Growth, Productivity & Competitiveness Publications

2015

  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. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    July 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    Moderate growth path ahead remains most likely scenario

  4. 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.

  5. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    June 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

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

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    June 2015 | Economics Watch Reports

    The US economy is on a more moderate growth path.

  7. Enhancing Labor’s Contribution to Productivity: Prioritizing Productivity to Drive Growth, Competitiveness, and Profitability (CHRO Summary)

    June 2015 | Key Business Issues

    Productivity has declined substantially. If left unaddressed, this will limit companies’ ability to grow and compete, as well as threaten job creation and global economic growth. This report details how CHROs and CTOs can help alleviate this crisis.

  8. Prioritizing Productivity to Drive Growth, Competitiveness, and Profitability

    June 2015 | Key Business Issues

    Over the next 12 months, productivity will become companies’ primary source of competitiveness and profitability. Leaders can direct investments and sharpen the focus on organizational efficiency to mitigate the risks of a productivity crisis.

  9. Prioritizing Productivity to Drive Growth, Competitiveness, and Profitability: Strategic Overview

    June 2015 | Key Business Issues

    As global growth and pricing power remain weak, productivity will be the prime source of competitiveness and profitability for most companies—and technology and innovation will need to reemerge as the main drivers of productivity.

  10. Profit Equation: Prioritizing Productivity to Drive Growth, Competitiveness, and Profitability (CFO Summary)

    June 2015 | Key Business Issues

    The world is experiencing a substantial decline in productivity growth, which could threaten global economic growth, company profits, and the ability to compete. The CFO can act through investments in intangibles, technology, and innovation.