2018 OutlookFinancialReport

World Bank Forecasts Global Economy to Grow 3.1% in 2018, but Warns of Slower Pace Ahead

The World Bank forecasts global economic growth to edge up to 3.1 percent in 2018 after a stronger-than-expected 2017, as the recovery in investment, manufacturing and trade continues.

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2018 OutlookRetailFeature

Cushman & Wakefield’s Retail Predictions for 2018 Are Not What You Want to Hear

Top analyst says we didn't close the book on the retail apocalypse narrative last year—2018 is just a new chapter, with plenty of plot twists and turns.

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2018 OutlookLaborFeature

Sourcing Costs Climb: Wage Increases Set to Affect 2018

This past year saw a continuance of workers, unions—and even some companies—pushing for living wage pay, and though many countries didn't quite make it to that threshold, quite a few key sourcing countries will see wage hikes in 2018.

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2018 OutlookLogisticsFeature

The Top Six Logistics Issues Companies Will Face in 2018

Change is coming in dramatic ways to the methods and means by which companies transport their goods, with technology, purchasing trends, economics and environmental advancements playing major roles.

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2018 OutlookBusinessFeature

Sourcing in 2018: The Predictions, The Challenges, The Hard Truths

There’s been a general consensus among those in sourcing that after the year of uncertainty that was 2016, 2017 was the year of realization, decision, and action—a pivot toward embracing what’s happening at retail and moving toward becoming the vessel to deliver on new demands. Find out what's in store for 2018.

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2018 OutlookBusinessFeature

Business Analysts’ Top 10 Economic Predictions for 2018 Show Positive Signs

The global economy will expand in 2018, matching the rate of growth achieved in 2017 and marking the first time since 2011 that global growth topped 3 percent, according to an annual forecast by business information provider IHS Markit.

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