Trade

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Why Trade Deficits Aren’t So Bad

We’re better off with trade deficits than imposing tariffs and restrictive policies to prevent them.

Most Americans seem to think international trade deficits are a bad thing. A March poll, for example, showed that more than two-thirds think the U.S. should take steps to reduce the trade deficit with China, even if a resulting trade war drives up consumer prices. That’s in large part because of the notion expressed by […]

5 Ways Tech Supply Chains Can Survive Trade Policy Changes

Business as usual is no longer an option amid so much global uncertainty.

The technology industry has experienced breathtaking growth, outpacing overall economic progress during the past five years in the U.S. and globally, a trend expected to continue into the near future. These gains aren’t just because of higher performing electronic devices but also the dramatic reduction in the cost of manufacturing and distributing electronics through a […]

New Faces of Trade

The future runs through Southeast Asia, especially if women-owned businesses are given the chance to succeed.

There has never been a better time for small businesses to go global. The internet – with the ability to connect communities all around the world – has transformed the way people communicate, buy, sell, market and do business. Today, at the click of a button, small businesses anywhere can reach new customers without the capital […]

7 Key Challenges for the Future of ASEAN – and How to Solve Them

Home to a growing market of more than 600 million consumers, with 125,000 new internet users every day, ASEAN is brimming with opportunity.

The ASEAN region, made up of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, boasted a combined GDP of roughly $2.77 trillion as of last year, with predictions for enviable GDP growth rates of around 5.3 percent per year through 2019. Here are seven challenges the bloc faces in promoting […]

Setting a Course for Viable Sustainability

Pitting economic concerns against environmental challenges is hardly a zero-sum game.

Some 90 percent of the world’s goods are transported by sea. Ships also account for about 3 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Furthermore, this GHG figure could grow by a minimum of 50 percent and perhaps as much as 250 percent by 2050 if no action is taken to curb emission levels. Projected […]