Emerging Strategy’s consultants are often sought by major media organizations to comment on business and geopolitical developments. They often cover the following issues: business and political risk, the environment for international companies operating in China/Asia, developments in specific sectors such as Education, Healthcare, Consumer and Luxury products, and our own business: Market Intelligence, Insights, and Mergers & Acquisitions. We can provide commentary in English, Mandarin, Japanese, or French, Portuguese via email, phone or Skype interviews, or live video in Shanghai or Washington D.C.
Emerging Strategy in the Press
China’s EMBA market has drawn top business schools to serve its swelling ranks of corporate leaders, but new government scrutiny threatens enrollment. Eric Skuse, an Associate Director at Emerging Strategy, addresses this market pressure with commentary published in a recent Financial Times article.
Education Week highlighted Emerging Strategy research into the U.S. K-12 assessment market in its recent piece titled, “Market is Booming for Digital Formative Assessments”. The research and analysis highlights how spending in the US K-12 assessment market is moving from state-level to digital classroom-level exams, such as formative assessments.
Our report on the Opportunities for Private Education in Emerging Markets was highlighted in an article from ICEF Monitor. The article discusses our report’s insights into five key emerging markets with growing private education sectors, while providing additional context from its own trusted education industry expertise.
In an article from The PIE News “China’s K-12 market ripe for foreign investment, but local partnerships key” Eric Skuse, a Research Manager at Emerging Strategy discusses the climate for investment and expansion in China’s K-12 space for international companies. Our full report is available for complimentary download.
Our recent article “Weathering the Storm: Finding Opportunities in China during its Economic Slowdown” was featured on the 16th issue of Alternative Emerging Investor magazine. In this article, we examined the investment bright spots that companies can take advantage of in China during its economic slowdown.
In the Fortune Magazine article “Cold War on Business: Beijing Pulls Back the Welcome Mat”, Emerging Strategy’s Adil Husain comments on China’s recent crackdown on multinational, and how this will impact on foreign businesses operating in China going forward.
In a special report within the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business’ Fall 2014 magazine, Emerging Strategy’s Adil Husain provides expert strategy tips on navigating the competition between Chinese and multinational companies.
Foreign manufacturers of childcare products could find increasing opportunities in the Chinese market, according to an article by Adil Husain and Jade Zhu in the July/August edition of EURObiz, the journal of the European Chamber of Commerce in China.
According to a recent article by Adil Husain and Chenni Xu in the China Economic Review, Chinese companies can provide a viable and presumably less expensive alternative to imported food products by operating a business that is accountable to customers. However, until the widespread adoption of these practices, imported food products will continue to enjoy a strong preference among those consumers who can afford the sticker price.
President Xi Jinping is pressing the Communist Party’s elite to cut back on lavish living amid growing public resentment. The economic effect is far reaching. LA Times cited Emerging Asia Group’s research on the use of government-issued credit cards by officials.
Afghanistan imports most of its fertilizer, and much of it comes from Pakistan through grey channels. CMS interviewed Adil Husain about Afghanistan’s fertilizer supply chain and domestic production capacity.
A feature article by Adil Husain concludes that China’s private-sector education market faces explosive growth due to demand for overseas study, with multinational education companies standing to benefit.
WSJ’s China correspondent James Areddy looks at slowing growth in China and sectors that are showing signs of a slow down, particularly the luxury and property sectors. Emerging Asia Group’s research on anti-corruption measures such as the increased use of credit cards by government officials is cited.
Jan. 2013 – The Christian Science Monitor (also in CNBC)
CMS concludes that although more Chinese students are enrolled at American colleges than ever before, US degrees that aren’t from Harvard aren’t widely valued at home, meaning connections are still what matter most. However, Emerging Asia’s Adil Husain believes despite students’ pessimism, some employers in China recognize the value of an American college education.
Monocle Radio correspondent Rebecca Kanthor interviewed Adil Husain about his story as a foreign entrepreneur in China, and discussed promising investment and growth opportunities in the Chinese market.
China’s sentencing of a U.S. geologist for stealing state secrets shows that doing business in China can be difficult at times, as the laws are not clear about what is illegal, says Adil Husain.
Is ‘Sovereign Risk’ the best way to describe a proposed tax on the mining sector in Australia? A journalist from the Australian Financial Review discussed the issue with Adil Husain and other experts, and decided that it doesn’t seem applicable to Australia and its current context.
Mar. 2010 – Reuters TV and Others
After a Chinese court sentenced four Rio Tinto employees to seven to fourteen years in prison for taking bribes and stealing commercial secrets, the international community had a lot of questions about conducting business in China. Watch Adil Husain clarify the issues and discuss the possible repercussions. Click on both links to watch two parts of the interview:
For Chinese-language coverage, click on the links below.
There were protests and counter-protests during the international torch relay leading to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Some multinational companies operating in China faced backlash (e.g. protests in France led to a brief boycott campaign against Carrefour in China). Adil Husain and other experts advised companies in China to wait for a quick return to normalcy, and in the mean time work on greater localization of their brand and their business.