Tag Archives: Global Economy

Latest Interim OECD Economic Outlook – Warning: Low Growth Ahead

The global economy has become increasingly fragile and uncertain, with growth slowing and downside risks continuing to mount, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook. Economic prospects are weakening for both advanced and emerging economies, and global growth could get stuck at persistently low levels without firm policy action from governments, according to the …
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Global Economic Prospects, June 2019: Heightened Tensions, Subdued Investment

The World Bank has just published the report “Global Economic Prospects, June 2019: Heightened Tensions, Subdued Investment”. Global growth has continued to soften this year. Subdued investment in emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) is dampening potential growth prospects. Risks to the outlook remain firmly on the downside, including the possibility of escalating trade tensions. …
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OECD Economic Outlook – May 2019

The OECD has just published its latest Economic Outlook. According to the report, global growth slowed sharply in late 2018 and is now stabilising at a moderate level. Escalating trade conflicts and dangerous financial vulnerabilities threaten a new weakening of activity by undermining investment and confidence worldwide. The global economy is expected to achieve moderate …
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Global Economic Prospects, January 2019: Darkening Skies

The World Bank has recently published the report “Global Economic Prospects, January 2019: Darkening Skies”. Global economic prospects have darkened. Financing conditions have tightened, industrial production has moderated, and trade tensions remain elevated. The recovery in emerging market and developing economies has stalled, and some countries have experienced significant financial stress. Downside risks have increased, …
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Global Economic Prospects, June 2018: The Turning of the Tide?

The World Bank has just published the report “Global Economic Prospects, June 2018: The Turning of the Tide?”. Global growth has eased but remains robust, although with downside risks. The possibility of financial market stress, escalating trade protectionism and heightened geopolitical tensions continue to cloud the outlook. Financial market stress could arise as a result …
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The Digital Economy, Multinational Enterprises and International Investment Policy

The digital economy has had a profound impact on the global business landscape. It has given rise to new firms and industries, transformed business models in traditional industries, and, as a key factor underpinning global value chains (GVCs), reshaped the organisation of the global economy. This is generating new challenges and opportunities for the international …
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Global Economic Prospects, January 2018: Broad-Based Upturn, but for How Long?

The World Bank has just published the report “Global Economic Prospects, January 2018: Broad-Based Upturn, but for How Long?”. The World Bank forecasts global economic growth to edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018 after a much stronger-than-expected 2017, as the recovery in investment, manufacturing, and trade continues. Growth in advanced economies is expected to …
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The power of resilience: how the best companies manage the unexpected by Yossi Sheffi.

Overview: A catastrophic earthquake is followed by a tsunami that inundates the coastline, and around the globe manufacturing comes to a standstill. State-of-the-art passenger jets are grounded because of a malfunctioning part. A strike halts shipments through a major port. A new digital device decimates the sales of other brands and sends established firms to …
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Global Powers of Luxury Goods 2015

This report by Deloitte identifies the 100 largest luxury goods companies around the world based on publicly available data for the fiscal year 2013. The report also provides an outlook on the global economy, a look at merger & acquisition activity in the industry, and geographic and product sector analysis. There is a section devoted …
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The boom: how fracking ignited the American energy revolution and changed the world by Russell Gold.

Overview: Russell Gold, a brilliant and dogged investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal, has spent more than a decade reporting on one of the biggest stories of our time: the spectacular, world-changing rise of “fracking.” Recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a recipient of the Gerald Loeb Award for his work, …
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