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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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China Is Investing In Developing Countries – What Is It Really Up To?

Writing on the London School of Economics Business Review’s blog, Isabella Neuweg looks at current trends in the Chinese economy.  Where is the country investing?  How has it made a impact in developing countries and energy infrastructure?

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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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Greece Emerges from Eurozone Bailout Programme

Greece is finding its economic feet again as it completes its 3-year Eurozone emergency loan program.  While the country still faces problems, some are finding new hope for the future of Greece.  Mark Lowen of the BBC highlights this recovery process in this recent article.

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How Can Turkey Overcome Its Economic Troubles?

The crisis in Turkey has been making headlines around the world.  The country’s current political and economic instability has been a major talking point among scholars, politicians and investors alike. This recent article published by Knowledge@Wharton highlights the opinions of Wharton Professors Philip Nichols and Joao Gomes on the topic.

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Pundits Predicting Panic in Emerging Markets

Writing for Research Affiliates, Chris Brightman, Michele Mazzoleni & Jonathan Treussard look at current trends in Emerging Markets. Is there cause for concern? Brightman, Mazzoleni & Treussard analyze the numbers.

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Emerging Markets Experience a Healthy Correction in May

This recent post presented in Franklin Templeton Investments’ blog Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets looks at recent developments in Emerging Markets.  Analysis is given by  Emerging Markets Equity Chief Investment Officer Manraj Sekhon and Director of Portfolio Management Chetan Sehgal.

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Saudi Arabia’s First Successful Play for Emerging-Market Status

Saudi Arabia is now considered a Secondary Emerging Markets per the FTSE Russell Global Equity Index. This upgrade could have a huge impact on the Saudi economy and its influence in the global marketplace.  This recent blog entry published in Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets by Bassel Khatoun and Salah Shamma helps readers understand how Saudi Arabia reached this status as well as what may lie ahead.

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