Tag Archives: trade

Rising protectionism will make us all poorer

When the governor of the Swiss central bank sounds alarmed, it is time to take notice. Switzerland, famous for its cheese but also for its prosperity, has built its economy around trade, and Thomas Jordan is worried that protectionism will now ruin it.

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If ‘Brexit means Brexit’, why worry about an EU deal?

You’d expect that the more we find out about the UK government’s negotiation stance on leaving the European Union, the less uncertain things become. But it’s just the opposite.

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Investors not worried about Chinese currency devaluation

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is likely to pursue a stable-to-weaker renminbi this year, a survey of investors showed recently.

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US dollar strength could spark major crisis: experts

The strengthening US dollar after the end of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing could starve the world’s financial markets of as much as $10 trillion in liquidity, investment advisory firm CrossBorder Capital has warned.

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Chinese currency could hurt the rest of the world

The Chinese currency will weaken and this will hurt the international economy, economist Andrew Smithers said in a recent report on the second biggest economy in the world.

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