JAN 06 2017

2016 Perspectives in Retrospective

AUTOMOTIVE, Consumer Goods & Retail, Health Care, Manufacturing, Transportation, Utilities & Resources, World Economy

As we enter 2017, we revisit some of our Perspectives we published throughout 2016. Emerging Markets / Technology China’s Digital Single Market – IoT Underpinned by immense government support, private investments, as well as the highest number of M2M mobile connections globally, China has the potential to get to the forefront of IoT development. IoT,…

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DEC 14 2016

Thailand: Endeavoring to Become Asia’s Next Luxury Shopping Stop

Consumer Goods & Retail, Emerging Markets, Manufacturing

As purchasing power growth is slowing down in mature markets such as the USA and Europe, international brands and luxury retailers are seeking expansion opportunities in dynamic and rapidly developing Asian countries. Thailand is fast becoming a destination of choice for several luxury brands owing to robust demand, developed urban infrastructure, and low cost of…

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OCT 27 2016

Outlook for Textile and Apparel Industry in Mainland Southeast Asia

Consumer Goods & Retail, Emerging Markets, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Mainland Southeast Asia (MSEA), comprising six countries – Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Thailand, has emerged as one of the key regions for low-cost sourcing of textile and apparel (T&A, also referred as textile and clothing or textile and garment). Many global brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Marks and Spencer, GAP, Adidas, Nike, etc….

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SEP 18 2016

Bayer-Monsanto Deal to Genetically Modify the Agriculture Industry

Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Utilities & Resources

After its abandoned attempt to acquire Syngenta in October 2015, Monsanto stated it would continue its search for best acquisition targets within the agriculture industry claiming that “consolidation is inevitable”. The statement turned out to be prophetic. The agriculture industry has seen a signification M&A activity throughout 2016 – first with ChemChina acquiring Syngenta in…

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SEP 15 2016

Myanmar – Reemerging as Apparel Sourcing Hub

Emerging Markets, Manufacturing, Supply Chain

Prior to 2011, Myanmar’s apparel industry was plagued by sluggish growth, partly due to isolation from international markets in opposition to country’s military regime. A turning point came when a quasi-civilian government was established in 2011. Most of the sanctions were lifted in the following years and many countries granted a free trade or preferential…

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