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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Myanmar’s Banking Sector Liberalisation: A Win-win for All

By Melvin Poon, Financial Services Leader, PwC Myanmar On October 1, the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) granted nine foreign banks their first operating licences – issued as part of a move to liberalise Myanmar’s banking sector. These licenses will allow the banks to participate in services which were previously...

Tuesday, 07 October 2014

Underappreciated Hispanoamérica

By Christopher Turner, Management & Risk Consulting Leader and Mariano Errichiello, Clients & Markets Officer, Hispanoamérica Advisory Services In discussions of emerging markets, the BRICS have captured much of the world’s attention for almost 20 years now. In Latin America, the scale of opportunities in Brazil – and the growth...

Friday, 19 September 2014

Myanmar Telecommunications at a Crossroads

By Greg Unsworth, Asia Pacific Technology Industry Leader Times have never been as interesting as now for the Myanmar telecommunications market. The critical telecom sector liberalisation of Myanmar continues at full swing with the government awarding Norway’s Telenor and Qatar’s Ooredoo with nationwide telecom licenses last year following a highly...

Friday, 05 September 2014

Indonesia: New President Confirmed, Great Expectations Ahead

By Triono Soedirdjo, Partner, Advisory, PwC Indonesia Following the most divisive presidential election the country has ever experienced, Indonesia finally welcomes the new government after the country’s highest court unanimously upheld the election results, naming Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as the new president-elect. The market reacted positively toward the court’s ruling,...

Friday, 22 August 2014

Africa's Quantum Leap: Will you be there when it happens?

By Andrew S Nevin, PhD, Partner, Africa Advisory - Strategy and Operations Leader and Nigeria Advisory COO Ebola, Boko Haram. Failed state in Somalia. Al Shabaab. Extinction of the white rhino. No Power. Corruption. Life expectancy of 56. There would certainly appear to be a lot of reasons to stay...

Monday, 04 August 2014

India’s Budget 2014 – The start of a journey

By Goldie Dhama, Executive Director – Tax & Regulatory Services On July 10, the new Indian Government released its first budget wherein the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, presented an economic policy roadmap together with the plan for reviving the India growth story. In the short term, the main objective seems...

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Brazil’s World Cup 2014: Will football be the catalyst for long-term structural change?

By Sachin Mehta, Partner, PwC Brazil With the World Cup in full swing, once again, logic did not prevail. Countries such as Italy, Spain, England and Portugal, with tradition and reputation in soccer did not make it to the next round. Will there be any logic when it comes to...

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Unparalleled opportunities for investment and growth

By David Jansen, Partner US World Economic Forum Conference on East Asia, Manila, May 21-23, 2014 As the world continues to drag itself out of the global financial crisis, all eyes are on South East Asia. The region has consistently outpaced the rest of the world in terms of economic...

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Identifying and developing the right product is key to Growth Markets' success

By Alastair Rimmer - Global Strategy leader Why do companies still view Growth Markets as either a convenient way of off-loading old technology and products with out of date features or selling the same products as in developed markets? Example after example clearly shows that companies that go down this...

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Building capabilities for Growth Markets’ success

By Shashank Tripathi PwC’s recent megatrends report has re-confirmed that the shift of economic power from the G7 countries to the E7 countries is continuing at a fast pace. Admittedly the US has picked up the pace of its GDP growth over the past year, but the long term prospects...