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Securing Europe’s future beyond energy: Addressing its corporate and technology gap

– European leaders have shown great resolve in their initial response at scale and speed to the war in Ukraine. They will need to build the same momentum to face the region’s slow-motion corporate and technology crisis. An estimated €2 trillion to €4 trillion of annual value could be at stake—six times the amount needed for the net-zero transition—and with it Europe’s long-term prosperity and strategic autonomy. A program of 11 actions can turn the tide.

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The consumer demand recovery and lasting effects of COVID-19

– The pandemic led to an unprecedented consumption shock across countries that upended long-standing consumer habits. But what happens... once the pandemic is over?

Getting tangible about intangibles: The future of growth and productivity?

– Companies that master the deployment of intangibles investment will be well positioned to outperform their peers.

India’s turning point: An economic agenda to spur growth and jobs

– A clarion call is sounding for India to put growth on a sustainably faster track and meet the aspirations of its growing workforce.

The social contract in the 21st century

– Economic outcomes and the relationship between individuals and institutions have shifted for workers, consumers, and savers in... advanced economies.

The future of Asia: Asian flows and networks are defining the next phase of globalization

– The Asian Century has begun. Asia is the world’s largest regional economy and, as its economies integrate further, it has... the potential to fuel and shape the next phase of globalization.

China and the world: Inside the dynamics of a changing relationship

– The relationship between China and the rest of the world is changing, and a great deal of value could be at stake depending on... whether there is more or less engagement. Businesses will need to adjust to the uncertainty ahead.

A new look at the declining labor share of income in the United States

– Globalization, technology, and other often-cited factors may not be the main causes.

Globalization in transition: The future of trade and value chains

– Global value chains are being reshaped by rising demand and new industry capabilities in the developing world as well as a wave... of new technologies.

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.

Solving the productivity puzzle

– New research uncovers how three waves collided to create historically low productivity growth but finds the potential for it to... recover to 2 percent or more.

Making it in America: Revitalizing US manufacturing

– The erosion of US manufacturing isn’t a foregone conclusion. The decade ahead—with increased demand, new technology,... and value chain optimization—will give the sector a chance to turn around.
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