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Government policymakers in Davos this week looking to revive growth might want to emulate global mutual-fund managers, who are having no trouble finding growth stories across the developing world and in pockets of developed markets.
Though the US-China relationship often dominates the geopolitical trade debate, Beijing is now the top trading partner for Japan, Australia and South Africa, as well as South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Political and business leaders invited to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos this week will sift through the blessings and curses of global interdependence that not only brought the world’s economies to a collective low three years ago but also provide the only realistic return to prosperity
Global leadership in the sector is still fragmented—the U.S. China, Brazil and Israel can all lay claim in certain fields—but there's no doubt the sector’s center of gravity is moving slowly from the developed economies to the emerging markets.
After decades of boom to bust behavior, economies from Mexico to Brazil are looking dynamic, diverse and durable, helped by a wealth of natural resources and a good measure of fiscal discipline.
The catchy and no doubt memorable phrase coined by Pimco boss Bill Gross amid the financial crisis is rapidly disappearing from Wall Street’s lexicon—and probably Davos' as well.
As demand for technology rises in the larger emerging markets, U.S.-based companies will find both more opportunities and competition for their products overseas.
See if you could your own at the meeting of economic, business and political leaders.
J.C. Penney plans to give board seats to the hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management and Vornado Realty Trust, months after the two investors purchased big stakes in the retailer, people with direct knowledge of the matter told DealBook on Sunday, the New York Times reports.
A number of people, myself included, have looked to Ronald Reagan’s Cold War triumph over the Soviet Union as a possible solution to Red China’s rising arrogance. Times are different today. But Reagan argued forcefully that domestic economic growth is the best weapon against foreign threats.
Despite the public relations reality of the China-US trade deals, the $45 billion is real money, and some high-profile companies are now a lot better positioned in China than they were a week ago.
German gross domestic product will likely rise 3 percent in 2011, according to economists at Capital Economics. But their pick for next-strongest euro-zone economy tends to fly under the radar.
The Chinese need to “do a lot to ease restrictions on trade and investing,” Mudhar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola, told CNBC Wednesday.
Despite criticism that it grows by keeping its currency weak to boost exports, China is actually increasing its domestic consumption very fast, Jim O'Neill, Goldman Sachs Asset Management chairman, told CNBC.
Today, China, Canada and the US all released their monthly trade data and there were some surprises.
Friday, analysts expect the Commerce Department to report the deficit on international trade in goods and services was $44.0 billion in October or 3.6 percent of GDP. The trade deficit and crippled regional banks starve U.S. businesses of the customers and capital needed to create jobs and fire up growth.
On Friday, the Obama administration announced that it had reached a free trade deal with the South Korean government in Seoul. Trade organizations for both the automakers and meat growers chimed in with support for the pact. But Senator Max Baucus, the Montana Democrat, has said he is "deeply disappointed" with the agreement. It's not clear whether Baucus will attempt to block the treaty from being approved in the Senate.
Bruce Rockowitz, president of Li & Fung, the world's largest supplier of goods to U.S. retailers like Wal-Mart, shares his thoughts on the lessons learned during the Asian Financial Crisis and why China should not be feared.
Chinese policy makers are striving to curb inflation, but their approach carries risks. For one thing, their plan flies in the face of steps the U.S. has been urging. The NYT reports.
American businesses that import Chinese goods face higher prices, but exporters are predicting sales growth. The NYT reports.