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  1. US Salary Increase Budgets for 2019

    12 July, 2018 | Research Report

    Our annual Salary Increase Budgets Survey indicates that the median 2018 actual total salary increase budget and merit increases across all employee groups are 3 percent, as they have been for the past seven years.

  2. 24 Truths About Change and Transformation Insights from the 16th Annual Change and Transformation Conference

    12 July, 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Digital transformation at an organization may start well but lose momentum. Often the stumbling block is corporate culture. Changing the culture can make all the difference.

  3. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2018: Will Trade Barriers Derail the Global Economy?

    12 July, 2018 | StraightTalk®

    For now, the global economy seems barely shaken by trade policy tensions. But as the business cycle ages, it will become more important to monitor risk factors. 

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    11 July, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Domestic outlook remains strong despite trade tensions.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    11 July, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    11 July, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    US monetary tightening and ongoing global trade tensions add clouds to emerging economies’ outlook.

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    11 July, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    With global growth plateauing and with ongoing trade disputes, it is unlikely that net exports will continue to be a strong driver of growth in the Euro Area. The Euro Area economy will continue to moderate through the end of 2018.

  8. China Center Insight Compilation: Dimensioning Chinese Consumption Dynamics

    06 July, 2018 | China Center Publications

    The following collation of recent China Center reports illuminates different aspects of the unfolding consumption story in China and outlines the implications for MNCs.

  9. China Center Presentation Deck: Appraising Income Inequality in China

    06 July, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Income inequality is a serious and growing problem in China, and the impact of wealth and income inequality is clearly observable in China’s consumer market dynamics. 

  10. 22 Truths about Diversity and Inclusion: Insights from the 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Conference

    05 July, 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Embed diversity and inclusion into your business strategy to help create a more inclusive culture. The by-product: increased creativity, problem solving, and employee engagement and well-being.

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Straight Talk July 2018

StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2018: Will Trade Barriers Derail the Global Economy?

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