Economics and Globalization

Embraer Shareholders Approve Partnership With Boeing

On February 26, Embraer shareholders approved a $4.2 billion proposed strategic partnership with Boeing, in which the company will sell 80 percent its commercial jet division to Boeing through a joint venture. Approximately two-thirds of outstanding shares participated in the vote, with 96.8 percent in favor of the partnership. Boeing will have operational and management oversight of the new joint venture, although its management team will be based in Brazil. The deal is widely expected to allow Boeing to better compete with Airbus in the sub-150 seat jetliner market.

The Emergence of Pakistani-American Entrepreneurs in U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Last year, Pathways to Change – Pakistan Policy Symposium, a two-day event jointly organized by the Wilson Center and INDUS, convened expert scholars, academics, and practitioners from the United States and Pakistan to explore Pakistan’s recent achievements in economic, political, and foreign affairs as well as its opportunities to address current and future challenges. Speakers and panelists focused on identifying practical, innovative, and above all actionable policy solutions.

Pakistan's Path to Competitiveness

Last year, Pathways to Change – Pakistan Policy Symposium, a two-day event jointly organized by the Wilson Center and INDUS, convened expert scholars, academics, and practitioners from the United States and Pakistan to explore Pakistan’s recent achievements in economic, political, and foreign affairs as well as its opportunities to address current and future challenges. Speakers and panelists focused on identifying practical, innovative, and above all actionable policy solutions.

China-Venezuela Economic Relations: Hedging Venezuelan Bets with Chinese Characteristics

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China is Venezuela’s largest bilateral lender as well as a source of diplomatic support. Yet for half a decade Beijing has been steadily unwinding its financial ties with the struggling South American nation.

Russia Risk: It's a Feature, Not a Bug

BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV

In a story both typical of Russian business practices and so unusual as to bring a response from Putin's key business allies, the American investor Michael Calvey and his colleagues were arrested last week on fraud charges. Calvey, his partners Vagan Abgaryan and Phillipe Delpal, the latter a French national, and three more top corporate managers will now face trial for embezzling 2.5 billion rubles ($37.7 million).

India-Venezuela Relations: A Case Study in Oil Diplomacy

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Since 2008, India has been the second largest customer for Venezuela’s oil exports, behind only the United States and just a hair’s length ahead of China. Following the U.S. imposition of sanctions against Venezuela’s oil sector last month, India has moved into position as Venezuela’s principal oil market and source of foreign exchange.

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