Global Rebalancing / 05.30.18

Aviation talent war

Global Rebalancing / 04.18.18

Movie attendance slumps in U.S., Canada but strong overseas

An April 4 report from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) reports that worldwide box-office revenue grew 5% to $40.6 billion in 2017, even as movie-going slumped in the U.S. and Canada, according to Bloomberg.

Global Rebalancing / 03.29.18

Cleaner fuel – or fuel cleaner?

The Wall Street Journal reports the owners of 60,000 cargo ships are bracing for tighter emissions rules that are forcing them to make a multibillion-dollar choice: Start buying cleaner-burning fuel or invest in a device that treats the ship’s exhaust before letting it out.

Global Rebalancing / 03.19.18

The steaks are high

Australia’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, is boosting her cattle herd in the world’s third-biggest beef exporter to serve up more premium steak to discerning customers in China, reports Bloomberg.

Global Rebalancing / 02.28.18

Flying flowers

According to the Wall Street Journal, a logistical logjam with global airborne trade threatened to damage the most profitable – and romantic – time of the year for one of the world’s top rose exporters: Kenya.

Global Rebalancing / 02.21.18

Cost of hosting the Winter Games

Cities around the world compete to receive the honor of hosting the Olympic Games. However, data shows that every Olympics since 1960 has gone over budget.

Global Rebalancing / 02.13.18

U.S. sells oil in the Middle East

In a trade that illustrates how the rise of the American shale industry is upending global energy markets, the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) bought oil directly from the U.S. in December, reports Bloomberg.

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.