Gibraltar Border

Let’s talk about Gibraltar: tobacco, land-reclamation and environment are in focus for Spain...

BREXIT has induced the UK and Spain to talk, once again, about Gibraltar. The two nations will negotiate the largest bilateral agreement on the Rock...
Purple Grapes

Balkan Trade War Heating Up

Fruit and vegetables have become the unlikely weapons as bad neighbours sharing borders feel the discord of strained relations… By Darren Parkin SINCE a fragile peace...
Irish Border Protest

Glue-shoe syndrome for Brexit: a step forward… or sideways?

An analysis of the latest Brexit developments shows that just beneath the surface of the mud… is more mud. BV’s Jason Agnew reports. THE Eagles’...
Notes Brazilian Real Notes in Hand

Brazil: Eternal Country of the Future

Can the South American giant emerge stronger from its latest crisis? By Jason Agnew “Brazil é o pais do futuro e sempre será.” It was a...
Amazon

Amazon Overflowing Into New Premises

As if Amazon’s current HQ wasn’t colossal enough, the internet-based retailer is in the market for a second mega-HQ big enough for 50,000 staff....
Facebook Libra cryptocurrency

Born under a bad sign? Libra seems set to face opposition

THE TRUMP administration’s all-encompassing “national security concerns” have been invoked once more, this time in relation to Facebook’s plans to launch its own cryptocurrency,...
Adam Smith bust

How Adam Smith became a (surprising) hero to conservative economists

By Glory M Liu* PEOPLE like to fight over Adam Smith. To some, the Scottish philosopher is the patron saint of capitalism who wrote that...
Port, containers, trade

New ICC business guide demystifies international trade agreements

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the world business organisation, has released the first volume of Business Guide to Trade and Investment, a nuts...
World Bank Logo

World Bank Visits Slavonia to Identify Growth Constraints

Zagreb, September 7-9, 2017– A World Bank team, led by the new Country Manager, Elisabetta Capannelli is undertaking a visit to Slavonia to discuss...

Consequences of trade tariffs can be far-reaching — and detrimental to all

A report launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos provides global policymakers with an evidence-based overview of the far-reaching economic and social consequences...