China’s war against its corporate powerhouses
The Chinese government has unleashed havoc against some of the country’s largest corporations. It may backfire.
Outsourcing success in the post-pandemic era
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically reshaped the world of outsourcing, ushering in new customer demands and expectations as well as driving technological growth. In order to survive and thrive in this new landscape, outsourcing companies will need to adapt
Convoy is driving towards a greener future
Trucking is one of the largest industries in the US, but as well as being a lucrative sector, it is also one of the most carbon intensive. Yet much of this is preventable and one firm is making inroads to improve sustainability
China leads again in race for economic recovery
Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and the US has shown no signs of learning from China on the best way to recover in the most difficult of times
Critical minerals and the new geopolitics arena
Relationships are important in all walks of life and countries now need to ensure the business supply chains for rare and essential minerals are secured
Insurance firm Atradius is evolving with the times
The swift, sudden arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of our working lives. As we look ahead to an uncertain future, innovation will surely be the key to success for businesses of all sizes
Is America back?
The political strength of the president is often determined by their control of congress. In a divided government, Biden could be at the mercy of a Republican-led legislative branch, but the Georgia run-off elections could change that
The dominance of the US dollar is called into question
President Donald Trump’s economic nationalism was shaking confidence in the dollar’s standing even before the COVID-19 pandemic. But the crisis has stoked fears that the greenback could lose its position as the world’s reserve currency
How long will the China vs. US fight continue for?
Relations between the US and China are at breaking point. With both economies set to suffer significantly from further discord, the need for civility has never been greater
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to resign
Abe’s announcement that he will be stepping down for health reasons comes as Japan’s economy sinks deeper into recession
US planning further oil sanctions on Venezuela
Reports indicate that the Trump administration is planning to levy new sanctions on tankers working with Venezuela’s oil sector, representing a further blow to the country’s economy
Was the stock market boom predictable?
While many claim the US’ drastic recovery from the financial crash was predictable, in reality, such a rebound was by no means a foregone conclusion
Market concentration is threatening the US
The US economy continues to display worrying signs of ossification as growth diminishes and wealth inequality worsens. President Trump’s tax reforms have only exacerbated matters
US mega deals dominate global M&A in Q2 2019
Merger and acquisition activity has dropped around the world, but second quarter figures were bolstered by mega deals in the US
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