April 25th, 2012
08:00 AM ET

Sharma: Five decades of five percent growth

Editor's Note: Throughout the week, Ruchir Sharma will be posting thought-provoking questions with answers and explanations on CNN.com/GPS.  Be sure to check out his excellent new book Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles.

Question: What are the only two countries that have grown at an average annual pace of more than 5 percent for the last five decades in a row? FULL POST

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Topics: Development • Economy
April 24th, 2012
12:21 PM ET

The European country that didn't contract

Editor's Note: Throughout the week, Ruchir Sharma will be posting thought-provoking questions with answers and explanations on CNN.com/GPS.  Be sure to check out his excellent new book Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles.

By Ruchir Sharma - Special to CNN

Question: What was the only economy in Europe that did not suffer a contraction in the global debt crisis of 2008-2009?

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Topics: Economy • Europe
April 23rd, 2012
11:20 AM ET

Sharma: Deregulating Islam

Editor's Note: Throughout the week, Ruchir Sharma will be posting thought-provoking questions with answers and explanations on CNN.com/GPS.  Be sure to check out his excellent new book Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles.

By Ruchir Sharma - Special to CNN

Question: There are 15 members in the club of trillion-dollar economies. What are the next two countries that will join the club?

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Topics: Economy • Global • Ideas • Islam
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