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Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications


  1. China Center Insight Compilation: China's Demographic Shift and Its Impact on MNC Business

    May 2018 | China Center Publications

    Collated in this compilation are extracts of pieces that summarize our thinking on China's momentous demographic transition and its impacts on labor and workforce dynamics and on MNC business in China.

  2. China Center Research Brief: Collateral Damage -- American & European exporters in China

    May 2018 | China Center Publications

    Tariffs on China, if they manifest, will hit everyone “under the specified category,” including many US exporters in China, as well as their respective suppliers both in and outside of China. 

  3. ESG Rating and Ranking Initiatives -- A Necessary Evil?

    May 2018 | Executive Action Report

    This publication provides an overview of how ESG initiatives came about, including their emergence and evolution. It draws upon inputs from users in relation to these initiatives.

  4. Economics Watch® - China View: Growth Steady in Q1; Mixed Signals Cloud Near-Term Outlook

    May 2018 | China Center Publications

    Government-reported GDP readings indicate that China’s economy maintained stable growth in Q1 2018. Growth derived from investment (capital formation) picked up, while growth derived from exports (net exports) dropped off.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    May 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Growth in 2018 will improve only moderately, supported largely by domestic factors.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® China View

    May 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    China’s GDP growth was steady in Q1 2018, but mixed signals cloud the near-term outlook for investment and exports.

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    May 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report.

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    May 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    The Euro Area economy moderated in Q1, and growth is likely to moderate further for the remainder of the year.

  9. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    May 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    Trade and tech sector risks cloud a strong US outlook.

  10. China Center Research Brief: All signs point to much stronger environmental protection in China

    April 2018 | China Center Publications

    Last winter’s air pollution control plan in the larger Beijing area was unprecedented both in scale and intensity. The action plan was part of a much broader, central government-led effort to tackle China’s pervasive air pollution problem and significantly ramp up environmental protection efforts in general.