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Pace of Recovery November 23, 2020 The highlights: • The Bay Area recorded substantial (32,800) job growth in October as many counties relaxed restrictions on reopening. • Between April and October, the Bay Area recovered …

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November 20, 2020 Joe Biden’s election as President of the United States will bring major changes in US foreign policy. In places such as India, the U.S. seeks to deepen connections and economic ties. This …

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November 16, 2020 San Francisco Bay Area universities, research institutes, and companies were pivotal in launching the modern computer industry and remain at the heart of the global technological revolution. The next great advance is …

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Biden will look to reset US-China relations, but he won’t back off or revert to the pre-Trump status quo

November 16, 2020 US policy towards China will be less confrontational and the trade war may be dialled down, Biden will keep up the pressure on scrutiny of Chinese investments in the US, market access …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Pace of Recovery October 26, 2020 The highlights: • Between April and September, the Bay Area recovered just over 3370% of the jobs lost between February and April trailing the state and nation. The pace …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Pace of Recovery September 21, 2020 The highlights: • Between April and August, the Bay Area recovered just over 30% of the jobs lost between February and April trailing the state and nation. • The …

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China Oversteps

August 26, 2020 China’s recent actions are fueling the fire for a further divide with the United States. With China’s leadership overstepping, other countries have taken notice and are beginning to push back .  This …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Pace of Recovery August 25, 2020 The highlights: • Between April and July, the Bay Area recovered just over one quarter of the jobs lost between February and April trailing the state and nation. • …

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Outlook for U.S. – China Relations

August 6, 2020 The United States’ relationship with China is under growing pressure as bilateral differences sharpen. Politics and economics are both in play on issues ranging from trade and investment to Huawei, security and …

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Silicon Valley Places Bets on India

July 30, 2020 With US-China relations at a low point and political pressure to decouple the two economies growing, companies in Silicon Valley are starting to look for alternative countries to engage with to expand …

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Bay Area Job Watch

Pace of Recovery July 22, 2020 The highlights: • Between April and June, the Bay Area recovered just over one quarter of the jobs lost between February and April. • The Napa, Santa Rosa, San …

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As the Coronavirus Strains US-China Relations Further, Ensuring That the Phase 1 Trade Deal Works will be Critical

July 8, 2020 With US-China relations at a low point and political pressure to decouple the two economies growing, it is important that the “Phase 1” trade deal signed in January be made to work. …