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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.

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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.

Inequality: A persisting challenge and its implications

– While the wealth gap has narrowed globally, inequality within advanced economies has increased since the 1980s.

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.

Asia’s future is now

– Asia is on track to top 50 percent of global GDP by 2040 and drive 40 percent of the world’s consumption, representing a... real shift in the world’s center of gravity.

What every CEO needs to know about ‘superstar’ companies

– The superstar effect is real, and in this new competitive environment, strategy matters more than ever.

Thomas L. Friedman: Why simple fixes don’t work anymore

– One-word answers are not enough in today’s complex world, when people have differing priorities as citizens, consumers,... and workers.

Navigating a world of disruption

– Global trends are creating ever-larger winners and losers.

China and the world: Inside a changing economic relationship

– As technology, capital, and flows of trade between China and the world have shifted, China's exposure to other countries has declined,... while the world's exposure to China has increased
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