Topic : Trade

  • A zoomed image of a computer monitor shows a website selling button clipart for online shops in Vienna Forum Article

    What online shopping tells us about international trade

    Eric Schmidt, a former CEO of Google, said in 2012 that the web will dissolve national barriers. While we wait to see… more

  • A “made In U.S.A.” tag is pictured inside a canvas bag in San Diego, California Forum Article

    Could trade unite the USA and Latin America?

    Many foreign-policy analysts view the United States’ relationship with Latin America as one of “benign… more

  • The moon is seen framed between skyscrapers in Astana Strategic Foresight Article

    What will Central Asia look like in 2035?

    In his 2013 opus How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, Mohsin Hamid documents the fate of an ambitious emerging market… more

  • People wait for the New Year tree to be lit up in Tbilisi Forum Article

    Why Georgia must work closely with its neighbours

    Collaborating with neighbours is vital for any country to ensure sustainable development. The example of Georgia is one… more

  • The Baiterek is seen in Astana Strategic Foresight Article

    2 key challenges for Eurasia

    As an economic policy adviser and someone who teaches policies for competitiveness, I often wonder which policies… more

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    Three steps for China on liberalizing capital

    The rest of the world has a huge stake in how China manages its tricky transition from a state of binding capital… more

  • A woman holding an umbrella looks at her cellphone outside a brokerage in Tokyo Forum Article

    Why growth is stalling in big economies

    Relapse is the rule in the post-crisis global economy. In the United States, Japan and Europe, GDP growth faltered… more

  • Electronic board shows the Nikkei share average and the Japanese yen’s exchange rate against the U.S. dollar at the TSE in Tokyo Forum Article

    Which investors are best for emerging markets?

    The investor base matters since different investors behave differently. During the emerging market sell-off episodes in… more

  • AN ITALIAN FLAG WAVES ON THE TOP OF THE MONUMENT TO VICTOR EMMANUELII IN ROME. Forum Article

    What caused Italy’s triple-dip recession?

    Italy is now in a triple-dip recession. But it didn’t get there by itself. Yes, the economy’s long slide reflects… more

  • Women look at shoes in the newly-opened Riga Plaza shopping center in Riga Forum Article

    Did joining the euro raise Latvia’s prices?

    What happens to prices when a country joins a currency union? And do prices behave differently in pegged exchange rate… more

  • A Zimbabwean trader sells fruit and vegetables at a rural marketplace in Domboshava outside the capital Harare Forum Article

    Africa opens the gates to cross-border trade

    If you are woman in sub-Saharan Africa and you live and work in a rural area, you are probably a trader. You are likely… more

  • A construction worker looks at Pudong financial district as he waits to cross an avenue in Shanghai Forum Article

    Why do some countries develop faster than others?

    One puzzle of the world economy is that for 200 years, the world’s rich countries grew faster than poorer countries… more

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    Five themes for the future of warfare

    The 18th-century German military strategist Carl von Clausewitz defined war as the continuation of politics by… more

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    The arguments against food and energy subsidies

    Few policies place good economics so directly at odds with good politics as subsidies for food and energy. The issue of… more

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    Who uses the WTO to settle disputes?

    WTO disputes are now a media mainstay. During one week-long stretch in May, reporters from The New York Times, Wall… more

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    US manufacturing: in strong condition

    Recently, a number of studies, descriptive employment statistics, and statements by US politicians have raised concerns… more

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    Are we doomed to repeat the economic crisis?

    In the movie Groundhog Day, a television weatherman, played by Bill Murray, awakes every morning at 6am to relive the… more

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    Does global finance need a new Bretton Woods?

    The Bretton Woods agreement – which is 70 years old this month – established three institutions to promote law and… more