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  1. 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.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    11 January, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.


  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    21 December, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Despite some tailwinds from stabilized energy and commodity prices, emerging markets' uncertainty rises as global policy risks increase in 2017.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    21 December, 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    There is a small positive Trump effect on the US growth outlook in 2017, but uncertainty around the base forecast is high.

  3. 25 Truths about Succession Management: Insights from the 12th Succession Management Conference

    19 December, 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies have fewer candidates to take over the top spot today than they did five years ago. Boards should take key steps to insure a smooth transition at the top.

  4. China Center Chart Dive: New GDP Projections Suggest Ongoing "Soft Fall" to Continue

    19 December, 2016 | China Center Publications

    The Conference Board has released its updated global growth projections for 2017, and the next two five-year periods. Our projection for China shows a continuation of the “long soft fall” in GDP growth to 3.8 percent in 2017, down from 3.9 percent in 2016.

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