Global Advantage

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Going Global
June 2016
The economies of emerging markets may have paused, but not their strongest companies. The global challengers are doing just fine.
February 2016
Many MNCs need to undertake a fundamental transformation in emerging markets. By starting with one local operation, they can develop a robust methodology for subsequent rollouts.
Global Trade
November 2016
The global container-shipping industry faces stiffening headwinds. To survive, carriers must continue to drive change aimed at boosting performance. Six moves can help.

Global Hotspots

October 2016
Brazil may be in the midst of crisis, but it also has a population of more than 200 million and many local, regional, and sector-specific economies, each with its own defining characteristics, drivers, and trends.

Center for Customer Insight

November 2016
Turning a customer insight function into a source of competitive advantage isn't necessarily about spending more. It's about spending smarter.
August 2016
Most customer insight functions report too low in the hierarchy and have too many constraints. The effort to transform CI must begin at the top.
August 2016
By 2020, 50% of new internet users in India will come from rural communities, and people in rural areas will account for about half the subcontinent’s total population of internet users.
April 2016
Business executives may say that customers are a priority, but many companies—especially large, established ones—miss the crucial signals that customers provide.

Focus on Africa

September 2016
Africa remains a great growth opportunity for private equity funds that can adapt to the continent’s evolving needs and consider new types of targets.
June 2016
BCG polled 11,127 consumers across 11 African countries to discover their attitudes, budgeting and spending behaviors, and the effect of different income levels on what they buy.
May 2016
Consumer optimism in South Africa is holding up well considering the country's economic crisis. But that’s likely to change. Companies should act now to weather the downturn.
November 2015
A battle for leadership has erupted as local companies and multinationals vie for market share. In their daily skirmishes, both sides are learning.

Sustainable Development

August 2016
These two very different countries are at very different stages of economic and political development, but they have similar growth trajectories.

Insurance & Financial Services

May 2016
In light of the power shift away from insurers in China, BCG asked 3,200 consumers what is essential in a life insurance or an auto insurance provider. Trust and simplicity top the list.
December 2015
The coming decade represents a major opportunity for financial services companies, as Indonesia’s growing economy and the rising incomes of its citizens produce a new generation of savers and investors.
July 2015
A rebalancing of the global asset-management industry toward Asia-Pacific is overdue. Senior industry executives assess the challenges and opportunities asset managers face in expanding access there.