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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
January 25, 2016 'Emerging markets need to rely less on outside finance': Report
Zee News - The white paper on the 'New Global Context' for the îWorld Economic Forumî (WEF) emphasised the need to avoid high, inconsistent, and changing regulatory burdens. "The key to a smooth and successful shift...
January 24, 2015 Davos 2015 live: euro suffers biggest drop in three years as ECB could be willing to do "even more" QE
Daily Telegraph - The îStoxxî Europe 600 Index rose 1.7 percent to 370.37 at the close of trading, the highest level since December 2007. Meanwhile the FTSE100 has posted its best week since December 2011, rising by...
January 24, 2015 ILO chief laments failure to tackle inequality at Davos
Money Control - World leaders meeting in Davos this week are likely to agree that inequality is a problem but unlikely to do anything about it, the head of the îInternational Labour Organizationî said. ILO...
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 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.
January 19, 2015 The Battle For Black Gold: Can Saudi Win'
gulfbusiness.com - In the longer term, Saudi officials likely calculate that lower oil prices will drive economic growth abroad and boost demand for oil,â Torbjorn Soltvedt, principal MENA analyst at energy consultancy...
January 16, 2015 Why the World Is Freaking Out About Switzerland TodaySource: Slate.com
Today, Switzerland's central bank shocked investors by abruptly abandoning its national currency cap of 1.20 francs per euro, which it put in place during Europe's rocky economic days of 2011.
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