Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness Publications

CEO Challenge®-60

  1. CEO Challenges in the Gulf Region

    April 2014 | CEO Challenge®

    CEOs in the Gulf region reported a significantly different set of priorities than did CEOs globally, with strategies that reflect the particular business challenges of a resource-rich, energy-dependent region.

  2. 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-60

  1. China Center Data Flash - Property sector continues to struggle as inventories are drawn down

    September 2015 | China Center Publications

    Some observers have recently been touting a rebound in the real estate market, and while both sales and prices have improved in recent months, it is essential to keep in mind that actual construction and investment in the sector are still contracting.

  2. China Center Special Briefing Paper: Appraising Industrial Overcapacity – the Achilles Heel of Chinese Growth?

    September 2015 | China Center Publications

    This China Center Special Briefing Paper examines China’s current overcapacity challenges and outlines its history, deep-rooted causes, and the likely impact on future economic growth.

  3. China Center Data Flash - Financial volatility reinforces weak economic performance; and RMB internationalization sees a setback

    September 2015 | China Center Publications

    After a dramatic summer for China’s financial markets, the most recently released economic data suggest that the country’s stock market and currency gyrations have come atop renewed deceleration in the real economy.

  4. China Center Quick Note: One Belt, One Road, Lots of Questions

    September 2015 | China Center Publications

    What should multinational companies expect from China’s Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road?

  5. China Center Data Flash - 7% questionable for Q2...but June did see a touch of sequential acceleration

    July 2015 | China Center Publications

    The NBS reported that official GDP growth for the second quarter came in at 7 percent y-o-y, unchanged from the first quarter’s growth rate. Frankly, the headline growth print is suspect. 

  6. China Center Quick Note: Beijing’s Pyrrhic Victory Over the Equity Rout

    July 2015 | China Center Publications

    While the ultimate outcome of this episode remains to be seen, we draw some interim conclusions regarding the outlook for China’s financial markets, the real economy, the MNC business environment, and the broader reform agenda. 

  7. China Center Data Flash: Growth is stabilizing temporarily on better policy coordination

    June 2015 | China Center Publications

    The rhetorical emphasis on “efficiency” and “effectiveness” has yet to be taken up in practice and belies the fact that central authorities are essentially relying on the same old, investment-centric playbook to stabilize the economy.

  8. China Center Data Flash: The other 45 percent: Why China’s property market (and the economy) still hasn’t bottomed out

    May 2015 | China Center Publications

    Even as April saw a burst in new housing sales, fixed asset investment in real estate absolutely flatlined, growing at 0.5 percent y-o-y. This is the slowest rate of growth in almost 20 years.