A Broad Vision of U.S.-China Relations in the 21st Century by Hillary Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton delivered the first Richard C. Hobrooke Lecture at the State Department on January 14, 2011 and the topic was the future of US-China relations.

She focus on the role that Richard Holbrooke played in strengthening the relationship between the US and China and saw this as improving security in the Asia-Pacific region overall. Secretary Clinton discusses both the progress and lack thereof in China and the importance of building trust between the two nations.

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The New BRICS on the Block: Which Emerging Markets are Up and Coming?

The latest issue of Knowledge @ Wharton includes this article about the up and coming countries in the global economy – the CIVETS: Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa.

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Fashion or Strategy? Why Firms Are Jumping On the Sustainability Bandwagon

This article underlines the message the GSC has been sending for four years “If building a sustainable enterprise was a fashionable trend five years ago, today it is a business imperative.” The article goes on to discuss the true competitive advantage that environmental, social and governmental factors can deliver.

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India tops global consumer confidence survey

This article reports on the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence survey, describing a variety of factors that were measured.
By Susan Fenton
LONDON | Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:26am IST

LONDON (Reuters) – Consumers in most countries globally look set to keep a tight grip on spending in coming months as they worry about job security and rising inflation, a survey by the Nielsen Company showed on Sunday.

U.S. consumer confidence in the fourth quarter held steady from the third quarter but 45 percent of Americans see a weak economic environment this year, compared with 38 percent of Europeans and 19 percent of consumers in the Asia Pacific. Read more