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Using ecosystems to reach higher: An interview with the co-CEO of Ping An

McKinsey Quarterly interview with the co-CEO of Ping An, Jessica Tan Expect digital to further blur industry lines, supercharge scalability, and loosen geographical restraints for professional services, says Jessica Tan. Ping An is the archetypal example of how today’s Asian powerhouses succeed by creating, participating in, and exploiting digital ecosystems. Founded in 1988 as an…

The next frontier in Asia payments

Reet Chaudhuri, Jacob Dahl, Bharath Sattanathan, Joydeep Sengupta – McKinsey & Company Heading into 2020, numerous trends had set a clear path for continued payments growth across Asia. Chief among these was the rapidly expanding number of connected and digitally active consumers, with booming e-commerce markets reinforcing the need for digital solutions. The competitive landscape…

The unexpected trip: The future of mobility in India beyond COVID-19

This article was written collaboratively by the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility. The authors include Patrick Hertzke, Jitesh Khanna, Khushboo Kumra, Timo Möller, and Gandharv Vig. COVID-19 has presented India with an unprecedented economic, humanitarian, and healthcare challenge. The lockdown measures have helped contain the spread of the coronavirus but exacted an immense economic toll,…

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: A Guide to the World’s Largest Trade Agreement

This briefing was produced by Asia House Advisory. The world’s largest trade deal, driven by Asia Leaders of 15 Asia-Pacific economies – the ASEAN 10 plus Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea – signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on Sunday 15 November, creating the world’s largest economic bloc. Asia House Advisory provides an…

Ending the Yemen war is both a strategic and humanitarian imperative

John R. Allen and Bruce Riedel – Brookings, Order and Chaos Series Saudi Arabia ostensibly started the war in Yemen to prevent Iran from acquiring a foothold on the Arabian Peninsula overlooking the strategic Bab al Mandab straits. Almost six years later, the war has in fact given Iran just that — plus created the worst humanitarian…

What Hong Kong can do for Scotland – Roy Leckie

Roy Leckie, Executive Director of Investment & Client Service at Walter Scott, first published this article in Reform Scotland, a charity which aims to inform and influence policy debate through research, the publication of reports and briefings and by arranging lectures and seminars.  It is well known that Scotland had a massive influence on the…

Where Next for US Foreign Policy?

Sophia Gaston and Evie Aspinall – British Foreign Policy Group The United States of America’s Presidential Elections have historically been regarded as ‘world events’, and Westminster and Whitehall watch their outcomes keenly – aware of America’s gravitational force on diplomacy, security and international cooperation, and the vested interest in the functioning of its democracy, long…