Publications

  • Full Potential Oil Refining in a Challenging Environment

    September 21, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Refiners have enjoyed comparatively good times as the rest of the oil industry suffered, but they should prepare for a more competitive season ahead.

  • How Brazil Can Raise the Value of Its Chemical Industry

    January 27, 2016 | Chemicals | Forbes.com

    Brazil’s chemical industry has grown significantly over the past 15 years, but an increasing portion of growth is due to imports—an alarming trend for chemical companies and the businesses that depend on them.

  • Developing a National Chemicals Strategy for Brazil

    October 29, 2015 | Chemicals | Bain Brief

    A review of the most promising segments shows where Brazil could focus efforts to raise the value of its chemicals output.

  • Global Digital Insurance Benchmarking Report 2015

    July 15, 2015 | Bain report

    Bain’s new benchmark survey of 70 property and casualty insurers and life insurers worldwide finds that four pathways can help companies realize digital success.

  • Biofuels: From Boom to Bust?

    September 17, 2014 | Bain Brief

    Government subsidies around the world spurred dramatic growth in ethanol consumption between 2003 and 2010. Why then is the industry in crisis today? A range of problems has stunted growth, including rising production costs, inadequate infrastructure, wavering government support and waning consumer

  • Of note: Where the action is

    October 10, 2011 | Consumer Products | Bain newsletters

    Is your global company organized to take full advantage of the rapid changes in emerging markets?

  • Are you ahead of the curve in emerging markets?

    October 07, 2011 | Financial Services | Bain industry brief

    Revenue growth in emerging markets has outpaced global growth by up to 10 times for multinational players, Bain research finds, and profitability in these regions is equal to or higher than global averages. But as companies race to capture their share of this booming growth, they are discovering