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The future of Asia: Decoding the value and performance of corporate Asia

The recent pandemic has proven to be not only a public-health crisis but also a major disruption to supply chains, which may permanently change long-standing business practices. But Asia has come through crisis periods before and emerged stronger for it—and there is reason to believe it can do so again. Corporations in Asia have grown…

Foreign Policy and US-China Relations – Unknowable consequences of COVID-19

Within the space of a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our lives and the world around us. Yet, one of the most important aspects is that we have moved into a world of far greater unknowability about the future. In the world of foreign policy, and especially in times of crisis, the best…

Powering Up Sustainable Energy

Can the power industry simultaneously decarbonize generation, propel the transition to electric vehicles, and keep the lights on? One hundred and forty years on from Edison’s concept for an electric utility that would power homes and industries, the power industry has been quietly decarbonizing. McKinsey & Company provide snapshots of the opportunities and challenges associated…

Covid-19 Ramps Up Tension Between US and China Amid Growing Mistrust

This article on the current tensions between the US and China was written by Andrew Milligan, a Board member of the Asia Scotland Institute. It was published in The Scotsman on 4 June. The coronavirus kills but it also poisons. It damages existing relationships, domestic, commercial and political. There are longstanding tensions between the world’s…

ACCA – COVID-19 GLOBAL SURVEY: INSIDE BUSINESS IMPACTS AND RESPONSES

ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. They are a thriving global community of 219,000 members and 527,000 students based in 179 countries that upholds the highest professional and ethical values. They promote accountancy as a cornerstone profession of society that supports both the private and public sectors; committed to the development of a…

How a post-pandemic stimulus can both create jobs and help the climate

The $10 trillion in stimulus measures that policy makers have allocated could be decisive for the world’s low-carbon transition. Here’s how organizations can bring economic and environmental priorities together. The COVID-19 crisis has understandably taken much attention away from the threat of climate change, as institutions devoted themselves to protecting lives and livelihoods. Sustaining an…

A new approach in tracking travel demand

The scale of the current crisis in airlines is unprecedented. To recover, the industry will need better data on where and when demand is likely to rebound. Managing the reopening and recovery of the airline sector will be a significant challenge given the uncertainty that surrounds travel regulations and traveller sentiment. The traditional booking funnel,…

A resilient return for Asia’s manufacturing and supply chains?

Asia shows an early glimpse of how manufacturing and supply-chain leaders are responding to disruption caused by the pandemic. This Mckinsey & Company article by by Didier Chenneveau, Matteo Mancini, and Sahil Shinghal explores the Asia-Pacific region and how different countries are at different stages in their journey through the COVID-19 pandemic. China is broadly…