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Global Trade Is Adapting to New Realities

Trade disputes, economic uncertainty and a growing income gap have stoked a global protectionist fire. With supply chain disruptions linked to one global crisis after another, what is the future of trade? This week, Altamar’s team of Muni Jensen and Peter Schechter spoke to Chad Bown, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, to examine the changing state of global trade.

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Women at Work

Women still represent only 8% of Fortune 500 bosses and are perceived as less suitable leaders than men, according to a 10-country survey by Kantar in places as varied as India, France, Nigeria and the U.K. Worryingly, this view is strongest among young men.
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Women are starting their own businesses at a faster rate than men, with a marked increase during 2020. Globally, the share of founders grew by 45% in 2020 for women and by 32% for men, compared to the previous year, an acceleration of a longer-term labor market trend.
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