Malcolm Turnbull’s plan for small business: you can’t please all of the people all of the time.
Some policies split the traditional supporters of the Coalition, while others will put the government at odds with key Senate cross benchers.
Protectionism is popular again.
First clue: inequality.
Australia must start the job of ensuring Indonesian investment flows south.
Much of the increased co-operation between Australia and Indonesia must begin by strengthening supply and value chains and investment ties between the two countries.
Trump talks trade and U.S. economic independence in Monessen, Pennsylvania.
Trump's claims about free trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership generally don't hold water.
A drowning deal.
The controversial trade agreement between the EU and United States could well fall apart, only for the UK to pick up its pieces.
A lack of constructive critique of the EU’s failings is giving rise to widespread European populism and dissent.
Europe at the moment is divided into two stark responses to the EU – exit or remain. A third, better option would be to stay, but challenge and change it from within.
A progressive tag team to save the TPP?
Leading progressives including Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have been very vocal in opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Here's why they should get on board.
Is it too soon to dig the TPP’s grave?
We've been examining the ins and outs of TPP and the rise of the anti-trade right for months. Here's a roundup of some of our coverage.
It has taken years to get CETA in place, and it still doesn't work as intended.
All in the family.
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In 1872, free traders split with the young Republican Party, ran a third-party candidate against Ulysses S. Grant and sparked 100 years of GOP protectionism. Is history repeating itself?
China must boost its productivity to compete with TPP members.
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To create a resilient domestic economy, certain features of the “old” economy may still be required in China.
The anti-TPP movement got a boost from Trump.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of President Obama's biggest accomplishments of his second term. Can it survive the anti-trade tide in the race to replace him?
Could protectionism make America great again? Trump thinks so.
A President Trump or Sanders would be likely to pursue protectionist trade policies such as higher tariffs. History suggests such policies could lead to a trade war, with painful consequences.
Indonesia must carefully consider the cost and benefits of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Southeast Asia's biggest economy is eyeing to join the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, already signed by a dozen countries, including Australia.
Does it say ‘free trade’s no good’?
The leading Republican candidate may seem out of step with his party's platform when he lambasts free trade, but in fact the GOP has promoted protectionism for most of its history.
TPP still faces a long slog before it takes effect.
Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership signed the deal earlier this month, but changes can still be made to improve the mechanism that allows investors to sue states.
It went woozy in the middle but it ended ok.
The key events that made the business community laugh, cheer and despair in 2015.
APEC leaders in Manila this week.
Opposition against Investor-State Dispute Settlement clauses seems likely to fall away as Asian economies flock to the TPP.
These Vietnamese tea farmers are set to benefit from the deal. Others might not be so lucky.
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership has been described by its backers as a boon for development. But with no concrete commitments, nor any mention of climate, it is really at odds with the UN development agenda.
China didn’t get a seat at the TPP table (even in Beijing).
Some say the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership was designed specifically to exclude or even encircle China. So do its leaders mind being on the outs?