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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

May 12, 2021 IE Business School MBA Ramps Up Focus On Customization & Sustainability

Source: Business Because

Three Spanish entrepreneurs founded IE Business School in the 1970s and a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation persists today in the school's highly customizable International MBA (IMBA) program.

May 11, 2021 EU farming and methane, what is the road to sustainability?

Source: Politico

European Green Deal is set to bring greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions in all sectors, including agriculture. Methane, in particular, is a short-lived greenhouse gas that is at least 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a...

May 11, 2021 Biden prepared to take additional steps after Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack

Source: CNBC

President Joe Biden said Monday that his administration was prepared to take additional steps as the energy sector grapples with a colossal cyberattack targeting one of the largest fuel pipelines in the nation.

Research & Insights

February 16, 2021 New Global “Wind Atlas” Propels Sustainable Energy for All Parts of the World

Source: Sci Tech Daily

Wind energy scientists at Cornell University have released a new global wind atlas – a digital compendium filled with documented extreme wind speeds for all parts of the world – to help engineers select the turbines in any given...

February 5, 2021 Renewables expected to replace coal by 2033, says Morgan Stanley

Source: The Hill

A new report from global wealth management company Morgan Stanley projects coal-fired power generation is likely to disappear from the U.S. power grid by 2033 and will largely be replaced by renewable energy resources.

December 6, 2019 Visualized: Ranking the Goods Most Traded Between the U.S. and China

Source: Visual Capitalist

Today’s infographic from HowMuch.net charts the top imports and exports between the U.S. and China, pulled from the Observatory of Economic Complexity’s (OEC) global market data for 2017.

Commentary & Opinion

April 27, 2021 Bitcoin has no uses. That could be its downfall

Source: Fortune

In reality, Bitcoin has flopped as a vehicle for buying things, and it failed in its first big test as a safe harbor during the past year's stock market crash. Its extreme volatility—featuring as many collapses over the past...

February 17, 2021 Opinion - Why waning business confidence raises red flags over global economic recovery

Source: South China Morning Post

t’s a worry now because the latest batch of world business confidence indicators seems to be showing signs of global economic activity starting to flag. Maybe it is a feature of the latest wave of lockdowns, or it could be...

January 4, 2021 Opinion: Why China’s economy won’t surpass the US’s by 2028 as ‘experts’ predict

Source: NY Post

Someone needs to tell these naïve bean counters that virtually all of China’s data is fabricated — even down to the number of children in school — for one simple purpose: to make Communist leaders look good.


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