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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
The sale of LinkedIn to Microsoft for $26.2 billion created waves, with people questioning why Microsoft has decided to move into the social media business to the future of social media itself. And that’s the question on...
Source: Washington Post
LONDON — Faced with the very real threat of a British vote to exit the European Union in just over two weeks, Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday night made an impassioned plea for the country to stick with an organization...
Oil prices held close to their highest in seven months on Tuesday, buoyed by the U.S. dollar skimming its lowest in nearly a month and by falling Nigerian oil output after a spate of attacks on infrastructure.
Research & Insights
Supply Chain Diges - Why' While there are probably a number of factors, China's late 2001 entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), which greatly reduced tariffs and duties on goods imported from China, has to be among the...
In just 15 trading days, oil prices have managed to plunge another 20%, after a fall of 29% in 2015 and 44% in 2014. While markets took these drops in stride in the past few years, something seems different about the volatile...
January 27, 2016 Morgan Stanley Analyzed 43 Bear Markets and Here's What It FoundSource: Bloomberg
U.S. stocks may be looking a bit better after one of the worst starts to the year on record, but a number of markets, especially the emerging kind, have already entered or come within points of a bear market
Commentary & Opinion
May 20, 2016 Rebranding isn’t About Changing Your MessageSource: Larry Checco
Budweiser is no longer the King of Beers—at least temporarily. Starting May 23rd right through the November presidential elections, it will be rebranded as America’s beer.
The world’s agricultural industry has a tall order to fill—it must grow twice as much on roughly the same footprint with less water all by 2050.
March 28, 2016 What Americans Really Think about Free TradeSource: Magic Valley
For decades, the benefits of free trade have been something that both political parties have agreed on. Eliminating tariffs, proponents said, would reduce the cost of goods for U.S. consumers and put more people to work in...
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