Stoking global trade spot fires

As the US and China swap blows on currency manipulation, trade tensions are rising over Russia's gas exports. But the last thing the world economy needs is a outbreak of protectionism.

An almost inevitable consequence of the deep and protraction economic weakness in the 'once were wonderful' economies of the G7 is a lift in protectionist rhetoric and a heightened risk of protectionist policies.

While it is an exaggeration to suggest that global markets are about to see the outbreak of a fully fledged trade war, there are signs that the chronic unemployment rates, fiscal imbalances, politics and growth envy are seeing trade tensions rise.

{{content.question}}

SMS Code Sent…

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you've already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to activate your membership

If you didn't receive SMS code please

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device


Verify your mobile number to unlock a FREE trial

Please sign up for full access

Updating information

Please wait ...

  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Related Articles