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2018 Asia Pacific Outlook

2018 Asia Pacific Outlook


Emerging Asian economies will continue to develop rapidly in 2018, delivering substantial gains in wealth and production capacity.

Although executives managing the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region will have to track a variety of factors—China will undergo a major leadership transition, India’s business environment will shift with implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), and saber rattling on the Korean peninsula will create considerable uncertainty—they should nevertheless expect to see substantial white space open across the region.

Unfortunately, even in this rapid-growth setting, multinationals will not find it easy to expand profitably. As competition in the region intensifies, executives will have to test the assumptions underpinning their Asia strategies and strengthen underdeveloped organizational capabilities to stay ahead of their peers.

What you will learn

  • What are the main drivers shaping the outlook for the Asia Pacific region
  • How will the country and sub-regional outlooks for key markets like China, India, and ASEAN evolve
  • What actions do executives need to prioritize in order to succeed in this market
  What you will receive
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Executive Summary
FSG View on APAC
FSG View on Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific Will Outperform the World
Emerging Markets Will Drive Asia’s Growth
Driver: Subdued Oil Prices
Driver: Slowdown in China
Driver: Rising Consumption
Driver: Regional Integration
Country Outlooks
China Outlook
India Outlook
Indonesia Outlook
Japan Outlook
Malaysia Outlook
Myanmar Outlook
Pakistan Outlook
Philippines Outlook
Thailand Outlook
Vietnam Outlook
Priority Actions for Multinational Executives
Priority Actions for 2018
Evaluate Subnational Portfolios
Pursue Subnational Pockets of Opportunity
Integrate Value-Added Services
Future-Proof Your Value Proposition
Manage Pricing Adjustment Bottlenecks
Capture and Utilize Local Pricing Insights
Channel Capabilities Drive Performance
Build Distributor Capabilities
Capitalize on Asia’s Digital Development
Expand Your Reach Through Digital Channels
Document Assumptions and Risks to Plan
Improve Alignment and Resilience
Scenarios and Disruptors
Certain Events Could Disrupt APAC’s Outlook
Some Events May Be Catalysts for Others
APAC in 2018: Scenarios Overview
Disruptor #1: China Loses Control
Disruptor #2: Korean Conflict
Disruptor #3: US-China Trade War
Disruptor #4: Disputes Flare on Asian Seas
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