While Boris Johnson says he can sketch out post-Brexit trade deals on the back of an envelope, one of the world's most powerful trading nations, China, has just opened a new route into Britain.
“No one will emerge as a winner in a trade war,” Mr. Xi, the leader of the world’s second-biggest economy, said in hourlong speech on Tuesday to members of the world elite gathered for the annual World Economic Forum. “Pursuing protectionism is just like locking one’s self in a dark room. Show More Summary
In a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this morning, Chinese President Xi Jinping never uttered Donald Trump’s name, but his message for the U.S. President-elect was clear enough. Xi — who is the first Middle Kingdom...Show More Summary
One of the biggest economic risks of a Trump presidency is his stance on protectionism, and his threats to enact punitive tariffs that could start a tit-for-tat trade war with the world's second largest economy, China. What's worse,Show More Summary
"No one will emerge as a winner in a trade war," the Chinese president said in Davos, Switzerland. He responded to statements by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, without mentioning his name.
The man who helped "give birth" to the EU-Canada free trade deal (CETA) says Brexit is "shaping up to be a one-sided affair" and "t he Brexiters who think they have the upper hand are wrong." In an opinion piece for The Guardian, Canadian...Show More Summary
Tinder debuted its new ‘Multi-User Virtual Reality Headset’ at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the biggest electronics trade shows in the world, in Las Vegas this week. If an online dating app releasing a “multi-user virtual reality headset” sounds curious, if not enticing, be forewarned that there is a catch. Show More Summary
Donald Trump is set to meet with the top editors and executives of Condé Nast — including Vogue's Anna Wintour and the President-elect's longtime rival, Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter — at the publisher's One World Trade Center offices at 10 a.m. on Friday morning. The "off-the-record... Continue reading
Watch global trade in action, from a new, data-driven vantage point.
(January 5, 2017 02:26 PM, by David Henderson) Timothy Taylor, at the Conversable Economist, has an awesome graph (reprinted above) and an excellent discussion of trade in the modern world. We often picture some companies producing for export but using as inputs almost entirely domestically produced items.... (0 COMMENTS)
Getting Apple to make iPhones in the US appears to be a sort of pet project for Donald Trump. On multiple occasions, the president-elect has expressed his desire to get the world’s most valuable company to manufacture its most profitable product in America instead of China. Show More Summary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBWddXUCBsY Duge Beipanjiang Bridge crosses a gorge 565 meters above China's Nizhu River. That's a bigger height than One World Trade Center, and beats the previous record-holder by about 70 meters. (more…)
For nearly three decades, governments around the world have insisted that the best way to end the most intractable conflict in the Middle East is to trade land for peace, creating an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. But these days, as Palestinians...
Have you ever wanted to invest directly in New York’s Empire State Building and One World Trade Center or The Shard, the tallest building in London? A new stock market due to launch in 2017 could make this a reality.
Indonesian Navy arrested six alleged pirates attempting to hijack a foreign-operated tanker near the Malacca Strait, one of the world’s busiest trade routes, reports The Jakarta Post. Six suspected pirates operating in the Malacca Straits were…
Despite its work with rightsholders, this week the United States Trade Representative described Russian social networking giant vKontakte as one of the world's most notorious pirate markets. Speaking with TorrentFreak, VK says it will...Show More Summary
When interests triumph over values terrible things can happen As one of the world's largest markets for smuggled and looted antiquities from all over the world, one would have hoped that the US would take a strong line against this sort of thing. Show More Summary
"If you took the whole world and collapsed it into one little ball, you'd find it here, in this city." Daniel Libeskind, world-renowned architect behind the new World Trade Center site, gives tribute to his city in this short and colourful video. "There is no typical New Yorker... Show More Summary
Submitted by Valentin Katasonov via Strategic-Culture.org, The financial crisis of 2007-2009 effectively terminated the process of globalization. In 2015 world trade suddenly dropped by more than 10% for the first time since 2009. Nothing like this has been seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Show More Summary
Computer-driven investing has taken hold of the hedge fund world, but people are getting it wrong. That's according to Manoj Narang, who is launching a hot new hedge fund, $1 billion MANA Partners. Quantitative strategies use computers...Show More Summary