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In his excellent recent works on the themes [of the] nature of globalization and expanding world trade – “The World is Flat,” and the earlier “The Lexus and the Olive Tree” – The New York Times Foreign Affairs columnist and book author Thomas Friedman brilliantly describes and elegantly frames the boundaries and frontiers of the new era that corporations and capital market players have entered, beginning in 1989. 

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News & Updates

April 21, 2014 China's Round Two on Electric Cars: Will It Work'

Forbes - the Chinese public may see EVs as less of a choice and more of a necessity. Full speed ahead. This article originally appeared on the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsîâ Asia Unbound blog and can be found...

April 21, 2014 Gold Drops With Wheat as U.S. Futures Rise; Ruble Falls

Source: Bloomberg

Gold retreated for a fifth day and wheat fell, while U.S equity-index futures advanced after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capped its best week since July. Russia’s ruble weakened after deadly clashes in Ukraine’s east.

April 17, 2014 Internet makes global economy vulnerable to Lehman-like crash, study says

Alaska Dispatch - âWhen âeverything is becoming digital,â private, public, and civil institutions become more dependent on information systems and more vulnerable to attackâ¦,â according to a...

Research & Insights

September 6, 2012 Not That Flat: Pankaj Ghemawat Challenges Globalization's Adherents

Source: Knowledge at Wharton

Globalization is a catchall term used to explain much of contemporary economic and social developments, from the prevalence of outsourcing to the popularity of fusion cuisine. But economist and professor Pankaj Ghemawat argues...

June 20, 2012 5 Reasons To Underweight India -

Source: Seeking Alpha

A new paper from the BlackRock Investment Institute, "When the Elephant Gets Sick: India at a Crossroads, elaborates on these downsides of the Indian economy and offers a few more. Here's the paper's list of five things currently...

May 17, 2012 Globalization and Continued Focus on Cost Rationalization Drives the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc

Source: PR Web

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) markets. The global market for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is projected to surpass US$322 billion by the year 2018, driven by...

Commentary & Opinion

March 21, 2014 Chasing The Dragon - Is The Chinese Economy Flaming Out'

Seeking Alpha - The Rise of the Dragon as the World's Largest Trading Nation Since becoming a member of the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) in December 2001, China's economy has grown eightfold to overtake Japan as...

August 22, 2013 The 'New Normal': What Will Lead The Next Phase of Globalization?

Source: CSRWire

Do you recall the term “new economic order” that was used to describe the scenario after the collapse of communism in 1991? Perhaps the term was used prematurely because it is certainly more evident two decades later as...

July 17, 2013 COMMENT: Russia on cusp of trade war with Europe - The publication reported that since July 2013 Russia has started operating a programme of subsidising the interest rate on car loans for domestic vehicles and cheap foreign car brands that are both imported and...


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