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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
February 12, 2015 US Targets $1B Chinese Subsidies With Massive WTO Case
Law 360 - Law360, New York (February 11, 2015, 11:53 AM ET) -- The Obama administration on Wednesday filed a new complaint against China at the îWorld Trade Organizationî, crying foul over Beijing's wide-ranging...
February 9, 2015 Why Is Huge Trade Deal Being Kept Secret'
Truthdig - Access to the text of the proposed deal is highly restricted. Nevertheless, at last monthâs îWorld Economic Forumî in Switzerland, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman defended the Obama...
January 28, 2015 iPhone sales trample expectations as profit sets global recordSource: Reuters
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in...
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
January 29, 2015 Does Globalization Cause War?Source: The World Post
The argument that globalization does not necessarily lead to peace is a pretty easy one to make, the usual example being that German-British trade was going brilliantly right up to World War I. Arguing that globalization leads to...
January 26, 2015 Is Davos just an excuse for the 1% to have a bonding session?Source: The Guardian
Committed to improving the state of the world. That’s the motto of the World Economic Forum, which wraps up in Davos tomorrow with the rich and powerful pondering whether to listen to Mark Carney’s views about the global economy...
January 21, 2015 Forget the Davos Joke. Last Year's Predictions Turned Out RightSource: BusinessWeek
An evergreen joke among speakers at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos warns against making predictions. Whatever you say, the punchline goes, will be proven wrong.
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