Posts filed under ‘Global Business’

Pushing the Free Trade Agenda

More than 400 business leaders from around the world took part in this year’s ICC World Business Summit. Organised by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the 30 June event at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre attracted some of the leading lights in international business and economics. Speakers included Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator of the Financial Times; David Sokol, Chairman of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company, a subsidiary of Warren Buffet’s investment conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway; as well as Chen Yuan, Chairman of the China Development Bank.

Read More

Source: HongKongTrader.com

Advertisements

July 8, 2010 at 7:15 am

What Border Officials Can Do With Your Laptop And Cellular Phone

Having your laptop searched or detained by Customs on your way back from a business trip would be a nightmare for most business people. This scenario is quite possible under new governmental policies. In fact, it is becoming so frequent that last August, Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) both issued their respective new policies on border searches of electronic devices. It was a coordinated effort of CBP and ICE to update and harmonize their border policies to detect an array of illegal activities, including terrorism, cash smuggling, contraband, child pornography, copyright, and export control violations. Link

Source: porterwright

February 23, 2010 at 8:00 am

New Head of EU Delegation in Washington Appointed

The European Commission today appointed Mr. João Vale de Almeida as the Head of the European Union Delegation to the United States. He will take up office in Washington in the next months following host-country agrément procedures.

“EU-US relations are a top priority for the European Union,” said European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. “The decision taken today, in the first meeting of the new College [of European Commissioners], to appoint the highest senior official in charge of external relations to be our representative in Washington, testifies to our political commitment to enhance and deepen the transatlantic relationship in a crucial moment for bilateral relations and global governance.”

Read More

February 18, 2010 at 8:47 am

Should Your Business Axe Overseas Assignments?

As businesses continue to navigate their way through—and out of—the global economic crisis, almost every multinational organization is looking to tighten purse strings as we head into another year of what promises to be cautious spending. Unfortunately, expensive international assignment programs are often one of the first areas of focus for wary managers, who could pare down or even temporarily oust these assignments from the budget. Link

Source: S. Cummins & E. Hannibal

January 25, 2010 at 8:00 am

Recovery and Globality: The Commodities Chase

The U.S. economy slowly appears to be regaining its footing. The unemployment rate declined for the first time since the recession began, sliding from 10.2% in October to 10% in November and holding steady in December. Although the fourth-quarter 2009 statistics weren’t yet in as I wrote this, some predict that the U.S. economy may have expanded in the second half of last year by more than 3%. Europe appears to be lagging, but the economies of China, India, Singapore, Indonesia, and South Korea, among others, are growing robustly again. The Great Recession of 2008 and 2009 may be over in most of the world. Link

Source: H. Sirkin

January 22, 2010 at 8:00 am

The Haitian Earthquake’s Economic Aftershocks

The earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday measured 7.3 on the Richter scale and has had an immediate and devastating effect on the 2.2 million people who live in the country’s West Province. There’s no doubt that the disaster will be met with a swift outpouring of support from around the globe, with aid coming from governments and individuals alike. But that good will won’t dispel the quake’s lasting economic impact (S. Morgan, SmartMoney, January 13, 2010).

Read more

January 14, 2010 at 2:56 pm

China’s longs market continues to fluctuate

SteelOrbis – Over the past week China’s domestic long products market has retained its fluctuating trend,with a minor slide observed in market prices in most regions and a small climb in some individual markets.

Affected by poor market demand,longs prices in the eastern China market posted an overall declining trend in the past week,which was also caused by the decrease in the steel futures market in the first half of the week. Nevertheless,given the support of high cost levels,the market has not fallen sharply. By the end of December 10,rebar inventory in Shanghai reached 460,000 mt,neutral week on week; meanwhile,wire rod inventory in Shanghai stood at 98,000 mt,up by 5,000 mt week on week.

Driven by the Shanghai market as well as by the decrease in the steel futures market,long product prices in the south registered a minor decline on the whole during the first half of the week; subsequently,however,the market began to see a certain improvement following the recovery of the steel futures market. (Alibaba Group,6 Dec 2009 02:53:24 PST)

Read More

December 17, 2009 at 8:00 am

Older Posts


Travel with the Northern Kentucky Chamber in 2012

Peru - August 12-20, 2012
To learn more about the program, please email Kyle Horseman or call 859.426.3653.

RSS Northern Kentucky Chamber – Calendar

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.