati, PwC Growth Markets Centre Healthcare Lead Digital healthcare solutions can help address the gaps in healthcare systems across the growth markets. However, despite its promising benefits, digital adoption by healthcare players has lagged, particularly due to...

Thursday, 02 March 2017

Winning in Maturing Markets series (Part 2): The maturing giants recover from slower economic growth

By David Wijeratne, PwC Growth Markets Centre Leader In part 2 of the “Winning in Maturing Markets” series, David Wijeratne, PwC Growth Markets Centre leader, explains how and where economic growth lies in some of the larger maturing markets, which are currently experiencing slower growth rates. Our "Winning in Maturing...

Friday, 17 February 2017

China’s Construction Industry and its Drive Towards Internationalisation

By Tiger Shan, Partner, PwC Strategy& and Joshua Yau, Principal, Infrastructure and Belt & Road lead, PwC Strategy& 2016 marked the first year following the implementation of China’s 13th five-year plan. It was a pivotal year of strategic transformation for the country’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) industry, as it...

Thursday, 09 February 2017

Growth Markets: Opportunities and Challenges for the Automotive Industry

By Christoph Stürmer, Global Lead Analyst, Autofacts and Stella Lau, Automotive lead, PwC Growth Markets Centre While growth markets are the engines driving auto industry volumes worldwide, it is also an uneven market landscape – with China, India, Southeast Asia and North Africa leading the pack, whilst Eastern Europe shows...

Thursday, 02 February 2017

Emerging markets - paving the way forward for payments transformation

By Hugh Harley, Global Emerging Markets Financial Services Leader, PwC Australia In this week's blog, Hugh Harley, PwC's Global Emerging Markets Financial Services Leader, discusses how emerging markets are paving the way forward for driving payments transformation, and how these nations are leveraging the potential opportunities in this sector. While...

Monday, 23 January 2017

Winning in Maturing Markets series (Part 1): Emerging markets' economic journey

By David Wijeratne, PwC Growth Markets Centre Leader Referring to PwC’s recent growth markets annual report, ‘Winning in Maturing Markets’, David Wijeratne - PwC Growth Markets Centre leader, presents the case that peaks and drops in emerging markets growth should not be seen as volatility, but rather as characteristics of...

Friday, 21 October 2016

Real progress towards Indonesia’s infrastructure ambitions

By Julian Smith, PwC Advisor, Indonesia Capital Projects & Infrastructure Rachel Caoili, PwC Growth Markets Centre Asia Pacific Lead Indonesia’s infrastructure - stable foundations for growth Government infrastructure spend in Indonesia increased by 51% in 2015, a substantial boost in part made possible by the scrapping of fuel subsidies and...

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Satisfying Southeast Asia’s appetite through digital

By David Wijeratne, PwC Growth Markets Centre Leader Janice Teng, PwC Growth Markets Centre Retail & Consumer Lead Southeast Asia has immense potential and present exciting opportunities for major packaged food and drink companies globally. However, the diversity across countries, rapid consumer evolution and increased competition makes it difficult for...

Wednesday, 07 September 2016

Hidden opportunities in Mexico's shadow economy

By David Wijeratne, PwC Growth Markets Centre Leader, Boon Ling Neu, PwC Growth Markets Centre Consumers in the informal market present an opportunity in Mexico's growing middle class. However, companies often overlook their existence as potential consumers as they appear risky and hard to address. How can companies penetrate this...

Thursday, 01 September 2016

India back on track for GST implementation

India to replace its existing indirect taxes with a unified Goods and Services Tax (GST), from April 2017 By Pratik Jain, Partner and Leader, Indirect Tax, PwC India, Anita Rastogi, Partner, Indirect Tax, PwC India, Sidharta Sircar, PwC Growth Markets Centre Overview of India’s proposed GST GST in India is...

Friday, 26 August 2016

The Digital Healthcare Leap

By David McKeering, PwC Global Healthcare Markets Leader, PwC South East Asia Consulting, Christopher Norton, Director and Aastha Gulati, PwC Growth Markets Centre Healthcare Lead The digital healthcare dilemma in emerging markets Expenditure on healthcare is increasing exponentially in emerging markets (see figure below). As incomes are rising and the...

Friday, 05 August 2016

Vietnam’s continued resilience

By Rachel Caoili, PwC Growth Markets Centre - Asia Pacific Lead Vietnam’s GDP slowed markedly to 5.52% in the first half of 2016 – but is Vietnam’s economy really slowing down? Known as Southeast Asia’s rising star in the region, the fast changing skyline and constant buzz of construction in...

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

With the global outlook for capital projects and infrastructure remaining uncertain, emerging markets face challenging times

By Mark Rathbone, Partner, PwC Singapore, Asia-Pacific leader, Capital projects & infrastructure Global spending on infrastructure is driven by a vast array of factors, each with its own dynamics and degree of volatility. As a result, all participants in the ecosystem surrounding major infrastructure projects – ranging from governments to...

Friday, 03 June 2016

Bangladesh – An untapped opportunity

By Avijit Mukerji, Regional Managing Partner (East), PwC India & Mamun Rashid, Managing Partner, PwC Bangladesh On the global economic radar, Bangladesh has long been overshadowed by its larger neighbour in the region, India. However, with a population exceeding 160 million, Bangladesh has been steadily building its economic strength and...

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Lower for longer: How can private and government organisations in the Middle East survive and succeed in the ‘new normal’ era of low oil prices and squeezed liquidity?

By Neil Hayward, Partner, PwC Middle East There is a growing realisation that lower oil and gas prices are here to stay. Oil prices averaged less than US$50 per barrel in 2015 with a 66% drop between June 2014 and March 2016 (see Figure 1). The monthly average in January...

Tuesday, 05 April 2016

Kazakhstan’s automotive sector – a window of opportunity

By Sanzhar Baisakalov, Ilyas Kuzembayev, Tair Kuanyshev, PwC Kazakhstan Kazakhstan stands out as one of the leading economies in Central Asia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region. Historically, its rich natural resource base has been the main driver and focus of the economy. Mineral exports constitute almost 71%...

Thursday, 24 March 2016

How to win in China's changing economy

By John Jullens, Krishnan Narayanan, Keat Lai, Tong Zhang - Strategy& Recent headlines about China’s slowing growth and its efforts to contain stock market bubbles and devalue its currency seem to be cause for concern. Yet this only tells part of the story. The Chinese economy is undergoing a profound...

Friday, 11 March 2016

Make In India: Steering manufacturing growth

Bimal Tanna, Partner and Leader, Industrial Products, PwC India Kavan Mukhtyar, Partner, PwC India Dhiraj Mathur, Partner, PwC India Anurag Garg, Director, PwC Strategy&, India Overview of the Make in India programme Over the last few years – especially since 2012, the manufacturing sector in India has witnessed a slowdown...

Tuesday, 01 March 2016

Myanmar: Asia’s next rising star

By Jovi Seet, Partner, PwC Myanmar Myanmar is one of the remaining frontier markets which is expected to become Asia’s next rising star. Over the past five years, the government has established the necessary fundamental building blocks to tap into the country’s true potential and multiple changes in regulations are...