Global Economy Center Publications

2017

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

    February 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Globally, 2017 growth is projected at about 2.9 percent—a notch up from earlier projections. For the medium term, there are no signs as yet that policy changes will raise the trend. 

  2. China Center Chart Dive: A Balancing Act—Tightening Credit in Financial Markets, Pushing Credit into the Corporate Sector

    February 2017 | China Center Publications

    Beginning late last year, the Chinese government signaled a policy shift from “pro-growth” to “risk containment.”

  3. China Center Chart Dive: Mining Trump's China Tweets—Just 'Flash,' or Indicators of the New China Policy Ideology?

    February 2017 | China Center Publications

    Analyzing President Trump’s pre-inauguration Twitter statements on China may be one lens for assessing future policy directions.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    February 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Shocks and uncertainties moderate 2017 growth projections for several emerging economies.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    February 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Uncertainty remains the buzzword, yet the European economies are surprisingly resilient.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    February 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Base scenario continues to suggest a modest upside for the US economic outlook.

  7. Impact of Demographic Trends on Consumer Spending

    February 2017 | Key Business Issues

    In this report, the first in a series on this topic, we look at the trends that will shape US consumption patterns in the next 10 years. How do these trends affect consumption categories across the nation?

  8. Impact of Demographic Trends on US Consumer Spending: Methodological Notes

    February 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Findings from The Impact of Demographic Shifts on Consumer Spending, draw from The Conference Board’s projections of US consumption and population growth. These notes describe the methods behind those projections.

  9. China Center Data Flash: Slowdown to Resume in 2017

    February 2017 | China Center Publications

    On January 20, China’s official 2016 GDP growth was announced to be 6.7 percent, meeting the target range set by the government. Lower growth is anticipated for 2017 as economic policies slowly shift from growth supporting to risk curbing.

  10. China Center Chart Dive: Appraising the Q4 Liquidity Squeeze by the PBoC

    February 2017 | China Center Publications

    A “liquidity squeeze” engineered by the People's Bank of China quickly pushed up short-term borrowing costs in China’s money markets in Q4.