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Capturing China’s $5 trillion productivity opportunity

– It won’t be easy, but shifting to a productivity-led economy from one focused on investment could add trillions of dollars to the country’s growth by 2030.

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India’s economy: Why the time for growth is now

– The driving forces of the country’s growth—including urbanization, a rising middle class, and increasing consumer spending—are... ripe for companies to seize upon.

Gauging the strength of Chinese innovation

– China does well in customer- and manufacturing-oriented innovation, though not in the more advanced varieties. But the country... will need them to sustain growth.

How a private-sector transformation could revive Japan

– 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.

India’s tech opportunity: Transforming work, empowering people

– A dozen disruptive technologies can add up to $1 trillion in GDP by 2025 and help bring millions of Indians up the MGI Empowerment... Line.

Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia

– By capitalizing on three global trends, Southeast Asia could increase productivity and create billions in economic value by 2030.

China’s digital transformation

– New applications of the Internet could account for up to 22 percent of China’s GDP growth through 2025.

India’s path from poverty to empowerment

– 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.

Urban world: The shifting global business landscape

– By 2025, almost half of the world’s biggest companies will probably be based in emerging markets, profoundly altering global competitive... dynamics.

Myanmar’s moment: Unique opportunities, major challenges

– 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.

Beyond Korean style: Shaping a new growth formula

– 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.

China’s e-tail revolution

– The rapid path from retailing to e-tailing is encouraging consumption and reshaping the industry.