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The world’s most developed nations tend to favour low tariffs, while poorer countries have retained higher trade barriers
The battle to sustain the Mexican economy
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stormed to victory in last year’s election on a wave of grand pledges. Despite their popularity, such radical...
Greece’s new prime minister must rebuild investor confidence
The election victory of business-friendly conservative Kyriakos Mitsotakis has been well received by the markets, but the country still has a long way to...
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A political U-turn from French President Macron — apparently at the heart of the collapsed merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe Renault in...
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Increased investment in property has caused house prices to hit record highs, pricing many out of the market in the process. With this in...
Financing the world’s refugee camps
Refugee camps have to be constructed quickly when a humanitarian crisis hits. Nevertheless, they sometimes last for decades, evolving from makeshift shantytowns into full-scale...
China’s new road to globalisation
With China looking to redefine the global economy through its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, it is up to European governments to decide how they will maintain authority across their own continent
Market concentration is threatening the US
The US economy continues to display worrying signs of ossification as growth diminishes and wealth inequality worsens. President Trump’s tax reforms have only exacerbated matters
Why economics must get broader before it gets better
To re-establish its credibility following the financial crisis, mainstream economics needs to embrace a far less myopic approach to market analysis and be willing to employ a wider range of interdisciplinary methods
Once thought of as the ultimate economic danger, inflation is now generally recognised to be an acceptable, sometimes even necessary, ingredient in the recipe for growth. However, this laissez-faire attitude could end up distorting contemporary perceptions of economic success
Europe’s growing risk of Japanification
It seems like the low-growth, low-inflation environment that Europe now finds itself in could be here to stay. Looking at how Japan’s stocks have...
Top 5 countries with the largest fiscal deficits
While the financial crisis of 2008 resulted in a number of European nations posting higher expenditure to revenue ratios, these pale into insignificance in...
What does the future hold for Indonesia during Jokowi’s second term?
Joko Widodo has done a great deal of good for Indonesia, but as the president returns for a second term, intractable challenges loom large...
Bankmed’s commitment to reviving Lebanon
Lebanon has weathered numerous storms in the not-too-distant past, but with a strong push from the government and a new public-private partnership law, the...
The race for JPMorgan Chase leadership has begun
With JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon’s resignation looming, Marianne Lake, the recently appointed head of consumer lending, has emerged as a possible successor
Turkish mining hopes to strike gold
Turkey has experienced a gold rush over the past two decades thanks to its vast mineral deposits and low mining costs. But even as...
Top 5 mistakes to avoid when you’re new to trading
Trading has become more accessible than ever for beginners. However, there are some potential pitfalls to avoid for those who are new to the...
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