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Controversial bans on short selling shares, which were introduced by a number of EU states to stem panic during bouts of extreme market volatility,...
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Markets are always changing, with the evolution of mobile technology causing a shift in trader behaviour. As markets become more volatile, traders will need...
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The world’s most developed nations tend to favour low tariffs, while poorer countries have retained higher trade barriers
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World GDP grew at its slowest rate for a decade in 2019. If cross-border trade fails to pick up soon, further shocks could see the economy fall into recession
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Trump’s backwards march on trade
President Donald Trump’s heavy-handed approach to imports has often hamstrung the US. To successfully reduce its trade deficit, the country must renew its commitment to an open multilateral system
Access Bank drives Nigeria’s sustainability efforts with corporate green bonds
From issuing Africa’s first corporate green bond to empowering entrepreneurs in the local community, Access Bank is leading the charge for sustainability in Nigeria’s...
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Increased investment in property has caused house prices to hit record highs, pricing many out of the market in the process. With this in...
Charting the evolution of trading with ETFinance
Throughout history, trading has been a driver of social and economic development. Today, with the advent of digital platforms, anyone can get involved and...
Weathering the storm: what climate change means for investors’ portfolios
Climate change is affecting corporate policy the world over. As a result, it is also influencing the types of assets investors are including in...
Failure to welcome new members could render the BRICS association irrelevant – here’s why
In 2009, the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China formed the BRIC association, with South Africa joining a year later. Despite taking...
Going it alone – what the New Southbound Policy means for Taiwanese independence
Having won the Taiwanese election by a landslide, President Tsai Ing-wen now has a strong mandate to reduce the country’s economic dependence on China....
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While the financial crisis of 2008 resulted in a number of European nations posting higher expenditure to revenue ratios, these pale into insignificance in...
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