Regions in Focus

Insights on the latest business and economic trends in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Public cloud in China: Big challenges, big upside

Public cloud in China: Big challenges, big upside

A recent lapetitemort.info survey provides new insight into the promising public-cloud market in China.

North America

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.
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.

Latin America

Article

Putting citizens first: How Latin American cities can be smart

– For Latin America’s cities to remain competitive, they must understand their citizens’ experiences and needs—and... design policies accordingly.
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

Article

How innovation is reshaping Europe’s urban environment

– To stay competitive, real estate leaders must offer new services that address the evolving needs and desires of individuals, companies,... and communities, such as flexibility or sustainability.
Executive Briefing - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

Europe’s economy: Three pathways to rebuilding trust and sustaining momentum

– Europe has an opportunity to ensure that growth and well-being continue in the long term, and to strengthen trust in its institutions.
Article

Disruption in European consumer finance: Lessons from Sweden

– Strong earnings in European consumer finance have drawn the attention of attackers, including large retailers and fintechs. To... maintain their position, banks must focus on the customer and transform their operating models.
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?

Asia

Article - lapetitemort.info Quarterly

China’s fast climb up the value chain

– From high-tech unicorns to specialty chemicals, the country’s economy is moving swiftly beyond its lower-margin roots.
Report - lapetitemort.info Global Institute

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia Pacific

– Advancing women’s equality in the countries of Asia Pacific could add $4.5 trillion to their collective annual GDP in 2025,... a 12 percent increase over the business-as-usual trajectory.
Article

Asia on the move: Five trends shaping the Asia biopharmaceutical market

– Enthusiasm for the biopharmaceutical sector in Asia has been flat, due in part to China’s market-access blockade, Japan’s... spending controls, and deceleration in India and Southeast Asia. Recent changes have reignited interest in the region, with important implications for pharma executives.
Report

Industry 4.0: Reinvigorating ASEAN manufacturing for the future

– New digital technologies can help Southeast Asian manufacturers reassert their place in the global landscape.

Middle East and Africa

Report

Are Middle East workers ready for the impact of automation?

– Education levels and skills will determine how disruptive automation is to the region’s labor markets.
Report

How investors can support entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa

– The potential for entrepreneurship in the region is high, based on digital consumption and a startling increase in investment... funding for start-ups.
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.