April 18, 2017 A turnround for the G7? A turnaround for the G7? This month’s GEW explores the reasons behind the recent uptick in economic activity of the G7 economies and analyses whether this trend will continue in the future. It highlights the importance of productivity growth for long-term growth and discusses how to revive productivity in the G7. It also discusses the business implications of a more protectionist US, in light of President Trump’s campaign pledges for a border tax and tariffs.