China’s ambitions to enter new markets and expand its presence globally were stoked with its admission to the World Trade Organization on Dec. 11, 2001, Dr. Lora Saalman said at the weekly luncheon of the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, coincidently on Dec. 11 at the Loudermilk Conference Center downtown. Billed as a routine address on Read more
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Trade tension and tariffs are among the major headwinds to Georgia’s economic growth in the coming year, with the prospect of a full-on trade war providing one of few factors raising the risk of recession in an otherwise favorable economic outlook, according to an annual forecast by the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Read more
The Consulate General of Ireland and the Rose Library at Emory University collaborated Nov. 27 on a ceremony marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, which drew almost 400 attendees to fill Emory’s Cannon Chapel. The event featured Emory’s foremost scholars of African American history to provide context and readings from some Read more
If there’s one word beyond all the sloganeering that defined the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s annual meeting Thursday, it might be “mirror.” Representatives of a range of companies, from BlackRock to Pandora, intimated on stage that they located in Atlanta partly because it’s an emerging tech hub, but mostly because they could see their culture and Read more
Novelis Inc. is set to invest $175 million to upgrade its already massive plant between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil, where it collects and recycles scrap aluminum into ingots that are flattened into rolled products. The project at the remote Pindamonhangaba plant is to create more than 50 new jobs as the Atlanta-based Read more
From an investment promoter’s perspective, Puerto Rico has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent years. On the heels of a massive debt crisis came Hurricane Maria, which happened a year ago in September, laying bear problems with the island’s infrastructure as well as its disaster preparedness plans. Beyond the power Read more
If international education is an export, it’s one that a trade war and ramped-up rhetoric on immigration hasn’t touched in Georgia — at least not yet. Spending by international students on tuition, fees and other expenses in the state jumped 8.2 percent to $808.6 million as Georgia’s 5.9 percent growth in foreign student population outpaced the national average of 1.5 Read more
When Miguel Aleman was posted at Peru’s embassy in Beijing in the early 2000s, he started to see South American table grapes popping up at Chinese New Year celebrations. The only problem? They were coming in from neighboring Chile, not his country. The diplomat, now Peru’s consul general in Atlanta, sent word back to Lima Read more
Georgia’s foreign university student population grew by 5.9 percent last year, far outpacing a national growth rate that is flattening out amid concerns over visa denials and uncertainty around immigration policy.
Greater availability of recent foreign graduates in Washington and New York may have played a role in Amazon’s decision put its second and third headquarters operations in those cities, passing over other top-20 metro hopefuls like Atlanta. Reports have speculated that the expected challenge of finding talent drove Amazon’s last-second decision to split its planned 50,000-job Read more