The Conference Board Publications http://www.conference-board.org The Conference Board Publications en-us Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:01:18 UTC webmaster@conference-board.org Copyright©2017 - The Conference Board, Inc. All rights reserved. The Conference Board torch and logo are registered trademarks of The Conference Board, Inc. China Center Chart Dive: RMB Internationalization&#8212;No Pain, No Gain <p><span>China had hoped that its efforts to liberalize the RMB would help boost confidence in its currency. The exact opposite has occurred.</span></p> Sat, 21 Jan 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7397 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7397 The New Business of Business: Innovating for a Better World <p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="color: #333333; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;">Businesses today face three challenges: shareholder demands for growth, employee desire for meaningful work, and public expectations. This <em><span style="font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif';">Giving Thoughts</span></em> describes how firms are tackling these three challenges simultaneously.</span></p> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7396 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7396 The Conference Board Economics Watch Emerging Markets View <p><span>Rising uncertainties cast a heavy cloud over growth in emerging markets in 2017.</span></p> Thu, 19 Jan 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7388 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7388 Is Universal Proxy in the Cards? Insights and Highlights from a Recent Roundtable <p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-size: 10pt;">The Conference Board Governance Center hosted more than 30 corporate governance practitioners to discuss the viability of mandatory versus optional universal proxy cards in contested director elections.</span></span></p> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7386 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7386 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>The latest data for 2016 suggest somewhat of an uptick in growth toward the end of the year. Yet we expect Euro Area growth to somewhat moderate in 2017 and UK growth to slow down significantly amid Brexit-induced effects as well as a generally maturing business cycle.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7385 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7385 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The new year brings more optimism, but uncertainties over the impact of policy initiatives have mounted.</p> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7384 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7384 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> Economic Series Report <p><span>Monthly economic series report</span></p> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7383 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7383 China Center Data Flash: Less Supportive Monetary Policy&mdash;Expect Heightened Volatility <p>From the November data, we already see weakening signs in real estate investment and housing construction growth, the early stages of a housing market down-cycle. As supportive monetary policy and the housing market diminish as growth drivers, infrastructure investment becomes a more critical buffer to buoy growth.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7382 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7382 The China ResearchGraphic: Economic Risks in China - A Provincial View <p>China&rsquo;s economy is in the midst of a deep structural downshift.&nbsp;Among other things, this transition will result in increased disparity in provincial economic performance. Regions with the requisite mix of economic factors should sustain their growth and dynamism, but those without them will likely see stagnation or worse.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7381 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7381 China Center Chart Dive: China's Long March toward a Diminishing Labor Supply <p><span>China is currently experiencing a pronounced demographic shift that will have a serious impact on MNCs in China. Over the past decade, it has transformed from a nation with an abundance of young people to one with an increasingly aged population.</span></p> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7380 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7380 Divergent Views/Common Ground: The Leadership Perspectives of C-Suite Executives and Millennial Leaders <p>This report sheds light on the leadership values and preferences of these two cohorts, and in light of the findings, outlines the steps organizations can take for enhanced performance.</p> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7379 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7379 The Conference Board Human Capital in Review&#8482;: Voices from Asia, Vol 1, No 2 <p>In the face of Asia&rsquo;s tightening talent market&mdash;with rising concerns about inadequate skilled labor coupled with millennials&rsquo; expectation of work/life balance&mdash;companies must enhance their talent pipelines to outperform their competitors.</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7377 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7377 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>&reg;</sup> Emerging Markets View <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri; font-size: medium;">Despite some tailwinds from stabilized energy and commodity prices, emerging markets' uncertainty rises as global policy risks increase in 2017</span>.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7376 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7376 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>There is a small positive Trump effect on the US growth outlook in 2017, but uncertainty around the base forecast is high.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7375 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7375 25 Truths about Succession Management: Insights from the 12th Succession Management Conference <p>Companies have fewer candidates to take over the top spot today than they did five years ago. Boards should take key steps to insure a smooth transition at the top.</p> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7374 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7374 China Center Chart Dive: New GDP Projections Suggest Ongoing "Soft Fall" to Continue <p><span>The Conference Board has released its updated global growth projections for 2017, and the next two five-year periods. Our projection for China shows a continuation of the &ldquo;long soft fall&rdquo; in GDP growth to 3.8 percent in 2017, down from 3.9 percent in 2016.</span></p> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7373 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7373 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>Solid economic data point to continued growth toward the end of 2016, but the overall outlook remains fragile.</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7371 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7371 Employing Analytics to Enhance Workplace Productivity <p>Through the use of workforce analytics, organizations can examine the quality of productivity initiatives to identify and deliver the productivity gains that make the difference between thriving and surviving.</p> Sat, 17 Dec 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7370 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7370 22 Truths about Global Business Services: Insights from the 20th Annual Global Business and Shared Services Conference <p>As global business services (GBS) continues to evolve, practitioners are moving away from the single service model and toward a more holistic approach that is increasingly global and interconnected.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7363 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7363 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> Economic Series Report <p><span>Monthly economic series report</span></p> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7372 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7372