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2019

  1. 20 Truths about Change Communication

    14 January, 2019 | Conference KeyNotes

    Because change is constant in business today, companies must adopt an ethos of change. That means managing not just the financial and structural elements of change, but also the human ones.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    09 January, 2019 | Economics Watch Reports

    Stock market volatility reflects a weaker profits environment.

  3. Global Economic Outlook 2019: Japan—Slow but Steady Growth Masks Serious Recession Risks

    08 January, 2019 | Key Business Issues

    Japan’s growth rate is slower than average for a mature economy, partly due to an aging and shrinking population. Nevertheless, our overall medium- to long-term outlook for Japan is positive; the country has the potential to generate productivity growth, and its labor quality is improving.

2018

  1. Defining and Measuring Inclusion

    21 December, 2018 | Executive Summary

    To become inclusive, organizations, must first define it clearly, without giving in to superficiality and, second, measure inclusion and hold people accountable for making progress. New research by The Conference Board describes where companies are today in meeting these challenges and what they can do to define and measure inclusion more effectively.

  2. Defining and Measuring Inclusion

    21 December, 2018 | Research Report

    To become inclusive, organizations, must first define it clearly, without giving in to superficiality and, second, measure inclusion and hold people accountable for making progress. New research by The Conference Board describes where companies are today in meeting these challenges and what they can do to define and measure inclusion more effectively.

  3. China CEO Council Session Report: Looking Beyond the Regulatory Trees to Assess the Regulatory Forest

    21 December, 2018 | China Center Publications

    November's session of the China CEO Council examined current regulatory behavior and assessed the old and new tactics available to MNCs to create “regulatory space.” In some ways, the conditions are ripe for breakthrough gains in positioning and engagement. 

  4. Five Years of the Belt & Road Initiative: China Center Deep Dive Exchange Session Report

    17 December, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Xi Jinping first announced the One Belt One Road project to the world in late 2013. Five years and one English-language name change later, the realistic prospects for the Belt and Road have begun to clarify, as has the road map for MNC engagement.

  5. Blue-Collar Worker Shortages: Navigating a Business Environment of Higher Labor Costs

    13 December, 2018 | Key Business Issues

    The threat of labor shortages is more acute in blue-collar and low-pay services occupations than in more highly educated white-collar occupations, the exact opposite of the prevailing trends in recent decades.

  6. Blue-Collar Worker Shortages: Navigating a Business Environment of Higher Labor Costs

    13 December, 2018 | Executive Summary

    The threat of labor shortages is more acute in blue-collar and low-pay services occupations than in more highly educated white-collar occupations, the exact opposite of the prevailing trends in recent decades.

  7. Global Growth Projections for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2019

    12 December, 2018 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    This paper presents the methodology for The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook 2019, which includes growth projections of GDP and underlying supply-side components for 33 mature and 36 emerging market economies for 2019-2028.

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Straight Talk November 2018

StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2019: On Top of the World…Looking Over the Edge

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