Six years past the trough of the Great Recession, it feels to many as if the aura of crisis still haunts the global economic landscape. China’s slowdown, thankfully not a hard landing, has been more protracted than many expected.
Henry Kissinger’s recent, monumental World Order traces the course of nation state relationships as launched by the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, stressing the need to maintain a peaceful, rules-based system of sovereign states.
Currency manipulation has risen to prominence because 78 senators have linked it to presidential authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. This linkage is nothing new, however, and an understanding of its historical context is important for charting the U.S.
Global Economy, Competitiveness, Foreign Trade, Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics
China aspires to create a New Silk Road—a massive trade loop spanning three continents. Through the project, the government intends to diversify and increase alternative energy supplies, create an infrastructure network to boost trade with Eurasia, and promote the economic development of some of its relatively poor provinces.
The international financial system faces a “dollar twilight dilemma” that will result in a transition from the dollarized financial system of the past seven decades to some form of multi–key currency relationship, which will include a s
Global Economy, Money & Finance, GDP, Government Finance
Estimated at RMB 10.7 trillion as of the end of 2010, China’s local government debt has expanded rapidly over the past several years. The country's fiscal position, however, is not yet an acute concern and will not likely pose immediate threats to economic growth.
China achieved its position as the largest manufacturing economy through extremely fast growth in physical volume of manufacturing activity and modest inflation. When accounting for population, however, China has high manufacturing intensity for a developing economy but is well behind advanced countries such as the United States.
Global Economy, Economic Environment, Labor, Leadership, Human Resources, Recruiting & Hiring
After three decades of fast economic expansion, China’s labor market has gone through significant changes. While the dwindling supply of young migrant workers has been widely reported for several years, the growing skills shortage is now attracting more attention. The potential talent pool appears to be enormous and so the talent shortage challenge seems puzzling.