The 2050 reports

The World in 2050
What are the prospects, challenges and opportunities posed by ‘two-speed growth’?


The global financial crisis has hit the traditional G7 much harder than the E7 growth economies in the short term.

Emerging economies – such as Nigeria, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Saudi Arabia and South Africa - are set to grow much faster than the G7 (France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the US and Canada) over the next four decades.

  • Watch this video to learn about the shift in economic power and how we think the global economic landscape will look in years to come.
  • Take a look at PwC's Escape Index to discover how 42 countries are escaping, or close to escaping, from the middle-income trap and graduating to become full members of the advanced economy club.
  • Take a look at our very latest analysis of the prospects, challenges and opportunities posed by this growth in the BRICS and beyond.
  • Examine our 2011 report on how the financial crisis has meant that the emerging economies banking sectors are set to outgrow those in the developed economies by an even greater margin than projected. Read our banking sector report.

John Hawksworth outlines future trends for the global economy