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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
April 23, 2015 China still attractive to foreign investment: economist
China - Sun Zhenyu, president of the China Society for îWorld Trade Organizationî Studies, said despite shrinking global capital flows, China's ability to attract foreign investment has not lost its luster. Sun made...
April 23, 2015 Obama’s trade agenda clears hurdle in SenateSource: SF Gate
Congressional backers of President Obama’s trade agenda battled opponents on the left and right Wednesday, hoping to advance legislation that could lead to trade agreements with numerous countries.
April 19, 2015 Japan, U.S. Seek Trade Pact Deals on Rice, Auto Parts
Bloomberg - Japan bought 360,000 tons from the U.S. last fiscal year, almost half the volume that the nation must import under a îWorld Trade Organizationî deal. The country imposes a duty of 341 yen ($2.87) per...
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
April 3, 2015 Why China, US need to find common ground
Today - In 2002, for example, the CDF focused on the impact of Chinaâs accession to the îWorld Trade Organizationî, a precursor to a spectacular surge of export-led growth. In 2009, the emphasis was on...
It is very worrying for the world that American policy makers should be capable of making such outrageous errors, scoring own-goals, as the decision to play poker against China over the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)...
March 27, 2015 Guess What's Destroying the Middle Class?Source: Bloomberg
Perhaps the biggest question in American political economy right now is why middle-class wages have been falling. There are three main hypotheses. Roughly, these are: Robots, unions and China.
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