China recovery
Market

China’s Recovery: The CFO View

The pandemic in China has given CFOs a wild ride on a ‘V’ shaped recovery rollercoaster. After a steep drop in revenues and expenses in the first quarter, there has […]

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platform and hand
Strategy

Restructuring for Post-Covid-19 Competition

MNCs across Asia are changing many of their management practices as they learn to adapt to the challenges of Covid. The lessons learned are likely to permanently alter the way […]

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China factory
Forecasts

Can Asia’s Manufacturing Live with COVID-19?

Whether manufacturing can live with COVID-19 is likely to split into two stories over the next year. One will focus on some emerging markets where efforts to suppress the virus […]

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Industry 4.0
Market

Bringing Big Data to China’s Big Machines

Not long after news of Covid’s spread in China hit papers around the world, so did photos of a remarkable feat: the building of a 1,000-bed hospital in a mere […]

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Market

Shifting from Recovery to Retooling in China

Companies in China are moving to the second phase of the Covid-19 crisis. During the first phase they focused on protecting their employees and their assets. The second recovery phase […]

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Leadership

Covid-19: The Implications for Leadership and Teams

Covid-19 has seen organisational changes that were debated for years being rammed into action in weeks, leaving team members uncertain of their value and their future. Regional and country managers […]

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nationalism digitalisation
Strategy

Covid-19 Compounds Risks to Supply Chains

Last year’s headlines trumpeted growing strains in US-China relations and the rise of economic nationalism. Instead of pausing during the Covid-19 pandemic, protectionism and disruptions to supply chains have increased across […]

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managing covid-19
Market

Managing Covid-19 & the Return to Work

As any crisis fades, it’s important to capture what was learned before it’s forgotten. We need to recall surprises, reflect on how they were successfully dealt with, and think about managing […]

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AI-Powered Finance
Strategy

Asia FinTech Post-COVID-19: How a Pandemic Can Shape an Industry

The coronavirus pandemic has sped up changes in online financial services, as offline businesses are contending with substantial costs and little revenue. At a recent IMA Asia virtual meeting for […]

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Leadership

The Rise of Bangladesh: Asia’s Next Frontier Market

Despite a promising economic outlook, foreign investors in Bangladesh must remain attentive to political and social developments in the country. With the COVID pandemic ongoing and 70% of the country’s […]

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China Cybersecurity
Market

How Prepared is Your China Cybersecurity?

The ubiquity of data brings new risks. At a recent IMA Asia forum, members discussed those risks and how best to cope with the evolving cybersecurity environment in China. Governments […]

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Business Continuity Planning
Strategy

The Coronavirus Outbreak Demands a Business Continuity Plan

Pandemics and business continuity plans (BCP) are on everyone’s minds today. Our forum members shared their thinking about how to prepare for and mitigate such risks during the 2006 avian […]

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digital transformation
Market

B2B Digital Marketing Growth Strategies in China

‘Everything will be digital.’ This is the mantra when marketing to Chinese consumers and buyers. The same forces of technological change that have transformed global B2C firms in China are […]

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US China Trade Chess
Leadership

US-China Geopolitics: Uncharted Territory Ahead

How does one operate in a world where policies can be overturned overnight with a tweet? A recent IMA Asia meeting of Asia and China CEOs delved into the uncharted […]

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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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Distributors in China
Market

Coping With China’s Shifting Distributor Network

Distributing goods in China can be complicated and confusing. Although the China market is large, it is also highly fragmented. Achieving economies of scale can be elusive when distributors are […]

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Strategy

Does Your Company Need to Retool its Org Structure in China?

The outlook for globalisation has shifted precariously in the past few years as nationalism takes hold in many countries worldwide. The corporate pendulum swing from local autonomy to central control […]

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Sustainability IMA Asia
Strategy

Adapting to Sustainability Demands in ASEAN

Regulators, investors and consumers across Asia are becoming more demanding of companies’ sustainability efforts. At a recent IMA Asia Management Forum meeting, members argued that adapting to a new paradigm […]

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Reposition Strategy
Strategy

Making the Case for China – Repositioning the Strategy

Despite political polemics and a slowdown in growth, the promise of the China market has never been greater. At a recent IMA Asia CEO Forum, a CEO with many years […]

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Chinese finance
Strategy

How China’s CFOs are becoming more agile

Today, CFOs in China must navigate uncharted terrain marked by geopolitical uncertainties and ever slower growth. Looking back at last year’s data to forecast the future is no longer reliable. […]

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