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Can the UK recover from Covid-19?

– UK Q1 GDP figures expected to be catastrophic. Expect UK exports to have fallen back by up to one fifth in Q1. – Trade will not be the same after the COVID-19 Pandemic. – UK is now in strategic competition between blocs of interest – Russian, Chinese, American and European- Alongside weakening international governance The Q1 GDP figures this week will be to the economists what the daily Covid 19 death rate statistics have beeen to the medical profession.…

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QuickTake: Decentralised manufacturing post COVID19

– 3D Printing is offering agile manufacturing solutions in the current pandemic – Long term 3D printing may become more ‘mainstream’ leading to more varied and flexible supply chains – Two European countries look set to capitalise The breakdown of supply chains as a result of COVID19 lockdown measures has meant that many businesses are struggling to stay afloat. In cases like medical equipment it means that despite the increased demand there are simply no suppliers. As a result, we…

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Strategic trade is the future of post-Brexit Britain

Dr. Rebecca Harding CEO, Coriolis Technologies The Brexit referendum was a watershed moment for global trade. The vote to leave was based on a populist sentiment that came from a now well-documented sense of exclusion from the benefits of globalisation. This same populism catalysed the rise of economic nationalism in the US, the election of President Trump and the subsequent weaponisation of trade. Trade wars, and the weakening of global trade institutions like the World Trade Organization are the result.…

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Slippery slopes: why no-one will be talking about trade at Davos

Dr. Rebecca Harding CEO Coriolis Technologies 20th January 2020 As the world’s leaders gather in Davos, there is a sigh of geoeconomic relief going around the world. A phase one trade deal between the US and China was struck on January 15 and US and European stock markets had their best week since August as a result. UK businesses meanwhile were given a resound ticking off by the chancellor, Sajid Javid, at the weekend, who essentially said: “Brexit is happening,…

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Choose your weapon: why the G20 foreign ministers will be talking about trade

Dr. Rebecca Harding CEO, Coriolis Technologies  18th November 2019   The G20 foreign ministers will do well to brush up on game theory ahead of their meeting in Japan on 22nd November. Trade is now viewed as an integral part of national security: China and the US, and Russia, are using it as means to coerce, influence and dominate as they always have, but increasingly with a strategic focus. It has become the weapon of choice in a power struggle…

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