The lesson to draw from our conflict over China policy is not that Australia is having trouble identifying its national interest, but that there’s really no such thing as a single national interest.
Tensions over a possible ‘sausage war’ between the UK and EU are brewing. How will leaders solve this Brexit-imposed trade dispute?
Governments must ensure that transport infrastructure is developed with the ability to cope with current and future climatic shifts.
The African Continental Free Trade Area is the largest in the world. The World Bank sees it as a means of lifting 30 million people out of extreme poverty. But will it?
Waiver talks might convince companies to focus on technology transfer and training, and let go of the plan to maximise patent-based revenues.
The process will take months, if it’s even approved. But just the threat of waiving intellectual property rights could spur faster action.
The Suez Canal’s history has been forged over a century by multiple entities and people. Its past has been marked by colossal stumbling blocks.
India and South Africa are pressing the World Trade Organization to waive patent rights to help ramp up vaccine production. There’s a better solution.
Nigeria and China should work more on the relationship between their citizens so that the two countries can continue to have good bilateral relations.
Prior to the mid-19th century, the Isthmus of Suez – the 125km strip of land that lies between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea – was a quiet spot.
Before the container was standardized, loading and unloading goods was very labor-intensive, inefficient and costly.
Direct implications for maritime security are unlikely. But there will be ripple effects in the shipping industry and in many commercial sectors.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as the first woman and the first African director general of the World Trade Organisation is a win for women globally.
The world’s most advanced economies will incur half the total costs associated with a failure to vaccinate poorer nations, which could exceed $4 trillion if only half their citizens are inoculated.
With Beijing signalling its interest in joining, the Trans-Pacific Partnership may offer Canberra an opportunity to end the trade dispute that is damaging both countries.
South Africa’s economic recovery plan must focus on at least three areas: protecting vulnerable populations, supporting the vulnerable sectors and external trade diversification.
The UK’s financial services sector has been planning for a considerably reduced market access.
British shoppers won’t have seen any difference to the value of their pounds yet, but everything from baked beans to bargain holidays could be affected down the line.
Lagos state must include the informal sector in its waste economy for inclusive development to happen.
The history of ice in drinks goes back to antiquity. But it only really got going when a Bostonian started exporting ice to the British in colonial India.