The 'thin green line' of resistance against any new infrastructure for shipping oil, gas and coal abroad has won many battles.
Any discussion about regulating social platforms should recognise how new policies could reduce the bottom line of small businesses.
Exporting nuclear technology is lucrative, but without strict safeguards, buyers could divert it into bomb programs. Why is Saudi Arabia shopping for nuclear power, and should the US provide it?
In a global economy, passing laws to conserve forests, fisheries or other natural resources can simply shift demand for those goods to other countries or regions where they aren't as well protected.
It will be hard and complicated to replace Venezuela's heavy sour crude.
Millions of American flags come from China. Yet despite being symbols of patriotism, they're not among the products subject to new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.
Trump claimed that 'we would be punishing ourselves' by using US arms sales to Saudi Arabia as a bargaining chip over the disappearance of Khashoggi. A look at the arms trade shows why he's wrong.
The collapse of the oil price in 2014 highlighted the need for Nigeria to dilute its exposure on the commodity.
From trade to medicines, the UK government's 'just in case' planning is revealing.
Venezuela recently devalued its bolivar by 95 percent to tame rabid hyperinflation that has been sending prices on everyday goods through the roof. If history is a guide, it won't work.
Watch out, Indonesia and South Africa.
Trump has started a trade war with China and much of the world. Here's what you need to know.
The illegal timber trade is a huge global business worth up to US$150 billion yearly. One way to curb it is by convincing consumers in wealthy countries that buying contraband wood products is wrong.
The top U.S. foreign policy goals in Africa evidently no longer relate to human rights or democratic freedoms, but to protecting tiny, marginal American industries.
The government wants Australia to grow defence exports 800% by 2028. Investing in the cyber industry may be the only way to get there.
The new TPP means fewer barriers for Australian exports, but there a number of loose ends – not least if the United States decides to rejoin.
How do foods break into new niches and global markets? US cranberry growers, saddled with large surpluses and working to boost demand for their product, could take a lesson from soybeans.
New stores based on the business of personal shoppers for Chinese clients are capitalising on the country's emerging middle class.
Crunching the numbers on 14 years of trading shows one of the assumptions about global markets is looking fragile.
China's bid for an infrastructure blitz to drive overland trade through to Europe will end up being overshadowed.