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Global Economic Outlook 2015: How Will the Global Economy Cope with Slowing Workforce Growth: Implications for the CHRO

Slower economic growth contributes to a smaller labor supply. Labor productivity can offset this, and it will mainly come from investments in innovation and new technology. But to see returns, CHROs will need to maximize their human capital.

Report | 8 pages | February 2015 | Bart van Ark | The Conference Board, Inc.

World Outlook: Winter 2015

This quarterly examination of the short-term economic outlook for the world’s major economies also contains an in-depth analysis of a number of issues that are relevant for understanding world economic trends and developments.

Report | 11 pages | January 2015 | Kip Beckman | The Conference Board of Canada

The Four Faces of Europe: How to Make the most of the EU Trade Agreement

In 2014, Canada signed its most significant trade agreement in a generation with the European Union. Yet despite our vast political, economic, social and historical ties with Europe, few Canadian companies are intimately familiar with the European market and the differences that persist. Bert Colijn has categorized the European markets into four types, based on the structures of their economies and recent performance. In this webinar, presented by the Conference Board’s Global Commerce Centre, he will outline the latest trends in Europe among the different types of economies, and touch on key aspects affecting Europe’s economy, including regulatory reform, European firms’ ICT investment, CEO perspectives on expansion and human talent and more. Join us to gain greater knowledge of the intricacies of the European market and learn how your organization can take advantage of the opportunities on offer in this struggling but still-wealthy region.

Recorded Webinar | January 2015 | Bert Colijn | The Conference Board of Canada

The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View—January 2015

Quantitative easing, a low euro, and cheap oil provide modest upsides for an otherwise sluggish European economy.

Report | 6 pages | January 2015 | Bert Colijn | The Conference Board, Inc.

U.S. Outlook: Winter 2015

This quarterly report focuses on the latest economic developments in the U.S. economy, tracking trends in labour, consumer, energy and housing markets, and examining industries and regions. Monetary and fiscal policy assumptions are also included.

Report | 18 pages | January 2015 | Kip Beckman | The Conference Board of Canada

The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View—January 2015

The year 2015 should finally see a stronger economic expansion.

Report | 7 pages | January 2015 | Kenneth Goldstein, Eliza Winger | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View—December 2014

Europe’s 2015 growth is poised for some strengthening, but maybe not enough to keep potential output from falling.

Report | 8 pages | December 2014 | Bert Colijn | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View—December 2014

The US economy is poised to strengthen moderately while global headwinds provide some pushback.

Report | 8 pages | December 2014 | Kenneth Goldstein, Eliza Winger | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth: Strategic Overview

In an unprecedented time of slow economic growth in China, CEOs and CSOs can look to this Strategic Overview for detailed recommendations on how to plan and prepare their organizations for a long soft fall.

Report | 8 pages | December 2014 | David Hoffman, Andrew Polk | The Conference Board, Inc.

Geopolitical Risk and Economic Impact: Brushfires or Blazes?

From Baghdad to Hong Kong, from Eastern Ukraine to West Africa, world geopolitics appear to be at their most uncertain since the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago. Events that would have once been seen as localized political movements have garnered global attention, drawing the world’s most powerful countries into their midst. In this 60-minute recorded webinar Glen Hodgson and Kip Beckman draw on their 60+ combined years of experience in international economics, along with the Conference Board’s widespread expertise in economics, trade and security, as they discuss the impact of geopolitical risks on the global economy.

Recorded Webinar | November 2014 | Kip Beckman, Glen Hodgson | The Conference Board of Canada

The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View—November 2014

The Euro Area recovery remains frail, but another recession is avoided.

Report | 6 pages | November 2014 | Bert Colijn | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

The outlook for the US economy is unchanged, despite financial market turmoil.

e-Library Document | 8 pages | November 2014 | Kenneth Goldstein, Eliza Winger | The Conference Board, Inc.

StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2015: Are We Asleep at the Wheel?

While a cautious outlook for the global economy seems justified, does it cause us to leave opportunities on the table for too long?

Report | 15 pages | November 2014 | Bart van Ark | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® U.S. View: October 2014

The outlook for the US economy is unchanged, despite financial market turmoil.

Report | 8 pages | October 2014 | Kenneth Goldstein, Eliza Winger | The Conference Board, Inc.

World Outlook: Autumn 2014

This quarterly examination of the short-term economic outlook for the world's major economies also contains an in-depth analysis of a number of issues that are relevant for understanding world economic trends and developments.

Report | 11 pages | October 2014 | Kip Beckman | The Conference Board of Canada

U.S. Outlook: Fall 2014

This quarterly report focuses on the latest economic developments in the U.S. economy, tracking trends in labour, consumer, energy and housing markets, and examining industries and regions. Monetary and fiscal policy assumptions are also included.

Report | 12 pages | October 2014 | Kip Beckman | The Conference Board of Canada

The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View: October 2014

Expectations about more monetary stimulus mount in an extremely fragile European economy.

Report | 7 pages | October 2014 | Bert Colijn | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View (Sept. 2014)

GDP growth acceleration loses steam as the economy gets closer to full capacity.

Report | 6 pages | September 2014 | Eliza Winger, Kenneth Goldstein | The Conference Board, Inc.

International Comparisons of Annual Labor Force Statistics

The International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program prepares international comparisons of economic indicators across countries, pinpointing differences in labor market tightness, unemployment, and labor force participation in various population categories.

Report | 25 pages | September 2014 | Michael Paterra, Elizabeth Crofoot, Klaas de Vries, Eric Hayek | The Conference Board, Inc.

The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View: August 2014

The economy appears to be building momentum toward higher growth.

Report | 8 pages | August 2014 | Kenneth Goldstein, Eliza Winger | The Conference Board, Inc.

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