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A decade after the global financial crisis: What has (and hasn’t) changed?

– The world economy has recently returned to robust growth. But some familiar risks are creeping back, and new ones have emerged.

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‘Superstars’: The dynamics of firms, sectors, and cities leading the global economy

– Is there a superstar effect? McKinsey Global Institute research uncovers the dynamics of superstar firms, sectors, and cities... in the global economy.

How secure is the global financial system a decade after the crisis?

– Great strides have been made since 2008 to prevent a recurrence of the financial crisis and recession that followed. Yet there... is more debt than ever in the global financial system.

Outperformers: High-growth emerging economies and the companies that propel them

– Some emerging economies have grown much faster and more consistently than others. Underlying these success stories is a pro-growth... policy agenda and the standout role of large companies.

Notes from the AI frontier: Modeling the impact of AI on the world economy

– Artificial intelligence has large potential to contribute to global economic activity. But widening gaps among countries, companies,... and workers will need to be managed to maximize the benefits.

Where companies with a long-term view outperform their peers

– Our new Corporate Horizon Index provides systematic evidence that a long-term approach can lead to superior performance for revenue... and earnings, investment, market capitalization, and job creation.

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.

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.

Switzerland’s competitiveness in a Europe of conflicting priorities

– The main focus of attention in Switzerland in recent months has been on the strength of the Swiss franc. In this white paper,... McKinsey Switzerland explores why the economic development of Europe and Switzerland’s own competitiveness will be more decisive for the Swiss economy.

Debt and (not much) deleveraging

– Global debt has grown by $57 trillion and no major economy has decreased its debt-to-GDP ratio since 2007. High government debt... in advanced economies, mounting household debt, and the rapid rise of China’s debt are areas of potential concern.

How the world could better fight obesity

– If the prevalence of obesity continues on its rising trend, almost half of the world’s adult population could be overweight or... obese by 2030, imposing even greater personal, social, and economic costs. Effectively combating obesity around the world may require a comprehensive strategy of 44 interventions as part of a potential Obesity Abatement Program.
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