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Three reasons why trade will never be the same again

Remember January 2020? We thought the trade war had turned into a truce. We had mildly positive expectations for global economic growth based on IMF forecasts. We thought financial markets would continue their bull run with the only risks the same as those evident throughout the period since the Global Financial Crisis: US dollar denominated debt in emerging markets, the strength of the US dollar, the sustained effects of extraordinary monetary policy and the speed at which  trade and growth…

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Africa: Trade briefing

Harding: 2018 was a disappointing year for trade and economic growth generally, but for Africa in particular. At the outset of 2018 there was a great deal of optimism from the IMF, the World Trade Organisation, and even the International Chamber of Commerce, that trade was beginning to pull away and starting to fuel economic growth globally.  Read More…

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