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2017

  1. China Center Quick Note: China's New Philanthropy Regulations Should Be Helpful for MNC Donors

    13 September, 2017 | China Center Publications

    Despite legitimate concerns about tightening controls on civil society, China’s new philanthropic regulations portend important improvements to problems long plaguing corporate giving for foreign companies active in the country.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    13 September, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economic outlook continues brightening for rest of 2017.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    13 September, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    A fading outlook for major emerging economies.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    13 September, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Growth gains steam in the Euro Area, but it is unlikely to last beyond 2018, when long-term supply constraints will start weighing in.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    13 September, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report.

  6. China Center Chart Dive: Changes in discretionary spending patterns indicate emergent consumerism in China

    12 September, 2017 | China Center Publications

    Even as discretionary spending is on the rise, Chinese spending on basic necessities remains relatively high compared to richer nations. 

  7. China Center Data Flash: July data suggest softening growth momentum

    12 September, 2017 | China Center Publications

    Following the surprisingly upbeat data from June, growth moderated in July across almost all monthly indicators, including industrial production (IP), fixed asset investment (FAI), retail sales, and exports/imports.

  8. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    11 September, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    With the aim of fostering a common understanding among market participants, we ask different types of stakeholders to consider how the role of the director has evolved, what the current range of expectations is, and where gaps in understanding have resulted in conflict.

  9. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Active Investors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    11 September, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Active short-term investors see the job of a corporate director as one that is defined and dictated by the struggle between director primacy and shareholder primacy.

  10. Job Satisfaction 2017 Edition: More Opportunity and Satisfaction in a Tighter Labor Market

    01 September, 2017 | Research Report

    Job satisfaction has improved for the sixth year in a row, and much of the improvement is due to the improvement in the labor market. The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey explains this trend and other useful insights about US employees’ sentiments about work based on our annual survey.

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Straight Talk June 2017

StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2017: Can the Recent Upswing Put Global Growth Back on Track?

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