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.
Carnegie assesses the trends that will drive global recovery
The pandemic will continue to affect the world economy in 2021 and 2022. The focus will be on economic recovery, while underlying megatrends are reinforced
WTO at a crossroads
The World Trade Organisation faces a series of challenges, from vaccine nationalism to carbon tariffs and rising US-China trade tensions. Can it adapt to the post-pandemic era?
Gibraltar’s financial services will benefit from decision
Gibraltar gets the green light for market access to financial services as set out in the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement. A proposal for wholesale and retail access to Gibraltar-licensed firms could sweeten the deal
The Swedish experiment: was it forward-thinking or not?
Sweden’s controversial COVID-19 strategy makes for an interesting case study. But will history remember the approach as a success story or a costly failure?
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
The shadow of a hard Brexit
The catastrophic effects caused by the ongoing pandemic coupled with uncertainty surrounding a trade agreement with the EU means that the UK must tread carefully from here on out
EU chief reveals plans for post-pandemic recovery
In her first State of the Union address, EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen unveiled plans to get Europe’s battered economy back on track through a green new deal
The significant impacts an EU recovery fund would have
Once taboo, debt mutualisation has come to the fore of European politics courtesy of the COVID-19 pandemic
Top 5 countries with the most open economies
With protectionism on the rise around the world, World Finance takes a look at the countries that have remained firmly committed to trade liberalisation
Here’s the deal: what the EU-Mexico trade agreement means for both parties
The EU and Mexico have negotiated an updated free trade agreement, removing tariffs on almost all goods. The deal could have significant long-term economic implications for both entities
The dangers of fiscal Europe
The EU is moving to increase its taxation powers and create a more integrated, federalist Europe. This is bad news for many of its member states, which could see their competitiveness on the world stage suffer as a result
The true cost of the EU’s border security boom
In its next budget cycle, the EU plans to spend billions on border control. The biggest winner in this arrangement is the private border security industry, which plays a key role in shaping European migration policy
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