Is ASEAN integrating?

“No”, says this sto­ry from the Economist:ASEAN trade with Chi­na has grown faster than inter­nal trade under the pref­er­en­tia tar­iff. bq. No one knows what ...

Second Grosser text

The pro­posed basis for agree­ment on the key top­ic of Agri­cul­ture has been distributed—at the very last moment (Fri­day morn­ing in Gene­va). Ambas­sador Gr...

The power of an image

    The NY Times It’s 1953 and you’re the anony­mous NY Times cor­re­spon­dent who’s detailed to report the dis­cov­ery by James Wat­son and...

US bucks global shrimp price

The US has announced small­er than expect­ed pre­lim­i­nary anti-dump­ing duties on imports of shrimp from Thai­land, India, Ecuador and Brazil. bq. The duties ...

Balkanizing demand

Greedy con­tempt for con­sumers’ choice in the pro­tec­tion of closed hard­ware is increas­ing­ly com­mon. bq. On Thurs­day how­ev­er Apple warned that it ...

The cost of ‘failure’

I’m sor­ry to see that Mar­tin Wolf has joined the casan­dras warn­ing us of the immense harm to the WTO sys­tem if Mem­bers fail to reach agree­ment on a nego­...