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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
March 3, 2014 China Manufacturing Declines, But Trade Takes Bigger HitSource: Forbes
For the most positive Chinese investor, China remains slow and steady. For the bears, China is just too slow and not worth the risk. Over the weekend, the National Bureau of Statistics reported that China’s manufacturing PMI...
February 28, 2014 After Two Decades, American Trade may Finally get a Needed Upgrade
Council on Foreign Relations - In 1989 the government of Singapore launched an innovative improvement to its trade infrastructure ... that deadline. In the United States, exporting or importing goods can involve up to forty eight...
February 12, 2014 China trade surplus jumps to $32bnSource: BBC News
China's trade surplus jumped to $31.9bn (£19.4bn) in January, easing concerns the world's second-largest economy may be stuck in a slowdown. The figure was up 14% from a year earlier and stronger than forecasts for a $23.7bn...
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
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...
July 17, 2013 COMMENT: Russia on cusp of trade war with Europe
bne.eu - The publication reported that since July 2013 Russia has started operating a programme of subsidising the interest rate on car loans for domestic vehicles and cheap foreign car brands that are both imported and...
July 2, 2013 The Incredible Shrinking World
Vision Insights and New Horizons - In short, Stiglitz is more concerned with the effects of globalization on the developing and poorer nations of the world and less on the glitzy glamour of a flattened world. He believes that...
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