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Gauging the strength of Chinese innovation

October 2015—China does well in customer- and manufacturing-oriented innovation, though not in the more advanced varieties. But the country will need them to sustain growth. more

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Five myths about the Chinese economy

November 2015—Predictions of deepening economic woes are plentiful. Here are five arguments against the pessimism.more

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Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia

November 2014—By capitalizing on three global trends, Southeast Asia could increase productivity and create billions in economic value by 2030.more

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India’s tech opportunity: Transforming work, empowering people

December 2014—A dozen disruptive technologies can add up to $1 trillion in GDP by 2025 and help bring millions of Indians up the MGI Empowerment Line.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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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

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