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Global Growth Hot Spots

While emerging markets may be divergent in their growth rates, there are still global growth hot spots—opportunities with higher-than-average growth rates—for companies to chase. Hot spots include countries and regions, such as Cuba and Myanmar, as well as particular industries or consumer segments within those regions, such as the automotive industry in China.

But given that most hot spots are unknown, many companies do not have the knowledge or tools to unlock success. BCG recognizes these untapped opportunities and has uncovered unique insights to help businesses develop their go-to-market strategies for these hot spots.

Explore the Global Hot Spots Below

  • Peru should rank high in the strategic planning of global companies considering its relatively high and stable economic growth.

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  • The liberalization of Cuba’s economy could lead to rapid growth, especially for those companies and investors that staked an early claim.

    Learn more about Cuba
  • Following a decade-long boom and two-year recession, Brazil’s economy finally seems to be approaching stability.

    Learn more about Brazil
  • With a population topping 1 billion that speaks more than 2,100 languages, Africa is tough to categorize. But a vast amount of untapped potential awaits those companies that plan to build their Africa capabilities now.

    Learn more about Africa
  • India offers a huge opportunity for companies that understand the country’s extraordinary diversity and engage its online consumers as individuals.

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  • While the economic integration of Southeast Asia is progressing, companies must not rely on a one-size-fits-all strategy.

    Learn more about Southeast Asia
  • Latin America needs a significant increase in investment and productivity to sustain economic growth.

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  • Asia comprises about 150 million people and accounts for $3 trillion in annual spending.

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  • Rising incomes and greater digital access are leading to a far more heterogeneous consumer market in China.

    Learn more about China
  • Russia’s economy shows signs of stability following their financial crisis.

    Learn more about Russia

Peru

Peru should rank high in the strategic planning of global companies considering its relatively high and stable economic growth.

Learn more about Peru

Cuba

The liberalization of Cuba’s economy could lead to rapid growth, especially for those companies and investors that staked an early claim.

Learn more about Cuba

Brazil

Following a decade-long boom and two-year recession, Brazil’s economy finally seems to be approaching stability.

Learn more about Brazil

Africa

With a population topping 1 billion that speaks more than 2,100 languages, Africa is tough to categorize. But a vast amount of untapped potential awaits those companies that plan to build their Africa capabilities now.

Learn more about Africa

India

India offers a huge opportunity for companies that understand the country’s extraordinary diversity and engage its online consumers as individuals.

Learn more about India

Southeast Asia

While the economic integration of Southeast Asia is progressing, companies must not rely on a one-size-fits-all strategy.

Learn more about Southeast Asia

Latin America

Latin America needs a significant increase in investment and productivity to sustain economic growth.

Learn more about Latin America

Asia

Asia comprises about 150 million people and accounts for $3 trillion in annual spending.

Learn more about Asia

China

Rising incomes and greater digital access are leading to a far more heterogeneous consumer market in China.

Learn more about China

Russia

Russia’s economy shows signs of stability following their financial crisis.

Learn more about Russia

Africa

Pioneering One Africa

Despite multiple barriers, economic integration in Africa is not only taking place, but also gathering speed. The primary drivers of this process are African businesses.

Lessons from Business Pioneers in Africa

Companies operating in Africa still face significant challenges—and stand to learn a great deal from successful early pioneers. BCG’s Lisa Ivers discusses.

The Private Equity Opportunity in Africa

Private equity is growing significantly in Africa. To be successful, firms need to adopt new investment strategies.

Asia

The New Globalization: A Collection

Globalization is in the midst of a profound change. Companies must dispel the myths of globalization (as we’ve come to know it) and understand the new realities.

Brazil

Identifying Consumer Spending Opportunities in Brazil

To find growth opportunities in the midst of Brazil’s current recession, companies can now leverage big data and analyze granular consumer-spending data to adjust their strategies.

China

Five Profiles That Explain China’s Consumer Economy

Five Profiles That Explain China’s Consumer Economy

China’s overall economic growth is slowing, but consumption is soaring. Here are the megatrends and shopping behaviors that companies need to understand in order to succeed in a market worth trillions of dollars.

Chinese Consumers and the Digital Economy

China represents one of the biggest retail opportunities in the world. To seize it, companies must understand the digital and economic trends that are driving Chinese consumers.

Cuba

Exploring The New Consumer Opportunity in Cuba

Cuban consumers have more discretionary income to spend—but first, companies must understand their culture.

Understanding the Evolving Cuban Consumer

A comprehensive BCG survey looks at the purchasing power, brand preferences, and shopping patterns of Cuba’s consumers and foresees a market that will become increasingly attractive.

India

Decoding Digital Consumers in India

No technology, no matter how powerful or pervasive, will affect India’s 1 billion consumers—of whom 50% will soon be online—in the same way.

Latin America

To identify new hot spots, consider the size of the growth opportunity and the pace of change in various economies.
—“The New Globalization: Going Beyond the Rhetoric

Peru

Russia

Southeast Asia

Beyond the “Crazy Rich”: The Mass Affluent of Southeast Asia

Beyond the “Crazy Rich”

A regional market of 57 million people is growing rapidly—and it is much more accessible than many companies realize.

Bangladesh: Powering Its Way toward Continued Growth

Bangladesh has provided electricity for over 90% of its population, but the push for higher wattage by 2030 will require a lot of outside investments. Interested investors should develop strategies beyond just one project.

Five Consumer Trends to Watch in Thailand

Thai consumers want experiences and luxuries, and Thai women are making more and more purchasing decisions. Armed with insights into these and other trends, companies can determine where their investments will deliver the biggest payback.

The Expansion of Southeast Asia's Mass Affluents

The Expansion of Southeast Asia's Mass Affluents

How Digital is Changing the Game in ASEAN

Tapping into the Bangladesh Opportunity

Unlocking Growth in Vietnam and Myanmar

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