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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?
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.
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.
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.
Can Asia’s next trade pact make a difference to global trade?
The proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) would create the world’s largest free trade zone.
High-tech supply chains just became more complex, thanks to the trade wars
Global technology companies have much to think about as they seek to limit supply chain risks caused by the trade wars.
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