Regions in Focus

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

Double-clicking on the Chinese consumer

A rising post-90s generation is emerging as a strong engine of consumption, in one of four important new trends in the Chinese consumer landscape.
Double-clicking on the Chinese consumer

North America

Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

Making it in America: Revitalizing US manufacturing

– The erosion of US manufacturing isn’t a foregone conclusion. The decade ahead—with increased demand, new technology,... and value chain optimization—will give the sector a chance to turn around.
Article

Harnessing the power of digital in US government agencies

– A focus on customer journeys, a dedicated digital team, agile methods, and strong talent can help government agencies move beyond... incremental improvements and achieve transformative change.
Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

New insights into the slowdown in US productivity growth

– Can the productivity puzzle be solved? Fresh analysis examines the issue and highlights opportunities for companies and policy... makers to act on.
Article

Measuring the state of US states

– New research compares economic and social conditions in US states—and highlights opportunities for government leaders to help... make improvements.

Latin America

Report

What drives student performance in Latin America?

– Our analysis of OECD PISA results from the region offers five findings on student mindsets, teaching practices, technology, instructional... hours, and early childhood education.
Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

How to counter three threats to growth in Latin America

– The region needs to remove obstacles to competitiveness, pursue digitization, raise skills, and improve economic fundamentals.
Article - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

Can Latin America reignite growth by connecting with consumers?

– The region needs to build a more diversified and sustainable economic base, focusing on consumers as the pivotal driver of growth... both globally and at home.

Europe

Report

Drivers of student performance: Insights from Europe

– We analyzed OECD PISA results from Europe. What did we learn about student mindsets, teaching practices, and technology?
Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

The new dynamics of financial globalization

– Cross-border capital flows have fallen 65 percent since the financial crisis as global banks retrenched, but a more stable form... of financial globalization is emerging.
Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

The brightening mood of European business—and what it means for investment

– Executives are increasingly optimistic about the region’s business outlook, but new survey results suggest more work is... needed to instill confidence and stability. A few measures could help.
Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

New priorities for the European Union at 60

– As the EU faces an inflection point, its response to three global forces will shape the path forward.

Asia

Article

Riding China’s huge, high-flying car market

– Few car markets in history have risen so far so fast. Here’s a peek under the hood at what’s driving China’s automotive future.
Article

The medtech opportunity for Japanese companies

– A large-scale commitment to growth in healthcare technologies could be a key contributor to the Japanese economy.
Article

Savvy and sophisticated: Meet China’s evolving car buyers

– Our 2017 survey of Chinese auto consumers shows they’re demanding more from carmakers. How can companies keep up with shifts in... this must-win market?
Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

What Southeast Asia needs to become a major player in artificial intelligence

– For artificial intelligence to take hold in Southeast Asia, the region needs more defined business use cases, better data ecosystems,... and more concerted talent-development efforts.

Middle East and Africa

Article

Mobile financial services in Africa: Winning the battle for the customer

– To compete in Africa’s diverse mobile money markets, banks must offer distinctive mobile and digital services not only in... payments and deposits, but across the spectrum of financial services.
Interview

Reshaping ‘retail-tainment’ in the Middle East and beyond

– Alain Bejjani, CEO of conglomerate Majid Al Futtaim, shares his perspectives on retail’s future and on his own leadership journey.
Article - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

Spurring digital banking in the Gulf

– Regional consumers purchase everything online but financial services. Bankers and regulators need to step up the pace of innovation.
Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

Lions on the move II: Realizing the potential of Africa’s economies

– Africa’s economic fundamentals remain strong, but governments and companies will need to work even harder to keep the region’s... economies moving forward.