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UNCTAD: Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade 2019

(CC) Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade 2019/UNCTADUNCTAD has recently launched the report “Key Statistics and Trends in International Trade 2019.”

After a recovery in international trade in 2017 and the first half of 2018, economic conditions started deteriorating in the second half of 2018 and further in 2019. The reasons were trade tensions between the United States of America and China, fears of a disorderly Brexit in Europe and a negative global output outlook more generally. Preliminary data for 2019 indicate a sharp decline in trade growth to negative 3 per cent. This most recent trend would make target 17.11 of the Sustainable Development Goals more difficult to achieve.

This report is structured into two parts. The first part presents an overview of the status of international trade using preliminary statistics up to the third quarter of 2019. The second part provides illustrative statistics on international trade in goods and services covering the last decade. The second part is divided into two sections. Section 1 provides trade statistics at various levels of aggregation illustrating the evolution of trade across economic sectors and geographic regions.

The report is available on the web.

All You Need to Know About the Global Mobile Phones

(CC) kevin/FlickrMarketLine has published the report “Global Mobile Phones”, which provides data on the global sector’s size, value and volume between 2015 and 2019, as well as forecasts to 2024.

The report includes size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic forecasts.

The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players (in this case: Apple, Inc.; Samsung Electonics CO Ltd; Sony Network Communications Inc. and; Huawei Technologies Co Ltd) including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market, making use of the Five Forces analysis.

The fulltext of the report is available on the web to students, professors, research assistants and staff of the IESE community.

UNCTAD: Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2019

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UNCTAD has recently launched the report “Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy 2019.

With the notable exception of the increase in bilateral tariffs between the United States and China, tariffs have remained substantially stable during the last few years with tariff protection remaining a critical factor only in certain sectors in a limited number of markets. On the other hand, the use of regulatory measures and other non-tariff measures remains widespread and, in some cases, resulted in tensions among major economies.

This report is structured in two parts. The first part presents a discussion on ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China. The second part discusses trends in selected trade policy instruments including illustrative statistics. The second part is divided into five chapters: tariffs, trade agreements, non-tariff measures, trade defence measures, and exchange rates. Trade trends and statistics are provided at various levels of aggregation illustrating the use of the trade policy measures across economic sectors and geographic regions.

The report is available on the web.

EBSCO eBook Collections on Trial

(CC) iStock_21652636/iStockThe Library has now the following EBSCO ebook databases on trial, available for the IESE Community for three months.

eBook Business Collection
Electronic books from eBook Business Collection, a multidisciplinary platform that includes more than 19,000 business books from top academic publishers. The collection includes books on a variety of business topics such as marketing, finance, supply chain management and entrepreneurship and also focusing on career growth, personal development, communication and networking.

eBook BusinessCore
BusinessCore contains more than 8,400 titles covering all disciplines of business, including corporate learning competencies, leadership and management, marketing, project management, business communication, finance and accounting, human resources, sales and selling, strategic planning, and more.

eBook Subscription Harvard Business Publishing Collection
The Harvard Business Review Press collection includes the publisher’s complete catalogue of e-books, offering more than 600 existing titles, plus new e-books added each year in January. The subjects covered are: Innovation, Leadership, Management, Strategy, Technology.

How to access EBSCO ebook databases on trial?
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You can also access them from the A-Z Databases page.

Duration of trial: until June 17, 2020.

IESE Open Access Resources: A World of Knowledge to Overcome the Crisis

(CC) OA Resources/IESE We all need new knowledge and information to understand the COVID-19 outbreak, to know how to respond as leaders and to prepare for what will come next. To help the business community and others, IESE is opening access to a host of its resources, including live online sessions, articles and webinars.

Now more than ever, we must work together to overcome this unprecedented crisis.

See the new site IESE Open Access Resources.

Health in the 21st Century

(CC) Health in the 21st Century/OECDThe OECD has recently published the report “Health in the 21st Century: Putting Data to Work for Stronger Health Systems.”

This report explores how data and digital technology can help achieve policy objectives and drive positive transformation in the health sector while managing new risks such as privacy, equity and implementation costs. It examines the following topics: improving service delivery models; empowering people to take an active role in their health and their care; improving public health; managing biomedical technologies; enabling better collaboration across borders; and improving health system governance and stewardship. It also examines how health workforces should be equipped to make the most of digital technology. The report contains findings from surveys of OECD countries and shares a range of examples that illustrate the potential benefits as well as challenges of the digital transformation in the health sector. Findings and recommendations are relevant for policymakers, health care providers, payers, industry as well as patients, citizens and civil society.

Read the full report here.