ASEAN’s B2B Sales is Urged to Digitalize Post-COVID-19 According to YCP Solidiance's Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic disruption in Southeast Asia and affected overall B2B sales. With the need for businesses to stay afloat, this region is well-positioned to leverage on the digital revolution with a much younger and tech-savvy working population joining the foray compared to other major economies. Digital adoption in this market will allow the companies to cope with the current economic challenges. - November 22, 2020

YCP Solidiance's New Report on the Transformation of Myanmar's Retail Sector

Their latest white paper, “The Transformation of Myanmar’s Retail Industry,” highlights that Myanmar’s retail landscape will maintain a momentum of steady and robust growth, with ample opportunities for foreign investments. - October 16, 2020

YCP Solidiance's New Report Highlights China’s Robotics Industry Outlook Post-COVID-19 Remains Positive

The COVID-19 outbreak in China has caused investment contraction in Q1 2020 between 50% to 57% YOY, setting off a difficult funding situation across China and globally. Thei latest white paper highlights that a decent recovery was estimated for Q2 2020. - September 27, 2020

YCP Solidiance's New Report on Accelerating Implementation of Smart City in Indonesia Through Business Collaboration

The government of Indonesia launched "Movement Towards 100 Smart Cities," an initiative aimed at 100 smart cities implementation in Indonesia by 2045. However, most Indonesian cities are developing slowly due to insufficient knowledge in identifying appropriate action steps. Learning from the success stories of the two pioneers, Jakarta and Bandung, the government encourages collaboration with private stakeholders in advancing smart city implementation across the six pillars of a smart city. - August 14, 2020

YCP Solidiance's New Report on Singapore’s Community Eldercare: Opportunities for Telemedicine and Assistive Technology

By 2030, Singapore will have the highest percentage of elderly in Southeast Asia at 22.5%, with nearly 83,000 seniors expected to be living alone. To accommodate this, the Singapore government has introduced initiatives to shift the primary model of care to community-care, presenting opportunities for the varied stakeholders, including the provision of telemedicine, increasing demand for assistive technologies, and the paradigm shift towards developing the model-assisted communal living. - July 22, 2020

YCP Solidiance's New Report on How Can Malaysian Companies Accelerate Digitalisation

While the majority of Malaysian companies acknowledge the importance of digitalisation, especially following the impact of COVID-19, digital adoptions are still lagging behind in certain economic sectors and these ambitions have not been translated into actionable digital strategies. The report suggests companies to identify a prioritised area to be digitalised. It is more essential for Malaysian companies to have one, clear, intentional digital strategy incorporated into the business plan. - July 05, 2020

YCP Solidiance's Research Explores The Future of Mobility in China: Internet of Vehicles

The IOV will fundamentally transform the driving experience and provide extensive opportunities and solutions for players in the industry. - May 20, 2020

YCP Solidiance’s Research Explores the Emergence of E-Money in the Philippines

YCP Solidiance conducted a study on the Digitization of the Philippine Wallet. - April 30, 2020

YCP Solidiance's New Research on Saudi Arabia’s Ambition Towards a Cashless Kingdom by 2030

Saudi is going towards the national ambition of becoming a cashless Kingdom by 2030. - April 30, 2020

A Look Forward: How Digitalization is Transforming Vietnam’s Healthcare System

The latest white paper by ​YCP Solidiance​, ​“​A Look Forward: How Digitalization is Transforming Vietnam’s Healthcare System​” ​has revealed that digitalization is transforming healthcare in Vietnam with the potential to empower patients, improve clinical outcomes,... - March 26, 2020

Investment Trends in Asia : How Trade Tensions Are Impacting Growth

February 2020 ​- ​YCP Solidiance​, an Asia-focused strategy consulting firm headquartered in Hong Kong, has published a white paper on "​Investment Trends in Asia: How Trade Tensions Are Impacting Growth​.” The tensions started to bring market uncertainties in Asia, notably... - February 27, 2020

Can Digitization Fix the Philippines’ Healthcare Challenges?

Digitization in healthcare can address gaps including rising health care costs, lack of human resources and infrastructure in the Philippines, according to YCP Solidiance’s latest report titled “Can Digitization Fix the Philippines’ Healthcare Challenges?” - November 02, 2019

Post-2019 Election: What You Need to Know Before Investing in Thailand

YCP Solidiance, an Asia-focused strategy consulting firm headquartered in Hong Kong, has published a report on “What You Need to Know Before Investing in Thailand: A short term analysis on Thai business landscape post-election 2019,” aiming to analyze the economic landscape in Thailand after its 2019 election and how the result will impact the business environment in the country. - August 03, 2019

Riding the Wave of Digital: Asia’s Top E-commerce Cities

YCP Solidiance, an Asia-focused strategy consulting firm headquartered in Hong Kong, has published a white paper on “Top E-commerce Cities in Asia,” aiming to shed light upon the significance of e-commerce landscape in Asia and how it has quickly adapted to global trends. An... - May 08, 2019

Solidiance and YCP Merge to Lead Asia's Consulting Industry

Solidiance has joined forces with YCP, a management consulting and private equity firm. Together, they aim to better serve clients in Asia by strengthening business offerings and by expanding direct coverage across nearly 20 key markets: Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Beijing, Beirut, Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, and Yangon. - October 10, 2018

Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi Will Become Sustainable Cities in Southeast Asia, New Report by Solidiance

Being the two largest cities in Vietnam, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are set to become sustainable cities of the future. The government aims to make Ho Chi Minh City the first smart city in Vietnam by 2020. There are four initiatives which will push forward the development of sustainable cities in Vietnam, including the development of smart city projects. - August 20, 2018

Solidiance's Latest White Paper Explores Indonesia's Electric Vehicle Market

Although Indonesia’s current penetration for electric vehicles is still far behind the government’s target, there is hope for EV to further grow in the future. In this white paper, Solidiance identifies several key areas that could provide business opportunities in supporting the growth of e-motorcycle and e-car penetration in Indonesia. - July 15, 2018

Thailand's M&A Activities Shows Positive Growth and is Expected to Peak in 2020, Says Report by Solidiance

Solidiance’s latest report provides an in-depth look at M&A activities in Thailand in the past few years and its future outlook. The report also highlights the most significant business deals and the sectors anticipated to drive more deals in the future. - June 24, 2018

Unlocking Vietnam's Fintech Growth Potential, a New White Paper Published by Solidiance

Vietnam's fintech market is poised for growth driven by surging internet and smartphone penetration, burgeoning e-commerce sector, an increasingly supportive regulatory environment, and improvements in telecom infrastructure. Solidiance’s latest white paper, “Unlocking Vietnam’s Fintech Growth Potential”, explores key drivers and current trends of fintech adoption in Vietnam, the key barriers as well as the future outlook in the market. - May 05, 2018

Solidiance Releases New White Paper, "The ~USD 320 Billion Healthcare Challenge in Asean"

The six major economies in ASEAN – Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore – are facing an unprecedented rise in healthcare cost in the coming decade. Solidiance’s latest white paper, “The ~USD 320 billion healthcare challenge in ASEAN,” explores the reasons behind rising healthcare costs, provide the value opportunities, and suggest measurable actions to improve the industry over time. - March 31, 2018

Solidiance Publishes a New White Paper "Is Malaysia Ready for Industry 4.0?

Due to the rapid development in today’s technology such as Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, among others, businesses are embracing the digital age by automating their production lines and moving their internal processes online. However, while we do know when it will happen, we do not know where it will begin, which changes will come into effect first, and who will come out on top of this. - December 01, 2017

Solidiance Opens an Office in the US

New office expansion enables Solidiance, Asia focused management consulting firm, to accelerate growth and easily access clients in the United States. - September 28, 2017

Solidiance Digital Published a White Paper Titled "Digitization in the Lubricant Industry"

Profound change is underway in the lubricants market, from automation of processes to changes in the business models. Changes in the lubricant market are influenced by the, rising number of electric vehicles around the world, robots in manufacturing and co-sharing mobility platforms. Integrating digital strategy into the business model has become a requirement for a - September 15, 2017

Solidiance Published a New Research About Digital Banking in Indonesia

Driven by the availability of affordable smartphones and access to mobile internet, Indonesia’s internet penetration is expected to boom at a CAGR of 8% from 2015 – 2020. With customer behavior rapidly shifting across generations, the customer’s banking journey will no longer be linear and innovation continuously changes every aspect of the value chain. - August 29, 2017

Solidiance Releases New White Paper: Is Vietnam's Passenger Vehicle Market Shifting Gears?

Vietnam’s passenger vehicle market has witnessed rapid growth compared to its ASEAN peers in the past years, growing at a CAGR of ~38% from 2012 – 2016, with sales expecting to reach ~225,000 units by 2020. In this white paper, Solidiance explores the growth drivers and challenges of the market, and also highlights key issues that will shape the future of Vietnam’s passenger vehicle industry. - June 09, 2017

Solidiance's Latest White Paper: China's Healthcare Reforms, Who Will Survive?

China is experiencing a rapidly aging population which puts massive stress on government budget as healthcare costs continue to rise. To lessen the financial burden, the Chinese government has enforced a series of healthcare reforms aimed at reducing healthcare expenditure. This white paper released by Solidiance aims to assess the possible impacts of the Chinese healthcare reforms on pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and healthcare service providers in China. - February 23, 2017

Solidiance Releases a White Paper: Will Thailand 2.0 Revive the Construction Industry?

Despite an overall economic slowdown between 2014-2015, the future outlook for Thailand’s construction sector looks optimistic. Thailand’s construction market is estimated to reach up to USD 41.4 billion by 2016, mostly driven by public investments in infrastructure. This white paper aims to analyze growth opportunities and the future outlook of Thailand’s construction sector in the residential, commercial, and industrial markets. - January 14, 2017

The Top 10 Global Cities for Green Buildings by Solidiance

This white paper ranks the performance of 10 global cities: Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo (not in particular order), with regards to green buildings performance. Each city was analyzed to assess green building policies and targets, adoption of green building certification and construction projects, and the efficient performance of the city's built environment. - July 12, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership: a Boost for Vietnam's Manufacturing Growth by Solidiance

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a regional trade agreement among 12 countries, will benefit Vietnam's economy through its manufacturing sector. Large trade volumes with the U.S. and Japan, increased competitiveness due to low labor costs, as well as tariff cuts on export and import goods are major drivers behind Vietnam's benefits from TPP. Solidiance published a white paper highlighting opportunities that exist in Vietnam's manufacturing sector as a result of TPP. - March 12, 2016

Iran's Revival: What Will Your Strategy be? - by Solidiance

On January 16th, 2016, the 37 years of successive sanctions against Iran was lifted. Following this historic event, Solidiance released a white paper which provides a review of the Iranian economy, comparing it to lucrative emerging markets in the Middle East and Asia such as Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia, while also highlighting investment opportunities and risks in Iran today. Iran is poised as a major contender in becoming the “Next Golden Boy” of emerging markets. - January 28, 2016

The Role of in Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) in Saudi Arabia's Healthcare System by Solidiance

Saudi Arabia's healthcare system currently relies heavily on government funding, which accounts for 65%. Healthcare trends in Saudi Arabia have driven demands for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices. Solidiance co-developed this white paper with King Abdulaziz Medical City and Abbott Diagnostics, highlighting the contribution, value and future of in vitro diagnostics in Saudi Arabia's healthcare system. - December 16, 2015

Emerging Opportunities in Myanmar’s Diagnostic Imaging and In-Vitro Diagnostics by Solidiance

Economic growth and demographic changes in Myanmar are driving healthcare spending, creating emerging opportunities for private healthcare companies, especially in the Diagnostic Imaging (DI) and In-Vitro Diagnostics market. However, demand is increasing faster than supply, requiring global healthcare players to have a long strategic view of the market. The white paper analyses these trends and provides strategic insights to capitalize on these opportunities. - December 12, 2015

Indonesia’s Green Industrial Estates & Best Practices by Solidiance

Solidiance mapped all 233 existing industrial estates in Indonesia, analyzed them using international best practices as a benchmark and their own framework that integrates three core pillars – economic, social, and environmental. The end result of the assessment is the Best 5 Green Industrial Estates which can act as guidelines for existing and new industrial players in shifting their business approach into a sustainable system. - November 25, 2015

Solidiance Just Released a White Paper Titled "Myanmar, the Manufacturing Hub – with Focus on Special Economic Zones"

Trade and investment liberalization, access to a large domestic market, and low cost labor make Myanmar attractive from a manufacturing perspective. The government is moving forward to increase share of industrials in the overall economy and boost exports to narrow the trade deficit as part of its 5 year plan. Solidiance explores the opportunities that the country offers in their latest white paper titled “Myanmar, the Next Manufacturing Hub – with focus on Special Economic Zones." - November 23, 2015

Solidiance Just Released a White Paper Titled "Malaysia's Automation Sector: Pursuit of Opportunities and Shift of Industrial Investment"

In Solidiance's latest white paper, they screened 198 automation vendors in Malaysia with 10 in-depth interviews on the business outlook and future industrial opportunities. The survey showed that firms radically turn away from manufacturing sectors such as oil & gas, electronics, and the automotive industries, and instead see the future in processing industries, e.g. chemicals and food processing. - November 23, 2015

Chinese Manufacturing 2.0 : Comprehensive Industry Upgrade Assessment by Solidiance

A new manufacturing era has commenced in China; it is moving up to the value chain, particularly focusing on innovation and distribution. According to a white paper entitled "Chinese Manufacturing 2.0: Threats ahead" by Solidiance, an Asia-focused B2B management consultancy firm, local manufacturers have now taken off their "low-margin, volume-driven business" label and stepped up into a high-margin high-value environment by upgrading downstream and upstream to foster competitive advantage. - March 19, 2014

Thailand is Set to be ASEAN's Logistics Hub: Comprehensive Industry Overview by Solidiance

Opportunities exist in the cross-border trades and AEC development. - January 14, 2014

Thailand's Green Building: Comprehensive Market Assessment by Solidiance

A recently published white paper by Solidiance titled "Thailand's Green Building Goals: Aspirations VS Realities" which comprehensively assesses the current market overview, existing challenges and opportunities, actionable strategies for the industrial players, as well as future trends projection in the sector. - December 10, 2013

Electric Vehicle in China: Comprehensive Market Assessment by Solidiance

A recently published white paper by Solidiance about "Electric Vehicles in China" comprehensively explores the current condition of this industry and explains the possible reasons behind its growth which seems to be unexpectedly slower than the initial projection. - November 28, 2013

Green Buildings in Vietnam: Comprehensive Market Assessment by Solidiance and Vietnam Green Building Council

Vietnam's government aims to mitigate annual energy consumption by 2.5-3% (per unit GDP) until 2020 and reduce annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emission by 2-3% from 2020 - 2030 through its Green Growth Strategy. However, according to the white paper released by Solidiance and Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC), the green buildings market in Vietnam is still lagging behind ASEAN neighbors. Its infancy is partly due to an underdeveloped regulatory environment and proper knowledge in the market. - August 28, 2013

"China's Renewable Energy," a Comprehensive Overview of Key Growth Sectors by Solidiance

Renewable energy in China is a rapidly growing sector targeted for significant increase of the government's attention and investment before 2020. According to Solidiance's analysis, there are 3 key drivers: China’s increasing demand for electricity, the need to reduce its reliance on coal for energy production, and the need to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. - January 20, 2013

Arthur D. Little and Solidiance Form Comprehensive Alliance to Strengthen Their Business Operations in Asia

Global management consulting firm Arthur D. Little signed a comprehensive partnership agreement with Solidiance, a Singapore-based B2B growth strategy advisory firm operating in several Asian countries, with the aim of jointly pursuing business in the region. In the wake of Arthur D. - November 29, 2012

Free Apple App: "The Asia Quiz," Puts Your Asian Market Insights to the Test

Available for free in the Apple Application Store is "The Asia Quiz", a quiz application that tests and broadens your Asian market insights. Initiated by Solidiance - a management consulting firm focused on Asia Pacific - the application is targeted to business professionals, consultants,... - November 29, 2012

Ingenious Switzerland Appoints Solidiance in Singapore

Ingenious Switzerland, the centre of excellence for architecture, engineering and design based in Zurich, has appointed Solidiance, Asia’s premier B2B growth consulting firm as their business scout in Singapore. - August 26, 2011

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