Publicaciones mundiales

  • Disillusioned hedonist shoppers

    February 11, 2014 | Retail | The Economist | Media mention

    Claudia D’Arpizio, a partner at Bain and an author of the report, says she is "astounded by the speed at which Chinese customers, especially those in Beijing and Shanghai, are switching from omnivorous consumption of status symbols to more discriminating choices.

  • Mobile payments: Finally ready to take off?

    February 05, 2014 | Technology | Bain Brief

    In a broad survey across Western Europe and the US, consumers told Bain that although they are concerned about security and privacy, they are willing to try mobile payments—provided they see some benefits such as more convenience or better value. Banks, retailers and tech companies that act now to

  • Breaking the back of customer churn

    February 05, 2014 | Customer Strategy & Marketing, Telecommunications | Bain Brief

    Communications service providers know that churn corrode their business, but many of them are aiming at the wrong target. Churn typically results from a series of episodes, not a “last-straw” event, and the solution requires early intervention in ways that build customers’ advocacy. Improving the

  • With engagement rings, love meets budget

    January 31, 2014 | Metals and Mining | New York Times | Media mention

    At a time when many young adults are facing a weak job market and large student debts, the luxurious diamond engagement ring continues to find its way to ring fingers all over the United States.

  • Be right more often: How utilities can make better bets

    January 29, 2014 | Utilities and Alternative Energy | Bain Brief

    Energy markets are difficult to predict at the best of times, harder still in a time of supply shocks, declining usage and uncertain regulations. As utility executives look to the future, they can make better investment decisions by building up their scenario planning capabilities and identifying

  • Concerns temper Euro-zone optimism at Davos

    January 27, 2014 | Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    Although there are signs of economic growth within the Euro Zone, high government debts, under performing labor markets and below-target inflation are still a cause for concern for economic policy makers.

  • Growing business opportunities for healthy living

    January 23, 2014 | Healthcare | Bain Brief

    Healthy living is now a mainstream topic. A recent online survey by Bain & Company in New York, Munich and New Delhi demonstrates the consistency across continents of the value respondents place on a healthier lifestyle. There are significant opportunities for business to develop innovative

  • At Davos, rising stress spurs Goldie Hawn meditation talk

    January 21, 2014 | Healthcare | Bloomberg | Media mention

    There will be 25 sessions at the 2014 World Economic Forum dedicated to discussing wellness and mental health. This is a 50 percent increase in health-related presentations from 2008. The increase is indicative of the impact that stress and unhealthiness have on business.

  • Dimon avoiding Davos limelight as fines impede bank trust

    January 21, 2014 | Banking | Bloomberg | Media mention

    Amid tightening regulations and increased scrutiny, financial institutions are looking for ways to re-organize and remain profitable. New laws such as 'the Volcker Rule' in the U.S. seek to push banks away from making bets with their own money.

  • CVC sits on $20bn war chest as sector prepares for deals flurry

    January 20, 2014 | Private Equity | Financial Times | Media mention

    CVC Capital Partner has amassed approximately $20bn of unspent commitment from investors in preparation for a flurry of deals this year. Private equity is gearing back up after four years of decline in the face of the financial crisis.