Tag Archives: Services

World Trade Report 2019. The Future of Services Trade

The 2019 edition of the WTO’s World Trade Report highlights that services have become the most dynamic component of international trade and that its role will continue to expand in the coming decades. It stresses the need to enhance cooperation in the international community to support this expansion. The report is available from the World …
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From R&D to Market: Using Trademarks to Capture the Market Capability of Top R&D Investors

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “From R&D to market: using trademarks to capture the market capability of top R&D investors” by Carolina Castaldi and Mafini Dosso. This paper investigates the links between the market capability of top corporate R&D investors (EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboards), …
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Continuing opportunities for market expansion services in Asia

Roland Berger has published the latest report on the development and growth expectations of market expansion services (MES) in Asia. Based on data from leading research institutes, the report offers valuable insights on current and projected market developments in the four key industries for market expansion services: fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), healthcare products, specialty …
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EU Competing in Global Value Chains

The European Commission has just published the “EU Industrial Structure Report 2013: Competing in Global Value Chains”. According to the study, there are signs of a tentative recovery in EU industrial and service performance, although not all sectors have regained their pre-crisis level of development. The report bases its analysis on productivity and its underlying …
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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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Prices and Earnings 2009

UBS’s “Prices and Earnings 2009” study ranks Oslo, Zurich, Copenhagen, Geneva, Tokyo and New York as the world’s most expensive cities, based on a standardized basket of 122 goods and services. When rent prices are factored into the equation, New York, Oslo, Geneva and Tokyo emerge as especially pricey places to live. The basket costs …
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Top 50 Best Managed Global Outsourcing Vendors

HCL has taken the top spot in the Black Book of Outsourcing’s prestigious 2009 “50 Best Managed Global Outsourcing Vendors” list. Oracle and Xerox occupied second and third places, respectively. The firms are judged according to their C-level commitment; their human capital performance; their corporate direction; their leadership impact; and, new for this year, their …
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