Global Business

Ghosn Abuse Gets to Heart of Japan Inc.

No episode in recent memory has highlighted the reality of business in Japan as much as the ongoing abuse of Carlos Ghosn, reminding us that the micro politics of planned economies can be as misguided as the macro policies that built China’s ghost cities.

Trump Gets Foxconn CEO On The Line To Try To Set Him Straight

President Donald Trump personally jawboned Foxconn CEO Terry Gou into affirming the company’s wavering pledge to create thousands of manufacturing jobs in the Badger State.

An Economy of Talent: Harvard’s Bill Kerr On ‘Talent Immigrants’

To get an unbiased opinion on the complicated question of immigration, we asked Harvard’s Bill Kerr for his take on the migrant caravan, Trump, and how talent immigrants fit into global innovation strategy.

Auto CEOs Wring Hands While Launching Vehicles At Detroit Show

Notes from the floor of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit during the press preview this week. Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne, who died in June, is one of the most influential CEOs at the show.

Rowpar Pharmaceuticals CEO On Expanding Into China During a Trade War

Rowpar Pharmaceuticals CEO Dr. James Ratcliff is taking the company’s CloSYS oral hygiene brands into China—during a trade war. He talks with us about the challenges in doing so.

Former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young Tells CEOs ‘I Almost Have More Faith In Business...

Ambassador Andrew Young brought a room full of CEOs to near tears. Drawing on his skills as an oratory skills as a preacher, Young delivered a emotional celebration of the free enterprise system.
President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.

Sonnenfeld: Trump, Tech and 2018’s Standout CEOs

The story of how CEOs view President Trump took a sharp turn in 2018, as the good feelings from last year’s tax reform faded away and his contentious style of politics became a greater source of anxiety.
President Trump's trade policies are dividing CEOs.

Will China’s Xi Play Trump’s Trade Game?

When Air Force One lands in Buenos Aires on Friday morning for the G20 meeting, President Trump will be competing with China's Xi in the highest stakes poker game of his life.

Manufacturing CEO On Thinking Globally: “The World Is Quite Small”

Mark Gardner and Sappi North America are surviving in a paper and pulp industry that’s been ravaged by global competition from Europe and Asia. Gardner talks about the mindset that has allowed them to stay in business.

Finding The World’s Most Admired Companies In 2018

The Thunderbird top 20 include Apple, LG, SAP, Swatch, Spotify, Toyota, Zara, Ferrari, Lego, Huawei, and L’Oréal.
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CEO Confidence Remains Solid In March, But Trails 2018 Levels

Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in current business conditions remains flat month-over-month, at 7.3 out of 10, while confidence in future conditions decreased slightly to 6.7/10, from 6.8 in February.
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