Trade

Working With TrumpTrade: CEOs Face Uncertainty

CEOs across every sector have spent the last two years trying to discern what to do in the face of Trump’s trade policy—whether they agree with his goals or not.

CEO Confidence Bounces Back In February After Plunging In Late 2018

CEOs have revived optimism stemming from robust economic conditions, solid consumer demand, strong earnings, and easy access to capital.

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.

After Plunging In December, CEO Outlook For 2019 Ticks Up In January

After plunging to a two-year low in December, CEO confidence in future business conditions ticked up 2.5% in January to 6.6 out of 10, from 6.4 out of 10 in December.

Trump, Gender Equality And Technology On CEOs’ Radar In 2019

According to our Jeff Cunningham, three things will be on the corporate strategy radar throughout 2019: Trump, gender equality and technology.

Auto Chiefs Back In Washington As Impending Difficulties Loom Large

After enjoying a decade of record sales and overall prosperity, important car CEOs are in the thick of economic action again these days—and none of it is good. These CEOs may have a long ramp of difficulties ahead going into 2019.

CEO Outlook Dips Further Amid Midterm Elections

Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in future business conditions slipped from 7 out of 10 in October to 6.9 in November. It was a new low for 2018 as business leaders begin to prepare for a possible downturn ahead.
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Trump’s New North American Trade Agreement Is A Win For U.S. Automakers

Manufacturing CEOs are feeling quite a bit better about President Trump’s trade-negotiating tactics in the wake of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. In particular, the U.S. auto industry should be happy.

Manufacturing CEOs Greet NAFTA Developments With Hope, Caution

Manufacturing CEOs like the fact that a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) appears near, but are keen on ensuring that any new trade alliance also include Canada.

Why Did Harley-Davidson Get Cute With Trump?

If you run a global business like Harley-Davidson in the age of Trump, your company either learns to play a new game or finds itself in the crosshairs during an election year.
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CEO Confidence Plunges On Tariff Fears In June

Amid announcements of new tariffs on China and, at the time of polling, Mexico, CEOs’ outlook for future business conditions plunged 6 percent from May to June, according to Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence.
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