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2017

  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    12 April, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  2. 25 Truths about Joint Ventures

    11 April, 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    More and more, companies are looking to joint ventures: to help topline growth, allay local fears about loss of intellectual property to foreign competitors, and to help companies enter new international markets. 

  3. 30 Truths about Cybersecurity

    11 April, 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    There are two kinds of companies: those that have been hacked and those that don’t know it yet. Cyber risk is not just an IT concern, but a crucial business issue.

  4. 24 Truths about Executive Coaching

    11 April, 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Rather than merely mitigating damaging behaviors, today’s executive coaches play a crucial role in driving successful teamwork, self-empowerment, and lasting change for the full spectrum of executives.

  5. China Center Data Flash: Tightening clamps on the housing market should exert some drag on growth in the near term

    07 April, 2017 | China Center Publications

    The economic targets for 2017 announced in March include a lower GDP growth rate and more job creation compared to 2016, suggesting that the government is willing to accept lower growth in exchange for risk containment, so long as employment is maintained. 

  6. Broken American Dream—Viewed through the Lens of Europe

    07 April, 2017 | Executive Action Report

    In their new book Sustaining Capitalism, authors Steve Odland and Joseph Minarik at the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board detail solutions for restoring trust in the American system. What can Europe learn from proposed solutions for the United States?

  7. China Center Reference Paper: The New China Ideology -- Trump's Team

    06 April, 2017 | China Center Publications

    The people the new president surrounds himself with will shape the future of US-China business relations. Who are they and what do we know about their thinking?

  8. Donor Advised Funds: Democratizing Philanthropy to Change the World

    04 April, 2017 | Research Report

    This Giving Thoughts article describes how donor advised funds (DAFs) can democratize personal giving in and beyond the workplace, at a time when concerted philanthropic effort is needed to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  9. Deep Dive Exchange Series: China's New Capital Controls -- Prognosis and Response

    01 April, 2017 | China Center Publications

    A summary of discussion points, learnings, lessons, and business implications from the March 2017 convening of The Conference Board China Center in Shanghai.

  10. China Center Chart Dive: Disability in the workplace—the next frontier for diversity & inclusion programs in China?

    29 March, 2017 | China Center Publications

    Due to stigma, discrimination, and a lack of effective government strategies, persons with disabilities (PWDs) in China are economically and socially marginalized, with limited access to education, training programs, and work opportunities (China’s unemployment rate for PWDs is more than three times that of the general population).

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 February 2017

StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2017: Uncertainty and Global Growth Make Strange Bedfellows

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