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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Morocco opens healthcare sector door to private investors

By Jonathan Le Henry, Senior Manager, Strategy, PwC Morocco “There is not a week happening without a deal”. This comment made by a senior banker in Casablanca reflects the recently flourishing dynamics of the private healthcare sector in Morocco. This new context in Morocco has been mainly driven by the...

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The Battle for African Banking Supremacy

By Dr. Andrew S. Nevin, PhD | Partner, Africa Advisory-Strategy and Operations Consulting Leader, Nigeria Advisory-COO and Chief Economist ‘Across Africa banks are expanding, their returns aren’t’ Banking in Africa has undergone some dramatic changes over the past 20 years including a transition from government- owned banks in the 1980s...

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

World in 2050: what does shifting global economic power mean for business?

By John Hawksworth, Chief Economist and Danny Chan, Senior Economist, Economics and Policy (E&P) team, PwC UK We have just produced the latest in our series of reports looking ahead to the World in 2050. This contains our latest long-term growth projections for 32 of the largest economies in the...

Wednesday, 04 February 2015

Vietnam, a steady star in the ASEAN region

By Nguyen Luong Hien, Associate Director, Deals - Strategy and Stephen Gaskill, Partner – Advisory, PwC Vietnam Among the ASEAN economies, Vietnam is one to watch in the near term. Despite global economic uncertainty, foreign investors remain optimistic about the ASEAN region’s prospects; and within ASEAN, Vietnam has proven an...

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

PwC’s 18th Annual Global CEO Survey – Optimism in the Growth Markets

By David Wijeratne, PwC Global Growth Markets Centre Leader 250 global political leaders and more than 1500 business leaders are convening at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in the snowy and serene environment of Davos this week to discuss pressing global issues and identify solutions to these...

Friday, 09 January 2015

Turkish economy benefits from lower oil prices

By Murat Dikmen, Consulting Director and Basar Yildirim, Senior Manager, Financial Services Research & Analysis, PwC Turkey The sudden decline in crude oil prices was a major economic development in 2014. As most economies adjust to the new prices, Turkey is one that is seeing immediate benefits – its current...

Friday, 19 December 2014

Egypt: On the Path to Recovery

By Wasim Kamhawi, Director, Strategy, PwC Middle East Egypt is the third largest economy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, behind Saudi Arabia and the UAE, with a GDP of USD285 billion in 2014. In comparison to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Political and economic alliance of...

Friday, 21 November 2014

Future of India - The Winning Leap

By Shashank Tripathi, Partner and Strategy Leader, PwC India While India is applauded for its vibrant democracy, it is also derided for its lost potential on the economic front. Now that a new government with a clear mandate for development has taken over, the time has come for India to...

Brazil’s Bumpy Route to Growth

By Sachin Mehta, Partner, PwC Brazil and Ibrahim Özer, Supervisor, PwC Brazil On 26 October 2014, President Dilma Rousseff secured her post for another four years, clinching her victory with just a 3% edge over her centre-right rival Aécio Neves. Now in her second term as Brazil’s first female president,...

Monday, 10 November 2014

PwC - Growth Markets Centre: Budget 2015 supports Malaysia's Rising Competitiveness

By Patrick Tay, Advisory Executive Director, PwC Malaysia Two recent key developments in Malaysia should further enhance confidence that the country is a good place to do business. On 10th October, Prime Minister Najib announced that the 2015 budget was focused on reaffirming its commitment to strengthening economic growth and...

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...