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Global Hotspots

April 2016
As US-Cuba relations improve, many companies are showing interest—with good reason. Cuba’s economy has the potential for significant growth in the long term.
December 2015
Despite its slowing economy, demographic, social, and technology trends ensure that China will remain one of the world’s fastest-growing consumer markets for the foreseeable future.
December 2015
Managers need a comprehensive approach to pursuing strategic priorities amid digital uncertainty.
October 2015
Bangladesh may be one of the world’s least noticed growth markets, but it is fast emerging as one of the most important for consumer product companies.
April 2015
BCG’s analysis shows a striking mismatch between the places where Brazil’s leading retailers operate today and the sites of future demand growth.
April 2015
The social and economic conditions are in place for a consumer-spending boom, with millions of Mexican households expected to enter the middle class by 2020.

Sustainable Development

April 2016
Nigeria boasts natural resources and a young, entrepreneurial population. Specific improvements in infrastructure, education, and health will help the country harness those advantages.
March 2016
Vietnam is among the global leaders in converting wealth into the well-being of citizens. But to maintain its rapid progress, the country must address three key challenges.
May 2015
BCG’s Sustainable Economic Development Assessment evaluates how effectively countries convert wealth into well-being relative to other countries—and raises important questions in the field of development.

Global Talent

March 2016
As Brazil struggles with recession and low productivity, how to motivate workers becomes an important question. Some of the answers are surprising.
March 2016
One of the most effective means of fighting poverty and boosting economic development is job creation. But many applicants lack the right training and experience.
October 2014
A survey conducted by BCG and The Network shows that 64 percent of workers around the world would take a job abroad—and generally not for economic reasons. For HR executives, the emerging trends have huge implications.

Indonesian Consumers

December 2015
Indonesia’s economic expansion is creating a strong market for FMCGs. To capture the opportunity, manufacturers must understand the country’s most influential demographic segments: their shopping habits, brand relationships, and preferred channels.
December 2015
Thanks to rising incomes and improved living standards, many Indonesians are making their first purchase in certain categories of durable goods, creating a rare opportunity for manufacturers to establish lasting brand relationships with a new generation of consumers.
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.

Joint Ventures and M&A

March 2016
JV activity is booming, but progress is slow and many multinationals are disappointed with the value these partnerships deliver. Here are eight ways to succeed.
September 2015
Chinese acquirers complete just 67 percent of their outbound M&A deals, often because of flawed strategies and ineffective deal management. Here’s how to improve that record.
January 2015
Successful M&A in China is not easy. Two steps are particularly daunting: regulatory approval and postmerger integration. But experience shows that both can be successfully managed.

Focus on India

April 2015
Understanding Indians’ changing use of the Internet is essential for doing business in what will soon be the world’s second-largest nation of connected consumers.
April 2015
The average consumer in India spends three to five hours a day using media. Digital consumers already spend 35 percent of that time online.