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Global Trade for Women at Work
By admin April 1, 2019

Gender and trade gained attention at the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women session. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Deputy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant said that trade affects men and women differently due to the distinct roles each plays in our economies and societies. Trade policies have to account for gender-specific

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What Chinese Media Say about the Trade War with US
By admin October 10, 2018

A bitter trade war is looming between China and the US. The US has imposed three rounds of tariffs on Chinese goods. From July to August this year, the US imposed 25 percent tariff on a total of $50 billion of Chinese goods, and China retaliated proportionally. On September 24, a new round of tariffs,

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NAFTA No More: Canada joins the U.S. and Mexico in the U.S.M.C.A.
By admin October 1, 2018

In 1994, the United States, Mexico and Canada signed the North American Free Trade Agreement, popularly known as NAFTA. The deal, meant to facilitate economic activity between the three countries, led to the phasing out of various tariffs associated with agriculture, textiles and automobiles between 1994 and 2008. Having shaped North American trade relations for

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China, The Waste Crisis, and What it Means
By admin September 28, 2018

On July 18th, 2017, China formally notified the World Trade Organization that it would be instituting an import ban on specific types of solid waste. The ban covers 24 different kinds of solid waste and includes unsorted paper and low-grade polyethylene terephthalate used in plastic bottles. The ban has also established limits of the levels

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Brexit: piece de resistance?
By admin July 13, 2018

The current position taken by British Prime Minister Theresa May on Brexit seeks to preserve uncomplicated goods trade with the European Union, and avoid border checks and tariffs. Supporters of a more radical Brexit policy, fear that May’s new deal may lead to excessive British dependence on the EU, especially in the sphere of trade.

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Trading Old Strategies in Pursuit of International Growth
By admin June 27, 2018

Trade has long been considered a strategic tool to reduce poverty and increase economic growth. However, to ensure sustainable economic growth through trade, it must be improved. By combining strategies, a fully optimized trade might be possible. One strategy was introduced by Gambia’s Vice President, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, in mid-June. She noted that developing countries have

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Britain proposes to temporarily keep a “remain” policy
By admin August 15, 2017

On August 14, Britain submitted a proposal to the European Union (EU) to maintain the existing customs union for an interim period after Brexit. This is a measure taken to reduce boarder chaos and restore faith in trade investments. The government has put up a case that this policy is necessary considering the diminishing business

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The G20: A Brief Overview
By admin July 13, 2017

            Not since the G20 London Summit in 2009, set against the backdrop of the Global Financial Crisis, has the meeting of the world’s 20 major economies garnered such widespread attention, intrigue, and tension. This year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted her contemporary heads of state in Hamburg for a

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China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative
By admin June 12, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently made a statement that the world should move towards an integrated global economy and away from protectionism. He emphasized the ‘One belt, One road’ initiative which uses billions of dollars of Chinese investment into building infrastructure along the Silk Road. Although many countries would benefit directly and indirectly from the

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THE BASSIOUNI GROUP SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH G2G AMERICAS
By admin August 3, 2016

Agreement Creates Framework for Collaboration in Global Trade and Trade Finance across South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and ASEAN New York, NY – August 03, 2016 – The Bassiouni Group / TBG (www.bassiounigroup.com), a leading Global Development firm specializing in International Consulting, Trade & Investment solutions for emerging/frontier markets, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of

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Will Emerging Markets Enter into a Global Recession?
By admin September 1, 2015

  The great fall of China and its twenty-first century success story came to a great surprise for many people last week. More importantly, the country’s economic slowdown may perhaps signal the next global recession, impacting developing countries and emerging markets the hardest. The first downturn occurred nearly seven years ago, due largely to contractions

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Trans-Pacific Partnership- Pros and Cons
By admin May 14, 2015

In the United States, the Senate is voting to give President Obama fast-track authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. The twelve-nation trade pact would encompass 40 percent of the global economy and has been negotiated behind closed doors. This free trade agreement with Europe and Asia failed to pass on Tuesday due to

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