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  1. Conference Board Economics Watch Emerging Markets View

    19 January, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Rising uncertainties cast a heavy cloud over growth in emerging markets in 2017.

  2. Is Universal Proxy in the Cards? Insights and Highlights from a Recent Roundtable

    18 January, 2017 | Executive Action Report

    The Conference Board Governance Center hosted more than 30 corporate governance practitioners to discuss the viability of mandatory versus optional universal proxy cards in contested director elections.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    18 January, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    The latest data for 2016 suggest somewhat of an uptick in growth toward the end of the year. Yet we expect Euro Area growth to somewhat moderate in 2017 and UK growth to slow down significantly amid Brexit-induced effects as well as a generally maturing business cycle.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    13 January, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    The new year brings more optimism, but uncertainties over the impact of policy initiatives have mounted.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    11 January, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  6. China Center Data Flash: Less Supportive Monetary Policy—Expect Heightened Volatility

    10 January, 2017 | China Center Publications

    From the November data, we already see weakening signs in real estate investment and housing construction growth, the early stages of a housing market down-cycle. As supportive monetary policy and the housing market diminish as growth drivers, infrastructure investment becomes a more critical buffer to buoy growth.

  7. China ResearchGraphic: Economic Risks in China - A Provincial View

    10 January, 2017 | China Center Publications

    China’s economy is in the midst of a deep structural downshift. Among other things, this transition will result in increased disparity in provincial economic performance. Regions with the requisite mix of economic factors should sustain their growth and dynamism, but those without them will likely see stagnation or worse.

  8. China Center Chart Dive: China's Long March toward a Diminishing Labor Supply

    10 January, 2017 | China Center Publications

    China is currently experiencing a pronounced demographic shift that will have a serious impact on MNCs in China. Over the past decade, it has transformed from a nation with an abundance of young people to one with an increasingly aged population.

  9. Divergent Views/Common Ground: The Leadership Perspectives of C-Suite Executives and Millennial Leaders

    09 January, 2017 | Research Report

    This report sheds light on the leadership values and preferences of these two cohorts, and in light of the findings, outlines the steps organizations can take for enhanced performance.

  10. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Voices from Asia, Vol 1, No 2

    03 January, 2017 | Human Capital in Review

    In the face of Asia’s tightening talent market—with rising concerns about inadequate skilled labor coupled with millennials’ expectation of work/life balance—companies must enhance their talent pipelines to outperform their competitors.

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