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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 Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloc to Bloc: Will the EAC sign the European Union’s EPA?

The EU is unlikely to secure an EPA with the East African Community (EAC) as the bloc misses another deadline and rhetoric against the deal intensifies.

Economics South and Central Asia

Contradictions of Brexit overshadow May’s India visit

Intended as a platform to deliver a positive, global statement on Britain’s future after Brexit, Theresa May’s trade mission to India ultimately underscored the dilemma at the heart of the post-Brexit vision.

Economics International

The economic implications of US-China tensions

U.S.-China strategic considerations are gradually overshadowing the economic relationship, which could potentially lead to mutually-assured destruction.

Economics Europe

Burying TTIP: Why a rapid deal is improbable

The current political cycles in the US and the EU associated with popular opposition to the deal increase the risk of a blockage of TTIP negotiations.

North America Politics

Trump vs. Clinton: Policy Implications for Economics and Markets

With the Iowa caucuses less than 30 days away, presidential campaigns are in full swing. Judging by the poll numbers, Donald Trump, a Republican, and Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, are

Economics Europe

What does the TPP mean for Europe?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has been called the ‘biggest trade agreement in history’ and is a big step for the participating member states – but how will it affect Europe? On

Asia Pacific Politics

Jokowi’s cabinet shake-up offers hope but little growth impact

Jokowi’s revamped cabinet features experienced technocrats appointed to boost the largest economy in Southeast Asia. Domestic business insiders welcomed the cabinet reshuffle, but remain cautious as they wait for better

Economics Latin America

Latin American Domestic Politics Could Hamper TPP

While various Latin American nations have expressed support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), internal political turmoil and scandals in various nations threaten to undermine trans-regional efforts at trade liberalization. Much

North America Politics

TPP Series: Obama wins trade battle, but the war is not over

After six months of political teeth pulling, President Obama has finally received Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) – commonly referred to as “fast track.” But despite this major victory in the battle for