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November 2012—Manufacturing remains a critical force in both advanced and developing economies. But the sector has changed, bringing new opportunities and challenges to business leaders and policy makers. 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—Open data—public information and shared data from private sources—can help create $3 trillion a year of value in seven areas of the global economy.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—Sweden's economy is faring better than many of its peers, but to compete in the long term, the nation must address five key issues. more
December 2012—Private investment was the hardest-hit component of Europe’s GDP between 2007 and 2011—but it can also be a major driver of the region’s recovery. more
December 2012—The manufacturer’s chief talks with McKinsey director Katy George about skills, costs, and the supply-chain challenges of transforming production in an age of emerging-market growth.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
Instead of issuing narrow calls for lower taxes, the private sector should take the lead in making the case for driving growth though innovation and investment.more
Minimum increase in productivity growth that Europe will need to maintain through 2020 to sustain pre-recession GDP growth levelsmore
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