Industry issues

Consumer and Industrial Products and Services

Developing Infrastructure in Asia Pacific: Outlook, Challenges and Solutions
While much progress has been made in infrastructure development over the past few decades, Asia Pacific needs to improve its facilities to support trade flow and investment within and among economies.

2014 Global Airline CEO Survey
Airline CEOs are bullish about the outlook for their industry with 82% of them saying the industry’s revenue will rise over the next 12 months.

Capital project and infrastructure spending: Outlook to 2025
Global capital project and infrastructure spending is expected to grow to more than $9 trillion annually by 2025, up from $4 trillion in 2012, according to PwC report.

Mine 2014: Realigning expectations
2013 was a year that forced the global mining industry to realign expectations in one of the most difficult operating environments for years, according to PwC’s annual Mine report.

The “new normal” for airport investment
The global aviation industry is operating in a “new normal” economic landscape following the shift of growth source from western countries to emerging economies, continued financial uncertainty and high and volatile energy and commodity prices.

Mine 2013: A confidence crisis
PwC’s 10th annual global mining report analyses mining trends by looking into the performance of the 40 largest mining companies and discusses the sector’s prospects moving forward.

Financial Services

The future shape of banking
A new report from PwC suggests that, as early as 2025 – 2030, a market economy could readily exist without banks of the traditional kind.

Insurance 2020: Forcing the pace
Revitalising the life insurance sector starts with creating new opportunities with underserved markets, particularly young people and lower income consumers, according to PwC’s latest insurance report – Forcing the pace: The fast way to becoming a digital front-runner.

Has the Eurozone let a good crisis go to waste?
According to PwC’s May issue of Global Economy Watch, the Eurozone is on the road to recovery, but improving financial conditions in recent months in some countries in the region have taken the pressure off other, larger economies such as France and Italy, allowing them to put off similarly painful reforms.

Eyes Wide Shut: Global insights and actions for banks in the digital age
The study stresses the need for banks to drive growth through customer-centric engagement and discusses six priorities that it should embrace to be successful in 2020.

Asset Management 2020: A Brave New World
The PwC report predicts that global assets under management (AuM) will rise to around $101.7 trillion by 2020, from a 2012 total of $63.9 trillion. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 6%.

Living in interesting times: Navigating the new era for central banking
Participants from PwC’s Central Bank Forum 2013 talk about how to address the challenges ahead.

Strong real estate fundamentals seen for Asia in 2014, says Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2014 (News, January 2014)
Real estate fundamentals are expected to remain strong in markets throughout Asia in 2014, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2014, a real estate forecast jointly published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC.

Technology, Info-Comm and Entertainment

Making Waves Southeast Asia (SEA) Series, Spotlight on the Philippines
This 2012 report discusses the current state of the competition-driven telco sector as well as the challenges faced by its market players.