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Trade and Globalization

A report published by Esteban Ortiz-Ospina, Diana Beltekian and Max Roser in Our World in Data (a project of the Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development at the University of Oxford), looks at the history and development of global trade. Originally published in 2014, the article was updated in October 2018 to look at new trends in world markets.

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Countering Global Protectionism, Pacific Trade Pact Nears Takeoff

Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Singapore & New Zealand have formally ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).  The CPTPP will take effect in December of 2018.  What are the benefits of the CPTPP? How does it compare with current trade policies in the United States?  Writing for Reuters, Charlotte Greenfield provides details on the CPTPP and its possible implications on the global economy.

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Trade War From The Chinese Side

Writing for Forbes, Milton Ezrati examines the U.S.-China trade war by the numbers. What ramifications are already being felt by citizens in both countries?

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China Wants To End Trade War But ‘U.S. Position Keeps Changing,’ Ambassador Says

Could there be a resolution to the trade war between the U.S. and China?  Writing for NPR’s Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep interviews the current Chinese Ambassador to the U.N., Cui Tiankai.

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2 Major Investment Cycles Are Nearing Peaks, Here’s How To Prepare

Writing for Forbes, Michael Cannivet takes a look at the ebb and flow of past market cycles to hypothesize what is on the horizon.  He looks at both domestic and international trends and offers insight on what is next for the world economy.

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Forget the Trade War Already: China Is Cutting Taxes

Writing for Barron’s, Jeff Weniger looks at economic news in China beyond the US-China trade wars.

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The Future of the U.S.-China Trade War

The trade war between China and the U.S. is the topic of many recent articles. Will there be a winner? How will this impact the economies of both countries as well as the global markets? David Dollar, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, takes a look at the current policies and potential ramifications.

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U.S. and China Expand Trade War as Beijing Matches Trump’s Tariffs

Writing for the New York Times, Ana Swanson looks at the tariffs proposed by the Trump administration towards China. The article looks at promises made by both the U.S. and Chinese governments on future trade proposals.

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How ‘Trade Wars’ Can Impact Markets

This article published in Forbes in March 2018 is worth a second look today.  Contributor Kenneth Rapoza looks at historical ramifications of trade wars and tariffs on world markets.  He also considers more recent events on the topic.

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Why Protectionism Won’t Bring Back Jobs

Is a global trade war on the horizon?  Knowledge@Wharton recently shared this podcast which discusses the topic of free trade and protectionism.  The conversation features Wharton Professor Mauro Guillen, Director of the G7 Research Group John Kirton and HEC Professor Olivier Chatain.

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