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Globalization

GLOBALIZATION – World Trade

In his excellent recent works on the themes [of the] nature of globalization and expanding world trade – “The World is Flat,” and the earlier “The Lexus and the Olive Tree” – The New York Times Foreign Affairs columnist and book author Thomas Friedman brilliantly describes and elegantly frames the boundaries and frontiers of the new era that corporations and capital market players have entered, beginning in 1989. 

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News & Updates

September 25, 2020 The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2020 - Agricultural markets and sustainable development

Source: Relief Web

Rome - Global agri-food trade has more than doubled since 1995, amounting to $1.5 trillion in 2018, with emerging and developing countries' exports on the rise and accounting for over one-third of the world's total, according to...

September 24, 2020 COVID-19 exacerbated the plastic pollution crisis. Here’s how we’re fighting back.

Source: World Economic Forum

The skyrocketing use of disposable plastic masks and gloves, without the waste management infrastructure needed to cope. Lockdowns on movement and shuttered recycling facilities. Suspensions or delays on laws that would have...

September 24, 2020 JPMorgan to Move $230 Billion Assets to Germany Under Brexit

Source: Bloomberg

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is moving about 200 billion euros ($230 billion) from the U.K. to Frankfurt as a result of Britain’s exit from the European Union, a shift that will make it one of the largest banks in Germany.

Research & Insights

December 6, 2019 Visualized: Ranking the Goods Most Traded Between the U.S. and China

Source: Visual Capitalist

Today’s infographic from HowMuch.net charts the top imports and exports between the U.S. and China, pulled from the Observatory of Economic Complexity’s (OEC) global market data for 2017.

June 20, 2019 China’s economic census uncovers more fake data as officials promise ‘zero tolerance’ to data manipulation

Source: South China Morning Post

Officials in the central Chinese city of Guanghan have been found to have gone to extraordinary lengths to manipulate raw data to obscure the real picture of the health of the economy, according to the National Bureau of...

June 10, 2019 Markets can cheer: China appears to finally be addressing its US trade surplus

Source: CNBC

Indeed, the signal is clear that China has decided to operate a radical change in its U.S. trade. Taken at an annual rate, China’s trade surplus with the U.S. in the January-April interval would be 23.5% below China’s surplus for...

Commentary & Opinion

August 24, 2020 My blue passport has arrived – and with it a crushing new sense of our Brexit nightmare

Source: The Guardian

We definitely are not in the EU any more. No stars, just a lion, a unicorn and a peculiar illustration of the UK. Yet that’s not even the worst thing about this document

July 15, 2020 Brexit was meant to make Britain global. It has made us friendless

Source: The Guardian

The essential issue here is that Brexit can make EU membership go away, but not the EU itself. When the only problem was being inside, escape was the only solution worth talking about.

February 28, 2020 Editorial: The Guardian view on UK-EU talks: bluster can’t conceal brutal reality

Source: The Guardian

If Brexit is any guide Boris Johnson will yield in the endgame to the EU but will be too busy taking a victory lap to spell out the concessions he has made


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