Globalization

Corporate Power, E-Commerce, and the World Trade Organization

In the early 1990s, transnational corporations (TNCs) in the agriculture, services, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing sectors each got agreements as …

Liberal View

Trump's heartland biggest losers if NAFTA collapses, says business group

U.S. Chamber of Commerce says 12 states exporting the most to Canada and Mexico in total dollars are all states Trump won<p>MEXICO CITY – The dozen …

Canadian News

How 5 of the World's Biggest Trade Deals Have Fared in the Trump Era

“America First” is finally here… and it doesn’t look much different to what came before. But trade is the area we’re seeing the most obvious unwind …

World News

Pro-trade U.S. Republicans get nervous that NAFTA talks could fail

MEXICO CITY, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the …

Robert Lighthizer

If India were a stock, I’d still buy it, says Thomas Friedman

Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman was in India for the Tata Literature Fest 2017. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint<p><b>Mumbai:</b> Thomas Friedman, …

India

Actually, Trump is right to ‘bully’ for bilateral free trade deals

Donald Trump is painted as a trade protectionist for insisting on renegotiating the three-country North America Free Trade Agreement and for pulling …

Canadian News

NAFTA Negotiations: What's In It For The U.S.-Mexico Energy Trade?

The U.S. trade relationship with Mexico has been under the spotlight since last year’s presidential campaign. The pledge by Donald Trump to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – including a withdrawal option – was premised on two central arguments: that the U.S. is losing …

Donald Trump

OPINION: Airbus, Emirates face off over A380 impasse

To concentrate on the Emirates A380 order saga in anticipation of writing large figures in Dubai air show headlines is to ignore the fascinating …

Aviation

Joseph Stiglitz: 'Trump has fascist tendencies'

The Nobel prize-winning economist on the threat from the US president, fairer globalisation – and whether Bernie Sanders would have won<p>Harry Truman once demanded to be given one-handed economists because he became so frustrated with his advisers meeting every demand for answers with “on the one …

Business

Trump’s ‘America First’ Trade Policy Ignores Key Lesson From Great Depression

President Donald Trump declared his nearly two-week trip through Asia “tremendously successful,” but economic history should make us more …

Business

Donald Trump Is Quietly Building an Alliance With Liberals on Trade

They were persona non grata during the Obama years. Now, liberal critics of free trade deals feel like they have made some political inroads.<p>During …

Politics

U.S. exit from NAFTA would not be devastating for Mexico - minister

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's economy minister said on Thursday that he did not agree with statements made by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that it would be devastating for Mexico if the United States pulls out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).<p>"No I don't think so," …

Latin America

The Global Economic Impact Of Terrorism [Infographic]

Every year, terrorist attacks make a considerable impact on the world’s economy. According to the 2017 Global Terrorism Index, the impact fell by seven percent in 2016, the second year in succession that it declined. Despite the decline, costs still reached a grim $84 billion last year. Since the …

Business

Economists must work harder to justify liberal trade order

Anyone taking a look at the long-term global data on trade and prosperity would struggle not to conclude that the two make perfect bedfellows. When …

Economics

News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day

Stocks Regain Ground After Losing Streak<p>Rising shares of Wal-Mart Stores and other consumer staples companies surged, putting the Dow Jones Industrial Average on pace for its biggest gain since September.<p>Norway Considers Pulling Its $1 Trillion Wealth Fund Out of Oil Stocks<p>Norway's sovereign wealth …

Economy

TheNextWomen - The Global Community of Ambitious Women

<i>Adda van Zanden started her career as an actress. Mostly on stage, also film and tv-drama. She is also one of the founding actors of the European</i> …

Women Entrepreneurs

2017 Global Education Conference - 29 Live Sessions on Thursday, Our Final Day!

Thursday, November 16th, is day four of the eighth annual Global Education Conference. This is our final day of sessions and keynotes! IMPORTANT …

Education

U.K. Faces Hurdles on Path to a Free-Trade Era

LONDON—British leaders envision a free-trade bonanza from Brexit. But they face some thorny challenges in just keeping the global trade benefits Britain already enjoys as a European Union member.<p>The EU has dozens of regional or bilateral free-trade agreements covering more than 60 countries. These …

World News

Trump’s Trade Approach Diverges Sharply from Free Trade Republicans

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s isolationist approach to trade is rattling what little uneasy peace remains within the Republican Party as the White House pursues policies at odds with longstanding conservative orthodoxy about the benefits of free and open markets.<p>Republicans have long championed …

Business

If Trump scraps NAFTA, we’re all going to be much poorer

<i>This article first appeared on the American Enterprise Institute site.</i><p>Below are a few excerpts from some recent reports on NAFTA and Trump’s threat …

Economy

Threats loom for world trading system

As President Donald Trump's Asian tour comes to a close, we ask whether the US stance on the TPP and Nafta bodes ill for world trade. Gideon Rachman …

Donald Trump

World has racked up 7,000 protectionist measures since crisis: study

LONDON (Reuters) - The world's top 60 economies have adopted more than 7,000 protectionist trade measures on a net basis since the financial crisis …

Economy

What Global Education Can Learn from Global Health

<i>By Matt Schiavenza<br>November 10, 2017</i><p>Globalization has created a world in which multinational companies compete against each other in a range of …

Education

Jean Chretien doesn’t think Donald Trump will toss NAFTA in the garbage

MONTREAL – Former prime minister Jean Chretien says he doesn’t believe U.S. President Donald Trump will scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement.<p>…

Money (Canada)

Innovation in Education

A fierce debate continues on how to equip young people for future jobs<p>Wednesday, 15 November, 2017<p>Educationalist Alex Beard travelled through 20 …

Education

Gender equality is a welcome addition to trade agreements

<i>Craig Alexander is senior vice-president and chief economist of the Conference Board of Canada. Barbara MacLaren is a gender specialist at the Conference Board of Canada.</i><p>While the global economy has profited enormously from increased trade and investment, there is greater awareness today about the …

Gender

Commentary: "A community with shared future for mankind" brings Chinese solutions to global governance - Xinhua

BEIJING, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- The phrase "building a community with a shared future for mankind," a concept constantly mentioned by Chinese President …

China

Global Markets: Stocks, oil fall, dollar rises after U.S. data | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks around the world were set for their longest losing streak in eight months on Wednesday as weaker commodities weighed and …

Economy

Global education stakes rise for a system threatened by skills crisis

From 3D printing and robotics lessons in Silicon Valley’s futuristic schools, to text messages that boost UK students’ morale before their exams, …

Education

Global markets falter on US tax cut doubts, oil glut fears

New York - Global stocks were pressured on Tuesday by nagging doubts about US tax reform and worries about a petroleum glut.<p>Equity markets fell in …

Business (South Africa)