Global Trade and Business

German industry calls for more support to diversify beyond China

One of Germany’s main industry lobby groups called on Monday for more support for industry to diversify trade beyond China, as the government prepares new policies aimed at reducing the German economy’s dependence on Beijing. Reuters reported  Planned measures such as stress tests and greater scrutiny on investments in China, outlined in a draft document seen by […]
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G20: Chinese President says he’s prepared for ‘candid exchange’ as talks with Biden begin

Chinese president Xi Jinping has said he is prepared to have a “candid and in-depth” conversation with his American counterpart Joe Biden during their first in-person meeting in over a decade. The world’s two most powerful leaders smiled and shook hands in front of a row of Chinese and US flags at a luxury hotel on Bali’s Nusa Dua […]
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Britain’s economic war against Vladimir Putin is a mess – and it may be pointless

Ordinary people are likely to feel the pain, and none of the oligarchs directly targeted can influence Russia’s tyrant anyway — By Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins Quite apart from Britain’s shocking aversion to refugees, its barrage of measures seem devoid of direction. Decades of profitable investment in Russia’s economy are somehow to end overnight. The […]
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