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Let the globalEDGE blog keep you up-to-date on international business trends, news, and resources.

Let the globalEDGE blog keep you up-to-date on international business trends, news, and resources.

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Let the globalEDGE blog keep you up-to-date on international business trends, news, and resources.

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English


Episodes

Automakers are Closing Factories—Transitioning to Ventilators

3/26/2020
In the wake of the pandemic and desperate times, governments throughout the world have turned to automakers with the hope of increasing the global ventilator supply. As auto factories continue to stop making cars, the general public clamors for the transition to ventilators with hospitals, more specifically ICU wards across the globe, feeling the mounting pressure of increasing patients ill with coronavirus.

Duration:00:04:39

The Losses of the Sports World

3/25/2020
The recent spread of the COVID-19 has caused the sports world to practically shut down. College spring sports are canceled, the March Madness Tournament has been canceled, baseball spring training has been canceled, the NBA has suspended all games for the next month. Yet, these sporting events, games, and tournaments bring in billions of dollars in revenue. So, how will this affect businesses and economies around the world?

Duration:00:04:13

Business Opportunities in Latin America

3/24/2020
Have you ever thought of ditching the 9 to 5 and taking the risk of starting out on your own? While the United States is an entrepreneurial hub, too often emerging markets, such as South America, are overlooked. Groundbreaking innovations are not a requirement to make lasting change in this continent. Many countries within Latin America are playing catch up with the United States. A savvy entrepreneur could implement already-established innovations into the continent. By employing this...

Duration:00:04:26

Coronavirus' Impact on Global Debt

3/23/2020
This past November, I published a blog post regarding the looming threat of rising global debt, which reached $255 trillion by year’s end. The blog discussed the issue of corporate debt default rates being susceptible to sky-rocketing in the event of a recession, which was supported by a report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). As we stand today, two months into the coronavirus outbreak, this belief is becoming actualized. With factories being halted, stores shut down, and consumer...

Duration:00:03:57

How Panic Buying Affects Different Markets

3/19/2020
Among the panic of the COVID-19 a very peculiar phenomenon is happening around the world: Panic Buying. Spain has called for calm, Europe is urging its people to buy rationally, and the United States is working through getting more supplies on its shelves. Panic buying is creating shortages of items around the world and is affecting the supply chains of many different products. But what exactly is panic buying and how is it affecting the markets and companies working within a specific...

Duration:00:05:04

Coronavirus' Effect on the International Film Industry

3/18/2020
By now, everyone has heard of the newly discovered virus called coronavirus (COVID-19). Despite its short existence, its impact has already spread to countries all over the world. There have been over 169,000 confirmed cases worldwide, including over 6,000 deaths. Being a virus that spreads from human to human, the general advice given by the World Health Organization is social distancing. As a result, many major conferences and events are postponed or canceled. People are strongly...

Duration:00:02:59

The Commercialization of St. Patrick's Day—Why This Year Might Be Different

3/17/2020
As the cold winter begins to thaw into spring, massive arrays of green hues appear. Everything from the Chicago River to outlandish hats turns bright green on St. Patrick’s Day. In the United States, the holiday is a massively popular celebration of everything Irish. Given the substantial Irish population in America, which is many times larger than Ireland itself, it makes sense that St. Patrick’s Day is such a treasured holiday. The celebration is derived from the Catholic saint who lived...

Duration:00:03:57

How the Coronavirus Will Affect the Global Economy

3/16/2020
On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization officially characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. As of March 16th, there are over 169,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the world, not including cases that have not been reported due to a lack of testing. Public health professionals across the globe have asked people to practice “social distancing.” People are being asked to work from home, to stay 6 feet apart from people, and to avoid gathering in large crowds. Although...

Duration:00:04:58

How Global Oil Market Has Been Impacted by Coronavirus Outbreak

3/12/2020
Oil, often considered to be a prime example of an inelastic good—always in demand regardless of price—may not hold true now due to the coronavirus epidemic. With recent news of major air carriers and other transportation companies reducing domestic and international service, it has created a ripple effect in the travel industry as a whole (cruise ships, hotels, resorts). With many would-be travelers canceling their plans, it is fair to say that the foreseeable future for the travel industry...

Duration:00:04:44

Update on the 2020 Olympics - The Effects of Coronavirus

3/11/2020
Back in October, we ran through the financials of hosting the Olympics. Five months and millions of dollars later, hosting the Olympics may remain a dream for Tokyo thanks to the coronavirus. Since the first coronavirus update on the globalEDGE website, officials have discovered thousands of new cases of the virus, along with a new strain, bringing the total number of cases to more than 113,000. About 71% of cases have been found in mainland China, specifically in the Hubei Province, but new...

Duration:00:04:28

The State of the Dairy Industry and the Rise of Dairy Alternatives

3/10/2020
The dairy industry is changing throughout the globe as dairy alternatives become more and more popular. Examples of these products include almond milk, oat milk, soymilk, coconut milk, nut-based cheeses, and coconut yogurt. Virtually every dairy product now has a viable nondairy alternative. However, different regions show different preferences in dairy, or nondairy, consumption. Let’s look at how the dairy industry is changing around the world.

Duration:00:04:32

Global Demand Changes Due to Coronavirus

3/9/2020
In this blog, Melissa Kreger writes about the updated impacts of the coronavirus. The coronavirus first outbroke in January and now has become a global health epidemic. The largest question that has been lingering for economists and large investors is, “How long will the Chinese economy be halted and how bad will it affect all economies”? The Chinese economy is the world’s second-largest economy, first behind that of the United States. China being at a halt will affect global supply chains...

Duration:00:04:58

China Leads The Electric Vehicle Industry

2/27/2020
With growing concern for the environment, electric vehicles have taken up a strong position in the automotive market. Electric vehicles offer consumers little maintenance, a quiet and fast ride, and most importantly, no toxic fumes. China has become the quickest to adopt the new technology; over 70 percent of consumers reported that they would consider an electric vehicle for their next purchase.

Duration:00:05:14

Canadian Protests Disrupt Trade

2/26/2020
Early into the new year, waves of protests have emerged in Canada. Indigenous activists have begun to organize demonstrations to object the construction of a 670-kilometer pipeline (the Coastal GasLink pipeline) that passes through indigenous lands. One native group that opposes the project is known as the Wet'suwet'en, located out of British Columbia. The Wet'suwet'en did propose alternate routes to Coastal Gaslink, but the routes were rejected in favor of a path that was more technically...

Duration:00:03:35

How is E-Commerce Affecting the Global Supply Chain?

2/25/2020
In today's digitized world, everything is shifting to incorporate technology, especially the retail industry. Customer preferences are changing, and companies have to quickly adjust their strategies and style in order to stay competitive. For example, online retail has been in the spotlight for the last decade. It is convenient for both the customer and the retailer; however, how does it affect the manufacturer's and retailer's supply chains?

Duration:00:04:25

What a T-Mobile and Sprint Merger Means for Global Network Providers

2/24/2020
In the United States, approximately 257.3 million people own and use a cell phone. Zoom out to the world as a whole and that number increases to 4.57 billion people. In both cases, the statistics are only expected to show increases as global income rises, interconnectedness becomes normalized across land and sea, and technology continues to advance at a rapid clip. Recently, the cell phone market in the U.S. made news when T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint was approved by a federal judge on...

Duration:00:04:17

Implications of the Race to 5G

2/20/2020
Over the past several months, relations between the U.S. and China have continuously been unpredictable. With recent developments, it appears that the relationship may continue to worsen. On February 13, the U.S. government charged Huawei Technologies and two of its subsidiaries with federal racketeering and conspiracy to steal trade secrets from American companies. With Huawei technologies being one of China’s top tech companies, this may lead to future global issues.

Duration:00:04:22

Omnichannel Shopping and the Future of Supply Chains

2/19/2020
In the past few years, omnichannel shopping has become the new normal. Omnichannel retail puts the customer in the center of focus, rather than the product. Distinctions between channels disappear, and the boundaries between different sales and marketing channels become a unified whole. A single view of the customer and their needs emerges.

Duration:00:05:03

Fast Fashion: Changes in the Fashion Industry

2/18/2020
In recent years, the fashion industry has faced significant changes in the designing, manufacturing, and selling of apparel. The transition is from a more traditional “seasonal” fashion cycle to the “fast fashion” method of producing clothing items. Fast fashion offers consumers clothing at a quicker pace and fast fashion companies such as Sweden-based H&M and Spain-based Zara are organized differently than higher-end fashion brands that have been operating on the seasonal fashion cycle for...

Duration:00:04:40

Popularizing Social Media Platform—What You Need To Know

2/17/2020
If you haven’t paid any attention to growing internet trends recently, you may be unfamiliar with the social media platform, TikTok. TikTok is a popular destination for short-form video creation through lip-syncing, dancing, and memes. Similar to the now-extinct Vine, TikTok features the same looping video function however adds a new layer of customization through the form of effects, filters, and sound overlays. Many of the application’s 800 million active users are teenagers, with the...

Duration:00:05:16