At the Intersection of Business and Global Affairs
I.M.F. Predicts Deeper Global Downturn Even as Economies Reopen
World finance group expects a 4.9 percent contraction this year instead of its previously forecast 3 percent drop, underscoring the scale of the task facing policymakers.
The New York Times, June 24, 2020
500 Years Ago, This Port Linked East to West. Its Fate Was to Fade Away.
Malacca gave birth to the notion of Asian Fusion centuries before it became a culinary trope. Its decline speaks to the promise and perils of globalization.
The New York Times, April 11, 2020
Will the Coronavirus End Globalization as We Know It?
The Pandemic Is Exposing Market Vulnerabilities No One Knew Existed
Foreign Affairs, March 16, 2020
Uber Sells Food Delivery Business in India
The ride-hailing giant agreed to sell Uber Eats in India to rival Zomato, continuing its recent efforts to exit money-losing businesses.
The New York Times, January 20, 2020
The 2010s Marked A Turn In Globalization — What Comes Next?
Forbes, January 7, 2020
This Christmas, let’s be thankful for the gifts of trade and innovation. And cake.
The Washington Post, December 24, 2019
Brexit’s Advance Opens a New Trade Era
The decisive Conservative victory in Britain leaves no doubt that in today’s global equation, national interests are supreme and globalization is suspect.
The New York Times, December 14, 2019
Europe pledges carbon neutrality by 2050 — but it can’t get one of its biggest coal users on board
The Washington Post, December 13, 2019
Boeing’s Next Jet Faces More Scrutiny From Foreign Regulators, Amid 737 MAX Crisis
In unusual move,regulators in Europe, Middle East plan independent certification reviews of Boeing’s next new aircraft
The Wall Street Journal, November 27, 2019
Big Tech’s Toughest Opponent Says She’s Just Getting Started
Margrethe Vestager won praise for her oversight of the tech industry. Now, with more authority from the European Union, she envisions a more aggressive agenda.
The New York Times, November 19, 2019
Doing Well By Doing Good: How Hershey, AMD And The 2020 Just 100 Are Redefining Corporate Behavior
Forbes, November 12, 2019
Buying Chocolate For Halloween? The Production Of Cocoa Is Scarier Than You Think
Forbes, October 22, 2019
“Do the Right Thing,” Says Jeffrey Sachs
Economist Jeffrey Sachs believes that business-as-usual has become a largely unsustainable system.
OECD Podcasts, October 2019
Political Risk Is Revived in Latin America as Protests Spread
Bloomberg, October 20, 2019
China lashes out at Western businesses as it tries to cut support for Hong Kong protests
Well-known brands including Tiffany and the NBA have felt China’s wrath
The Washington Post, October 8, 2019
Competition Without Catastrophe: How America Can Both Challenge and Coexist With China
Foreign Affairs, September/October 2019
Oil Giants, Under Fire From Climate Activists and Investors, Mount a Defense
New York Times, September 23, 2019
Oil’s Swings Reinforce Saudi Arabia’s Key Role in Energy Markets
While other countries have sizable production potential, that supply can’t necessarily cushion the market when Saudi exports get disrupted
The Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2019
The Redmond doctrine
Lessons from Microsoft’s corporate foreign policy
The Economist, September 12, 2019
G7 and fashion houses join forces to make clothes more sustainable
Climate crisis pushes retailers to reduce their impact on the environment.
The Guardian, August 21, 2019
Global Economic Trouble Is Brewing, and the Trade War Is Only Part of It
A clear signal from the bond market that investors are pessimistic about the economy’s longer-term prospects.
New York Times, August 14, 2019
Changing climate imperils global food and water supplies, new U.N. study finds
Agriculture and other land use accounts for 23 percent of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.
The Washington Post, August 8, 2019
‘Ready to Rumble’: U.S.-China Fight Puts World Economy on the Brink
A trade war spills into the realm of currency, with no end in sight.
New York Times, July 29, 2019