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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
July 28, 2015 VW overtakes Toyota as world's biggest carmakerSource: Reuters
Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) overtook Toyota (7203.T) as the world's largest carmaker by sales in the first half, achieving its long-held ambition three years ahead of target.
Source: Business Times
The US budget deficit shrank by US$52 billion during the first nine months of fiscal 2015 from a year ago as tax receipts grew faster than spending increases, the Congressional Budget Office said on Wednesday.
Chinese tech firms have fallen out of love with America, and it shows - a growing number of them are looking to drop their listings in New York and head back home.
Research & Insights
Source: The Telegraph
The IMF has released its latest healthcheck on the state of the eurozone economy - it makes for grim reading
July 28, 2015 The 10 most export-driven economies
The Business Insider - ShutterstockHong Kong Which are the most export-driven economies' îWorld Economic Forumî Hong Kong comes in first, with exports worth over 200% their GDP. Luxemburg also returns a figure over...
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...
Commentary & Opinion
July 7, 2015 The Rise of Cities in the 21st CenturySource: Huff Post
The 21st century is seeing an incredible power shift and power dynamic with the rise of cities as socio-economic and political actors on national and world stages. Around the world, municipal orders of government are typically...
April 29, 2015 The great unraveling of globalizationSource: Washington Post
In late 2013, Cisco chief executive John Chambers used a portentous phrase while telling analysts that sales in emerging markets were spiraling downward, forcing the networking equipment company to cut its three- to five-year...
america.aljazeera.com - Since the 1990s, the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) has overseen tariffs and industry-specific rules on exports and imports, and helped resolve disputes â for example, between the U.S....
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