We need to look at productivity by industry to understand the depth of this crisis
May 11 | Klaas de Vries, Economist, The Conference Board | Ilaria Maselli, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
As of May 4, 42 percent of the total French workforce was either fully or partially unemployed, representing 12 percent of total annual hours worked and with an output equivalent of 11 percent of annual GDP. Half of that GDP loss is associated with just three industries: manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade and construction.
6 Things CEOs Must Demand From Washington In 2020
October 08 | Steve Odland, President and CEO, The Conference Board, Inc. | Comments (0)
A policy agenda for how America's chief executives can help sustain capitalism
Making Intangibles Tangible: The Benefits of Measuring Intangible Assets
September 26 | Dr. James Gregory, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
There are certain basic concepts, such as intangible assets, that as a manager you should know well. Why? Because intangibles are meaningful and material to your business at many different levels, and yet you cannot rely on accounting to help manage them because intangibles are not on your company’s balance sheet unless they have been acquired.
Currency Wars: What a CEO Should Prepare For
August 13 | Bart van Ark, Executive Vice President & Global Chief Economist; Program Director, CFO: Fortune 250 Council, The Conference Board | Erik Lundh, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
In the coming months, global executives could find themselves trying to navigate an international currency market wherein both the USD and the RMB are competing in a ‘how low can you go’ devaluation game. This new battleground, if it fully manifests, could be more detrimental and problematic for global businesses than anything we’ve seen from the tariffs to date.
The Conference Board: Grab a Deal This Weekend Because Prices are Headed Higher from Tariffs
May 24 | Steve Odland, President and CEO, The Conference Board, Inc. | Erik Lundh, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
American retailers are working hard to leverage this Memorial Day weekend to boost sales. Heavyweights like Amazon, Target, Macy’s, and Home Depot all have big promotional plans to accomplish this.
The Risk of a UK Recession is Growing
September 18 | Ilaria Maselli, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Continued uncertainty over the outcome of Brexit negotiations is not helping. Unemployment in the UK now stands at its lowest level in four decades. Gross domestic product growth at the start of the third quarter of 2018 also shows an economy in decent shape, having grown faster than in the prior two quarters.
Recession Signals from the UK Leading Economic Index
July 13 | Ilaria Maselli, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Is a recession on the horizon in the UK? The short answer to this question is: yes. The probability of a recession in the near term has risen substantially. The UK business cycle is maturing and the lack of certainty around Brexit makes it difficult for consumers and businesses to make plans about the future. These are the ingredients that recessions are made of. The long answer requires an in-depth (and wonkish) analysis of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the UK.