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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
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
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
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
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
February 2012—Vietnam’s economy has come an extraordinarily long way in a short time. China is the only Asian economy that has grown faster since 2000. But Vietnam now needs to boost labor productivity growth by more than 50 percent to maintain its rapid growth. more
April 2010—If India pursues a new operating model for its cities, it could add as much as 1 to 1.5 percent to annual GDP growth, bringing the economy near to the double-digit growth to which the government aspires.more
August 2009—By pursuing a more aggressive program of comprehensive reform, China's leaders could raise private consumption above 50 percent of GDP by 2025, vaulting China's economy into a new phase.more
July 2009—Asian sovereign and petrodollar investors emerged as more influential than ever from the financial crisis, while hedge funds and private equity saw their previously rapid growth interrupted.more
February 2009—By pursuing a more concentrated urbanization path guided by action to boost urban productivity, China's local and national policy leaders would minimize the pressures and maximize the economic benefits of urban expansion.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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