Economic Indicators & Forecasting Publications


  1. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    September 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Emerging economies are likely to have another challenging year in 2016.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    September 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Reactions three months after the Brexit referendum show greater-than-expected resilience in the Euro Area. But can growth be sustained?

  3. China Center Quick Note: Back to Basics -- The CCP at 95

    September 2016 | China Center Publications

    Since assuming command of the Communist Party of China (CCP) in late 2012, Xi Jinping has overseen one of the most fundamental transformations of the party in at least three decades. Already, this shift has effectively changed, and will continue to change, the government relations requirements for MNCs in China.

  4. Importing a Solution: Can Immigration Help Mitigate Looming Labor Shortages?

    September 2016 | Executive Action Report

    Depending on your organization’s industry and location, hiring more immigrants may be a viable solution for addressing labor shortages over the next 15 years.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

    September 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Monthly economic series report

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    September 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US economy chugs along: strong consumer sector, but little to cheer about elsewhere.

  7. China Center Data Flash: Acquiescing to lower growth?

    September 2016 | China Center Publications

    Credit creation slowed more than expected in July, but the PBOC isn’t easing monetary policy yet and has publicly stated it won’t be doing so. This is a positive factor, assuming it persists, for facilitating long overdue economic restructuring.

  8. China Center Chart Dive: Watch out for a housing price down-cycle and its knock-on effects

    September 2016 | China Center Publications

    There is a strong correlation between China’s monetary cycles and housing price cycles, but it is important to note that a down-cycle in housing prices means slower price growth, and not necessarily negative price growth. 

  9. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Will Greater Uncertainty Lead to Business Investment Paralysis?

    September 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Will greater uncertainty lead to business investment paralysis? In this issue of StraightTalk, Chief Economist Bart van Ark looks at the business implications of economic uncertainty and weakening of US corporate profits.

  10. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    August 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Despite modest improvement in manufacturing, persistent overcapacity continues to weigh on emerging markets’ growth in 2016.