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What could happen in China in 2015?

December 2014—What do you get when you add slower economic growth, greater volatility, and rising competition to more international flights and genuine Chinese innovation? McKinsey director Gordon Orr’s annual predictions.more

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A pocket guide to doing business in China

October 2014—McKinsey director Gordon Orr goes behind the trends shaping the world’s second-largest economy to explain what companies must do to operate effectively.more

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The glittering power of cities for luxury growth

September 2014—The global economy is experiencing an unprecedented shift toward emerging-market cities. Here’s a road map of where luxury-goods companies should compete in the next decade.more

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Semiconductors in China: Brave new world or same old story?

August 2014—China is stepping up efforts to become a major player in semiconductor design and manufacturing. If it succeeds, integrated-circuit companies around the world could face significant risks and opportunities.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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How to build a skyscraper in two weeks

May 2014—China’s Broad Group is revolutionizing commercial building. Chairman and CEO Zhang Yue explains why traditional construction practices are outdated and how the industry can change.more

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All you need to know about business in China

April 2014—Six big trends are shaping the country’s future, as investor Jeffrey Towson and McKinsey’s Jonathan Woetzel explain in this excerpt from The One Hour China Book.more

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What could happen in China in 2014?

January 2014—The year ahead could see companies focus on driving productivity, CIOs becoming a hot commodity, shopping malls going bankrupt, and European soccer clubs finally investing in Chinese ones. McKinsey director Gordon Orr makes his annual predictions.more

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How they fell: The collapse of Chinese cross-border listings

December 2013—As the China–US IPO pipeline restarts, recent history offers lessons for companies, investors, and regulators.more

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Forecasting China

July 2013—McKinsey’s Gordon Orr has been publishing predictions about China for nearly five years. Join him for a review of the good guesses, major misses, and lessons he’s learned from both.more

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