Strategy

The future for MNCs in ASEAN

How are CEO’s at leading multinationals responding to ASEAN’s opportunities and challenges?

How should we think about the ASEAN opportunity? Silk Road Associates recently co-authored a report with KPMG interviewing eight C-level executives at leading multinationals on their thoughts. CEOs talk about the region’s growing opportunities, but also its fragmentation.

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Strategy

Asia's markets demand agility

Asia's rapid growth and nimble local companies demand an agile response.

Agility is increasingly important to success in today's Asia: fast growing markets, digital technologies, and rising costs are just some of the disruptive influences. But it’s the rise of Asia’s private firms that adds real urgency to the debate. How can companies more rapidly anticipate change and then react swiftly?

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China builds a new Silk Road

President Xi's One Belt One Road policy has caught headlines. But what does it mean in practice?

China's efforts to develop the Silk Road region underscore how quickly the world's centre of economic gravity is shifting. But how will the policy impact  business opportunities across Asia and the Middle East? And what are the implications for China's own economy and corporate sector?

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The next 1.7 billion consumers

You have a strategy for China, India, and Africa. But what’s next? What’s the next big consumer play?

The Muslim world has 1.7 billion consumers. That’s twice the number of consumers in Africa and it accounts for nearly 30 percent of the emerging world’s total. But this isn’t just a halal story. It’s a story about digital technologies, marketing strategies and, most importantly, GUMmies.

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The agility factor in Asia's competitive markets

The need for agility is a global issue. But it is especially critical in Asia's fast changing markets.

The importance of organizational agility in Asia has never been greater. Not only are markets changing fast. But private Asian companies have long embraced uncertainty and are often faster to act than their global competitors. How can foreign companies respond more rapidly to market change?

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