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How a private-sector transformation could revive Japan

How a private-sector transformation could revive Japan

March 2015—With its working-age population shrinking, Japan will need to focus on productivity as never before. A major private-sector initiative to accelerate productivity growth could create a “fourth arrow” of economic reform.more

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China’s innovation imperative

July 2015—An aging population, rising debt, and declining returns on investment mean that the country must promote innovation to secure a high-growth future, a new McKinsey Global Institute report finds.more

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Enhancing growth prospects in China

February 2015—Ensuring China meets its full potential will help sustain rising global prosperity, according to Justin Yifu Lin, professor and honorary dean of Peking University’s National School of Development.more

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China’s digital transformation

July 2014—New applications of the Internet could account for up to 22 percent of China’s GDP growth through 2025. more

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The flow of trade: An interview with H. Ray Bingham

May 2014—As a director of companies such as Flextronics and Cadence, Ray Bingham has seen information reshape trade flows and globalization. Here’s what he has learned from the experience.more

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Flowing southward: An interview with DHL’s Roger Crook

May 2014—A global marketplace requires new approaches to coordinating and moving freight. The CEO of DHL Global Forwarding explains the challenges—and opportunities.more

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India’s path from poverty to empowerment

February 2014—India has made encouraging progress in reducing its official poverty rate. But the nation has an opportunity to help more than half a billion people attain better living standards.more

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Urban world: The shifting global business landscape

October 2013—By 2025, almost half of the world’s biggest companies will probably be based in emerging markets, profoundly altering global competitive dynamics.more

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Myanmar’s moment: Unique opportunities, major challenges

June 2013—If current productivity and demographic trends hold, Myanmar’s economy may grow by less than 4 percent a year. But that could increase to 8 percent if the country diversified its economy and more than doubled its labor-productivity growth—a difficult but not unprecedented feat.more

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Beyond Korean style: Shaping a new growth formula

April 2013—South Korea is a global powerhouse, but slowing income growth and soaring costs for housing and private education are putting stress on the nation’s middle class. The country can relieve these cost pressures through new home-financing schemes and education reforms—and can create new high-paying jobs by building up the service and small-business sectors.more

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China’s e-tail revolution

March 2013—The rapid path from retailing to e-tailing is encouraging consumption and reshaping the industry. more

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India’s urbanization: A closer look

McKinsey Quarterly—An interactive map of India’s urbanization hot spots illustrates the challenges ahead. In a related podcast, McKinsey directors discuss how to prepare.more

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Preparing for China's urban billion

A video presentation of the findings of MGI research on China’s urbanization brings to life the opportunities and challenges of China's urban growth.more

350 million new citizens

new citizens who will be added to China’s urban population by 2025—more than the population of the United States todaymore

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