Tag Archives: International trade

EU’s Trade and Investment Barriers Report

The EC has just published the fifth edition of the Trade and Investment Barriers Report. According to the study the EU’s strategic economic partners – Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia, and the United States – maintain a variety of barriers that significantly hinder international trade and investment opportunities of EU companies. The report lists …
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International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment 2013

Eurostat has just published the report, “International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment – 2013 edition.“ The aim of this pocketbook is to give an overview of the external dimension of the EU economy by presenting, in a compact way, the available data on trade in goods, trade in services, and foreign direct investments. In a …
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The Global Enabling Trade Report 2012

The World Economic Forum has published the “The Global Enabling Trade Report 2012,” which analyzes the extent to which countries have institutions, policies and services in place that favor the free circulation of goods and services with other countries. The study was conducted with the support and collaboration of institutions from around the globe, including IESE. …
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Winner: 2011 Thinkers50 Book Award. World 3.0: global prosperity and how to achieve it by Pankaj Ghemawat. (Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, 2011)

Synopsis Since the financial crisis of 2008, many of us have had to reexamine our beliefs about markets and globalization. How integrated should economies really be? How much regulation is right? Many people fuse these two dimensions of choice into one, either favoring both globalization and deregulation—or opposing both of them. It doesn’t have to …
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International Trade after the Economic Crisis

The UNCTAD-JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) has published a joint report entitled “International Trade after the Economic Crisis: Challenges and New Opportunities”. The study investigates the new economic realities in international trade following the 2008 financial crisis, and highlights the issues that are key to the future of a pro-trade as well as pro-development international …
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Consumer Markets Scoreboard

The Spanish Foreign Trade Institute (ICEX, for its Spanish acronym) has released a report analyzing investment opportunities in the Chinese retail trade. The report also includes an overview of the development and structure of the country’s consumer market and franchise sector as well as of Chinese foreign trade regulations. The full report is available to …
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Managing Global Supply and Risk: Best Practices, Concepts, and Strategies by Robert J. Trent, Llewellyn R. Roberts. ISBN: 9781604270143

Synopsis from the Publisher Managing Global Supply and Risk blends three distinct but interrelated topics: International purchasing, global supply management, and global risk management. It covers every aspect of supply management and explains in detail what it takes to pursue it successfully at the global level. Key Features The book presents the characteristics of a …
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The Global Enabling Trade Report 2010

The World Economic Forum has just released “The Global Enabling Trade Report 2010,” at a time when trade volumes are beginning to recover from the deepest post-war slump. The latest edition of the study covers 125 economies worldwide and provides unique data on many qualitative institutional and business environment issues as well as some indicators …
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The Economic Crisis in Latin America and the Caribbean

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has released a new study titled “International Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean 2009: Crisis and Recovery.” The report estimates that the value of total exports for the region fell by 24 percent in 2009 – though the drop slowed over the …
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