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THE verdict of history is that the trade war that's now raging between the United States and China will lead to no good - with consequences that could go well beyond trade and threaten the world's...

RECENT equity market volatility, including Wednesday's 800- points fall in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, has multiple economic drivers.

THE success of Western-style democracy after World War II was based on national social contracts: citizens paid taxes, and the state provided the conditions for steady economic progress, along...

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AN unsettling spectre haunts the world economy: a future of ubiquitous robots that destroy millions of jobs. Sometimes this is called "artificial intelligence"; sometimes it is not. Either way, it...

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THERE is no gap in the architecture of globalisation more serious than the failure of nations to prevent global companies and wealthy individuals from escaping taxation through tax havens,...

COMMENTARY

AFTER 33 years of working in the global logistics industry, I continue to be amazed by how little globalised the world economy still is. Given the apprehension that exists about globalisation in...

POPULAR uprisings across France are threatening to shatter the hope that so many had placed in French President Emmanuel Macron after his election in May 2017. With his party, La République En...

EDITORIAL

THE notion that the struggle between the elites and the people has become the focus of politics in the world's liberal democracies is considered now the conventional wisdom among media...

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GLOBALISATION strikes again. The latest target is entrepreneurship.