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Monday, 23 October 2017

The Future of ASEAN

By David Wijeratne, Partner and Growth Markets Centre Leader; Vinika D Rao, Executive Director, INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute and Navya Sinha, Growth Markets Centre In advance of their annual Emerging Markets Conference in Singapore, the leaders of INSEAD's Emerging Markets Institute and PwC's Growth Markets Centre consider ASEAN’s (Association of...

Monday, 02 October 2017

Consumer market stars: Examples of successful corporate practices in the Southern Cone

By Rafael Baretto, PwC Growth Markets Centre - Americas Lead, Robert EH Banks, Growth Markets Centre - Americas and Glenn XW Lim, PwC Growth Markets Centre - Americas In this week’s article, the authors discuss the unique economic risks of the Southern Cone and how it affects consumption growth. The...

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Driving growth through exports – an opportunity to expand into emerging markets

By Sidharta Sircar, PwC Growth Markets Centre - Asia-Pacific Director In this week's article, Sidharta Sircar, PwC Growth Markets Centre’s Asia-Pacific Director, discusses how emerging markets are becoming major consumption hubs, providing attractive opportunities for global businesses to tap into. Exporting to these markets allows new entrants to tap into...

Friday, 25 August 2017

The continuous expansion of Japanese companies in Southeast Asia

By Arie Nakamura, PwC Growth Markets Centre - Japan lead In this week's article, Arie Nakamura, PwC's Growth Markets Centre Japan lead, discusses how Japanese companies are addressing the potential opportunities that lie within Southeast Asia to help expand their businesses. Over the past few decades, Japan has been suffering...

Friday, 04 August 2017

Evolution of manufacturing in emerging markets and the rise of Asian high-tech

By Gagan Oberoi, PwC Growth Markets Centre - Industrial Products Lead In this week's article, Gagan Oberoi, PwC Growth Markets Centre - Industrial Products Lead, discusses how the global manufacturing landscape has shifted in modern history, focusing on the ascent of Asian markets in the high-technology space over the past...

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Winning in Maturing Markets (Part 3): Agriculture sector opportunities in developing markets

By David Wijeratne, Partner, PwC Growth Markets Centre Leader and Gagan Oberoi, PwC Growth Markets Centre In the third part of the “Winning in Maturing Markets” series, the authors explore increasing growth opportunities in agriculture for private sector players across the value chain – including agriculture input suppliers, infrastructure developers,...

Friday, 14 July 2017

India paves its way to a cashless economy

By Arun Bhattacharyya, PwC's Growth Markets Centre Financial Service Lead, and Youhan Noria, Financial Services Inclusive Markets, Regulatory, PwC India In this week's blog, the authors discuss how India is moving towards a digital and cashless economy, post demonetization in 2016. On November 8, while the world was glued on...

Monday, 19 June 2017

Repaving the ancient Silk Routes

By David Wijeratne, PwC Growth Markets Centre Leader, Neu Boon Ling, Growth Markets Centre - Capital Projects and Infrastructure and Stella Lau, Growth Markets Centre - China. This week's Growth Markets Centre (GMC) article focuses on the GMC's latest report on China’s Belt and Road initiative – Repaving the ancient...

Friday, 07 April 2017

Taking the long view: How will the world economic order change by 2050?

By John Hawksworth, Chief Economist, PwC UK In this week's blog, John Hawksworth, Chief Economist, PwC UK, discusses the political and economic volatility that emerging markets have faced over the last few years, and what the outlook holds for them as they continue to evolve and mature in their growth...

Tuesday, 04 April 2017

Indonesia Banking Survey 2017: Weathering the rise in credit risk – What’s next for banks in Indonesia?

By David Wake, PwC Indonesia Financial Services Industry Leader In this week's blog, David Wake, PwC Indonesia's Financial Services Leader, discusses the outlook for the banking industry in Indonesia, as well as how digital transformation plays a key role in fuelling the growth of this industry. He also advises where...

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...