Get insights of your market

Find new opportunities around the world

Find new opportunities around the world by sector

Showing 20 Results

2013 Trends in Asia Pacific Employee Engagement

AF AU BD BN BT CA CL CN FJ FM ID IN IR JP KH KI KR LA LK MH MM MN MV MY NZ PE
In Asia Pacific, engaging the right employees in the right behaviors remains a critical ingredient of how companies can improve their competitiveness and business performance. Today, it is imperative that employers understand how current trends in demographics and culture are reshaping what employees demand in exchange for their discretionary efforts. With these trends in mind, companies need to take action to optimize the motivation and productivity of their employees. Striving to maintain a high level of employee engagement not only contributes toward short-term survival during economic volatility, it is also a key factor for longer-term business performance and better positioning when market conditions become favorable. The companies that get employee engagement right can enjoy a competitive advantage that is hard for others to replicate. In addition, with nearly two out of three CEOs in Asia citing “people issues” as their top business challenge, there is a clear consensus that talent is one of the key frontiers of competitive advantage.  

2014 Compensation Planning: EMEA Forecasts and Trends

AD AE AL AT BA BE BG BH CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IL
A number of EMEA markets are returning to economic stability, which may be interpreted as a sign of recovery after the global financial crisis. This muted optimism is directly reflected in the forecasts and trends that have emerged from Mercer’s 2014 Salary Movement Snapshot (SMS) for the EMEA region. However, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently announced that global growth was still in “low gear”.This article features key highlights and insights from the collected 2014 SMS results, focusing on the three major markets of Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East and Africa.

2015 Asia Pacific Benefit Trends

AF AU BD BN BT CA CL CN FJ FM ID IN IR JP KH KI KR LA LK MH MM MN MV MY NZ PE
Innovate to Drive Value from Benefits

2015 Macroeconomic report: How Can Latin America and the Caribbean Navigate the Global Economy

AG AR BB BO BR BS BZ CL CN CO CR CU DM DO EC GD GT GY HN HT JM KN LC
Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to grow at only a modest pace in the coming years given relatively low growth across the globe. While the United States is now growing more strongly implying a likely rise in U.S. interest rates, discussed extensively in last year’s report, risks to growth persist in Europe and Japan, and growth may also decline more than anticipated in China. Chapter 2 explores the implications for the region of a baseline and a more negative scenario for European, Japanese and Chinese growth. A positive shock to U.S. growth, coupled with continued low oil prices, would be a net benefit for the region and provide a boost to countries in the Caribbean and Central America

A Brighter Picture for European Photovoltaic Energy?

AD AL AT BA BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LT LU
European photovoltaic (PV) energy developed rapidly starting in 2010, thanks to national and European subsidies promoting its establishment in the energy landscape. But the increase in production capacity rapidly pushed down prices in a context of increased competition from China and a downturn in European business conditions. But the slow-down in PV development in Europe seems temporary

A Digital Coming of Age: Solving Old Problems in New Ways in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

AF AU BD BN BT CA CL CN FJ FM ID IN IR JP KH KI KR LA LK MH MM MN MV MY NZ PE
Widespread delays and problems related to program execution continue to plague the aerospace and defense industry

Action Plan: Making the Best Use of New Financial Schemes for European Transport Infrastructure Projects

AT BE BG CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IT LT LU LV MT NL NO PL PT RO
Action plan for the development of project financing.

Africa Energy Outlook: A Focus on Energy Prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa

AO BF BI BJ BW CD CF CG CI CM DJ ER ET GA GH GM GN GQ GW KE LR LS MG
Sub-Saharan Africa is rich in energy resources, but very poor in energy supply. Making reliable and affordable energy widely available is critical to the development of a region that accounts for 13% of the world’s population, but only 4% of its energy demand.

Africa's Infrastructure

AO BF BI BJ BW CD CF CG CI CM DJ ER ET GA GH GM GN GQ GW KE LR LS MG
The development of infrastructures is one of the main challenges of the African continent. According to the World Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa has currently the worst infrastructure worldwide. Both quantity and the quality of infrastructure is insufficient. South Africa is the only African country among the top 50 logistics sites around the world.

African Grown and Opportunity Act

AO BF BI BJ BW CD CF CG CI CM DJ ER ET GA GH GM GN GQ GW KE LR LS MG
The Act for authorizing a new trade and investment policy for Sub-Saharan Africa

Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific: Thinking Forward About Trade Costs and the Digital Economy

AF AU BD BN BT CA CL CN FJ FM ID IN IR JP KH KI KR LA LK MH MM MN MV MY NZ PE
Interesting things have been happening in Asia and the Pacific since the last regional review of Aid for Trade (AfT). In this report, we highlight some of these emerging trends and explore them in the context of the 2015 theme of reducing trade costs for inclusive, sustainable growth. AfT flows have increased each year since 2006 in the region. And while regional aggregate trade costs continue to fall, many subregions continue to struggle with trade costs that are substantially higher than the global average. Trade performance in the Pacific in particular has been undermined by its geography. At the same time, the relevance of different categories of trade costs is changing. The growing number of firms that are trading online face different logistics and shipping issues than traditional traders. The impetus to address these issues comes from evidence that e-commerce opens new opportunities for women-led and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in trade. This report takes stock of how AfT has contributed to these trends and considers some constructive ways to move forward, continue to address trade costs in Asia and the Pacific.

Aiming High: Rewarding Ambition in Wind Energy

AT BE BG CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IT LT LU LV MT NL NO PL PT RO
With 392 GW installed, wind energy can be the single largest source of power generation in the EU by 2030 ahead of coal and gas.

An Assessment of the Aerospace, Defence, Security and the EU

AD AL AN AT BA BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT
An assessment of the Aerospace, Defence, Security and the EU and Space Industry interaction of the UK’s Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space Industry with the European Union

Asia Pacific Property Investment Guide

AF AU BD BN BT CA CL CN FJ FM ID IN IR JP KH KI KR LA LK MH MM MN MV MY NZ PE
In 2014, we have the inaugural Archipelago edition of the Asia Pacific Property Investment Guide jointly published by Jones Lang LaSalle and Ashurst. We have set out important issues that investors need to consider when investing in real estate in this region, each with its distinctive rules for investors. In this guide, it includes the most up to date information available for investing in these hospitality hot locations, covering issues from property tenure to foreign investment incentives, tax matters to real estate investment trusts.

Asia Pacific's Petrochemical Industry: A Tale of Contrasting Regions

AF AU BD BN BT CA CL CN FJ FM ID IN IR JP KH KI KR LA LK MH MM MN MV MY NZ PE
Report on the petrochemical industry in Asia Pacific

Asia-Pacific Defense Outlook 2016: Defense in Four Domains

AF AU BD BN BT CA CL CN FJ FM ID IN IR JP KH KI KR LA LK MH MM MN MV MY NZ PE
This report examines policies, practices, and trends affecting the defense ministries of 20 Asia-Pacific countries.

Avoiding Fossil Fuel Costs with Wind Energy

AD AL AT BA BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LT LU
During 2011 Europe spent €406 billion on importing fossil fuels rising to €545 bn in 2012. This is around three times more than the cost of the Greek bailout up to 2013. Europe imports over half its energy in the form of fossil fuels, resulting in exposure to volatile fossil fuel prices. This dependency is set to increase according to the European Commission if decarbonisation of the power sector is not accelerated. Wind energy offers a valuable solution to this crisis because it replaces costly fossil fuel imports.

Breaking Out of the Talent Spiral: Key Human Capital Trends in Asia-Pacific

AF AU BD BN BT CA CL CN FJ FM ID IN IR JP KH KI KR LA LK MH MM MN MV MY NZ PE
Underpinned by PwC’s Talent Management Framework this paper examines human capital trends in Asia-Pacific to identify important talent challenges faced by companies. It also looks at the perspective of CEOs on these key issues. Where appropriate, we compare these trends against those in two major Western markets: the United States and Western Europe. We offer our perspectives on the key issues and make suggestions on how businesses might overcome them.

Building the African Continental Free Trade Area: Some Suggestions on the Way Forward

AO BF BI BJ BW CD CF CG CI CM CV DJ DZ EG ER ET GA GH GM GN GQ GW KE
African  Union  Trade  Ministers  will  soon  be  confronted  with  a  number  of  decisions  regarding  the formation  of  the  African  Continental  Free  Trade  Area  (CFTA). This paper refers first to the challenges and opportunities of the CFTA and  then addresses  issues 

Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridor Performance Measurement and Monitoring: A Forward-Looking Retrospective

AE AF AM AZ BD BH BT BY CN GE IL IN IQ IR JO JP KG KR KW KZ LB LK MN MV NP OM
Contains profiles of CAREC Corridors in Central Asia
Show more results