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By John Richardson
BACK in the late 1990s, the blog held a discussion with an Australian petrochemicals industry executive. He described his country’s approach to free trade, or rather the lack of it, as “to put it politely, naïve, and …
CONFUSED? Perhaps, as was definitely the case last Friday, you shouldn’t be.
The thrilled reaction of financial markets to the release of China’s July export and import data needs to be put into the context of it …
By Malini Hariharan
I recently met a businessman at a dinner party. After exchanging the usual greetings he eagerly disclosed his plans for a new business venture – trading in polymers.
“There will be three of us in this business; …