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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 30, 2014 How Argentina’s Default May Trigger $29 Billion in Claims

Source: Bloomberg.com

By defaulting tomorrow, Argentina may trigger bondholder claims of as much as $29 billion -- equal to all its foreign-currency reserves. If the overdue interest on Argentina’s dollar-denominated securities due 2033 isn’t paid by...

July 28, 2014 Dollar index steady near 6-month highs

Source: NASDAQ

The dollar was trading close to six month highs against a basket of other major currencies as investors positioned ahead of a series of key economic events later in the week. Demand for the dollar continued to be underpinned,...

July 25, 2014 WTO Rules against the US Imposing Duties on Chinese Solar Panels

Shanghai Metals Market - SHANGHAI, Jul. 25 (SMM) â îWorld Trade Organizationî judges said recently that the US broke the global trade rules by imposing anti-subsidy duties on Chinese solar panels, nbd.com...

Research & Insights

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...

June 20, 2012 5 Reasons To Underweight India - Seekingalpha.com

Source: 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, Inc

Source: 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

May 13, 2014 U.S. Is No. 1, China Is So Yesterday

Source: Bloomberg View

A decade ago, the fabled Goldman Sachs report “Dreaming With BRICs” predicted that China’s gross domestic product would overtake the U.S.'s sometime in the 2020s. The World Bank study released last month was the hype to end all...

March 21, 2014 Chasing The Dragon - Is The Chinese Economy Flaming Out'

Seeking Alpha - The Rise of the Dragon as the World's Largest Trading Nation Since becoming a member of the îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) in December 2001, China's economy has grown eightfold to overtake Japan as...

August 22, 2013 The 'New Normal': What Will Lead The Next Phase of Globalization?

Source: CSRWire

Do you recall the term “new economic order” that was used to describe the scenario after the collapse of communism in 1991? Perhaps the term was used prematurely because it is certainly more evident two decades later as...


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