MOHAMMED AL SHAHRI WRITES– Trade has evolved owing to technological advances. Technology has developed remarkably, with the resources and tools helping people access information more efficiently. The modern e-commerce has extensively used the World Wide Web, e-mail, mobile applications, and telephone as a way to reach out to ever-larger audiences.…Full Article ASIA SHOPPING SHOWDOWN: WHY EXECUTIVES AT ONLINE LAZADA AND SHOPEE MAY FIND IT HARD TO SLEEP AT NIGHT
FAHAD ALSUDAIS WRITES– As China and the European Union (EU) started a new round of trade talks in early April in the EU capital of Brussels, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang wrote in a column in the German business newspaper Handelsblatt that China is not attempting to weaken the developed…Full Article CHINA: China-EU Trade Talks Get Heated over Imbalances in Eastern Europe
DIEGO GARCIA WRITES– The latest trade figures show Chinese exports facing a steep fall for the second time in two years. With a 4.4% downturn from last year, this dip in the world’s second-largest economy is of great concern. Another worry is the decline in imports. While analysts had expected…Full Article CHINA: SPUTTER? DOWN-DIP? OR JUST PLAIN DOWN?
KATIE TRINH WRITES – The aftermath of the South China Sea disputes led Vietnam to look for new partnerships with the U.S., and now – worried – China wants in on the action. This past Tuesday on September 13, Chinese Premier Li Kequiang and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc came to…Full Article VIETNAM: SMARTLY PLAYING BOTH SIDES OF THE IDEOLOGICAL STREET
Known for its green and environmentally friendly efforts, the New Zealand government is at it again, trying to enact policies that are not only “good” for the environment, but also good for the people. First Target: Tobacco companies. Influenced by the Australian government’s recent introduction of “plain cigarette packaging,” the…Full Article New Zealand: Government Tries to Blow Smoke from Tobacco Dangers