Asia strategy

Budweiser APAC IPO hints at new strategy for multinationals

Multinational corporations have been scaling back in the Asia-Pacific region by selling or shutting down their operations. AB InBev hopes to show there is a lighter way of reducing exposure while maintaining some of the potential upside.

For many executives of multinational corporations with a presence in our region there's probably never been a busier time than the last 24 months.

From McDonald’s and Sony to Marks Spencer and Metro AG, MNCs have been rethinking their Asia-Pacific strategies due to a changing global business landscape, tougher regulations and the ongoing trade spat between China and the US.

Many of these MNCs have either fully or partially disposed their Asian business, sought local partners and joint ventures, or simply shut down their operations in the region.

The latest to join this list is Belgian...

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