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GLOBALIZATION – World Trade
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.
News & Updates
March 31, 2015 Investors Are Piling Into Battered Greek Stocks
Yahoo Finance - The benchmark gauge moved an average of 3 percent a day in 2015, compared with 1.6 percent last year. The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index had average daily swings of 0.7 percent this year. More from...
March 27, 2015 US Isolated as Allies Line up to Join China-Led BankSource: ABC News
U.S. resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power.
March 18, 2015 Why a Strong Dollar Isn't Good for the U.S. Economy - videoSource: Bloomberg
Bloomberg Intelligence's Carl Riccadonna discusses how a strong dollar impacts the U.S. economy with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line." (Source: Bloomberg
Research & Insights
September 6, 2012 Not That Flat: Pankaj Ghemawat Challenges Globalization's AdherentsSource: 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 - Seekingalpha.comSource: 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, IncSource: 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 27, 2015 Guess What's Destroying the Middle Class?Source: Bloomberg
Perhaps the biggest question in American political economy right now is why middle-class wages have been falling. There are three main hypotheses. Roughly, these are: Robots, unions and China.
March 12, 2015 Only China Can Contain China
The Huffington Post - Instead the U.S. chose a policy that could be called "integrate and insure." China was welcomed into the îWorld Trade Organizationî, but the U.S.-Japan security treaty was revived to insure...
Source: ABC News
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