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The new global competition for corporate profits

September 2015—A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that a 30-year period of unprecedented corporate-profit growth could be drawing to a close. Competition is intensifying as emerging-market companies go global and technology and technology-enabled firms make rapid moves into new sectors.more

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Digital America: A tale of the haves and have-mores

December 2015—While the most advanced sectors, companies, and individuals push the boundaries of technology use, the US economy as a whole is realizing only 18 percent of its digital potential.more

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Moving Saudi Arabia’s economy beyond oil

December 2015—Saudi Arabia must realize the potential of its non-oil economy through a productivity-led transformation.more

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At the United Nations, a push for true gender equality

November 2015—UN Women executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka discusses why stereotypes and prejudices can’t go ignored in the fight for greater women’s rights.more

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A window of opportunity for Europe

June 2015—The region could achieve economic growth of 2 to 3 percent annually by undertaking supply-side reforms and boosting investment and job-creation efforts.more

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South Africa’s bold priorities for inclusive growth

August 2015—Sluggish growth has left many pessimistic about the country’s economic outlook, but five actions could add 1.1 percent ($87 billion) to annual GDP and create millions of jobs by 2030.more

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How a private-sector transformation could revive Japan

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

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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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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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Brazil’s path to inclusive growth

May 2014—To raise incomes and living standards, Brazil must accelerate productivity growth. Building new connections with the rest of the global economy could provide the opening to do just that.more

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Global flows in a digital age

April 2014—The movement of goods and services, finance, and people has reached previously unimagined levels. Global flows are creating new degrees of connectedness among economies—and playing an ever-larger role in determining the fate of nations, companies, and individuals. To be unconnected is to fall behind.more

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