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  1. CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation—Asia-Pacific/China Report

    22 March, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    This report, part of The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2017 series, compares the most pressing business challenges of CEOs globally with those of CEOs in Asia-Pacific and China—along with the strategies CEOs deem most critical for meeting those challenges.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    17 March, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic expansion in emerging markets remains weak and fragile as vulnerability and downside risks mount.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    17 March, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Euro Area growth momentum remains positive, while changes in monetary policy can be expected in 2017 as inflation returns.

  4. Economic Contribution of the Food and Beverage Industry

    16 March, 2017 | Committee for Economic Development

    This report provides insights into the food and beverage industry’s multiple roles, including meeting emerging consumer demands,  responding to evolving public policy, and contributing meaningfully to regional economies.

  5. China Center Chart Dive: New data reveal less severe trade imbalance between the US and China

    15 March, 2017 | China Center Publications

    A new analysis from The Conference Board brings vast and complex global value chain dependencies into resolution and, in doing so, paints a starkly different picture of the bilateral trade imbalance. 

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    14 March, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    After a brief slowdown in Q1, the US economy returns to its slow growth trend.

  7. Designing the Future of Diversity and Inclusion: Aspirations and Opportunities

    14 March, 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Although D&I has achieved important successes, current practices are insufficient to complete the journey. In December we partnered with CoVision for an enhanced conversation about D&I challenges and opportunities. Results are summarized here.

  8. Director Notes: Integrating Creating Shared Value and Corporate Governance

    13 March, 2017 | Director Notes

    This report provides a framework for integrating CSV and corporate governance while examining five examples where a company has adopted the approach as a fundamental part of the company strategy by all parts of the corporation.

  9. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    08 March, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  10. Director Notes India: The Role of the Nomination Committee in Board Independence and Composition in Indian Companies

    07 March, 2017 | Director Notes

    By mandating a formal nomination and remuneration committee process, the Companies Act, 2013, has taken a significant step toward ushering in better and more transparent governance in Indian companies.

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StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2017: Uncertainty and Global Growth Make Strange Bedfellows

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