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

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.

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The emerging world’s high achievers

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The best performing emerging economies emphasize competition

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