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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.
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?
The Middle Eastern sultanate wants to pave a new road to success by diversifying its economy, with an eye on developing the logistics sector.
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.
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.
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.
Forever alone: The world’s largest shopping event in a league of its own
Before Singles’ Day became synonymous with an annual online shopping frenzy, the date was an occasion for university students to celebrate singlehood.
The Belt and Road Initiative breathes life into one of China’s oldest cities
Better known for its rich culture and history, the Chinese city of Xi’an is honing its reputation as a leading city in the Belt and Road Initiative.
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