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2015 POSTS

DECEMBER 2015

Happy Holidays 2015 & Best Wishes for 2016

The Simple Math: How a Mere Quarter-Percent Interest Rate Hike Can Produce Big Swings on Bond Prices and Foreign Exchange Rates

IMF Elevates Yuan to Elite Currency Status: So what?

NOVEMBER 2015

Thanksgiving Day and Globalization

Is China a “currency manipulator”? Donald Trump says so

OCTOBER 2015

International Tax Avoidance: Clarifying Multinational Company Tax Issues

SEPTEMBER 2015

Chinese Cyber-Espionage on US Companies: The Asymmetry in the Analogy of the “Pot Calling the Kettle Black”

The Refugee Crisis – Does Europe Benefit or Lose? The Angle Not Covered by the Media

Capital Outflows from China and the Hidden Story in China’s FDI Statistics

AUGUST 2015

Hedging Transactions Involving Foreign Exchange Risk – A Primer: Falling in Love with a Puerto Vallarta Condo

Case Study A – The American Buyers’ Perspective

– Printable Version: Hedging Transactions_Part A_FJContractor_2015

Case Study B – The Mexican Sellers’ Perspective

– Printable Version: Hedging Transactions_Part B_FJContractor_2015

Case Study C – Epilogue

– Printable Version: Hedging Transactions_Part C_FJContractor_2015

Updates: What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means for American Business

JULY 2015

Why a Single Currency Works in the US, but Not Very Well in Europe: Three Minimal Conditions for the Eurozone to Function

What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means for American Business

JANUARY 2015

Is China set to become the world’s largest economy in 2015?


2014 POSTS

DECEMBER 2014

Happy Holidays 2014 & Best Wishes for 2015

OCTOBER 2014

Global Management in a Still-Fragmented World

Globalization: What the Heck Is It?  (FJ Contractor; Revised May, 2013)

Some Reflections on Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday

JUNE 2014

What Drives Narendra Modi? – Swami Vivekananda and Hsuan Tsang

Comment: What drives Narendra Modi? Hindu reformist Swami Vivekananda’s ideals and Chinese traveller Hsuan Tsang have helped to shape the new Prime Minister’s worldview [Parsiana—International Zoroastrian Community Magazine. June 21, 2014]

MAY 2014

The Indian Election: A Rare Historic Opportunity for Coherent Investment Policies in India

Whither the Chinese yuan? Is the RMB still undervalued?

APRIL 2014

“Punching above their weight” Recognized by IJOEM

The US—One of the World’s Most Competitive Manufacturing Locations?

What the Indian Election Means for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in India

Learning from the History of Globalization

The Story of Globalization: From the Neolithic Era to the Tea-Opium Countertrade of the 19th Century [AIB Insights, 12 (2): 3–7]

How A Soothing Drink Changed Fortunes And Incited Protests [YaleGlobal Online, March 9, 2011]

Multinationals Based in Emerging Markets: The Sources of Their Competitive Advantage

 “Punching above their weight”: The sources of competitive advantage for emerging market multinationals [International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 8 No. 4, 2013—Named “2014 Outstanding Paper 2014” by IJOEM/Emerald Group Publishing]

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