Monthly Archives: February 2016

Relaxing Trade Restrictions Between the U.S. and Cuba

For the first time since the United States first imposed an embargo against Cuba, trade restrictions between the two countries have been loosened. President Obama’s administration has eased the constraints on relations with Cuba over the past several years and … Continue reading

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BREXIT: Implications on UK’s global trade

  Thursday June 23rd can mark the beginning of a set of successive and profound reforms for the economies of the United Kingdom and continental Europe. UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has finally been able to set up a June … Continue reading

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Data Flows’ role in the Global Economy: The importance of Data Transfer Agreements (DTA)

On February 4th of this year the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was signed by its twelve member countries after 7 years of negotiation. If the agreement is enforced by each of the member countries it will have a significant effect on trade, … Continue reading

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New Zealand May Hit a Crisis: An analysis of a small open economy

New Zealand’s position of net borrower represents a long-run problem with some ripple effects A negative net international investment position: New Zealand over the years has built a trust from international investors possibly due to the transparency of its big … Continue reading

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India’s Solar Plan Was Opposed by WTO

The World Trade Organization swats down India’s Booming Solar Plan in response to legality complaint from the US. An estimated 300 million Indians don’t have access to electricity. The country’s solar plan, which is launched in 2010, aims to change … Continue reading

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Trade and Taste Forecast Changing Trends in China’s Art Market

From March 10-19, 2016, 5 auction houses and 45 international Asian art galleries will fill Manhattan with museum-quality paintings, sculptures, jewelry, textiles, and photographs from across Asia in hopes that collectors, mainly from China, will bring out their checkbooks. According … Continue reading

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Clear Opposition to Trade Agreements amidst Unclear Political Environment

Lim Hng Kiang, Singapore’s minister for trade and industry, left, U.S. trade representative Michael Froman and Vu Huy Hoang, Vietnam’s minister of industry and trade, prior to the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Auckland, New Zealand, on February … Continue reading

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