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Global Economy Publications


  1. 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.


  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® Emerging Markets View

    December 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Consumers remain buoyant, but the outlook for exports and investment remain challenged.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    December 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report.

  6. Economics Watch® - China View: Most signs point to slower growth in 2019

    November 2018 | China Center Publications

    October data showed no signs of abatement in recent slowdown trends. Although infrastructure investment rebounded in October, resulting in an uptick in FAI growth, weakening real estate investment and credit growth are likely to push FAI growth back down again. 

  7. Digital Transformation Center Newsletter - November 2018

    November 2018 | Newsletter

    Artificial Intelligence is the most effective method for engaging customers, fueling innovation, and accelerating personalized customer experiences

  8. Global Economy Center Newsletter - November 2018

    November 2018 | Newsletter

    The growth of the global economy seems fairly steady at just over 3 percent in 2018/19 but will gradually drop below 3 percent by the early 2020s

  9. China Center Quick Note: Mind the Gaps

    November 2018 | China Center Publications

    Breakthrough opportunities for MNCs in China always lie in the gaps between indigenous capabilities and targets set forth in national plans. In this “new era” in China, national planning targets, more grandiose than ever, are far beyond indigenous capabilities to achieve them.