The age of trade blocs? No, probably just Trump-blocks

by Rashmee

Posted on June 14, 2019


Change is the only reliable constant and so it is with global trade. For more than 70 years, the international trading system has operated by the rules laid out by “most-favored nation” (MFN) status. This means that if a country grants certain concessionary terms of trade to one country, it must do so to all. It’s … Continue reading “The age of trade blocs? No, probably just Trump-blocks”

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Could General Electric’s decision on Glocalization serve as Globalization 2.0?

by Rashmee

Posted on September 5, 2016


Economics pundit Robert J. Samuelson recently deplored a speech by the head of General Electric that promised the American multi-nation was determined to “localize production”. Jeffrey Immelt of GE noted that “globalization was being attacked as never before”, in the US and elsewhere, American presidential candidates were taking a protectionist stance, and that it was … Continue reading “Could General Electric’s decision on Glocalization serve as Globalization 2.0?”

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Did Donald Trump’s bluster (and promises) ever pass muster? No

by Rashmee

Posted on March 2, 2016


Over on Bloomberg View, Albert R. Hunt offers an insightful analysis of how much (or even if) Donald Trump could ever keep any of his most prominent promises from the campaign trail. Mostly, no. As much as Mr Trump snarls his extravagant promises and vows to beat the world into submission, his campaign pledges don’t … Continue reading “Did Donald Trump’s bluster (and promises) ever pass muster? No”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK