Global Economic Outlook

Fed Raises Interest Rate: Meaning for Small and Minority Businesses

Despite the relatively slow-growing economy over the last quarter (1.9%), the Federal Reserve is betting that the low level of unemployment (4.3%) and economic expansion which has lasted for nine years will continue...

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Global Uncertainty: the New Normal for Minority Businesses

A new global environment has emerged, one which reflects fundamental changes in the US and growing challenges in Europe, the Korean Peninsula and the Middle East. The world must adjust to the economic and political...

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Black Firms Lag in Capacity Growth

Over the last quarter century, the number of Black-owned businesses has grown at a record pace – nearly four times the rate of white-owned businesses. During the last decade, the gap in revenue and employment...

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Global Outlook and Minority Businesses

This is the first segment of a two-part article.  Developments in the global economy are examined in the first segment.  Part two describes how those developments are likely to affect minority business owners. The...

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Highlights of the Global and U.S. Economic Outlook: We are in a Funk

A Roundup of Global Economic Trends: The Global Economy is in a Funk and Economic Uncertainty is Rising Three big drivers of the world’s economy – US, China, Emerging market economies The U.S. is the brightest...

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CEO Insight: The Potential Fallout of a Fed Interest Rate Hike

November’s encouraging labor market report begs the question of not just whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates; but whether it will do so at a time when the recovery has peaked, and the economy is...

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Kenyans Elect New President: Hope for a Fresh Start

Uhuru Kenyatta (son of the country’s first President Jomo Kenyatta), was declared President this week by the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The intense conditions surrounding the elections...

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Kenya Businesses Await Election Outcome: Gazelle Index Africa Bureau

Uhuru Kenyatta continues to maintain the commanding lead in the race for Kenya's President. His lead is 53% to Odinga’s 42% with close to one-half the votes counted. Thus far, the main international election observers...

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Black Unemployment in South Africa and the US: Problems and Solutions

In South Africa, black unemployment was 29.1% in 2012 and white unemployment was 6.1%. In January 2013, black unemployment in the US was 13.8% and white unemployment 7.0%. Comprehensive solutions are needed....

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China and the Presidential Debate: Beware of Superpower Politics

Global Economic Outlook

Some of the presidential election rhetoric regarding China may sound good, but it overlooks the simple fact that China holds more than one third of all US debt. Absent Chinese investments in the US, there could be no...

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