2018 Asia Pacific Outlook

$ 975.00

A comprehensive overview of the Asia Pacific region. Learn about the regional outlook and main drivers (including country outlooks for key markets), scenarios and disruptors to prepare for, and priority actions for multinational executives.

Overview, Table of Contents & Sample Pages below


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

  • Immediate access to the 49-page PDF report
  • Exclusive email updates covering emerging markets business topics
  • Special discounts on future report purchases


Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary4
  • FSG View on APAC5
  •   FSG View on Asia Pacific6
  •   Asia Pacific Will Outperform the World7
  •   Emerging Markets Will Drive Asia’s Growth8
  •   Driver: Subdued Oil Prices9
  •   Driver: Slowdown in China10
  •   Driver: Rising Consumption11
  •   Driver: Regional Integration12
  • Country Outlooks13
  •   China Outlook14-16
  •   India Outlook17-19
  •   Indonesia Outlook20
  •   Japan Outlook21
  •   Malaysia Outlook22
  •   Myanmar Outlook23
  •   Pakistan Outlook24
  •   Philippines Outlook25
  •   Thailand Outlook26
  •   Vietnam Outlook27
  • Priority Actions for Multinational Executives28
  •   Priority Actions for 201829
  •   Evaluate Subnational Portfolios30
  •   Pursue Subnational Pockets of Opportunity31
  •   Integrate Value-Added Services32
  •   Future-Proof Your Value Proposition33
  •   Manage Pricing Adjustment Bottlenecks34
  •   Capture and Utilize Local Pricing Insights35
  •   Channel Capabilities Drive Performance36
  •   Build Distributor Capabilities37
  •   Capitalize on Asia’s Digital Development38
  •   Expand Your Reach Through Digital Channels39
  •   Document Assumptions and Risks to Plan40
  •   Improve Alignment and Resilience41
  • Scenarios and Disruptors42
  •   Certain Events Could Disrupt APAC’s Outlook43
  •   Some Events May Be Catalysts for Others44
  •   APAC in 2018: Scenarios Overview45
  •   Disruptor #1: China Loses Control46
  •   Disruptor #2: Korean Conflict47
  •   Disruptor #3: US-China Trade War48
  •   Disruptor #4: Disputes Flare on Asian Seas49
  • About Frontier Strategy Group50

Sample Pages

2018 Driver - Slowdown China

2018 Pursue Subnational Opportunity

2018 Improve Alignment and Resilience

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