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Global Trade Prospects Rise

October 1, 2016 12:34 am Published by

World trade is forecast to grow by up to 1.7% this year and by as much as 3.1% in 2017, according to the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The WTO’s latest trade statistics and outlook report indicate a pick-up in global …

Europe and America Strengthen Trade Ties

August 5, 2016 11:36 am Published by

Over the past two decades, the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) have formed the world’s leading trade partnership. The complementary nature of their economies is reflected in the impressive volume of imports and exports that traverse across …

Brexit: The Future of International Trade

July 8, 2016 8:53 pm Published by

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) had an adverse effect on financial markets around the world. Millions of dollars were wiped from Europe’s leading stock exchanges, and the pound plummeted to a 31-year low against the US Dollar. …

Trade Ties Strengthen between Australia and China

June 10, 2016 11:04 am Published by

In June 2015, Australia and China signed an important Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that had been in the pipeline for almost a decade. Since the agreement’s enforcement in December 2015, it is clear that both nations have been nurturing and developing their …

The Port of Doha

May 6, 2016 6:27 pm Published by

The six countries that form the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – have a combined population of 47 million people and an annual economic output of around £1 trillion. These GCC …

Canada Exports Surge

April 2, 2016 11:38 am Published by

As the world’s 12th largest export economy, Canada relies on trade to drive productivity and boost national economic growth. From 2008 to 2013, the value of Canadian exports increased at an annual rate of 0.3%, or $7 billion. This growth is set to …

EU-China Trade Continues to Grow

March 1, 2016 11:33 am Published by

China and the European Union (EU) are two of the world’s largest trading powers. The trade relationship between the Asian superpower and the European continent can be traced back 2,000 years when the Silk Road was famously used to transport exotic goods …

2016 and the Mega-Ship

February 2, 2016 11:31 am Published by

Large-scale infrastructure projects and major port developments have defined 2015, and expansions of this significance are likely to continue into the New Year. These worldwide developments and improvements are in preparation for the burgeoning number of mega-ships set to be sailing the world’s trade …

The Fremantle Port Expansion Project

November 6, 2015 12:14 pm Published by

The Port of Fremantle plays an important role in the economy of Western Australia. As the region’s largest and busiest general cargo port, the institution’s inner and outer harbours handle around 91% of the State’s sea imports as well as …

China Boosts Investment Levels

October 1, 2015 10:41 pm Published by

Over the past 30 years, China’s economy has evolved from a centrally-planned system to a
market-orientated economy. The scale and pace of the state’s economic transformation has
been fuelled by foreign direct investment (FDI). With an estimated influx of $128 …