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Regions in Focus

Insights on the latest business and economic trends in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Asia’s future is now

Asia is on track to top 50 percent of global GDP by 2040 and drive 40 percent of the world’s consumption, representing a real shift in the world’s center of gravity.

North America

Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow

– The health of local economies today will affect their ability to adapt and thrive in the automation age.
Interview - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

The public–private imperative in urban mobility: A view from Canada

– Josipa Petrunic imagines a low-carbon, smart-mobility future for Canada. In this interview, she describes how CUTRIC, the consortium... she leads, is bringing the public and private sectors together to make it happen.
Report

AI looks North: Bridging Canada’s corporate artificial intelligence gap

– For Canadian industries to capture the enormous benefits that artificial intelligence offers, Canadian executives must make dramatic... shifts in their mindsets, strategies, and execution plans.
Article

High-performing US states: Is there a secret to success?

– Our refresh of the Leading States Index looks at state performance from the citizens’ perspective to gauge what’s... working well for governments and citizens, and where states can improve.

Latin America

Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

Latin America’s missing middle of midsize firms and middle-class spending power

– Digital could help the region reboot inclusive growth and regain lost ground.
Article

Unlocking the economic potential of Central America and the Caribbean

– The region has seen rapid growth over the past 15 years, but a number of trends could affect whether the economies continue to... grow.
Report

One aspiration, two realities: Promoting gender equality in Mexico

– Investing in the development of women and ensuring that they advance is crucial to the economic performance of the country and... its private-sector businesses.
Article

How Mexico can become Latin America’s digital-government powerhouse

– Mexico’s digital efforts thus far have been laudable. But higher ambitions could fuel productivity and economic growth and... boost the country’s GDP by 7 to 15 percent.

Europe

Article

Brexit: The bigger picture—Revitalizing UK exports in the new world of trade

– UK companies can navigate shifts in global trade patterns by focusing on fast-growing services and digital trades, redoubling... efforts in emerging markets, and digitizing their supply chains.
Discussion Paper - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

Tackling Europe’s gap in digital and AI

– Europe’s average digital gap with the world’s leaders is now being compounded by an emerging gap in artificial intelligence.
Discussion Paper - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

Testing the resilience of Europe’s inclusive growth model

– The combination of six global megatrends is increasing the stress on Europe’s inclusive growth and the EU social contract.
Report

Central and Eastern Europe needs a new engine for growth

– Creating a digital, tech-driven economy could be the growth engine that ten economies in the region need.

Asia

Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

China and the world: Inside the dynamics of a changing relationship

– The relationship between China and the rest of the world is changing, and a great deal of value could be at stake depending on... whether there is more or less engagement. Businesses will need to adjust to the uncertainty ahead.
Report

Bracing for consolidation in Asia–Pacific banking: The quest for scale

– To emerge from a period of potential consolidation, Asia’s banks must reinvent themselves or risk disappearing.
Article

China Brief: The state of the economy

– Welcome to the first edition of China Brief. In this series, linked to our monthly podcast, lapetitemort.info... on China, our China-based partners share the latest insights from this dynamic market.
Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

Digital India: Technology to transform a connected nation

– Indian consumers have strongly embraced digital technologies. Now India’s companies must follow suit.

Middle East and Africa

Article

How Gulf companies can overcome the five biggest challenges to their digital transformation

– Although many businesses in the Gulf region are interested in digitization, few of them have moved aggressively enough. But there... is a clear way forward.
Article

Winning in Africa’s agricultural market

– Private-sector companies can find practical solutions to enter and grow in Africa’s agricultural market.
Article

Should sub-Saharan Africa make its own drugs?

– A comprehensive analysis of the business, economic, and public-health impact finds the potential for local production of pharmaceuticals... to be a mixed bag.
Book Excerpt - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

Africa’s overlooked business revolution

– Global business leaders who misunderstand Africa run the risk of missing out on one of the 21st century’s great growth opportunities.