Consumer Dynamics Publications

CEO Challenge®-20

  1. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: People and Performance

    January 2014 | CEO Challenge®

    While CEOs see talent as the critical link in meeting their top business challenges, the 2014 CEO Challenge survey results show a heightened focus on customers and reputation and less concern about regulation and external risk.

China Center Publications-20

  1. China Center Chart of the Week: No baby boom, but a baby bump

    September 2014 | China Center Publications

    China's change to its one-child policy is unlikely to promote a baby boom because working-age people in China today fear the extra burden and cost that a second child brings – and they are already struggling with familial obligations to care for their elders.

  2. China Center Quick Note: Changes to the One-Child Policy – Anticipating the Impacts

    September 2014 | China Center Publications

    In November 2013, China’s birth control policy was amended by the Communist Party's Central Committee. However, the potential effect of the new policy remains quite uncertain, and several different interpretations exist.

  3. China Center Data Flash: May data – the good, the bad and the ugly

    June 2014 | China Center Publications

    Sequential activity for industry and consumption clearly improved in April and May, but the investment environment remains weak overall.

  4. China Center Chart of the Week: Moderating consumption growth rate evident in Chinese New Year’s data

    March 2014 | China Center Publications

    Although the growth rate remains robust, it is the lowest nominal year-on-year expansion for Chinese New Year sales in over a decade.

  5. China Center Chart of the Week: Household consumption growth continuing to slow – and slow faster than GDP growth

    January 2014 | China Center Publications

    Household consumption growth in China is slower than officially reported GDP growth and decelerating faster. This trend suggests that an economic rebalancing in favor of consumption-led growth is not happening.

  6. China Center Chart of the Week: Falling home production is an opportunity for services sector development (part 1 of 2)

    September 2013 | China Center Publications

    Chinese households are spending fewer hours per week onchildcare and other kinds of housework including grocery shopping, cooking, and doing laundry, which is releasing demand for services.

  7. China Center Chart of the Week: Home production trends highlight opportunity to boost household consumption of services (part 2 of 2)

    September 2013 | China Center Publications

    Except for house cleaning, Chinese households spend more time than their American counterparts on household production, and the viability of service sector market substitutions for this work has increased. 

  8. China Center Chart of the Week: The coming end of the WMP boom

    August 2013 | China Center Publications

    Unregulated wealth management products (WMPs) have caused consternation among China finance watchers. Limited signals of a downward trend in new issuance may be cause for optimism, but risks remain.

  9. China Center Chart of the Week: China’s credit-to-GDP gap in the “danger zone”

    August 2013 | China Center Publications

    International experience shows that once the credit-to-GDP gap crosses a certain threshold, the likelihood of a financial crisis occurring within three years rises dramatically.