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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
July 2014—New applications of the Internet could account for up to 22 percent of China’s GDP growth through 2025. more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
March 2013—The rapid path from retailing to e-tailing is encouraging consumption and reshaping the industry. more
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
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
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
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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