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

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Q2 GDP: No rebound: Second quarter GDP numbers show that US economy stuck well below 2.0 percent growth trend

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Conferences

Social Media & HR Seminars
08 - 09 December, 2016 (New York, NY)

The Mindful Business Seminar
06 December, 2016 (New York, NY)

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Publications

The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View
July 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

Emerging markets have shrugged off the Brexit panic, for now, but show little sign of growth acceleration for the rest of the year.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View
July 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

The Euro Area was on a moderate recovery path before the EU referendum. In reaction to Brexit, investors moved their capital toward less risky assets, bringing to the surface the weakness of the Italian banks and uncertainty around future investment decisions.

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Webcasts

The Conference Board Economics Watch®
09 August, 2016 | Economics Watch

This webcast will focus on the varying economic conditions across states. Learn more about other key indicators like income, consumption, and housing. CPE credit available 

Labor Shortages Abroad: Which countries will experience a tight labor market soon?
02 August, 2016 | KnowlEdge Series

Which countries are expected to face labor shortages? This webcast will analyze which mature and emerging markets will most likely experience labor shortages in the coming years. CPE, HRCI, and SHRM credit available

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  • Japan 0.3%
  • Korea 0.4%
  • Mexico 0.5%
  • Spain 0.2%
  • U.K. 0.2%
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