Despite what economists, central bankers, and politicians may tell you, the evolution of the world economy is not a graceful one. Rarely does it feel cooperative, since getting a good look at how a single element impacts the whole can seem downright impossible. However, the past few days have shined a light on how trade helps shape the global economic landscape, make waves across markets, and set the tone for the future.
Brexit’s greatest roadblock currently takes the form of a 310-mile border spanning the Irish countryside. How come?
Over the past few weeks, trade spats have shaken global markets. Worldwide, trade conflicts are being borne of political rather than economic woes — is this the new normal?
History’s most ambitious and extensive infrastructure project the Belt and Road Initiative is currently underway. If successful, China will become the world’s undisputed Centrepoint of trade. However, such a triumph will not come easily.