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Reverse the curse: Maximizing the potential of resource-driven economies

December 2013—In 20 years, almost half of the world’s countries could depend on their resource endowments for growth. These economies have a huge opportunity to transform their prospects, and a new model could help governments capture the coming resource windfall instead of squandering it.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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Ten quick steps to unlocking tax-revenue collection in rapidly growing markets

July 2013—Fast-growing economies that don’t strengthen their tax administrations miss a chance to create long-term fiscal stability. Some initiatives can deliver positive results within a year.more

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Navigating the new era of Asian retail banking

July 2013—Retail banking in Asia is growing quickly—but to capture the emerging opportunities, banks must understand the region’s complexity and respond in an appropriate way.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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The archipelago economy: Unleashing Indonesia's potential

September 2012—Indonesia's fast-growing economy could become the world's 7th largest by 2030, up from 16th today, but only if it can further boost productivity to meet growth targets.more

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Beyond the boom: Australia's productivity imperative

August 2012—An outsized boom in the natural-resources sector has produced strong income growth for Australia, but its fundamentals have been weakening. Building a more balanced and resilient economy that can withstand a potential slowdown depends on getting back to the basics of productivity growth. more

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A yen for global growth: The Japanese experience in cross-border M&A

August 2012—Japanese companies have embarked on an increasing number of international acquisitions in recent years. Can they learn from past failures and create value from cross-border deals?more

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Infrastructure productivity: How to save $1 trillion a year

January 2013—Just keeping pace with projected global GDP growth will require an estimated $57 trillion in infrastructure investment between now and 2030. Practical steps can reduce infrastructure spending by 40 percent—an annual saving of $1 trillion—by boosting productivity. more

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Taking Vietnam’s economy to the next level

February 2012—To continue on a strong GDP growth trajectory, the country should work to raise its labor productivity.more

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