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By John Richardson
WE are trapped in a cycle of economic policymaking failure that has already led to a retreat in global free trade. What happens next could well be a global trade war as soon as next year.
WHY sacrifice national or regional growth for the sake of freer global trade?
This is a question the blog has been asking itself since the breakthrough last week at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks in Bali. …
HAS anyone out there considered the possibility that we could end up with a series of regional trading blocs as globalisation goes into rapid reverse?
Or have chemicals companies instead come up with one-dimensional outlooks that assume …
Mitt Romney would declare China a currency manipulator
Source of picture: Wikimeda
China’s practice of providing value-added tax (VAT) rebates for importers of raw materials who then re-export finished goods is the …
The “beggar my neighbour” trade wars that many economists feared would erupt after the global financial crisis were delayed thanks to fiscal stimulus.
But now politicians will be under increasing pressure to erect trade barriers.
“We are …
By Malini Hariharan
The polypropylene (PP) anti-dumping investigation that Indian producers had initiated against exporters from Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Oman has finally drawn to a close.
The Finance Ministry confirmed anti-dumping duties (ADD) late yesterday, just a day before …
The US back-to-school buying season
Source of Picture: theglobeandmail.com
As regular readers will remember, last Friday I linked through to this article from the New York Times on the likelihood of a disappointing back-to-school sales season in the US.