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Chapter 23: Winning in Asia
Between 2001 and 2006, Asia's economies accounted for over half the world's growth in gross domestic product (GDP). During this period, the United States contributed 19% of the total increase in global GDP; Asia's contribution was 21% (Economist, 2006). But even these statistics understate Asia's real importance in the world economy because current exchange rates do not take into account the fact that a dollar buys much more in most Asian countries than it would in America or Europe. Measured in purchasing power (PPP) terms, Asia would look even more important as a growth engine.
It is hardly surprising, therefore, that companies headquartered in developed markets, where economic growth is no more than 3% or 4% in boom times and zero ...