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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

August 18, 2014 Foreign investment in China at lowest in 2 years

Source: MarketWatch

BEIJING--China denied on Monday that a spate of recent antitrust probes into foreign companies could be responsible for falling levels of investment in the country, after data showed that foreign direct investment in China fell...

August 15, 2014 German Economy Shrinks for First Time Since 2013

Source: Bloomberg

Germany’s economy contracted more than economists forecast last quarter and France stagnated, adding to pressure on the euro area as the Ukraine crisis and slowing inflation (ECCPEST) threaten to derail the region’s recovery.

August 12, 2014 EU officials seek to limit impact of Russia's food import ban

Reuters - Taking Russia to the îWorld Trade Organizationî over the food bans could be unwise, Brussels-based lawyers said, arguing the EU concern was to de-escalate the crisis. > 2553

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

August 8, 2014 How a Global Economy Bankrupts Local Business

Source: Wall Street Cheat Sheets

For better or for worse, globalization is here. That brings along with it all sorts of advantages in business and trade, as well as opening up new markets to labor, industrialization, and modernization. Giant multinational...

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...


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