- A significant slice of global financial services activity originates from within multinational industrial and manufacturing companies.
- Nearly all industrial-manufacturing finance supports grid infrastructures provisioning basic services for entire populations – power, water, telecommunications, agriculture, health-care, transportation, education.
- In less economically prosperous societies, the dynamics driving development may not require, and in fact may actively argue against, transactional relationships dependent on a thick layer of industrial-manufacturing finance.
- General Electric needs GE Capital to soften up new markets in less developed regions of the world – specifically Asia, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East.
- To assist General Electric's efforts to grow markets in the global periphery, GE Capital must reimagine itself as a customer service center, not as a profit center.