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  1. China Center Insight Compilation: China's Demographic Shift and Its Impact on MNC Business

    18 May, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Collated in this compilation are extracts of pieces that summarize our thinking on China's momentous demographic transition and its impacts on labor and workforce dynamics and on MNC business in China.

  2. China Center Research Brief: Collateral Damage -- American & European exporters in China

    18 May, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Tariffs on China, if they manifest, will hit everyone “under the specified category,” including many US exporters in China, as well as their respective suppliers both in and outside of China. 

  3. ESG Rating and Ranking Initiatives -- A Necessary Evil?

    17 May, 2018 | Executive Action Report

    This publication provides an overview of how ESG initiatives came about, including their emergence and evolution. It draws upon inputs from users in relation to these initiatives.

  4. ESG Initiatives Survey Findings

    17 May, 2018 | PowerPoint

    The Conference Board undertook a survey to examine ESG initiatives through a business perspective, reviewing their relevance and value. This document presents the survey findings.

  5. 23 Truths about Leadership Development

    16 May, 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Leaders are made, not born. Organizations make great leaders by fostering connections, through clear, efficient development programs. And they measure their leaders by measuring the results they produce.

  6. Economics Watch® - China View: Growth Steady in Q1; Mixed Signals Cloud Near-Term Outlook

    16 May, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Government-reported GDP readings indicate that China’s economy maintained stable growth in Q1 2018. Growth derived from investment (capital formation) picked up, while growth derived from exports (net exports) dropped off.

  7. 25 Truths about Joint Ventures: Insights from the 2018 Joint Ventures Conference

    09 May, 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Joint venture are complex, but they can work if you don’t rush the deal and take the time to develop trust and understand your partners.

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    09 May, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Growth in 2018 will improve only moderately, supported largely by domestic factors.

  9. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    09 May, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Trade and tech sector risks cloud a strong US outlook.

  10. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    09 May, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report.

The Conference Board Economics Watch®

Monthly report that provides economic forecast and insights to both global and domestic businesses.

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Straight Talk March 2018

StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2018: Back to the Old Normal?

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