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In 2009, the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China formed the BRIC association, with South Africa joining a year later. Despite taking...
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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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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
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Alchemy may no longer be taken seriously in scientific circles, but its influence on the finance sector is evident to this day
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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...
Hellenic Asset Management: the Greek economy is finding its feet after years of financial woe
The 2008 global financial crisis brought Greece to its knees. Although it has taken time, the country now has the foundations in place to...
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International finance centres like the British Virgin Islands play a critical role in business arbitration and the establishment of trusts for global companies
The shipping industry must adapt if it is to survive in the modern world
A host of technological, environmental and geopolitical challenges will test the resilience of the maritime sector over the coming decades
JIB is driving Jordanian growth through the provision of modern Islamic banking products
Financial institutions have the potential to do a huge amount of good. At Jordan Islamic Bank, this is reflected in its social and environmental...
Top 5 countries with the largest fiscal deficits
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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