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Globalization

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. 

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News & Updates

July 28, 2015 VW overtakes Toyota as world's biggest carmaker

Source: 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.

July 9, 2015 CBO says US deficit down US$52b so far in fiscal 2015

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.

June 5, 2015 Disenchanted Chinese tech companies plot escape from New York

Source: Reuters

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

July 30, 2015 Four charts that show why the euro isn't working for Germany or Greece

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 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...

Commentary & Opinion

July 7, 2015 The Rise of Cities in the 21st Century

Source: 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 globalization

Source: 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...

April 29, 2015 9 things you might want to know about the massive Pacific trade deal

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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