Finding a balance: how should global trade work?
Discussing such topics as dropping the global reserve currency through to trade deficits and Brexit, World Finance sat with Professor Pettis for a thorough conversation on the state of the world economy.
Digital innovation presents the dawn of the smart ports
The world’s largest ports are using technological advancements to move towards a vast ecosystem and a digitally enhanced global supply chain
Central banks are gradually warming to digital currencies
What began as a dream to wrestle control away from the state is becoming a model of adoption for the central banks that, once wary of digital currencies, are now learning to love them
Shipbuilders are staying afloat and surging ahead
Asian shipbuilders’ capacity for delivering cost-effective and complex low-emission ships is reflected in their full order books, a sign that they are cornering the market in the post-pandemic world
A fully integrated digital ecosystem for insurance
The insurance industry is being completely revolutionised by an app that enables one-click accident claims to be generated in unbelievably fast times
China leads again in race for economic recovery
Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and the US has shown no signs of learning from China on the best way to recover in the most difficult of times
Critical minerals and the new geopolitics arena
Relationships are important in all walks of life and countries now need to ensure the business supply chains for rare and essential minerals are secured
Insurance firm Atradius is evolving with the times
The swift, sudden arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of our working lives. As we look ahead to an uncertain future, innovation will surely be the key to success for businesses of all sizes
How culture can help explain economic development
Culture-based explanations for economic development are making a comeback, as economists try to answer an age-old question: why do some nations become richer than others?
How long will the China vs. US fight continue for?
Relations between the US and China are at breaking point. With both economies set to suffer significantly from further discord, the need for civility has never been greater
The important lessons that China need to learn quick
China’s impressive economic growth masks a country of great inequality. In its rural towns and villages, education remains rudimentary at best, which could cause problems for the Communist Party in years to come
Caught in a debt trap
China’s Belt and Road Initiative promises to boost development in poorer nations. But the spread of SARS-CoV-2 means many countries may now struggle to pay back the loans they have accepted from Beijing
Australia confronts the difficulties of curbing economic ties with China
As tensions rise between Australia and its largest trading partner, China, the former asks whether it can really afford to sever economic ties
China’s services sector grows at fastest pace in 10 years amid lockdown easing
In a sign of economic recovery, China’s services index has hit a 10-year high as lockdown easing causes a rebound in consumer spending
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