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Trade will continue to grow despite US-China tensions

Economies in Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East have significantly improved their potential for trade growth

Economies in Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East have significantly improved their potential for trade growth

Trade beyond borders | 22 Oct 2019

Our survey says… China’s tech future lies in the Greater Bay Area

One of China’s most dynamic regions is reaching an exciting turning point, boding well for its economy

One of China’s most dynamic regions is reaching an exciting turning point, boding well for its economy

Trade beyond borders | 1 Aug 2018

Could a trade war derail global growth?

Economic growth continues despite a potential US-China trade war, but uncertainty remains

Economic growth continues despite a potential US-China trade war, but uncertainty remains

Trade beyond borders | 5 Apr 2018

Commodities, China and Fed rate rises – what you need to know

Our economists look at some of the key trends shaping global growth

Our economists look at some of the key trends shaping global growth

Trade beyond borders | 23 Mar 2018

The oil-rich bloc that’s facing a new era

Amid lower-for-longer oil prices, the GCC needs new income generators – and it needs them soon

Amid lower-for-longer oil prices, the GCC needs new income generators – and it needs them soon

Trade beyond borders | 7 Mar 2018

2018 expectations: beware of the dog

While global growth will likely remain robust in the Year of the Dog, risks loom

While global growth will likely remain robust in the Year of the Dog, risks loom

Trade beyond borders | 8 Jan 2018

China’s pursuit of global leadership

At a time when the US and other global economies appear to have turned their back on it, China is…

At a time when the US and other global economies appear to have turned their back on it, China is…

Trade beyond borders | 15 Dec 2017

The truth about the productivity slump

The digital revolution is yet to make its big impact on global productivity – it will happen, just not quite…

The digital revolution is yet to make its big impact on global productivity – it will happen, just not quite…

Trade beyond borders | 22 Nov 2017

Is China still the land of opportunity?

In the wake of the 19th party congress, we explore whether China’s economic prospects are still on the up

In the wake of the 19th party congress, we explore whether China’s economic prospects are still on the up

Trade beyond borders | 10 Nov 2017

China’s property bubble conundrum

Is a property tax the answer to China’s overheated housing market?

Is a property tax the answer to China’s overheated housing market?

Trade beyond borders | 17 Oct 2017

Investing in MENAP: what you need to know

There are a number of geopolitical uncertainties in the MENAP region that investors need to be aware of

There are a number of geopolitical uncertainties in the MENAP region that investors need to be aware of

Trade beyond borders | 30 Aug 2017

China: reinventing through robotics

With more investment in automation, China’s manufacturers are moving up the value chain

With more investment in automation, China’s manufacturers are moving up the value chain

Navigate the future | 11 Jul 2017

Trump and trade: an own goal?

Our expert examines what more US protectionism could mean for the US and the rest of the world

Our expert examines what more US protectionism could mean for the US and the rest of the world

Trade beyond borders | 17 May 2017

Who could replace the US as the world’s largest importer?

Trump’s protectionist policies mean other powerful nations could take the US’ place as global trade leader

Trump’s protectionist policies mean other powerful nations could take the US’ place as global trade leader

Trade beyond borders | 10 May 2017

Are we heading for a global trade war?

Our experts take a look at how well equipped the global economy is to deal with the rise of protectionism

Our experts take a look at how well equipped the global economy is to deal with the rise of protectionism

Trade beyond borders | 10 May 2017

Five things you need to know about Brexit

The EU’s negotiating position will be agreed on 29 April

The EU’s negotiating position will be agreed on 29 April

Trade beyond borders | 28 Mar 2017

Trump’s policies – a gamechanger for the US dollar?

The dollar is set to strengthen, while emerging-market currencies could face a challenging year

The dollar is set to strengthen, while emerging-market currencies could face a challenging year

Trade beyond borders | 1 Mar 2017

Political uncertainty in Europe could boost gold price

While the price of gold faces stubborn headwinds in 2017, US inflation, Brexit negotiations and the uncertainty surrounding Trump’s foreign…

While the price of gold faces stubborn headwinds in 2017, US inflation, Brexit negotiations and the uncertainty surrounding Trump’s foreign…

Grow your wealth | 23 Feb 2017

Trump and the markets – what our experts say

We caught up with our leading strategist and economists at a client briefing in New York, and asked for their…

We caught up with our leading strategist and economists at a client briefing in New York, and asked for their…

Trade beyond borders | 17 Feb 2017

The high-stakes elections of 2017

The French presidential elections represent the highest stakes of a busy election calendar for the first half of the year.

The French presidential elections represent the highest stakes of a busy election calendar for the first half of the year.

Trade beyond borders | 16 Feb 2017

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