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Asian financials: Bracing for challenges

Asian banks are in a stronger position now compared to the 2008 crisis; however, the longer it takes for economic recovery post Covid-19, the greater the likelihood of consolidation within the sector. Areas of concern include asset quality, profitability and the pace of digitisation. Operational and financial resilience will be the keys to success.

E-commerce: driving Asia’s next leg of growth

This is the fourth of six articles in Eastspring’s Asian Expert Series, which explores the future of Asia post Covid-19. Robust logistics networks, a rising middle class, improving financial infrastructure and rapid innovation will fuel the region’s e-commerce revenues, which will in turn drive GDP growth, productivity and economic inclusion in Asia.

Asian healthcare: poised for growth

This is the third of six articles in Eastspring’s Asian Expert Series, which explores the future of Asia post Covid-19. The pandemic has exposed gaps in preparedness and health capacity globally that will trigger increased spending on healthcare infrastructure and research capabilities. Equally, it has revealed interesting investment possibilities as technology spawns new age healthtech entities.

Asian tech: 5 key trends for the future

This is the second of six articles in Eastspring’s Asian Expert Series, which explores the future of Asia post Covid-19. While the outbreak accelerated many of the technological shifts that were already underway prior to the pandemic, we identify five key trends that will reshape the global landscape and the role Asia will play.

Positioning for change in Asia’s supply chains

This is the first of six articles in Eastspring’s Asian Expert Series, which explores the future of Asia post Covid-19. The pandemic has accelerated a rethink of how companies should configure their global supply chains - while cost and quality have historically been key considerations, resilience will become increasingly important.