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2020 Asia Pacific Outlook

  • ID: 4850788
  • Country Profile
  • Region: Asia, Asia Pacific
  • 40 pages
  • DuckerFrontier
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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."
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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 Localizationi 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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