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October 11, 2013

Smarter, Modern Global Policies That Cut Trade Barriers Are the Answer – Reporting Back From the APEC CEO Summit

I had the pleasure of participating in the 2013 CEO Summit for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Bali, Indonesia earlier this month. This gathering took place alongside APEC’s annual meeting of leaders from 21 of the world’s most dynamic economies. They made important progress to advance the future of global trade – the underpinning of innovation, entrepreneurship, jobs and sustainable growth.

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September 9, 2013

Building a Bipartisan Tax Reform Bridge to Economic Growth

In the last few remaining months of 2013, Congress is facing a wide range of issues requiring action.  Corporate tax reform should be right at the top of the list. Our woefully outdated U.S. corporate tax code puts American companies at a global competitive disadvantage and is holding back the full potential of the U.S. economy.  Done right, revenue-neutral corporate tax reform can reduce distortions in our current tax code and the competitive disadvantages U.S. companies face overseas. And, most importantly a simpler tax code will grow our economy and create jobs.

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January 30, 2013

Davos in 2013 – the Future of Value Chain

Four years ago when I attended the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the theme of the program was “Shaping the Post-Crisis World” as the financial crisis continued to unfold in the developed world. Back then I wrote a blog titled “From Davos with Hope” to call for courage as key decision makers faced new challenges. Those were the final days of January 2009 when snow fell heavily in the tallest city in Europe, and when fear, anxiety and hope were all mixed among the meeting participants.

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August 22, 2012

Shipping Trends Match Up With FedEx Strengths

The long-term future for global trade remains solid, and we are committed to providing solutions for businesses — large and small — to effectively compete in this important market. Air express will continue to grow long term as the integration of the world’s economies generate more small shipments moving directly from the point of production to the end user. That’s why the unique capabilities of our Boeing 777Fs are a distinct advantage for us. Their long range and nonstop capabilities provide shippers more time to process shipments each day.

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August 15, 2012

FedEx Showed Real Grit in FY12

We committed to a strong performance, and we delivered — no small feat, given the year’s challenges. Our earnings per share increased, and annual revenues exceeded $42 billion, a 9 percent increase, despite political gridlock in the United States, financial turmoil in Europe, a slowing Asian economy and volatile fuel prices.

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