BPO industry and secondary cities in the Philippines

BPO companies relocating to secondary cities in the Philippines are driving new retail opportunities

The Filippino business process outsourcing (BPO) industry is increasingly looking for space in secondary cities, such as Angeles, Dumaguete, and Puerto Princesa, where land costs are lower and there is a fresh supply of young English-speaking workers. The shift will drive jobs and income growth outside Greater Manila.

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China's tourism opportunities in ASEAN

Chinese firms acquired hotels in Australia, Japan, and the U.S. in 2016. But what about ASEAN?

Our flight analytics show that there are 45 Chinese cities with at least one daily flight to Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. Chinese tourism spending in those countries is a fast-growing commercial opportunity. That makes Chinese firms potential acquirers of ASEAN tourist assets.

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Shenzhen's business zones

The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen built more skyscrapers than the United States and Singapore combined in 2016.

Our commercial analytics shows that the city’s 11 new skyscrapers were all built in just two of Shenzhen’s three main business trade zones. The heat map also shows the gradual drift in Shenzhen’s commercial activity towards Futian and Nanshan districts, away from the older Luohu district.

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Asia's emerging mega-clusters

Asia’s emerging mega clusters will be important drivers of growth over the coming decades.

Our spatial analytics identifies clusters of cities within a radius of 100km and with a combined population greater than 5 million. These clusters are driving key trends ranging from the emergence of retail chains to inter-city rail and dormitory cities to infrastructure demand.

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Visualising Asia's commercial future

Asia suffers from a shortage of high-quality data. Leading firms will apply data analytics to visualise their business landscape.

The next generation of business intelligence will find ways to combine private and public sources of data in ways that help explain what’s happening at ground-level in Asia, not just at 30,000 feet, from the scale of sub-regional markets in China to splits between online and offline sales in India.

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