Foreign retailers and China's Top 100 cities

Leading foreign retailers are already in nearly all China's Top 100 cities. Local retailers are in twice that many

You hear a lot about commercial opportunities in China’s mid-sized cities. But how many really matter? We’ve run our commercial data analytics across a range of cities to look at how retail & food service chains are growing their offline branch networks.

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Are China's private firms the next global champions?

China’s private firms are emerging global champions. Many are from southern China, are tech-heavy, and have offices in Hong Kong

China's private firms will be the ultimate winners from China's Belt and Road intiative, as they make the most of the region's improved supply-chains to sell consumer, industrial and tech-related products. They are also more likely to seek collaboration opportunities and engage foreign service providers.

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Australia's infrastructure ties to Asia

Australia’s cattle exports to Asia are contributing to infrastructure investment around the region

Investments range from US$450mn of road upgrades in Australia’s north; a Chinese firm’s $385 million lease of Darwin Port; and plans to build a Sino-Australia Free Trade Industrial Park on Zhoushan Island in China’s Zhejiang province with an estimated cost of U$1,500 million.

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China's GDP growth at the city-level

For a multinational, it is the growth rate of specific cities or regions that can be the bigger driver of revenue performance

China’s Premier Li Keqiang set the country’s 2017 GDP growth target at ‘around’ 6.5%. But growth rates can differ significantly across the country. Identifying a city’s unique growth characteristics will be a critical strategic capability for multinationals over the coming decade.

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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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