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Market

The Rise of Xi Jinping & his OBOR Initiative

How Asia will work from 2018 onwards was partly on show in May at the One Belt, One Road or “OBOR” meeting in Beijing. Chinese media set a new benchmark […]

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Market

Moving into China’s New Sweet Spot: The Mid-Market

With China’s mid-range segment growing faster than the upper or lower ends of the markets, a focus on the ‘sweet spot’ of the mid-tier segment – where quality, elevated pricing, […]

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Market

Is Digital Marketing in China Replacing the Sales Team?

China’s unique digital environment, combined with its considerable market size and large base of early adopters, present a strong case for giving more autonomy to local marketing teams. The Great […]

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Strategy

Charting Strategy in the New, New China    

For years, economic growth has consistently surpassed Chinese government predictions but this time is likely to be different.   At a recent China CEO Forum meeting we were joined by […]

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Strategy

The Yuan: A Leaky Balloon    

The question on the minds of China CFOs is how much further the yuan will depreciate against the US dollar?  After a decade of gains the picture is starkly different […]

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Market

Consumers Underpin Asia’s Growth; Policy & Capex Set the Speed Limit

Over recent decades, Asia’s growth has increasingly been defined by domestic demand, particularly from consumers. Consumers now dominate in Asia’s growth outlook, but the story varies enormously by country. Japan […]

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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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Market

Asia’s Growth & Riding the Global Recovery

We’ve lifted our global growth forecast for 2017 to reflect a broad global demand recovery, which is particularly notable in the Euro area and quite a few emerging markets outside […]

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Leadership

Going Local to Drive Growth

In the latest edition of CEO Dialogues, we sat down with China CEO Forum member Phyllis Cheung, Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s China, to talk about the disruptive forces that are […]

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Leadership

Proving Value to Chinese Customers

In the latest edition of CEO Dialogues, Asia CEO Forum member Rebekah Lemm, General Manager Asia Pacific for Intralox, talks about facing off against aggressive local competitors in China. Below is an […]

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Leadership

A Global Leader Adapting to Local Tastes

In CEO Dialogues, we spoke with China CEO Forum member Haiyan Wang, Managing Director of Kellogg China, about success in China and delivering products highly-tuned to local tastes. Below is an […]

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China innovation
Strategy

Innovating for China with Local R&D

Increasing foreign investment in local China R&D is a must; however, it must be done carefully and with eyes wide open. This was the conclusion from a recent Asia CEO […]

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Strategy

China’s Millennials Need a Different Kind of Manager

Developing middle management talent for leadership positions has become a major concern – and puzzle – for MNCs.  Managers born prior to 1980 grew up in a tumultuous period when […]

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Strategy

China’s Chairmen Need Successors

We have entered a period of generational change among Chinese POEs that raises the risk of doing business with these firms. The Asia CEO Forum took up the issue, with […]

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China shoppers
Strategy

A Race to ‘Go Local’ in China

While many MNCs selling B2B came to China following global clients, today the opportunity is to tap the potential of China’s sophisticated domestic firms and customers.   The playbook for […]

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Strategy

Digital Disruptions Take Hold in Southeast Asia

Transportation, logistics, retail and gaming are just the first industries to be hit by the rush of digital technology that has brought to the fore, fresh, ambitious entrepreneurs seeking to […]

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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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Strategy

WeChat Leads the Way in China’s Digitisation

CEO Forum members recently debated how to keep up with China’s mobile-addicted consumers and how the internet is transforming local business. China boasts a penetration rate of 89% for mobile […]

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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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Strategy

Compliance in China: Getting Easier?

China CEO Forum members report that compliance rules in China are tightening. A drive to lift productivity and the rapid rise of e-commerce is contributing to a better compliance environment […]

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