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Facing the future: Britain’s new industrial revolution

– By embracing new technologies, UK manufacturers have an opportunity to reinvigorate their sector.
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The future of work after COVID-19

– The pandemic accelerated existing trends in remote work, e-commerce, and automation, with up to 25 percent more workers than previously estimated potentially needing to switch occupations.
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COVID-19: Making the case for robust digital financial infrastructure

– The pandemic has been a tough, real-life stress test for government disbursement schemes, highlighting opportunities but also gaps and vulnerabilities.
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When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

– Europe and the United States have entered the endemic stage of the COVID-19 outbreak: the virus is widespread, is significantly... less fatal than it was in 2020, and is spurring only limited changes in public behavior. These endemic conditions are likely to continue through the summer and autumn, unless and until immunity-evading new variants emerge. As immunity wanes, however, the next stage remains highly uncertain. In this update, we discuss the outlook, the current and potential future use of boosters and therapeutics, and the shifts in response strategies to the COVID-19 crisis around the world. We also introduce the McKinsey COVID-19 Immunity Index—a tool for understanding a community’s current level of risk from the disease.
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How current events are shaping UK consumer behavior

– UK consumers are pessimistic about the economy. Rising prices and the invasion of Ukraine are top concerns, and consumers are... trading down significantly.
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The economic case for reskilling in the UK: How employers can thrive by boosting workers’ skills

– In about 75 percent of cases, it pays for an organisation to reskill an employee—yet few do this systematically. Here’s... why, and what companies should do differently.
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Survey: UK B2B decision maker response to COVID-19 crisis

– The next normal of sales: What has changed and how to win
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Problems amid progress: Improving lives and livelihoods for ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom

– Britain has made progress on advancing ethnic equality. But minorities are still disadvantaged in many ways, and some groups are... particularly vulnerable to economic shocks.
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Agile resilience in the UK: Lessons from COVID-19 for the ‘next normal’

– Agility has been a useful attribute for many global and UK-based organizations weathering the COVID-19 crisis. Here’s how... they can build on agile practices for more long-term operational resilience.

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Author Talks: 25 million … and counting

– Despite life-threatening circumstances, refugees are some of the most entrepreneurial people in the world. Andrew Leon Hanna knows... why.
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Four ways to achieve pricing excellence in retail marketplaces

– Sellers typically control what retail marketplaces charge for their products, but retailers have options to keep pricing competitive—and... customers loyal.
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Making financial services available to the masses through AI

– WeBank CFO Arthur Wang discusses how the company balances innovation, technology, and compliance to move itself forward.
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One CEO’s journey to becoming a business builder

– In this interview, Patrick Hylton, CEO of NCB Financial Group, shares his experience launching a digital mobile-payments business... and what it takes to succeed.
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Where delegation fails: Five things only the enterprise CEO can do to build new businesses

– Business building is increasingly important for company resilience, and CEOs are uniquely suited for the job. Here are five tasks... that CEOs can undertake to build successful new businesses.
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Electric vehicles: The next growth engine in chemicals

– A paradigm shift in automotive purchasing linked to the electric-vehicle transition is creating a major growth opportunity for... chemical companies.
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Product development in the era of digital transformation and sustainability

– Because of digital and sustainability trends, R&D organizations are facing an increasingly complex landscape. Developing the... necessary organizational structures and capabilities is urgent.
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How Americans are feeling about economic opportunities and the future

– The American Opportunity Survey spotlights Americans’ views on the state of the economy and other trends. What did researchers... find about how people think things are going and what the future holds?
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Developing pharmaceutical launch leaders and company-wide capabilities at scale

– By building certain functional and leadership skills, pharma companies can not only improve the odds of a successful launch but... also strengthen their organizations for the future.
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Sustainable and inclusive growth: A weekly briefing

– Inclusive growth means lifting all, not just some. Our weekly digest of McKinsey insights explores that topic.
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Can Vietnamese banks seize the green-bond opportunity?

– The market for financing climate-related projects through green bonds is surging, but Vietnamese banks need to act quickly to... reap the rewards.
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