Asia Pacific 2020 Outlook

Asia Pacific 2020 Outlook


Asia Pacific will maintain its position as the world's fastest-growing region in 2020. However, as the global outlook clouds over and risks tilt toward the downside, the region will see heightened levels of uncertainty. Continued tensions between the US and China will disrupt supply chains, draw investment plans into question, and prompt companies to re-evaluate their Asia footprints. These tensions will be exacerbated by a substantial inventory overhand, which will weigh on investment, employment, and wages and put downward pressure on the prices of tradeable goods. As APAC executives pot a course through this shifting environment, they should eschew a business as usual mindset. Instead, they should focus on actions that will lay a foundation for sustainable growth: improving internal alignment, influencing localization discussions, anticipating Chinese competition, increasing customer centricity, and revisiting their route to market.

What you will learn

  • What are the key trends businesses need to prepare for
  • How to defend against major shifts in the global economic environment
  • Understand how companies across the region can take action now
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Executive Summary
APAC Outlook for 2020
Our View on Asia Pacific
APAC Has Strong Fundamentals for Continued Growth
Domestic Reforms in Asia Will Assist Multinationals
The Global Environment is Becoming More Challenging
Economic Uncertainty is Rising, Particularly for China
Two Factors Will Shape Asia's Environment in 2020
Stop-Start Dynamics Will Continue to Mark Trade Talks
China is Unlikely to Accommodate US Demands
In Response, the US is Likely to Continue Escalating
China Will Become Less Welcoming for US-Based MNCs
The Beginning of US-China Decoupling is Underway
China is Carrying a Heavy Inventory Overhand
The Inventory Buildup is Feeding Into OECD Markets
The Buildup in OECD Markets is Weighing on Asian Trade
Declining Trade Flows Are Weighing on Production
The Overhand Will Weigh on Tradeable Goods' Prices
Country Outlooks
China Outlook
India Outlook
Indonesia Outlook
Japan Outlook
Malaysia Outlook
Myanmar Outlook
Pakistan Outlook
Philippines Outlook
South Korea Outlook
Thailand Outlook
Vietnam Outlook
Strategic Priorities for 2020
Strategic Priorities for 2020
Accelerate Growth By Improving Internal Alignment
Ensure Your Voice is Heard in Localization Discussions
Prepare for Increased Chinese Presence in ASEAN
Improve Customer Centricity to Edge Out Competition
Revisit Your Route to Market to Boost Growth
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