global trade

World Trade data begin to show early signs of 'reglobalisation' - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Global Economy

World trade data begin to show early signs of 'reglobalisation'

The transformation that some are calling 'reglobalisation' will take years
Maersk cuts forecast for global container demand on slowdown - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

Global Economy

Maersk cuts forecast for global container demand on slowdown

Global container demand is seen to decline between 2% and 4%

Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets hit a Covid wall

The Covid-19 pandemic and the retreat of globalisation have widened the financial fortunes between developed and emerging economies. Does it mean the end of an era of supercharged catch-up growth for EMs?

Global Economy

Novel shifts seen in global supply chains; Phase One deal might be renegotiated

Global trade is likely to contact by a third this year due to Covid-19 related measures : World Trade Organization (WTO).

SE Asian economies

Virus fears push Southeast Asia markets closer to bear levels

Governments have tightened international travel and border crossings with China in their efforts to stop the spread of the pneumonia-like illness.


Making the best of a bad Brexit

(Dec 30): The United Kingdom’s general election this month not only settled the question of Brexit, but also put paid to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s extreme vision of socialism. Corbyn’s electoral demise comes as a relief to all who reject t

Global Economy

No relief in sight for world trade

SINGAPORE (Aug 5): The flows of trade that nourish Asia’s economies are losing vigour. As a result, export growth has come to a standstill, dragging down manufacturing activity across East and Southeast Asia. Looking ahead, there are few signs of any re


The global economy is better than you think

SINGAPORE (Apr 15): Gloom pervades the reports we read on the global economy. Data showing a slowdown is described breathlessly as the worst in so many months or years, giving a sense that things are just getting from bad to worse. Now, the International

US Economy

Fed's Powell says US outlook 'remarkably positive'

BOSTON (Oct 3): US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday hailed a “remarkably positive outlook” for the US economy that he feels is on the verge of a “historically rare” era of ultra-low unemployment and tame prices for the foreseeable

Global Economy

Foreign bribery enforcement hasn’t dented practice, report says

PARIS (Sept 11): Efforts to crack down on foreign bribery have failed to stem the practice as a proportion of global trade, despite some high-profile anti-corruption cases, according to a report by Transparency International.