Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness Publications

CEO Challenge®

  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

  1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. China Center Special Briefing Paper: Assessing “Returns on Capital” in the Chinese Economy

    May 2015 | China Center Publications

    From an international perspective, China’s capital-to-output ratio is comparatively much higher and its rate of “diminishing returns to capital” is comparatively much faster, suggesting acute inefficiency in Chinese capital investment.

  6. China Center Data Flash: Predictably weak Q1, predictably uninspiring NPC

    March 2015 | China Center Publications

    After the National People’s Congress closed on March 15, Premier Li Keqiang’s addressed the outlook for the economy and economic policy in 2015, emphasizing the ongoing downward pressure China’s economy faces.

  7. China Economist and Business Planners Roundtable -- Session Report

    March 2015 | China Center Publications

    A summary of discussion points, learnings, business issues, poll results, and member insights from the December 2014 China Economists and Business Planners Roundtable.

  8. China Center Data Flash: Despite the 2014 GDP print, weakness prevails in Q4

    February 2015 | China Center Publications

    In January, the NBS announced that China’s Q4 GDP growth came in at 7.3 percent, unchanged from Q3, and leading to full-year growth of 7.4 percent for 2014. We are highly skeptical of this topline print. However, we do see some important trends.