The OECD predicted that globally, immigration will fall 46% this year due to COVID-19 restrictions and economic weakness.
This is not the time to be imposing trade sanctions, it is the time to be lifting trade restrictions and easing tariffs on essential goods. – Simon Paris
Covid-19 pandemic, the rise of techno-nationalism, US-China trade war, and Singapore string of frauds – just how well are the Asian markets responding to these issues?
COVID-19 case rates are rising while fatalities remain relatively low across much of Europe. The UK saw its first significant tightening of restrictions in months with socialising limited to groups of six in England.
In their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, governments have learned and applied many of the lessons of past crises. Early testing and tracing at scale gave countries including Germany, Taiwan and South Korea a lead in combating the virus.
In the past few years, Twitter has evolved from a casual social media platform to a legitimate arena for political and economic discussion. As the decade comes to a close, it feels appropriate to look back on the top ten tweets in the trade sector that we’ve seen in 2019.
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?
Japan has set out its strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, and net zero emissions by the early years of the second half of this century. The strategy is not perfect and is in controversy with the actions of the corporates and the government. However, it is a welcome step and more pressure needs to be applied in order to make the strategy go further.
As graphically illustrated in a recent Guardian Article the secrecies and myths of the Trans-Pacific Partnership were one of the big concerns from protesters, as 12 nations agreed one of… read more →