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Urban world: The shifting global business landscape

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

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Nigeria’s renewal: Delivering inclusive growth

July 2014—With the right reforms and investments, Africa’s largest economy can live up to its economic potential and bring more Nigerians out of poverty.more

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Urban World: A new app for exploring an unprecedented wave of urbanization

September 2013—The growth of cities in emerging markets is driving the most significant economic transformation in history. MGI's new app, Urban World, available for free for iPad and Android tablet, offers an intuitive sense of how economic power will move as this urban expansion takes place.more

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Infrastructure productivity: How to save $1 trillion a year

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

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Are cities the new global building blocks?

May 2012—Mayors of Atlanta and Houston and the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of New York discuss how US cities are dealing with increased urbanization, crumbling infrastructure, and crime, how they are positioning themselves to compete globally, and what are the best practices and worst realities of being mayor.more

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Urban America: US cities in the global economy

April 2012—US cities dominate their host economy like in no other region and will continue to be important players in the urban world, contributing more than 10 percent of global GDP growth in the next 15 years. more

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Urban world: Mapping the economic power of cities

March 2011—Six hundred cities—the City 600—are projected to generate more than 60 percent of global growth to 2025. Within this group, companies need to adjust their strategy to include the 577 fast-growing "middleweight cities."more

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India's urban awakening: Building inclusive cities, sustaining economic growth

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

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Preparing for China's urban billion

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

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From 'made in China' to 'sold in China': The rise of the Chinese urban consumer

November 2006—Over the next two decades China is expected to transition from an investment-led to more of a consumption-led economy. MGI research finds that as this rebalancing occurs, a massive middle class will emerge.more

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