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2018

  1. China Center Deep Dive Exchange Session Report: Five Years of the Belt & Road Initiative

    17 December, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Xi Jinping first announced the “One Belt One Road” project to the world in late 2013. Five years and one English-language name change later, the realistic prospects for the Belt and Road have begun to clarify, as has the road map for MNC engagement.

  2. Blue-Collar Worker Shortages: Navigating a Business Environment of Higher Labor Costs

    13 December, 2018 | Key Business Issues

    The threat of labor shortages is more acute in blue-collar and low-pay services occupations than in more highly educated white-collar occupations, the exact opposite of the prevailing trends in recent decades.

  3. Blue-Collar Worker Shortages: Navigating a Business Environment of Higher Labor Costs

    13 December, 2018 | Executive Summary

    The threat of labor shortages is more acute in blue-collar and low-pay services occupations than in more highly educated white-collar occupations, the exact opposite of the prevailing trends in recent decades.

  4. Global Growth Projections for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2019

    12 December, 2018 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This paper presents the methodology for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2019, which includes growth projections of GDP and underlying supply-side components for 33 mature and 36 emerging market economies for 2019-2028.

  5. Sustainability Practices: 2018 Edition—Trends in Corporate Sustainability Reporting in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific

    12 December, 2018 | Executive Summary

    Sustainability reporting is still not a uniform practice across the globe and remains sporadic in countries where nonfinancial reporting regulation and stakeholder pressures are absent.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    12 December, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    The gap between the consumer and the business outlook widens.

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    12 December, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    While economic growth moderates, internal risks have become more visible, especially in Italy and the UK.

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    12 December, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Consumers remain buoyant, but the outlook for exports and investment remain challenged.

  9. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    12 December, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report.

  10. Disability in the Workplace in China

    12 December, 2018 | China Center Publications

    China has adopted a ‘carrot and stick’ approach to disability in the workplace – incentivizing companies to employ people with disabilities and fining those who don’t. The simplistic national employment quota fails to address the complexities MNCs face in recruiting, training and retaining employees with disabilities.

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Straight Talk November 2018

StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2019: On Top of the World…Looking Over the Edge

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