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Economy, Strategy & Finance Publications

2019

  1. Conference Board® Global Consumer Confidence Survey

    February 2019 | Research Report

    The Global Consumer Confidence Index increased slightly in the fourth quarter of 2018, its highest reading in 14 years, but improvements were concentrated in a few large emerging markets. In fact, 39 out of 64 countries showed a decline.

  2. Driving Digital Transformation: What Does It Take to Lead?

    February 2019 | Key Business Issues

    What does “going digital” mean in practical terms for a company? For a workforce? What are the most critical skills and capabilities needed to enable digital transformation?

  3. What Will Organizations Look Like in 2025?

    January 2019 | Infographic

    The Short Answer: Very Different

  4. C-Suite Challenge 2019: The Future-Ready Organization

    January 2019 | Key Business Issues Listing

    How CEOs and C-suite executives are transforming for the future—opportunities and challenges ahead

  5. C-Suite Challenge 2019: The Future-Ready Organization

    January 2019 | Key Business Issues

    How CEOs and C-suite executives are transforming for the future—opportunities and challenges ahead

  6. Global Economic Outlook 2019: Japan—Slow but Steady Growth Masks Serious Recession Risks

    January 2019 | Key Business Issues

    Japan’s growth rate is slower than average for a mature economy, partly due to an aging and shrinking population. Nevertheless, our overall medium- to long-term outlook for Japan is positive; the country has the potential to generate productivity growth, and its labor quality is improving.

2018

  1. China CEO Council Session Report: Looking Beyond the Regulatory Trees to Assess the Regulatory Forest

    December 2018 | China Center Publications

    November's session of the China CEO Council examined current regulatory behavior and assessed the old and new tactics available to MNCs to create “regulatory space.” In some ways, the conditions are ripe for breakthrough gains in positioning and engagement. 

  2. Five Years of the Belt & Road Initiative: China Center Deep Dive Exchange Session Report

    December 2018 | China Center Publications

    Xi Jinping first announced the One Belt One Road project to the world in late 2013. Five years and one English-language name change later, the realistic prospects for the Belt and Road have begun to clarify, as has the road map for MNC engagement.

  3. Global Growth Projections for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2019

    December 2018 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This paper presents the methodology for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2019, which includes growth projections of GDP and underlying supply-side components for 33 mature and 36 emerging market economies for 2019-2028.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    December 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report.