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China Center Data Flash: Marginal slowdown in trend growth anticipated for 2018
04 December, 2017 | China Center Publications
October data confirmed that China’s trend growth momentum is modestly weakening. Growth is likely to see marginal slowing in 2018, driven by intensifying deleveraging pressures.
Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Large Passive Investors' Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description
29 November, 2017 | Key Business Issues
Large passive investors—including Vanguard, BlackRock, and State Street Global Advisors—say the information management shares with the board is sometimes incomplete, and these investors want the corporate director to be knowledgeable enough to realize that.
Blockchain Technology: The Marketing Value of Digital Permanence
28 November, 2017 | Research Report
Blockchain technology has the potential to be transformational. For communications and marketing, this change could come sooner rather than later.
China Center Chart Dive: Chinese manufacturing sector is less and less reliant on imported intermediate inputs
28 November, 2017 | China Center Publications
Chinese industrial policies promoting import substitution are substantively reshaping the country’s global Value Chains and have made China-based manufacturers (foreign and domestically owned) less reliant on intermediate inputs produced outside the country.
Sustainability in the Mainstream: Why Investors Care and What it Means for Corporate Boards
27 November, 2017 | Director Notes
Shareholder activism around ESG issues is less well-understood than the environmental and sustainability issues themselves.
Global Economic Outlook 2018: Europe: Preparing for Slower Growth
22 November, 2017 | Key Business Issues
Most economies in Europe are enjoying robust growth momentum, with consumer spending in the driving seat. This may well continue into the first half of 2018, though we expect a gradual move toward slower trend growth.
Global Economic Outlook 2018: Emerging Asia: Slowing, but Still Leading the Way
21 November, 2017 | Key Business Issues
Economic growth in emerging Asia has been higher than in the rest of the emerging world over the last decade. Despite a coming slowdown in the region, that trend is likely to continue.
Global Growth Projections for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2018
13 November, 2017 | Economics Program Working Paper Series
This paper presents the methodology for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2018 which includes growth projections for 11 major regions and individual estimates for 33 mature and 36 emerging market economies for 2018–2022, and 2023–2027.
Global Economic Outlook 2018: United States: 2018 Will Start with Momentum, But How Long Will It Last?
13 November, 2017 | Key Business Issues
The US economy is expected to continue its improved growth. In the short term, consumer demand growth will stay strong as the labor market continues to tighten. But expect a less supportive external environment for growth.
Global Economic Outlook 2018: Global Economy: Half Empty or Half Full?
13 November, 2017 | StraightTalk®
The glass is half empty if the current uptick in growth is fueled by temporary factors. But the glass is half full if growth can be sustained through talent, digitization, and productivity.