Middle East Publications

2016

  1. Unlocking Value from Integrated Corporate Communications and Marketing (CHRO Business Implications)

    Human resources professionals might not know it, but they have an important role in the future of corporate communications and marketing. This overview explores how integrating these two functions could deliver big opportunities in HR.

    (Key Business Issues, September 2016)

  2. Unlocking Value from Integrated Corporate Communications and Marketing (CEO Business Implications)

    CEOs have a crucial role to play in ensuring integrated corporate communications and marketing delivers on its potential to create value.

    (Key Business Issues, September 2016)

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

    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.

    (Key Business Issues, September 2016)

  4. End of Cold, Hard Cash

    The rise in internet access in emerging markets is expanding consumers’ horizons and fueling their demand for new ways to pay for the products and services of the modern economy. 

    (The Demand Institute, August 2016)

  5. End of Cold, Hard Cash and the Global Shift toward Cashless Consumer Payments

    We summarize the global shift to cashless consumer payments and the opportunities for consumer-facing businesses as they navigate the change.

    (Executive Summary, August 2016)

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    Brexit-induced financial instability brings more uncertainty but leaves emerging markets’ overall growth outlook for 2016 unchanged for now.

    (Economics Watch Reports, July 2016)

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    Sentiment improved somewhat into the second quarter of 2016, but emerging markets’ economic fundamentals are weak and the growth outlook remains fragile.

    (Economics Watch Reports, May 2016)

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    Relief from declining oil and commodity prices may stabilize growth in emerging economies temporarily, but structural issues remain.

    (Economics Watch Reports, April 2016)

2015

  1. StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2016: Escaping the Global Economy's Holding Pattern

    In 2016, the global economy will continue on a slow growth track for the fifth consecutive year, as mature economies continue to fly at a low altitude and emerging markets slow.

    (StraightTalk®, November 2015)

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    Emerging markets have been underperforming over the last year, adding increased downside risks to the global growth outlook

    (Economics Watch Reports, June 2015)