As long as industrial policies in Nigeria are introduced only as a crisis response, import restrictions will continue to be their focus.
It’s easy to blame COVID. But Australia has suffered medicine shortages for years. The pandemic has only highlighted the problem. Here’s what we could do to better avoid shortages in the first place.
The Ghanaian currency is facing structural hurdles.
The recent US ban on avocado imports from Mexico underscores the risks of being so heavily reliant on a product that comes from one region in one country that’s rife with violence and corruption.
It’s meant to stop what’s known as ‘carbon leakage’ – when production moves elsewhere to avoid climate policies – but the solution has economic, legal and environmental consequences.
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?
New tariffs on $160 billion of Chinese goods including smartphones and sneakers are set to take effect on Dec. 15.
The US-China trade war shows no signs of slowing down. Here’s what readers need to know.
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.
It will be hard and complicated to replace Venezuela’s heavy sour crude.
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.
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.
From trade to medicines, the UK government’s ‘just in case’ planning is revealing.
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.
Watch out, Indonesia and South Africa.
Trump has started a trade war with China and much of the world. Here’s what you need to know.
The complexity of the reforms might jeopardise the necessary cooperation of overseas businesses, and place consumers at risk of paying wrongly charged GST.
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.