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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
December 19, 2014 Apple 'failing to protect Chinese factory workers'Source: BBC News
Poor treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make Apple products has been discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
December 19, 2014 EU wants U.S. embargo of Cuba to end but accepts will take time
Reuters - Machinery, cereals and electrical equipment were its biggest imports by value. The EU challenged the embargo in 1996, launching a trade dispute at the îWorld Trade Organizationî against the U.S. Helms-Burton...
December 18, 2014 European Markets Surge On US Optimism
Morningstar - The monthly growth was expected to slow to 0.4% from 1% in October. The Euro îStoxxî 50 index of eurozone bluechip stocks was gaining 2.28%, while the îStoxxî Europe 50 index, which includes...
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
December 18, 2014 Say Goodbye to the American CenturySource: Time
America is not in decline. the U.S. will have the world’s most formidable military for the foreseeable future. Its economy remains the world’s largest, and its recovery will probably gather more steam in 2015. Its workforce is...
December 5, 2014 Opinion: Sorry, but America is still No. 1Source: MarketWatch
CAMBRIDGE — Headlines around the world trumpeted a watershed moment for the global economy. As the Financial Times put it, “China poised to pass U.S. as world’s leading economic power this year.” This is a startling development —...
December 2, 2014 Information-Rich Democracy Is Key to Good GovernanceSource: Huff Post
So, for both ethical and practical reasons, social scientists have long investigated how the concerns of a society's members can be reflected in one way or another in its collective decisions, even if the society is not fully...
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