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.
The most important changes in Scott Morrison's limited reshuffle are centred on two vital and controversial issues that will severely test the government in coming months.
President-elect Biden hopes to restore America's global leadership on issues like trade, but populists in both parties may make his job a lot harder.
The sub-region's approach to free trade agreements, whether in the form of economic partnerships with the EU or regional and continental integration needs a rethink.
After a disastrous few years under the Trump administration, Australia must find a way to confront China on bullying behaviour while seeking its co-operation on climate change and trade.
Whether it's a Biden or Trump presidency, the reality is that Canadian interests — on trade, global climate change, foreign affairs or other matters — don't align with America's.
Restricting trade to control the pandemic damages livelihoods, especially those of the urban poor. The control of future pandemics must strike a balance between health and economic activity.