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Economics International

International agreements: a sprinkle of optimism

Global headlines tend to focus on an increasingly hostile trade environment and withdrawals from trade agreements. However, this article examines the lesser known progress being made across the globe, which can foster a positive tone for international cooperation.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Trade agreement holds key economic, security benefits for Tunisia and the EU

Tunisia and the EU are negotiating an extension of the existing free trade agreement. The agreement would, if prudently negotiated, offer benefits for both sides of the Mediterranean and could help strengthening political ties. But first, two fiddly subjects remain for the negotiators: services and agricultural goods.

Economics Politics

Theresa May’s evolving Brexit strategy

The transition agreement between the UK and EU means that although the UK will officially leave the EU in March 2019, it will still remain in the customs union and single market for another 21 months. The UK’s concessions are indicative of the government’s broader negotiating strategy with the EU.

Economics International

For American business to thrive, bilateral trade deals aren’t enough

As the Trump administration pulls out of multilateral free trade agreements, other world powers are increasingly commiting to them.

Finance Latin America

TPP: What it means for Latin America

Widely hailed as the most important free trade agreement in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership incorporates 12 countries from the Pacific Rim, accounting for 40% of the world’s GDP and 25%

Economics International

TPP Series: How will TPP impact global investment rules?

Lost in the discussion about the Trans-Pacific Partnership is its likely impact on the already-complex “rules of the game” governing global investment. The outcome will have a considerable effect on

Asia Pacific Politics

Australia as powerbroker in Sino-American ties

While the recently signed free trade agreement will inevitably draw Australia and China closer together, Australia stands to gain significant political and economic clout in the region – if it

Economics International

Does an India-EU Free Trade Agreement stand a chance?

Negotiations toward a major trade agreement between India and its largest trading partner, the EU, seem to be back on track. Broad structural and political reforms, however, will likely be

Latin America Natural resources and energy

ICJ grants Peru more ocean, maintains Chilean fishing grounds in ruling

On January 27th 2014, the International Court of Justice compromised in determining the maritime boundary between Peru and Chile, granting rights to key fishing stocks. Ruling on a case filed

Asia Pacific Economics

The US is Winning the Asia PTA Race

With political instability in the Middle East and North Africa, and uncertainties in South America, it seems that among developing regions, only Pacific Asia continues to boast strong growth and