coronavirus economy
Forecasts

Good News Spurs Revised Asia Forecast

Due to promising forward indicators, IMA Asia now expects a strong recovery in the global economy this year. The combination of good vaccines, strong private sector balance sheets, and strong […]

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Forecasts

Asia’s 2021 Prospects Are Not Quite as Bright as Some Believe

Almost everyone in business is an optimist and in December we tend to look forward to a better year ahead. We also expect 2021 to be a bit better but […]

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Forecasts

Promising Outlook for Southeast Asia Manufacturing

2019 has been a bad year for global manufacturing and no less so in Southeast Asia. The pain for ASEAN’s factory sector is apparent in the region’s contracting Purchasing Manager’s […]

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Growth
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The Global Upturn Consolidates

Our growth forecasts for the 14 main markets in Asia Pacific continue to edge up, reflecting two broad forces.         First, the global recovery is gradually picking […]

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Philippines: The Five-Year Outlook

A solid market for many firms over the last five years, the Philippines presents plenty of risks and a poor operating environment, but also an undeniable, and sustainable, economic vitality. […]

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Forecasts

China’s Mixed Outlook

While demographics play a major role in China’s slowdown, so too do policies to rebalance the economy toward growth driven by consumers, services, and higher value-added industries. Rebalancing is essential […]

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Asian consumers
Forecasts

The Key to Asia’s Outlook

The key to Asia’s outlook lies in consumer demand, mostly in the emerging markets of China, ASEAN, and India. One of the most important variables for business planners will be currency […]

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Forecasts

India’s Outlook: A Case for Optimism

The majority of IMA Asia members now list India among their top three market priorities, with members in the digital, consumer, health, and innovation sectors recording a notable lift in returns. […]

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Asia’s Forecast Depends on Vaccines and COVID Suppression

Uncertainty is high as the year starts, but on the bright side that includes more upside opportunities than downside risks. As always, we hope for greater clarity after the Chinese […]

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