Topic : Trade

  • An aerial view shows a palm oil plantation in South Sumatra province Forum Article

    Why palm oil is bad for wildlife

    Palm oil plantations have an overall negative impact on biodiversity, according to research released… more

  • Man looks at renting a BIXI bicycle in Old Montreal Forum Article

    How to charge for bikesharing

    Bikesharing has boomed in Europe and North America in recent years following… more

  • RFID Forum Article

    A lesson learned in measuring microenterprise

    Measuring microenterprise profits is hard. Most owners of these small firms keep no records and have very… more

  • Cherry blossoms are in full bloom in front of the Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo Forum Article

    Could demand from China boost Japan?

    Japan is the petri dish for the struggle against the secular stagnation that is now gripping most major… more

  • USworkers Forum Article

    Why are so many US companies “inverting”?

    Corporate inversions have been front page news in the US for months with everyone from President… more

  • The World Trade Organization WTO logo is reflected in water on a sidewalk at the entrance of the WTO headquarters in Geneva Forum Article

    How should the WTO reform itself?

    The World Trade Organization’s director-general, Roberto Azevêdo, has called for an urgent shakeup of his… more

  • U.S. Trade Representative Froman and Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Lim meet with pacific rim trade ministers including Japan’s Economics Minister Amari during news conference in Singapore Forum Article

    Could the TPP help to end currency wars?

    Looking for ways to stimulate economic growth and create jobs, US President Barack Obama’s administration… more

  • Health worker is reflected in a mirror as he prepares protective equipment near Rokupa Hospital Forum Article

    Ebola’s economic toll

    Of the 16 countries in West Africa only three – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – are affected… more

  • Euro flags Forum Article

    How can Europe’s trade policy better benefit small exporters?

    In 2010, the European Commission launched its Trade, Growth and World Affairs strategy, the political… more

  • Kenyan workers prepare clothes for export at the Alltex EPZ factory in Athi River Kenya Forum Article

    What is the growth outlook in East Africa?

    Sustained rapid growth in many African economies has generated a debate… more

  • A man stands on the sidewalk at Pudong financial district in Shanghai Forum Article

    Could China still be in for a hard landing?

    While virtually every country in the world is trying to boost growth, China’s government is trying to… more

  • A man rides an escalator at the Pudong financial district in Shanghai Forum Article

    How China’s stimulus is paying off

    In March of last year, the first session of China’s 12th National People’s Congress began with then-Premier… more

  • 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… more

  • Forum Article

    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… more