Fireworks light up the sky over New York City in 2019.
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An economist puzzles over why fireworks have been going off nightly across the country for so many weeks in a row.
Is the UK economy booming or are the statistics being twisted out of shape by the shuffling of gold bullion?
Some gifts may soon get more expensive.
New tariffs on $160 billion of Chinese goods including smartphones and sneakers are set to take effect on Dec. 15.
China retaliated with tariffs on U.S. imports after Trump imposed tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports.
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The US-China trade war shows no signs of slowing down. Here's what readers need to know.
A worker marks timber logs at a concession area in Sarawak, Malaysia. Rainforest logging in Asia feeds much of the world’s thirst for timber.
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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.
Louisiana’s refineries require the kind of oil Venezuela produces to operate properly.
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It will be hard and complicated to replace Venezuela's heavy sour crude.
A surprising number of American flags are made in China.
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.
American-made F-15 warplanes fly over Riyadh.
AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
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.
Dominic Raab, secretary of state for existing the European Union and star of Deal or No Deal.
From trade to medicines, the UK government's 'just in case' planning is revealing.
A woman in Venezuela shows off the new two and five bolivar soberano bills.
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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.
Ins and outs.
Watch out, Indonesia and South Africa.
Kentucky bourbon is among the products targeted with retaliatory tariffs by the EU.
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Trump has started a trade war with China and much of the world. Here's what you need to know.
Amazon has restricted Australians’ access to goods from its American site because of the GST reforms.
The complexity of the reforms might jeopardise the necessary cooperation of overseas businesses, and place consumers at risk of paying wrongly charged GST.
Illegally logged rosewood in Antalaha, Madagascar, 22 February 2005.
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.
US President Donald Trump in 2017 and George W. Bush in 2008.
On March 1, Donald Trump imposed a series of steel and aluminum tariffs. To understand their potential impact, it's instructive to look at what happened after George W. Bush enacted similar measures in 2002.
Australia tried to negotiate a final deal for the TPP at the 2017 APEC meeting in Vietnam.
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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.
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.
Imported goods could be partly to blame for low wage growth.
There are two ways that international competition can reduce wages. Both are effects of globalisation.