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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
October 22, 2019 The last 72 hours in Brexit, explainedSource: VOX
It should have been the decisive moment for Brexit: a vote on the revamped deal to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union by October 31.
October 22, 2019 Brexit: Boris Johnson in last push to get deal throughSource: BBC
Boris Johnson will urge MPs to back his Brexit deal in a final bid to get the UK to leave the EU in nine days' time.
October 18, 2019 UK manufacturers braced for financial hit as US tariffs biteSource: The Guardian
British manufacturers of products ranging from Scotch whisky to biscuits and Savile Row suits are braced for a significant financial hit after US tariffs came into effect in retaliation for subsidies given to aerospace...
Research & Insights
June 20, 2019 China’s economic census uncovers more fake data as officials promise ‘zero tolerance’ to data manipulationSource: South China Morning Post
Officials in the central Chinese city of Guanghan have been found to have gone to extraordinary lengths to manipulate raw data to obscure the real picture of the health of the economy, according to the National Bureau of...
Indeed, the signal is clear that China has decided to operate a radical change in its U.S. trade. Taken at an annual rate, China’s trade surplus with the U.S. in the January-April interval would be 23.5% below China’s surplus for...
March 28, 2019 Animation: The Biggest Economies in 2030Source: Visual Capitalist
By 2030, the complexion of the global economy could look very different than it does today. According to recent projections from Standard Chartered, a multinational bank headquartered in London, the next decade will see emerging...
Commentary & Opinion
September 24, 2019 The trade war is weighing ‘like a big, dark cloud’ on the global economy,Source: CNBC
For incoming European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde, the U.S.-China trade war is the biggest threat to the global economy.
CNBC’s Jim Cramer says experts would see that the American consumer is doing fine if they listen to the conference calls for Target and Lowe’s.
August 21, 2019 The World in 2030: 9 Megatrends to WatchSource: Sustainable Brands
The directions we go and choices we make will have enormous impacts on our lives, careers, businesses and the world. Here are my predictions of how nine important trends will evolve by 2030 — listed in order roughly from nearly...
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