Nigeria is a major tomato importer, despite having enough land to grow them.
Import bans in Africa are a poor substitute for the creation of incentives that enable
local producers to compete favourably.
Destroying Chinese war junks by Edward Duncan.
As the UK sets up post-Brexit trade deals with Commonwealth countries, it should be mindful of history.
There may be trouble ahead.
US accusations of German currency manipulation do not appear to be motivated by economics.
Lost at sea?
Negotiating trade deals is a tremendous task and requires clarity for each and every economic sector involved. Unfortunately, the White Paper offers little detail on this.
Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the World Economic Forum.
Xi Jinping is the first Chinese leader to attend the World Economic Forum and used his speech to denounce protectionism. But China's trade liberalisation has stalled recently.
Trade dealer in chief.
President-elect Donald Trump has offered the UK a quick post-Brexit trade deal but he'll face some legal hurdles to make it happen.
Expectations are high that China will take the reins of global leadership at Davos, but don't expect Xi Jinping to upset the apple cart.
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China's new freight train line to London is part of an increasing web of trade routes designed to boost the country's influence abroad.
Donald Trump’s thumbs up for Taiwan is a sign of things to come.
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Donald Trump looks like he's gearing up for a trade war with China that has been years in the making.
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer sails the Pacific Ocean in November 2009.
A more muscular foreign policy in our region would carry risks, but it might also show Australia and its neighbours that the US has its interests at heart.
The way that the EU dealt with its CETA trade deal with Canada makes it clear to Britain that negotiating a free trade agreement will be very long and difficult.
A transaction of 88 bales of cotton in Qingdao sometime in early November is been hailed as revolutionary.
Apparently, the world is holding its breath on the unloading of a few bales of cotton, which “could change trade forever”. In Qingdao sometime in early November, 88 bales of cotton will be unloaded and…
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Britain and India may be linked by colonial ties, but India is intent on forging a new relationship based on in its own interests.
Looking downcast: head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde.
The IMF has lowered its forecasts for the US, UK and other advanced economies, even if post-Brexit negotiations go smoothly.
Performers at the evening gala of the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China.
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While there was plenty of razzmatazz at the Hangzhou summit, little progress was made on key policy issues.
Brexiteers keen to follow Norway's example face an awkward dilemma.
The Brexiteer's desire to 'take back control' fails to account for the realities of the globalised world we live in.
Boris Johnson outside Whitehall in London.
Boris Johnson, the man who led the Brexit campaign, has been appointed as the UK's chief diplomat. It has sent shudders down many spines, but does Africa need to worry?
Steady on guys.
Brexit would weaken the UK's gravitational pull when it comes to trading power and make it more reliant on its 'special relationship' with the US.
Can the EU and the U.S. work together on data privacy?
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A new agreement between the European Union and the U.S. would provide more protection of Europeans' data against American mass surveillance than was required before.