Global Trade

Global and international trade

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Ukraine invasion submerges Russia under barrage of sanctions

By HEATHER LEAH SMITH TENSIONS which had been building between Russia and Ukraine came to a head on February 24, when Vladimir Putin ordered a...
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UK firms ‘must prepare for realities of new relationship with EU’

THE realities of Brexit are beginning to bite, and could result in losses of £9.5bn for Greater London, with £2.2bn coming from financial and...
US-China Trade War

Four-car pile-up for Trump Administration: auto makers sue over China tariffs

THE TRUMP Administration is being sued by car makers Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Volvo over government tariffs on imported Chinese components. Lawsuits naming US trade...
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Shipping data points to a rebound in world trade: UNCTAD report

THE NUMBER of ships pulling into ports to unload and load containers rebounded in many parts of the world in the third quarter of...
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A menace by any other name: the ‘equaliser’ that just isn’t

By William Roman COVID-19 and coronavirus are the most common names for it, but some sociologists and economists are tentatively hailing the virus as the...
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Press ponders the wisdom and reason for British Steel buy-out

BRITISH Steel late last year announced a “rescue deal” with China's Jingye Group, a move that was expected to safeguard up to 4,000 UK...
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UK car market stalled for fears of ‘emissions laws and Brexit’

NEW UK car registrations in 2019 fell to their lowest level in six years. A total of 2.31m new cars were registered in 2019, down...
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Walking a mile in China’s shoes will cost US shoppers dear

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump may figuratively have shot himself in the foot. Another industry is about to become a casualty of America’s escalating trade war...
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OECD’s forecast for growth comes with qualifications — and warnings

A BLEAK view of the future of the global economy has been painted by the OECD — and climate change has a central role. A...
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The cheese! The cheese! US tariffs hit EU where it will...

By Hal Williams OH DEAR, Gromit! The US is set to impose 25 percent tariffs — worth $7.5bn (£6.1bn) — on EU exports of cheese,...