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Australian exporters remain upbeat amid U.S.-China trade war
The ongoing U.S.-China trade war may be cause for worry, but Australian exporters are firmly moving ahead with their growth plans.
In a post-oil era, Oman wants to become a key logistics hub of the world
The Middle Eastern sultanate wants to pave a new road to success by diversifying its economy, with an eye on developing the logistics sector.
Commentary: DHL Global Trade Barometer update (Nov 2019)
The latest GTB points to a worsening global economic outlook, according to Eswar S. Prasad, professor of Trade Policy and Economics at Cornell University.
China’s secret weapon in the trade war
Tariffs aside, China has been quietly imposing barriers that restrict trade and protect its domestic industries.
5 signs the trade war may be hurting the U.S. economy
After more than a year of punitive tariffs, what are the effects of the trade war on the U.S. economy?
For Pakistan’s leading footwear exporter, every hour counts
Faced with shortening lead times from retailers, Service Industries continues to put its best foot forward.
South Korea’s pivot to ASEAN: What it means for trade
The country is keeping ASEAN closer as risks from its major partners grow.
November spot freight rate negotiations set scene for 2020
Discussions over spot freight rates commence this month with the IMO 2020 fuel regulation on the horizon.
5 things the current semiconductor slowdown tells us about the global economy
A downturn in the semiconductor industry is never a good sign.
A newly inked agreement has opened the doors for frozen, whole Musang King durians from Malaysia to satiate the appetites of durian lovers in China.
Malaysia’s durian exporters see spike in demand from China
A newly inked agreement has opened the doors for frozen, whole Musang King durians from Malaysia to satiate the appetites of durian lovers in China.
Malaysia’s durian exporters see spike in demand from China
A newly inked agreement has opened the doors for frozen, whole Musang King durians from Malaysia to satiate the appetites of durian lovers in China.
How India and Russia are expanding their trade ties
India and Russia are aiming to diversify their collaboration beyond the cornerstones of energy and defense.
Kiwi exporters cautiously optimistic about 2020 in light of trade uncertainty
As trade woes worsen, what has been the impact on New Zealand’s export trade?
U.S.–Japan limited deal: What it means for trade
While the U.S. gets lower duties on its beef exports, Japan gains no security from American threats of crippling auto tariffs.
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