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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 17, 2018 Dow Jumps Nearly 300 Points as U.S. and China to Resume Trade Talks

Source: The Street

Stocks surged on Thursday, Aug. 16, after China said it was set to resume trade talks with the United States and Walmart Inc. (WMT) topped earnings estimates and raised full-year guidance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose...

August 17, 2018 Exclusive: China central bank bars some offshore lending in latest move to support yuan

Source: Reuters

SHANGHAI - China has banned banks in its ground-breaking free trade zones from certain lending activities to ease pressure on the yuan currency in offshore markets, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

August 17, 2018 Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China

Source: NY Times

Hundreds of Google employees, upset at the company’s decision to secretly build a censored version of its search engine for China, have signed a letter demanding more transparency to understand the ethical consequences of their...

Research & Insights

October 26, 2017 The 12 best universities in the world

Source: CNBC

U.S. News used data from Clarivate Analytics InCites and ranked universities based on factors such as global research reputation, publications and conferences. In order to be considered, universities had to have published at...

June 20, 2017 Rural divide

Source: Washington Post

merica’s cultural divide runs deep. While rural and urban Americans share some economic challenges, they frequently diverge on questions of culture and values. On few issues are they more at odds than immigration.

May 9, 2017 Study: Globalization Has Boosted Income Inequality

Source: US News

Globalization's rise in recent decades has widened income inequality in the U.S. while padding executives' pockets, according to a study put out by the National Bureau of Economic Research that directly links globalized commerce...

Commentary & Opinion

November 23, 2016 Why Trump is right, and wrong, about killing off the TPP

THE CONVERSATION - The creation of the World Trade Organization in 1995 marked the first major shift in international trade deals away from those that prioritize freer market access and towards those that entrench monopolies...

November 17, 2016 What Does President-Elect Trump Mean For The US And The World? - audio

Source: Forbes

In this episode of “The Bulletin with UBS” on Monocle 24 experts and analysts consider Donald Trump’s extraordinary victory in the US presidential election, and mull the implications for the months and years ahead.

July 5, 2016 Has Globalization Been a Mistake'

Wall Street Daily - At the turn of the millennium, the tide of globalization appeared inexorable and irreversible the World Trade Organization guaranteed free trade, international mergers were creating truly global companies and...


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