Can the G20 get Doha done?

The EC Commissioner for Trade, Catherine Ashton, gave a talk in the past couple of days to the Carnegie Endowment in Washington in which she urged, among othe...

A tangle of carbon taxes

A big storm on the horizon… get ready for it Border tax adjustments ('carbon tariffs') are inevitable once mandatory carbon taxes or emission caps with m...

An empty G20 communique

Writer Chris Giles in the Financial Times explains the five tests of 'relevance and importance' for Ministerial Communiqués. On his reckoning (I agree) the...

Protection by another name

Christopher Caldwell on the seductions of 'bailout' protectionism "Protection generally means paying more money for lousier products. As such, it is a kind of ...