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  1. Global Economic Outlook 2019: Europe—Thriving in a Slow-growing Europe

    12 November, 2018 | Key Business Issues

    The contribution of Europe to global growth will be small, with its expected output growth rate of 1.4 percent a year. However, the size of the EU market, efficient value chains, and the dynamism of some countries (with high levels of productivity and education) still present opportunities.

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

    12 November, 2018 | StraightTalk®

    The global economy has plateaued. Assuming no major disruptions, a gradual slowdown seems most likely. This report outlines seven short-term and seven medium-term trends to help businesses identify risks and opportunities.

  3. Global Economic Outlook 2019: United States—The High-Flying Economy of 2018 Will Slow in 2019 and Beyond

    12 November, 2018 | Key Business Issues

    The US economy enters 2019 strong, thanks to a rare combination of fiscal stimulus and high business and consumer confidence. However, growth is likely to slow during 2019. This report outlines the trends that will slow growth and identifies risks and opportunities for businesses.

  4. Global Economic Outlook 2019: Emerging Markets—Slower and Riskier, but Still Ahead of the Pack

    12 November, 2018 | Key Business Issues

    Economic growth in emerging Asia will still look robust compared to other parts of the world. However, the region still faces risks; trade policy volatility, monetary policy tightening in the United States, high local debt burdens, rising energy prices, and declining local currency valuations will all have an impact.

  5. 25 Truths about Employee Engagement and Experience

    12 November, 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Engaged and happy employees provide greater customer service. Nevertheless, in an ever-changing business environment, promoting a positive work environment, creating meaningful employee experiences, and fostering high levels of engagement remain challenges for many organizations. A great culture and high engagement do not just happen by accident; what can organizations do specifically to revitalize employee experience and enhance engagement? How can companies empower employees to improve customer satisfaction?

  6. 17 Truths about Talent Acquisition

    08 November, 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    In an era of tight labor markets, diversity and retention remain major challenges for the talent function. Digital technology enhances acquisition but even the best analytics and tools must be managed. Savvy recruiters are looking for talent in new places and in new ways, streamlining process, aligning tools, and targeting opportunity hires.

  7. Proxy Voting Analytics (2015-2018)

    08 November, 2018 | Research Report

    Shareholders are increasingly turning their attention to social and environmental proposals across a broader spectrum of business organizations, while proponents of corporate governance resolutions are redirecting their efforts toward smaller firms.

  8. Diversity & Inclusion Center Newsletter - November 2018

    08 November, 2018 | Newsletter

    Senior leaders are the driving force of stopping workplace abuses

  9. Director Notes India: Women Directors on Indian Boards

    07 November, 2018 | Director Notes

    Indian companies need to focus on the spirit of the regulations instead of merely undertaking a check-the-box compliance when it comes to the appointment of women directors.

  10. China Center Newsletter - November 2018

    07 November, 2018 | Newsletter

    China’s official GDP growth has slowed to 6.5% year-over-year in Q3 of 2018— expect Beijing to intensify policy easing to prevent overslowing

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