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The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View The diversity in global growth performance has significantly increased this year Thu, 28 May 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2944 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2944 China Center Special Briefing Paper: Assessing “Returns on Capital” in the Chinese Economy <p>From an international perspective, China&rsquo;s capital-to-output ratio is comparatively much higher and its rate of &ldquo;diminishing returns to capital&rdquo; is comparatively much faster, suggesting acute inefficiency in Chinese capital investment.</p> Tue, 26 May 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2951 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2951 China Center Data Flash: The other 45 percent: Why China’s property market (and the economy) still hasn’t bottomed out <p>Even as April saw a burst in new housing sales, fixed asset investment in real estate absolutely flatlined, growing at 0.5 percent y-o-y. This is the slowest rate of growth in almost 20 years.</p> Tue, 26 May 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2952 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2952 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>Will the weak first quarter be followed by a bounce back?</p> Fri, 22 May 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2950 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2950 China Center Chart of the Week: China’s FDI numbers are not adequate for gauging foreign investor sentiment <p>China&rsquo;s rising&nbsp;FDi numbers are used&nbsp;as strong evidence that things can&rsquo;t be so bad for foreign investors and that the complaints and negative news stories are from an unrepresentative minority of foreign firms. But the numbers actually tell another story.</p> Mon, 11 May 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2949 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2949 The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Australia Edition <p>In 2015, CEOs in Australia are focused on customers, talent development, and technology issues.</p> Mon, 04 May 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2946 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2946 Integrating Sustainability into Your Core Businesses—A Road Map <p>This report identifies work processes, tools, and experiences that can help practitioners build or strengthen sustainability programs in their companies.</p> Mon, 04 May 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2947 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2947 Joining the Conversation Companies are looking to social media not only to get insights on the future of the consumer, but to advance their brands online by building relationships with social media users. Fri, 01 May 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2939 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2939 The 12th Annual Executive Coaching Conference: The Impact of Coaching Conversations on Creating the Future for Leaders, Teams, and Organizations <p>Coaching can help strengthen the bench to prepare for baby boomer retirement. Some companies are also developing coaching capacity in their leaders, so that they may provide ongoing coaching to their teams, creating a coaching culture.</p> Fri, 01 May 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2948 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2948 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>Economic growth in the Euro Area seems to be picking up, but further acceleration remains uncertain.</p> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2943 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2943 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The US economy is slowing down relative to 2014.</p> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2945 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2945 China Center Data Flash: Nominal GDP growth trap spurs another RRR cut <p>Don't be fooled by the headlines: growth momentum is much weaker than the 7 percent y-o-y expansion of real GDP released by the NBS for Q1.</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2942 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2942 Best Practices and Processes for Maximizing the Impact of Talent Decisions: Insights from The 2015 Talent Management Strategies Conference <p>Using the business strategy talent management leaders can map out the key roles of the talent strategy. From there they can determine the pathways employees have to reach these roles, and put a pipeline in place that can be filled for each role.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2941 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2941 The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Diversity & Inclusion (Vol. 5, No. 1, 2015) This publication explores hot topics within diversity and inclusion research by providing actionable summaries of contemporary literature. This issue explores future trends in board diversity and paternity/parental leave policies, among others. Tue, 21 Apr 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2940 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2940 Getting a Handle on Energy (Strategic Overview) <p>Continued energy volatility will produce clear winners and losers. This strategic overview presents a series of scenarios based on various price trajectories and estimates their impact on the business environment.</p> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2936 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2936 Getting a Handle on Energy: Global Growth Scenarios in Times of Changing Oil Prices <p>Continued oil price volatility and adjustments in production levels and energy composition have the potential to drastically rearrange the global energy landscape in the next few years, producing clear winners and losers.</p> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2937 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2937 The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Latin America Edition <p>In Latin America, CEOs are focused on employee engagement and training to meet the challenges that lie ahead. However, finding topline growth in the region’s economic climate won’t be easy.</p> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2938 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2938 DNA of High-Performing Organizations: Implications for the CHRO It is no accident that certain companies maintain an extraordinary level of execution over time. Our research uncovered three elements and multiple strategies CHROs can use to create and maintain a high-performance culture.  Fri, 10 Apr 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2933 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2933 CEO Succession Practices: 2015 Edition <p><em>CEO Succession Practices: 2015 Edition</em> documents CEO turnover among S&P 500 companies, provides an analysis of annual data dating back to 2001, and discusses the correlation between CEO succession and company performance.</p> <p> </p> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2935 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2935 Designing Global Businesses for Innovation and Growth: The 10th Annual Organization Design and Diagnostics Conference <p>Strategy, structure, and staffing need to be integrally linked in organizational design. The last can be your greatest asset&mdash;or barrier. How do you conquer lack of understanding? It&rsquo;s a balancing act from start to finish.</p> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2934 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2934 China Wants to Go Green: Sustainability Imperatives for Multinationals – Strategic Overview China's leaders have strengthened regulations in an aggressive show of commitment to improving the environmental conditions. Multinational corporations in China will be targeted most to comply—this report details what to expect. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2928 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2928 China Wants to Go Green: Sustainability Imperatives for CFOs of Multinationals <p>China's strong commitment to cleaning up pollution and changing the way business operates with regard to the environment means that chief financial officers of multinational corporations operating in China must be hypervigilant about sustainability cos Fri, 27 Mar 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2927 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2927 China Wants to Go Green: Sustainability Imperatives for CHROs of Multinationals As China's regulatory landscape changes to combat environmental degradation, special skills will be needed to not only set the organization up for success in compliance, but to do so while weathering slow economic growth and competition for top talent. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2929 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2929 China Wants to Go Green: Sustainability Imperatives for Multinationals <p>Significant revisions to environmental regulations and a strong focus on sustainability by China's government, as well as sharpening sentiments of the Chinese populace on pollution, will change the operating environment for MNCs in China.</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2930 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2930 Board Asia Newsletter <p>This issue details the launch of the Workforce Analytics Institute (WAI), the first virtual planning in Asia devoted to enhancing the workforce planning of businesses and human resources professionals.</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2925 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2925 The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2015 and CEO Challenge® 2015: Implications for General Counsel <p>The legal function has a critical role to play in the stability, survival, and resilience of a company given the impending challenges in 2015.</p> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2926 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2926 The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View Emerging economies are facing increasing economic and political challenges in 2015, with the US Fed’s decision further testing their financial stability Tue, 24 Mar 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2739 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2739 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>No downside surprises, as the Euro Area slowly moves toward more sustainable growth.</p> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2921 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2921 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>While the US economy seems to be slowing toward a medium-term growth trend, consumers have been the bright spot.</p> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2922 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2922 Deep Dive Exchange Series: Managing Information Security Risks in China <p>A summary of discussion points, learnings, business issues, poll results, and implications from the fourth Deep Dive Exchange session, covering information security practices and procedures in China.</p> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2923 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2923