Global Rebalancing / 07.18.17

Trade pact for Japan and European Union

Global Rebalancing / 07.06.17

India’s e-commerce boom

On the Internet, nothing travels faster than a tip on how to score a bargain. And, according to Forbes, as online sales grow in India – and price-sensitive Indian consumers looking at ways to shave costs – Internet merchants are offering discounts to anyone willing to punch in a secret coupon code and sign up as a member on their sites.

Global Rebalancing / 06.28.17

Foxconn eyes seven states for investment

The Wall Street Journal reports that Foxconn Technology Group, which assembles Apple iPhones in China, is looking at seven states in the American heartland where it would invest $10 billion or more to manufacture flat-panel screens and related equipment.

Global Rebalancing / 06.21.17

A bite out of Apple?

According to the Wall Street Journal, the top player in Africa’s fast-growing smartphone market isn’t Apple or Samsung. It’s Transsion, an obscure Chinese manufacturer that won customers by offering handsets with features targeted to local markets.

Global Rebalancing / 06.06.17

U.K. Election 2017

Polls predict the Tories will likely increase their majority in the upcoming U.K. general election, but the Conservative Party isn't taking anything for granted. The fate of Brexit negotiations is at stake.

Global Rebalancing / 06.01.17

An Australian Amazon?

Amazon is preparing to bring its full retail offering to Australia, according to the Wall Street Journal, signaling a major competitive threat to the country’s retailers and an important new beachhead for its global distribution network.

Global Rebalancing / 05.30.17

Mexico: NAFTA’s bigger winner?

Amid President Donald Trump’s tough-sounding talk about renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), economists and other observers have debated how potential changes could impact the U.S. economy.

Global Rebalancing / 05.04.17

French Election 2017

The results of the French election, held May 7, may lead to major economic changes for France and the European Union. Our infographic illustrates the issues, the candidates and what's at stake.

Global Rebalancing / 05.01.17

Mexico’s technologically advanced shipping terminal

Latin America’s most technologically advanced shipping terminal opened in April at Lázaro Cárdenas with a ceremony attended by heads of state and shipping industry royalty, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Global Rebalancing / 04.22.17

From London to China

The first freight train to run from Britain to China departed this month, reports Reuters, carrying goods like vitamins, baby products and pharmaceuticals as Britain seeks to burnish its global trading credentials for when it leaves the European Union.

Global Rebalancing / 03.29.17

Japan goes from London to Amsterdam

As Frankfurt, Paris and Dublin vie for financial jobs that may move from London after Brexit, Bloomberg reports that two of Japan’s biggest banks have been quietly building their presence elsewhere: Amsterdam.

Global Rebalancing / 03.15.17

Tennessee and South Korea

South Korean conglomerate LG Electronics Inc. is planning to build a new washing machine factory in Tennessee, its first major U.S. plant, and hire at least 600 workers by the end of 2019, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Global Rebalancing / 03.06.17

Refugees – training for talent

In the break room at the Dakota Provisions LLC turkey plant in Huron, S.D., employees are just as likely to hear safety instructions in Thai or Burmese as in English, reports the Wall Street Journal. Well over half of the 1,050 employees are Karen, ethnic minorities from Myanmar who have fled their native country.

Global Rebalancing / 02.27.17

U.S. ports see import gain

Imports surged at the nation’s ports in January, buoyed by a postelection swell in consumer confidence, retailer restocking after the holidays and a strong dollar that made imported goods cheaper, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Global Rebalancing / 02.21.17

Ultra low-cost airlines no longer interested in crossing the pond

For at least a decade, Ryanair Holdings Plc CEO Michael O’Leary dreamed about coming to America, bringing the Irish carrier’s insanely low fares to the other side of the pond, reports Bloomberg. A leader among ultra low-cost airlines, Ryanair had global ambitions.

Global Rebalancing / 01.17.17

Japan dethrones China

According to Reuters, China will soon be dethroned by Japan as the top holder of U.S. government debt. Why? The Chinese central bank has been dipping into its foreign exchange reserves to support the yuan, while its Japanese counterpart has been content to allow the yen to weaken.

Global Rebalancing / 10.18.16

An aging base

Japan's small firms, many of which are “mom-and-pop” operations, are dying out as their aging owners struggle to find successors, according to Reuters.

Global Rebalancing / 08.30.16

An Indian engineer shortage

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” program, designed to bring more high-grade manufacturing to the subcontinent, is facing a labor shortage, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Global Rebalancing / 09.15.15

Iron Ore Woes

Indian Railways has slashed the cost of transporting iron ore exports for the first time since March of 2012, according to The Economic Times.