Pulse: International Trade and Investment


Evolution of the U.S.-China Relations under Xi Jinping - Virtual Event

I'll be speaking this Friday, Sep 18th about the evolution of the U.S.-China Relationship https://eventbrite.com/e/evolution-of-the-us-china-relationship-under-xi-jinping-tickets-118029608737…
Event is open to the public and hosted by the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, Asian Studies Program and Eleanor Hughes will be moderating.

Here is the info on the event.

Rising Dragons: Chinese Big Tech and Their Global Ambitions -Webinar with NYCFA

I moderated a panel on China's tech sector for the CFA Society of New York on September 9th. 

The geopolitical rise of China has been accompanied by the meteoric rise of a handful of mega-cap Chinese technology companies. Will these category-killers stop in the Pac Rim, or will their dominance expand abroad to challenge the large U.S. firms?

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Food inflation threatens lives and economic recovery - Financial Times

Shortages are a window on to the challenges facing the post-pandemic world economy. This article originally appeared in the Financial Times.

It’s a sign of the times. In China, teachers are gobbling up the leftovers from their students’ lunch plates, on the spot. Their diligent economising follows an exhortation by President Xi Jinping that the nation needs to reduce food waste, in part to increase Chinese food self-sufficiency.

No Quiet Monument: EconVue Spotlight

Last weekend I drove through the Skokie Lagoons, just north of Chicago. They are both beautiful and manmade, created literally from the sweat of the Great Depression. Four million cubic tons of soil were removed to form a series of lagoons from the existing marshlands. It was one of the largest public works projects of FDR's Civilian Conservation Corps, employing thousands of men, including three African-American construction companies. Started in 1933, the project took until the beginning of the US entry into World War II in 1941 to complete.

A Green Recovery for Investors? Podcast with David Maywald

Sustainable investment focused on a "Green Recovery" is being widely discussed as we envision the post-Covid world. What are the promises and pitfalls of ESG for investors?

On Wednesday, July 8th at 4 pm CDT, in advance of the ministerial-level Clean Energy Transitions Summit in Paris, EconVue hosted a webinar with economist David Maywald, a leading specialist in the field of ESG and infrastructure investment based in Sydney. He was joined by EconVue colleagues with expertise in these subjects, including Marsha Vande Berg and Robert Madsen. 

COVID-19, Emerging Markets and the IMF

COVID-19 has pushed to global economy in a synchronized and deep downturn of apocalyptic proportions, with combined supply-side and demand-side shocks devastating economies across the world. In the words of Gita Gopinath, the Chief Economist of the IMF, “A crisis like no other”.

Are We There Yet? EconVue Spotlight - June 2020

Yesterday Peter Navarro declared that the US-China trade deal was dead in the water, which his boss quickly walked back on Twitter. In a world of global threats, should bilateral disputes remain our focus, or are we wasting precious time? As I wrote for the G7 Research Group:

Moral Mentors: Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility in Era of Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter

Well before Nike or Starbucks was even a glimmer in the eye of their founders, a little-known economist sat down at his desk in the 1950s in America to write why he believed companies are obliged to be responsible citizens.

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