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The brightening mood of European business—and what it means for investment

– Executives are increasingly optimistic about the region’s business outlook, but new survey results suggest more work is needed to instill confidence and stability. A few measures could help.

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Independent work: Choice, necessity, and the gig economy

– The McKinsey Global Institute examines all the ways people are earning income, as well as the challenges independent work presents.

The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in the United Kingdom

– Bridging the gender gap in the United Kingdom could increase GDP by billions of pounds over the next decade and add 840,000 female... employees to the workforce.

Lions on the move II: Realizing the potential of Africa’s economies

– Africa’s economic fundamentals remain strong, but governments and companies will need to work even harder to keep the region’s... economies moving forward.

Digital Europe: Realizing the continent’s potential

– Europe is operating below its digital potential. Accelerating digitization could add trillions of euros to economic growth in... less than a decade.

Solving Europe’s economic conundrum

– How should policy makers undertake the reforms necessary to revitalize the continent’s economy and restore the confidence of voters?... The McKinsey Global Institute wants your ideas.

Moving Saudi Arabia’s economy beyond oil

– Saudi Arabia must realize the potential of its non-oil economy through a productivity-led transformation.

South Africa’s bold priorities for inclusive growth

– 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.

A window of opportunity for Europe

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

The opportunity in tackling the affordable housing challenge

– Experts in housing and urban development weigh in on ways that countries are addressing or plan to take on the $650 billion affordable... housing gap.

The growth opportunity in Africa

– Nigeria’s finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, explains why addressing the technology, agriculture, and infrastructure... needs in parts of Africa, and in other emerging markets, is crucial to sustaining global growth.

Lions go global: Deepening Africa’s ties to the United States

– Africa is the world’s second-fastest growing economic region, yet US engagement with the continent is lagging. There’s... an opportunity to change that.