Procurement & Supply Chain Strategy Publications

2017

  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    October 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    October 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Slow investment growth is holding back the emerging market outlook.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    October 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Labor market data confirm that the business cycle is beginning to mature.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    October 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Economy rides 2017 momentum into 2018

  5. China Center Data Flash: Growth continued weakening in August

    September 2017 | China Center Publications

    Data from the last two months reinforces our expectation of a moderate slowdown in the second half of 2017. A slowdown in investment growth will be the primary drag on growth, but resilience in consumption and exports should offset some of this drag in the short term. 

  6. China Center Chart Dive: Household spending ratio increased in rural areas but decreased in urban areas

    September 2017 | China Center Publications

    Residents of rural China are beginning to save less in order to spend more. This is not the case in urban locations, although people in both areas are consuming more than ever.

  7. China Center Deep Dive Exchange Session Report: Military Tensions in Northeast Asia and the South China Sea

    September 2017 | China Center Publications

    In mid-September 2017, The Conference Board China Center convened nearly two dozen member company executives to compare perspectives and discuss what steps MNCs can take to dimension, plan for, and mitigate risks accompanying the increasingly tense geopolitical environment in East Asia.

  8. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2017: How Much Will Stronger Global Growth Benefit a Recovery in Trade?

    September 2017 | StraightTalk®

    Trade is back, yes, but the shift toward more services-oriented economies in emerging markets and consolidation of global value chains might create a different relationship between trade and GDP going forward--making the recovery potentially unsustainable.

  9. China Center Chart Dive: China's economic accommodation of North Korea appears to be decreasing

    September 2017 | China Center Publications

    New data show that China appears to be substantively squeezing the economic lifeline to North Korea that it has maintained for decades. 

  10. China Center Quick Note: China's New Philanthropy Regulations Should Be Helpful for MNC Donors

    September 2017 | China Center Publications

    Despite legitimate concerns about tightening controls on civil society, China’s new philanthropic regulations portend important improvements to problems long plaguing corporate giving for foreign companies active in the country.