The gains reported in 2016 went hand in hand with overall growth in Africa over the last two decades.
The main arguments in favor of the TPP were economic. But there's another reason the Trump administration should rethink its promise to nix it: Its demise will weaken US national security.
Financial crises and soaring inequality fueled the populist backlashes that threaten neoliberalism's core principles of free markets and free people. The world needs a new narrative to counteract it.
Globalization in its present form has generated economic inequalities, political uncertainties and cultural anxiety. Is there a way to move forward that benefits more people?
China’s goods are everywhere, thanks to the gains China has made from trade and foreign investment. Now that China wants to return the favor, the US may risk losing out if it chooses to turn inward.
A stalled Trans-Pacific Partnership opens the way for China, which was excluded from the agreement, to assume leadership in regional economic integration efforts in the Asia-Pacific.
Understandably, there is considerable global confusion, and some concern, as to just how Trump will govern.
Many of the US’s current and mooted free trade negotiations are now dead in the water, but that doesn't mean it's game over for free trade.
America appears as divided over key aspects of foreign policy as it is at home. So how does President-elect Trump hope to handle that divide, and what will be the major issues facing him?
There is no precedent for Brexit, meaning the UK will probably be forced back to the WTO negotiating table before making any new trade deal.
The CETA crisis will be resolved before long but the lessons of Wallonia point to a bigger European crisis.
Trade adjustment assistance, dubbed 'burial insurance’ by those it's supposed to help, needs to be significantly reformed so that future trade deals don't have so many workers feeling left behind.
The facts contradict Donald Trump's anti-Mexican rhetoric, but US mischaracterisation of its southern neighbor isn't new to this election season - nor will it end in November.
Trump's economic "plan" has a good chance of sending the US economy back to the Fred Flintstone era.
With foes of globalization seeing their voices trumpeted by Brexit and Donald Trump's candidacy, the G20 needs to act as a counterweight that sounds a clear vision for a connected future.
Australia should look to India rather than the US Congress to secure its next regional trade win.
The G20 leaders should throw their weight behind the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement to help prevent a revival of protectionism.
Most Western trade agreements – past and present – appear to be in doubt amid an anti-globalization backlash.
President Obama still believes there's hope to pass the 12-nation TPP deal before he leaves office, but the chances seem very slim.
The major presidential candidates each gave an economic address this week. Get behind the problems they identified and the promises they made with this roundup of key coverage from our archive.