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Global Outlook and Implications for Trade, Two Years into Covid

As supply chain disruptions dominate headlines, a window of opportunity has emerged for rethinking and reconfiguring supply chains to the benefit of companies, workers, consumers, and the environment. The Bloomberg New Economy Trade Council, led throughout 2021 by Bloomberg Economics and Bloomberg Intelligence, has dissected a number of underlying and mounting risks our global trade network faces, from geopolitical tensions to the climate transition.

We welcome delegates and all interested parties to read and send thoughts on the following special reports from Bloomberg Economics and Bloomberg Intelligence, released at the 2021 New Economy Forum.


Global Supply Chains — Resources from Bloomberg Intelligence and Bloomberg Economics

Learn how the New Economy Forum, Bloomberg Economics and Bloomberg Intelligence joined forces to forecast the outlook for global supply chains and model risks from carbon taxes and fraying U.S.-China relations. Moving to the micro from the macro, we dig into what the future holds for supply chains in three key sectors: tech hardware, autos, and pharmaceuticals.

Global Supply Chains: Report for the New Economy Forum [PDF, 27 pages]

Global Auto, Tech, Healthcare Supply Chains Face Long Reckoning [PDF, 36 pages]




Bloomberg Economics Special Report

It’s been almost two years since the first news of a novel virus in one Chinese city, yet Covid-19 continues to be the dominant force shaping the global outlook. The 2021 Bloomberg Economics report for the New Economy Forum speaks to the challenges the persistent pandemic poses for growth, inflation, and development. Read the report and a note from Bloomberg Economics’ Stephanie Flanders and Tom Orlik on, and download here as a pdf.


New Economy Trade Council Members:

Banmali Agrawala, President, Infrastructure and Defence & Aerospace, Tata Sons Private Limited
Iván H. Arriagada, Group CEO, Antofagasta PLC
Charlene Barshefsky, Former United States Trade Representative
Chad P. Bown, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Spencer Deng, Co-Founder & CEO, Dorabot Inc, Vice Director of the China International Culture Exchange Foundation Carbon Neutrality Development Fund, Committee Member of Carbon Zero Roundtable, World Economic Forum
John W.H. Denton AO, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce
Helga Flores Trejo, Vice President, Global Public Affairs International Organizations, Bayer AG
Amar Hanspal, CEO, Bright Machines
Alex Kazan, Managing Director, Global Strategy, Eurasia Group
Christian Lanng, Co-Founder & CEO, Tradeshift
Rory MacFarquhar, Senior Vice President, International Institutions Engagement, Strategic Growth, Mastercard
Alexander Malaket, President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc
Ramón E. Martínez de la Guardia, Minister of Trade and Industry, Panama
Vinay Mendonca, MD, Global Head Product, Propositions & Structuring, Trade and Receivables Finance, HSBC
Lisa McAuley, CEO, Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA)
Shannon O’Neil, VP, Deputy Director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Adar Poonawalla, CEO, The Serum Institute
Katica Roy, CEO, Pipeline
Glenn Tan, Deputy Chairman & Managing Director, Tan Chong International Limited








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